Mindjet is consolidating itself. On Thursday, the San Francisco-based collaborative work provider announced that it was integrating all of its desktop, web, mobile and on-premise products into one collaborative work management service.
The integration combines Mindjet’s brainstorming/mapping tool MindManager, the social task manager Mindjet Connect, and Mindjet Mobile into one brand for brainstorming, planning and managing.
A Single Collaboration Space
CEO Scott Raskin said in a statement that Mindjet "is changing the way people work" by providing a “single collaboration space for professionals to work inspired and generate real results.” (see: Social Task Management: A View of the Future).
Mindjet’s service, which the company says is designed to help people "work smarter, faster and better" provides a visual interface and collaborative environment for idea generation and project/task management. The company said that over two million individuals, thousands of small businesses, and 83 of the Fortune 100 companies currently use the service to create ideas, organize and share info, and manage workflow.
Better Synchronization Across Apps
Links, notes and documents can be attached to provide content and context or content can be imported into the service. The service also integrates with Google, LinkedIn, Evernote, Twitter, Microsoft Office and Yammer.
The release offers some new Mindjet features. These include the ability to auto-calculate project costs in the planning and budgeting functions, and synchronization of tasks and assignments across desktop, web, mobile and on-premises apps. Additionally, the menus and ribbons in the workspace can be customized to reflect a user’s particular work patterns.
In its announcement of the new, expanded integration, Mindjet cited voltage sensor maker Sensorlink’s C.E.O. Gary Hielkema, who praised the software’s team-based brainstorming and progress tracking. “Mindjet is the first thing our team looks at in the morning, even before checking email,” he said.