The Windows version of NovaMind 5 has just been updated to add a “color array” children coloring mode. While the rainbow coloring mode has been very popular since NovaMind first invented it in 2002, and the enhancements with alternating colors and setting of the angle, brightness and saturation have made it more applicable to a wider range of situations, there was still a need to be able to define an array of colors that could be used as a cycle of colors for subtopics. This makes it easy to have contrasting but user controlled colors automatically applied.
The simplest case is where you want to have alternating colors, much like having alternating colored rows in an outline view, so that it’s easy to differentiate subtrees from each other, or maybe three colors to make it more interesting like this:
But it doesn’t have to just be two colors – you can have as many colors as you like in a color array, and apply the array to as many topics as you like, for instance if you were doing a PMI assessment, you could create a Mind Map like this:
As you can see, we selected all the first level topics and set all their children automatic coloring settings to the same values.
This update will be automatically detected next time you run NovaMind for Windows. It is a free update for all NovaMind 5 license key holders. This coloring mode is also available in the beta release of NovaMind 5 for Mac.
Using automatic subtopic coloring like this means that you are freed up from having to set the colors of topics individually, and means that the coloring is maintained as you want it even if you reorder the topics – yet another way for NovaMind to help you create great looking Mind Maps with minimum effort.