MindManager and the Sony U-70


I have been excited the last couple of days as the great folks at MindJet have been cooperating with me on a review of their great program MindManager X5.  MindManager is a fantastic mind mapping program with a really nice implementation of inking for the Tablet PC.  Unfortunately, what I have discovered is that inking in MindManager does not work on the Sony U-70.  It is most likely due to the Sony having a passive digitizer instead of an active one.  Most readers are probably aware I have installed the Tablet OS 2005 on the Sony and it has been wonderful.  All of the MS Tablet programs like Windows Journal work flawlessly on the Sony andI have also tried a bunch of Tablet-enabled programs that work perfectly on the Sony.  I am puzzled why MindManager doesn’t work but I do not fault MindJet for that since it is a hardware configuration they have never seen before.  In any event, now I’m bummed out as I was really looking forward to putting MindManager through its paces.  :(



I think once you have it set up it’s just one thing at a time like any other method.

Mike Cane

Man, looking at some of those diagrams, it’s a wonder you get *anything* done after spending all that time plotting it out!


Hey Robin. I just posted a little blurb about your article on the front page and a trackback to your article. Great stuff! I wish the inking would work. MM works perfectly otherwise but just not the inking. It’s surprising how well the program displays even on the 800×600 internal display on the U. Still get lots of real estate and MM handles the display as well as any program I’ve seen. I REALLY wish the inking worked.

Robin Capper

Hi Jk,
You’ve answered another “U question” for me, Thanks!

I am another MindManager fan. I thing its life changing software as use if for work, home, travel, everything!
I have some MindManager articles on my Blog http://rcd.typepad.com/rcd/mindmanager/index.html

I wonder if the factory supplied XpPro + ritePen combo would be any better?

If restricted to non-pen OS/input how is the usability/readability on the U’s screen? (resolution etc)


JK, it’s funny you should write about this topic. I have a draft MindJet review/discussion post that I’ve been saving until I had a little more time to clean it up. I started it about two weeks ago… guess you beat me to the punch! :)

I absolutely love the app! Let us know how it goes if you manage to move forward! I’ll link your findings to my “review” when it’s complete.

Great stuff!!

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