Google Search is Dead! – Long Live Google Search Plus!

Google Search Plus for MindManagerA short while ago those of you familiar with the Google Search Map Part in MindManager probably noticed the functionality ceased to return any search results. A thread started within the Mindjet Get Satisfaction forum discussing the issue and it transpires that the Google API the Map Part was using has been retired.

As the discussion progressed, it became clear that Mindjet would not be fixing the functionality in the upcoming release of MindManager 2017, nor would they be issuing any retrospective “patches” to allow previous versions to continue working.

Being part of the Mindjet Get Satisfaction board and regularly participating in discussions I decided to investigate the Google Search API and how its latest version might be utilized to return this functionality to users and add some enhancements. Google Search Plus for MindManager is the result.




Google Search Plus - The Ultimate Search!

Google Search Plus for MindManager is available for MindManager 2012, Mindjet 11, MindManager 14, MindManager 15 and MindManager 2016


The Best Way to Return Google Results with MindManager

Google Search Plus for MindManager allows you to create a new Map Topic for each result or have all results added to a single Topic as multiple Hyperlinks. You can opt to include Text Notes that show the “snippet” Google provides from the search page as well as a Text Label to make finding results easier through the Marker Index.

Google Search Plus for MindManagerThe free Google Search API has a limit of 100 requests per day and Google Search Plus for MindManager monitors your usage so you know when you may run into problems.

The credentials required to use Google Search Plus for MindManager are a Google Search API Key and a Google Custom Search Engine Identifier. We have produced videos and a PDF guide to help you create these two credentials so you can be up and running in no time at all. Visit the main Google Search Plus for MindManager product page for full details.


MAP Users Get Google Search Plus – FREE!

If you are a MAP for MindManager user access to Google Search Plus for MindManager will be available to you in the 2.3 release of MAP. This is scheduled for the first week of September.

If you are not a MAP user and miss the ability to search Google with MindManager why not consider purchasing MAP and benefit from an additional 40+ functions delivered in our flagship add-in. Tell me more about MAP.

Join the discussion in the comments below and tell us what you would like to see added to Google Search Plus for MindManager and we will see what we can do in future releases.


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