Just before our Windows dev team leaves for our Christmas holidays we finished up a beta release to demonstrates what will come in NovaMind 5.7
early next year.
I know a lot of you have been waiting for these features so here is a picture to demonstrate it all.
The long awaited FlexiTopics
are finally here! The above example is just how FlexiTopics look if you just let NovaMind handle the layout. You can fine tune them to your hearts content and go really crazy with them. Below is a more advanced example which showcases custom shaped lines, multi-line text, adornment icons, check boxes, task priority and outline numbering as well as our international language support:
It took a lot of effort to enable all of this and we all hope you will like the new FlexiTopics.
Not only will 5.7
but we also introduce our new theme editor including color set and font set editors. I know that many have been itching to create their own themes or adjust the existing themes a bit.
The Theme editor:
With the new theme editor you can easily create great looking themes. We also made it easy to create variations of existing themes. Because it is now so easy to create new themes we have already added some to the application. The first picture above is our Welcome Mind Map using the new Draft
theme which also makes use of the FlexiTopics.
Here is the same Mind Map using the NovaMind
Here using the existing Business
theme (with a Grayscale color set):
And here is another new theme called Pinboard
:You can download the NovaMind 5.7 beta here
. Disclaimer: This beta release will replace your existing NovaMind 5 installation. Install and use it at your own risk. - Once we release NovaMind 5.7 the beta will automatically update to the latest version. Please report any issues with the beta to support.
Also, if you create a cool looking Theme feel free to share it here or send it to support. We would love to see some creations and we are also open for suggestions on which themes we should add to the application.
We will look at the feedback after Christmas
NovaMind 5.7 will be another free update to our existing NovaMind 5 customers.
FlexiTopics will be available in all editions.
The Theme editor is available in Pro & Platinum but the Express edition can import and use custom Themes from other users.To our Mac users:
This is not yet available on the Mac and we don't have an ETA for this on the Mac yet but we will
implement this on the Mac as well. Our Mac team has been very busy rewriting most of our data layer to crush some of the instability issues that have been affecting some users on the Mac.
I hope you like these changes.
Happy Holidays from all at NovaMind and thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to a great 2012.
PS: We will update our blog soon with a more official announcement