iThoughtsX 1.18 released

I'm pleased to announce that iThoughts v1.18 is now available to download from this site. The AppStore version will be available to download in a week or so.

So what's new?

  • Keyboard shortcuts have been 'tweaked' in a fairly fundamental way to bring them more into line with the 'standard' OSX approach (more on that below.) Apologies now for all that wasted muscle memory...
  • Research (CMD R) will open Google with the currently selected text.
  • Many more desktop formats supported for export:
    • iMindmap (.imx)
    • Novamind5 (.nm5)
    • XMind (.xmind)
    • ConceptDraw (.cdmz)
    • MindView (.mvd and .mvdx)
  • More desktop formats supported for import:
    • Simtech Mindmapper (.twdx)
    • MindView for Windows (.mvdx) 
  • Website export (see here)
  • Export task HTML reports (by resource or project)
  • Harvard numbering style (I. 1. A. ...)
  • Improved keyboard support:
    • CMD <arrow key> will now switch sides for branches
    • Arrow key navigation more logical (starts at first child in list - not nearest)
    • F2 to edit text - just like Windows :-)
    • SHIFT click will select multiple adjacent topics
    • CTRL CMD F to toggle full screen mode
  • Text attributes are copied when creating siblings (but not children)
  • Pus the usual bunch of performance improvements.

 

 

So, those fundamental keyboard changes?

  • RETURN will END edit (previously it would immediately create a new child)
  • ESC will ABORT edit and return the text to its original pre-edit state (previously it would end editing and leave the text.) If you hit ESC by accident and lose your changes then undo will recover it.
  • CMD RETURN whilst editing will create a new sibling - splitting the text as necessary.

It doesn't stop there...the modifier keys used when clicking have changed:

  • ALT drag will now COPY (previously it was CMD drag)

Finally...selecting topics has also changed:

  • CMD click will toggle the selection state of an individual topic (previously it was SHIFT click)
  • SHIFT click will select multiple adjacent topics.

 

Apologies again - but longer term I'm hoping it should make the app easier to use.

As always, any questions, suggestions or issues then just let me know.

Thanks

Craig

 

 

Posted on March 24, 2014 .