New features: partial export and Split Topic

A small update just released for our users with two new features:

  • Partial export – allows you to export parts of the map, not the whole map. Very useful for sharing parts of your maps with not-yet-Comapping-enabled world around you.
  • Split Topic – a handly little tool to split a topic by newlines or paragraph breaks into several topics. You asked – we made it!

And of course a lot of bug fixes and enhancements.

Comaping and Context Organizer together

I am writing this blog post to announce that we’re launching a pilot for the new feature – integrated Context Organizer service. This is a great way for you to quickly analyze documents and web links and insert summaries of their content into the map – basically, an automated way to make maps, something you were dreaming about before! Context Organizer slogan is ‘Read less – Learn more’, and now the power of it is available to Comapping users.

Please do not hesitate to try this new feature out and share your feedback! Just to clarify, you don’t need to download and installing anything, just use the Map It! feature now built-in to Comapping!

Cross-topic links live!

We are terribly sorry for being a little bit silent for a while, but this was for a reason. We have just released a brand new feature many of our users asked before: cross-topic links! Yes you can now put links between different topics in your maps and visually connect the related topics from different branches.

Additionally, two new export formats are ready: SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and (as many people asked) PDF! The last one was asked particularly often and we are sure will be of great value for our users.

There are lots of other improvements you might have noticed already, and a lot of new cool stuff in the works. We hope you would keep enjoying our service in 2010 and onwards.

Spell Check and a lot more

I am glad to announce that we’ve just put our new Spell Check feature online. You can now spell check as you type, get suggestions and replace incorrect words in a totally userfriendly way. I am sure this alone is worth a release, however we have even more stuff now:

  • New welcome dialog is now even more easy to use than before allowing you to see up to 16 recent maps and quickly access the Import Map feature – yes you don’t have to open a map just to import another map anymore!
  • And you asked for it – you have now a way to remove a user from the list of your contacts. Check the Share with Address Book dialog and you will find a nice context menu there.

A small FAQ on spell checking:

  • Yes we plan to add more languages later
  • Yes we plan to add user dictionaries
  • Yes we plan to speed it up

Enjoy! And waiting for your feedback!

API examples now available

I am pleased to announce one more tiny thing we’ve made to help you integrate your applications with us. We’ve just put the PHP examples for our API online – check them out!

Forgotten feature: batch sharing

I’ve just realized this morning that I forgot to mention one more new feature we have: share multiple maps at once. Now you can multi-select a number of maps in file dialog and share all of them – especially useful when you add new people to your team.

Protect Map, My Users and more

We’ve just put a new release online. It includes the following changes:

  • Protect Map feature allows you to mark a map as protected meaning that your collaborators won’t be able to extract content from this map. This is an ideal way to share a confidential and/or private information with your peers.
  • My Users group in Share Dialog is a way for our most heavy users to deal with too many contacts in their lists: it allows you to show either all people having access to the same maps as you have (‘All users’) or only people directly shared on your maps (‘My users’).
  • And of course a lot of bug fixes and enhancements.