ADVANCED MIND MAPPING

Weblog dedicated to MindMapping. Belongs to the web-portal AKA MONITOR. - Tento weblog je v péči doc. Arnošta Katolického (doc.aka@akamonitor.cz). Informuje o vybraných zdrojích na webu, v časopisech a knihách, týkajících se myšlenkových map a jejich využití v praxi. Služba je součástí portálu AKA MONITOR www.akamonitor.cz. Využijte službu RSS k snadnějšímu sledování aktualizace obsahu. Jazyk: český a anglický. Language: czech and english.

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23.8.17

TheBrain 202: Editing and Evolving Your Brain

27. 7. 2017 bylo vystaveno video z webináře, věnovaného editování existujícího Brainu.
"This webinar is designed for users who have created a basic Brain but now need to change their Thought structure or evolve their original Brain. Learn how to garden your Thoughts and easily edit your Brain."
Najdete ho na adrese: ZDE

TheBrain Online Resources

Tutorials
View video walkthroughs of everything from basic functionality to advanced features.
http://www.thebrain.com/tutorials

Getting Started Webinars
Join us live twice a week. Sign up now.
http://thebrain.com/support/101/

TheBrain Knowledgebase
A Brain all about TheBrain!
https://webbrain.com/u/165T

User Guide
Download traditional PDF documentation.
http://thebrain.com/support/docs/

Recorded Events
On-demand recordings featuring topics on 
http://thebrain.com/community/recorded-events/ 

TheBrain applications and key features.
http://thebrain.com/community/recorded-events/  

TheBrain Blog
Go in depth with tips and tricks, applications, and more at TheBrain Blog.
http://blog.thebrain.com/  

User Forums
Browse the discussion threads and join in with your voice.
http://forums.thebrain.com/

22.8.17

Inside Jerry's Brain.

The Creator of the World's Largest Brain Shows Us His Mind
In this interactive webinar Jerry shares the process he uses to keep adding to his Brain as well as share his insights and best practices on building and managing large Brains that withstand the test of time.
Najdete TheBrain na adrese:
http://forums.thebrain.com/post/recording-now-available-inside-jerry’s-brain-8043188?pid=1291654179

Application videos and templates - BRAINZIP

Otevřete si na webu stránku:
http://www.thebrain.com/products/thebrain/apps/
Uvidíte následující informaci, týkající se této stránky:
"This section features video recordings of webinars showing how to apply TheBrain. You may also download the BrainZips and browse the example Brains online."
Stránka obsahuje seznam nejdůležitějších aplikací TheBrainu, kterým byly věnovány free webinary, rozdělených do dvou skupin.
- Business and Technology Applications:
Project Management, Sales and Business Development, Presentations and Meetings, Company Operations & Client Management, Market Research and Product Design, IT Management and Engineering, Job Seekers and HR Professionals.
- Personal Organization, Creative and Education Applications:
Getting Things Done, Autobiographical Brain, Inspirational Ias, Writing and Creative Projects, Self Learning and Education, Vacation Planning.
Kliknutím na název aplikace se dostanete na stránku, která je určena konkrétně této aplikaci. Stránka obsahuje video, které danou aplikaci (Brain) podrobně prochází. Navíc obsahuje odkaz, který vám umožní stáhnout daný Brain. Když se podíváte na název staženého souboru, uvidíte zvláštní koncovku: *.BrainZip.  Tento soubor vzniká když příslušný Brain uložíte a poslouží vám při zavádění hotového Brainu do aplikaci TheBrain.

20.8.17

TheBrain Philosophy and Best Practices

TheBrain 8 - Znalostní databáze
Na adrese:
https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/19E4781A-1D4E-A29F-3C34-3F177FD3A90A/thought/215
najdete živý TheBrain, který je zaměřen na téma:
"TheBrain Philosophy and Best Practices".
Tento TheBrain je užitečné prohlédnout, jelikož je zajímavý nejen svým obsahem, ale i svým pojetím a způsobem provedení.

Snadný start s TheBrain - Webinar TheBrain 101

Věnujte pozornost adrese: http://thebrain.com/support/101/
Na této adrese se nabízí nejbližší termíny on-line webinárů.
Get started fast with this live free webinar.
This free webinar is the best way to learn how to get started on your Brain quickly. We cover all the basics so you can create an amazing Brain! This session also features live Q&A so you can ask key questions and hear what other users want to know.
Nejbližší termíny jsou:
Friday, August 25              
Friday, September 1
Friday, September 8
Friday, September 15
Can’t attend? No worries. Watch a pre-recorded 101.

Discover what your Brain can do.

Just getting started? The 10 minute tour 
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/tour/
will teach you all the basics.
For more detailed instruction, pick a topic below.

General Overview Video Tips
- TheBrain 101
http://www.thebrain.com/community/event-archive/101
- TheBrain Overview
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/overviews
- New Release Feature Tours
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/new-features/
Feature Focus Tips:
- Thought Relationship Basics
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/thought-basics/
- Changing Thought Relationships
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/changing-relationships/
- Display Options
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/display-options/
- Types and Tags
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/types-and-tags/
- Integrating Files and Email
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/files-and-email/
- Customizing
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/customize/
- Mac OS X Specific Features
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/mac/
- Tools: Notes, Reports, Calendar, and Search
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/pbtools/
- Multiple Brains
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/multi-brains/
- Import-Export
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/import-and-export/
- Publish, Share, and Synchronize
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/sharing/

19.8.17

TheBrain - terminologie

Každý obor má svoji terminologii. Zejména při studiu nového tématu je důležitým pomocníkem významový slovník. Pokud se chystáte poznávat TheBrain, doporučuji vám otevřit si www stránku http://www.thebrain.com/support/docs/ a stáhnout si User guide pro TheBrain. Je to dokument o 255-ti stránkách, ale nelekejte se. Přesuňte se v souboru na konec. Před indexem najdete část, pojmenovaná GLOSSARY. Zde najdete význam ( v angličtině ) všech základních pojmů, používaných v dokumentaci k TheBrainu.

18.8.17

TheBrain 9 User Guide?

Tvůrci rogramu TheBrain na svém portálu zdůrazňují komplexní inovací svého produktu ve verzi 9. Cituji: 
"TheBrain 9 has been re-engineered from the ground up and provides enhanced capabilities in all aspects of the software. From the front-end user interface to the back-end data storage, literally everything is new and improved."
Detailní výčet změn najdete na akamonitoru ZDE
Je přirozené, že jsem se setkal s otázkou:
"kde je User Guide pro novou verzi 9?"

Zde je odpověď získaná ze support odd. firmy tvůrce programu:
"...But don't have a user guide yet for TheBrain 9, but for additional details, please check out TheBrain 9 New Features and Benefits Overview: http://assets.thebrain.com/documents/TheBrain9_Benefits_Overview.pdf.
You can open TheBrain 9 program and go to "Help" -> Create a Quick Start Brain. This Brain contains currently available tutorials for TheBrain 9."
Pokud byste měli problémy s čitelností obsahu obrázků v PDF souboru, pomůže vám následující album zvětšenin vybraných obrázků, které najdete na adrese: ZDE (
https://www.zonerama.com/Arnokato/Album/3579427)

16.8.17

TheBrain - Put Your Brain in the Cloud

With the TheBrain you Get Online and Mobile Access.
TheBrain Cloud Services lets you access your Brain from anywhere online. You can also synchronize changes to your Brain between different machines and still make modifications while offline. Hosting, syncing, backup, sharing and more is all easy and available right here at www.thebrain.com.
To enable the ability to collaborate on Brains, subscribe to TeamBrain services. Until you subscribe to TeamBrain services you will not be able to make changes to other people's Brains, regardless of the user role you are granted. When you sign up for your Brain Account you can try all Cloud Services for 30 days. Then you can continue with free public publishing or subscribe to TheBrain Pro Services.
Short list of the on-line features.
TheBrain Cloud Services enable you - short list of features:
- Synchronize your Brain, including file attachments, between multiple computers
- Access your Brain from a Web browser on any computer with an Internet connection
- Publish your Brain and share it with friends and colleagues
- Backup your Brain online automatically
explore-online-brains.png
You can find main information about thebrain cloud services in the FAQ HERE.
thebrain cloud services faq
Detail list of the on-line features.
a) Storage space excluding file attachments
b) Storage Space for file attachments
c) Synchronizing files from TheBrain desktop to the cloud and other devices
d) Include all desktop software upgrades
e) Share your Brain with the world online  
f) Access your Brain from any computer browser
g) Access your Brain from your iOS and Android
h) Synchronize your Brain between computers
i) Make your Brain private or unlisted
j) Invite and give other users read-only access to Private Brains
k) Backup your Brain online
l) Brains can include:
- Unlimited thoughts and links
- Notes
- Web pages
- Custom colors and wallpaper
- Thought icons/images
- File attachments  (up to 200MB each)
m) Exclusive access to our Alpha and Beta releases
n) FREE upgrades to new releases.
Not all on-line features are enabled with the Free Edition.
The differences between TheBrain Free Edition and the Pro Cloud Services with TheBrain Desktop are descibed in the FAQ - HERE.
After your trial ends you will still have access to all your public Brains on WebBrain.com. If you want to continue to publish privately or with additional file attachments you will need to subscribe to TheBrain Pro Services. 
You can find information regarding TheBrain cloud HERE.
You can explore other users' Brains anytime. Take advantage of TheBrain Cloud Services by publishing your Brain online your self, either privately or visible to the world. Users who wish to sync their desktop Brains to the cloud and multiple machines will need to subscribe to TheBrain Cloud Services.

TheBrain for Android

TheBrain for Android combines the best of note taking, file synchronization and mind mapping apps to give you the ultimate digital memory on your mobile device.  TheBrain for Android works with TheBrain desktop application and users’ Cloud accounts providing universal access to ideas, notes and files, in addition to visualizing how everything is related. TheBrain for Android is a free app for all Brain users who have a Brain Cloud services accountTheBrain 9 beta for Android is available on the Google Play store! You must be a member of TheBrain for Android Beta community to download it. This version will allow you to sync your Brains from TheBrain 9 Cloud Server. There are many new features and like the desktop versions of TheBrain 9, the Android App has been extensively rewritten.
Featured improvements include:
- Offline access and editing with full sync abilities
- Better visualization and animation
- An updated user interface
- Increased performance and responsiveness throughout
You can see the features in 5 minute Introduction HERE
How to create a new Brain on your Android Tablet see HERE
TheBrain notes the following information capture and file synchronization features:
- visualization - users can navigate across all key topics and information within their Brain's Thought network and connections;
cloud, desktop knowledge creation
- ideas, notes, links and files are available on all devices including Android and iOS devices, Windows and Mac computers, and most Web browsers;
- dynamic mind mapping - animated links and visualization enable any Thought or file to be connected to anything else;
simplified idea capture
- TheBrain stores all new Thoughts, connections or notes;
- robust search - users can quickly find any file, Web page or idea;
visual file management
- Web pages, photos and documents can be added to Thoughts and linked in a manner that reflects the thinking and business relationships of the user; and collaboration and Brain sharing
- users can publish and share Brains in the cloud and synchronize Thoughts with team members privately.

14.8.17

TheBrain 9 -Co nového a zpětná (NE) kompatibilita

Jedním z důvodů proč jsem se vrátil na svém portálu k programu TheBrain právě nyní, je skutečnost, že právě u verze 9 došlo k významné inovaci. Tento text změny popisuje. Současně upozorňuje na vznikající problematika se zpětnou kompatibilitou, jmenovitě s verzí 8.
What's New TheBrain 9

TheBrain 9 features a streamlined modern user interface, hundreds of enhancements, and greatly increased speed and reliability. It is all-new, completely native on Windows and macOS.
TheBrain 9 has been re-engineered from the ground up and provides enhanced capabilities in all aspects of the software. From the front-end user interface to the back-end data storage, literally everything is new and improved.- Modern user interface with streamlined design puts your content first
- From creating thoughts to adding attachments, everything is easier and more intuitive
- Powerful database tech for quick startup, more responsive Brains and augmented scalability
- All new tabbed interface makes multiple Brain viewing and access a breeze
- Built-in previewing of Web pages and documents
- Contemporary notes editor utilizing styles, featuring instant video and image embedding
- Mind Map view to augment information visualization and analysis
- Enhanced Thought animation with silky smooth 60 frames per second animation
- Faster, rock-solid syncing; now including Android and iOS
- Goodbye Java. Hello native code!
The compatibility

TheBrain 9 will not overwrite TheBrain 8 and both versions can be used at the same time, however it is not backward compatible with TheBrain 8. TheBrain 9 makes a copy of your Brain as part of the import process.
TheBrain 9 syncs to a different server than TheBrain 8. Your Brains will not be available in TheBrain 9 until you import them and they will not be available from the cloud for use on other computers and mobile devices until you sync them using TheBrain 9.

13.8.17

TheBrain - filosofie přístupu a hlavní nabídka funkcí

Firma TheBrain prezentuje svůj produkt slovy: 
"It starts with a single Thought and grows more powerful as you use it. Think of it as a living mind map with unlimited space for everything you want, are learning or need to remember. Each idea can grow and evolve with all related Thoughts instead of being separated in folders or lists."
Co všechno vám TheBrain nabízí: 
Obecně:
TheBrain moves beyond linear folders and lists, letting you create a network of information organized the way you think about it. You don't have to force any idea or project into a single folder. With TheBrain you can connect things to anything else.
TheBrain applies visualization to your information, creating a digital map similar to paper-based mind maps you may be familiar with, but so much more powerful.
There is no limit to the number of ideas or files you can add to your digital Brain. You can create a Brain with several thousand Thoughts easily and continue to grow it.
Jednotlivě:
a) TheBrain lets you see how your ideas and information are related. Use powerful visualization to discover information that would normally be overlooked, make connections and gain new understanding of your projects and content.
b) Use TheBrain to manage specific projects or as an "everything in your life manager" to get the big picture on your ideas and find the right information in seconds.
c) TheBrain lets you digitize your mind so you can literally see your thinking and refine your ideas. Each of your Thoughts comes to life on-screen with connections to other related Thoughts, creating a context for thinking and action.
d) Save files, web pages, images and even emails into TheBrain for instant access. Adding things is as simple as drag and drop.
e) Your digital Brain works across multiple platforms and computers and can be synchronized across multiple machines. Access your Brain from TheBrain desktop software, a Web browser, or even your mobile device. Keep your data locally, plus a backup online for remote access and sharing with friends.
f) TheBrain not only brings up the right idea but lets you see how it relates to everything else, so you are prepared for anything. This means you can shift contexts quickly and get an immediate visual briefing by viewing connected topics.  
g) Move beyond linear file folder hierarchies and organize files the way you think - under multiple categories or projects. Anything can be linked to anything else. Track and save multiple versions, add notes and tag documents with priorities. Even integrate Outlook, Apple Mail, or webmail messages for a complete view of your projects.
Závěr:
Get it out of your head and into TheBrain. Get complete task management and mental clarity by creating Thoughts for all key tasks and projects in your lifeYour action-oriented Brain will put you in the driver’s seat and enhance your productivity. Create a complete meeting management and task tracking network. Visualize all your responsibilities and projectsIntegrate all information resources for your daily big picture.

12.8.17

TheBrain for Nonlinear Project Management

V roce 2002 jsem poprvé publikoval pojednání, přibližující produkt TheBrain, který byl púvodně zařaze do sw zajištění myšlenkových map, sliboval však od počátku mnohostranné využití, m.j. v oblasti znalostního managementu (knowledge management). Text najdete na adrese: http://www.akamonitor.cz/thebrain/. Od té doby prodělal TheBrain rozsáhlé inovace a neustále se dále vyvíjí. Slouží celé řadě odvětví. V tomto textu vám chci přiblížit aplikaci TheBrain v jedné z oblastí projektového managmentu.  
Na adrese: http://www.thebrain.com/community/recorded-events/archive/2017/project-management/
najdete komentované video, které podrobně aplikaci popisuje a ukazuje hlavní přínosy. 
Cituji komentář k videu:
"Achieve Easy Productivity and Success with Visualization. Driving your ideas to completion can be a challenge especially when you’re dealing with multiple data sources, complex requirements, and multiple stakeholders. Use your Brain to create a complete context for all your ideas and information. Your project Brain will help you take control and get results.
Driving your ideas to completion can be a challenge especially when you’re dealing with multiple data sources, complex requirements, and multiple stakeholders. Use your Brain to create a complete context for all your ideas and information. Your project Brain will help you take control and get results." 
Video byla publikováno 23. 3. 2017.
Je k dispozici i na youtube na adrese:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uyy7Pog-ZU
Celá komplexní informace byla připravena pro webinar, jeden z mnoha, které firma nabízí uživatelům zdarma na adrese: http://www.thebrain.com/community/event-archive/.
Webinar, o kterém v tomto článku jde, zahrnuje následující dílčí témata:
• Easy brainstorming techniques and knowledge capture that works 
• Juggling multiple projects in a single Brain 
• Setting project goals and objectives 
• Visualizing project phases and tagging project tasks 
• Accessing and integrating disparate resources
Tato moje zpráva je součástí mé širší aktivity, zaměřené na prezentaci produktu TheBrain v nejrůznějších oblastech. Další informace, případně odkazy, najdete zde: http://projman2.akamonitor.cz, nejúplněji postupně na adrese: http://mind-map.akamonitor.cz.

10.8.17

ASTAH Professional

V červnu 2011 jsem vystavil na svém blogu věnovaném myšlenkovým mapám, upoutávku na velmi zajímavý a hodnotný produkt ASTAH, který je výtvorem japonské formy Change Vision. 
Najdete ji na adrese: http://mind-map.akamonitor.cz/2011/06/astah-professional-upoutavka-aka.html
Astah, formerly known as JUDE (Java and UML Developers' Environment, pronounced Judo ), is a UML modeling tool created by Japanese company Change Vision. 
Firma dodávající ASTAH Professioal nabízí řadu dalších navazujícíh produktů:
- Astah SysML
- Astah GSN
- Astah Share
- Astah UML Pad
- Astah Community
Od té doby se produkt dále vyvíjel do dnešní podoby, kterou vám chci přiblížit v tomto textu. První moje poznámka patří bohaté dokumentaci k produktu, jmenovitě k ASTAH Professional.
Říká se, že není třeba nosit dřevo do lesa a já se podle toho budu řícit. Nebudu opakovat to, co můžeme v přehledné formě získat na webu. A jelikož produkt je v angličtině a není lokalizován do češtiny, budu předpokládat, že čtenáři tohoto textu nebude dělat potíže, když nyní přepnu do angličtiny, abych vám přiblížil zdroje, které firma nabízí. Výhodou pro čtenáře by mělo být uspořádání odkazů z jedné webové stránky.  
Podnětem k mému návratu k ASTAHU byla emailová zpráva, informující o změnené licenční politice firmy. You can use Astah Professional edition with only $9.99 per month! 
a výrazné další zlepšení tutriálů a FAQ stránek.
Tutorial and FAQ pages are improved to offer better guidances for you!
Astah Tutorial: https://goo.gl/eg8eXc
Astah FAQ: https://goo.gl/VXmQgs
Velmi si cením toho, že firma Astah updatovala Astah Professional free licenci i pro pro studendy.
Následují komentované odkazy na hlavní zdroje informaci, dostupných na webu firmy:
Learn how to get started with Astah
http://astah.net/videos/quick-start-tutorial
Install Astah Free Plugins easily!
http://astah.net/features/plugins
Get an Intro to Class Diagrams
http://astah.net/videos/class-diagram
See how Astah works
http://astah.net/features/useful-functions
Q&A Forum
http://astah.net/support/questions

Demonstrační video najdte na adrese:
http://astah.net/videos
Quick Start Video
http://astah.net/videos
Tutorials
http://astah.net/tutorials
Are You Modeling?
http://areyoumodeling.com/
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Firma poukazuje na to, že její aktivity jsou jednou částí  širokého trendu aktivit.
Cituji:"We are just a small part of a pretty big movement. Modeling isn’t a new idea, and there are a lot of resources out there. Here are some that we think are pretty helpful."
Object Management Group
http://www.omg.org/
UML Zone
http://www.umlzone.com/
SysML Org
http://sysml.org/
MBSE Wiki
http://www.omgwiki.org/MBSE/doku.php
Připravuji vlastní All in One Slideshow, pojatou jako "Follow me...", tedy jako průvodce po stránkách firmy. Odkaz na Slideshow najdete v tomto weblogu.