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Quite some time ago I tried to use MindManager on the Sony U ultra-portable computer and had some trouble that I thought was due to the touch screen on the Sony U.  MindManager has been totally Tablet-enabled and I was eager to give it a go […]

Quite some time ago I tried to use MindManager on the Sony U ultra-portable computer and had some trouble that I thought was due to the touch screen on the Sony U.  MindManager has been totally Tablet-enabled and I was eager to give it a go on the Sony (with the Tablet OS installed) but could not get some of the ink to "stick" to the screen.  I conversed with Mindjet about this and our joint consensus was that the touchscreen of the Sony was not compatible with the Tablet functions of MindManager.  I have been getting into MindManager heavily since getting the HP tc1100 Tablet PC and now that I am familiar with the way the pen functions work in MindManager I believe what I thought was an inability to work on the Sony was in fact just the way MindManager works on the Tablet PC.  Sony U owners who would like to use MindManager on the UPC (with the Tablet OS installed) should download the demo version of MM and give it a try.  Pay special attention to the use of gestures in MM which gives it all the Tablet functionality and please report back if it works for you.

  1. Is this a “When all else fails, read the directions” moment?

    I periodically review the demos for MindManager because there’s so much it can do, and I forget how versitile it really is. (I do the same with OneNote.)

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  2. Steve, pretty much.:) What happened was that when I entered ink in a place in the program that seems very intuitive to accept ink the ink appears but then disappears. I had the exact same phenomenon with another program that was the fault of that program and the programmer made a code change which fixed it. So, when I hit it in MM I mentioned to Mindset who really had no way to test the Tablet functions on a touchscreen device so they took me at my word and said it wouldn’t work. I now use MM heavily on a real Tablet and it does the same thing until you make a gesture first.

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  3. Yeah, that can be frustrating if you forget. But once you get it going, it becomes completely natural. It’s an amazing program. I hope someone posts on the Sony.

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  4. I’m going to do a full review of MM soon when I get some of the other articles on my plate out of the way. It’s a fabulous program.

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  5. I’m sure once you do a full review I’ll be oo tempted and have to try it on my U. ;)

    Love your reviews James, lookin forward to it. :D

    -arebelspy

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