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  • BigPicture: An innovative blend of mind mapping, data mapping and diagramming – within Excel

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    Chuck Frey
    8 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    Mind mapping, data mapping and diagramming, all within a single Excel add-in – that’s the promise of BigPicture. This innovative program from Palisade, a developer of visual decision support software, recently entered beta testing. BigPicture’s elegant toolset is ideal for any executive who already uses Excel in his or her work, but aren’t sure they can justify the investment in a dedicated diagramming or mind mapping program. Where did the unique concept for BigPicture come from? Palisade offers a number of Excel add-ins that enable quantitative decision support…
  • Fun Friday Links: Improving Your Creative Mind, the Serious Fun of Innovation, and the 7 Morning Routine

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    Arwen Heredia
    29 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Welcome to Conspire’s Fun Friday Links, a weekly collection of interesting discoveries from around the Web. Most of the time, the goal is to get you thinking differently about innovation, collaboration, business culture, and life in general. Other times, we may toss an infographic or fun video your way. Submissions are welcome, and you can send them to conspire@mindjet.com for consideration. 6 Tools for Improving Your Creative Mind When people are focused on strategies, outcomes, and deadlines, it can be pretty easy to dismiss the importance of creativity. But it is important —…
  • Paper for iPad wows with intuitive new diagramming toolkit

    Mind Mapping Software Blog
    Chuck Frey
    18 May 2015 | 5:13 am
    Paper with Think Kit may not be the world’s first diagramming app for the iPad. But it’s easily the most intuitive. It does away with all of the complex concepts and capabilities and delivers a simple, intuitive toolset that anyone can use to quickly produce a diagram for their next meeting or PowerPoint presentation, using an ingenious set of gestures and pen/finger interactions. Earlier this year, when I took a look at Paper by FiftyThree for iPad, I thought it was just another drawing app. But its developers have just unveiled an update called Think Kit that adds diagramming to…
  • Developing a Curious Nature

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    Adam Sicinski
    5 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    I think , at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.Eleanor Roosevelt The Power of Curiosity Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live an adult life from the perspective of a child? Well, it’s actually not too difficult to imagine because all it takes is a little curiosity. Yes, it’s curiosity that typically separates the childhood mind from the adult mind. Adults of course do show curiosity at times, but a child lives curiously every single day. A child approaches each new…
  • California Set To Give Solar Panels To Low-Income Families For Free

    LatestSolarNews
    27 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    California is the best state in the country if you want to go solar – but only if you are rich enough. Due to the steep initial cost of $ 15,000, only the middle to high-income families can afford to install solar panels. An original initiative is, however, seeks to change that. This new project aims to help disadvantaged communities see the sun in a different light. Using the money collected by the government to help combat global warming, GRID Alternatives project aims polluting companies to pay to put solar panels on the roofs of those who can not afford them. According to the San…
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  • Fun Friday Links: Improving Your Creative Mind, the Serious Fun of Innovation, and the 7 Morning Routine

    Arwen Heredia
    29 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Welcome to Conspire’s Fun Friday Links, a weekly collection of interesting discoveries from around the Web. Most of the time, the goal is to get you thinking differently about innovation, collaboration, business culture, and life in general. Other times, we may toss an infographic or fun video your way. Submissions are welcome, and you can send them to conspire@mindjet.com for consideration. 6 Tools for Improving Your Creative Mind When people are focused on strategies, outcomes, and deadlines, it can be pretty easy to dismiss the importance of creativity. But it is important —…
  • Thursday Thought Leadership Roundup: Monarchs + Viceroys, the Belly of the Beast, and Six Steps

    Arwen Heredia
    28 May 2015 | 2:20 pm
    In this week’s thought leadership roundup, we take a look at an innovation lesson from nature, how innovation chooses you, and six steps to becoming a true thought leader. Monarchs and Viceroys – An Innovation Lesson from Nature From Innovation Excellence: “Leaders that build a culture of innovation know that their actions will impact the way their employees work. As more organizations begin to rely on innovation management software to both engage and innovate, leaders need to begin using these two key ingredients to engage their employees. Others on your team or department are…
  • Mindjet Maps Update: New Developments for Android, Apple

    Arwen Heredia
    26 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Mindjet Maps are a crucial tool for millions of our on-the-go MindManager users. We’re pleased to announce that new updates are now available for both Mindjet Maps for Android and Mindjet Maps for iPhone and iPad. New Features: Mindjet Maps for Android Users are no longer required to sign in with a Mindjet Files account. Local device storage is enabled by default Improved Dropbox and Box integration Various improvements to app stability Android 5.0 Support is now available DOWNLOAD NOW >>   New Features: Mindjet Maps for iPhone and iPad Users are no longer required to sign in…
  • Happy Memorial Day!

    Mindjet
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    From all of us here at Mindjet HQ, we hope you have a great holiday! The post Happy Memorial Day! appeared first on via @Mindjet's Conspire #ideasquad.
  • Fun Friday Links: Hack Your Mornings, Change Management Metaphors, and Work Phrases to Stop Using

    Arwen Heredia
    22 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Welcome to Conspire’s Fun Friday Links, a weekly collection of interesting discoveries from around the Web. Most of the time, the goal is to get you thinking differently about innovation, collaboration, business culture, and life in general. Other times, we may toss an infographic or fun video your way. Submissions are welcome, and you can send them to conspire@mindjet.com for consideration. 10 Bright Ways to Hack Your Morning Routine Ah, the eternal challenge: getting out of bed in time to make your commute bearable and your work day manageable. Not the easiest for most of us —…
 
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    Mind Mapping Software Blog

  • Paper for iPad wows with intuitive new diagramming toolkit

    Chuck Frey
    18 May 2015 | 5:13 am
    Paper with Think Kit may not be the world’s first diagramming app for the iPad. But it’s easily the most intuitive. It does away with all of the complex concepts and capabilities and delivers a simple, intuitive toolset that anyone can use to quickly produce a diagram for their next meeting or PowerPoint presentation, using an ingenious set of gestures and pen/finger interactions. Earlier this year, when I took a look at Paper by FiftyThree for iPad, I thought it was just another drawing app. But its developers have just unveiled an update called Think Kit that adds diagramming to…
  • BigPicture: An innovative blend of mind mapping, data mapping and diagramming – within Excel

    Chuck Frey
    8 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    Mind mapping, data mapping and diagramming, all within a single Excel add-in – that’s the promise of BigPicture. This innovative program from Palisade, a developer of visual decision support software, recently entered beta testing. BigPicture’s elegant toolset is ideal for any executive who already uses Excel in his or her work, but aren’t sure they can justify the investment in a dedicated diagramming or mind mapping program. Where did the unique concept for BigPicture come from? Palisade offers a number of Excel add-ins that enable quantitative decision support…
  • Get smart about mind mapping AND help earthquake survivors in Nepal

    Chuck Frey
    1 May 2015 | 9:55 pm
    My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nepal, who last week suffered a terrible earthquake. The situation in this rugged mountain country is grim: The magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed at least 6,621 people and wounded 14,040 in Nepal The capital city, Kathmandu, is in ruins; thousands of people are living in giant “tent cities” Remote mountain villages are cut off from almost everything People are afraid to go into their homes, for fear that aftershocks will cause them to collapse Foreign food and medical supplies are their only hope, because the Nepalese government was…
  • Dramatically improve your content with this “writing GPS” process

    Chuck Frey
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Want to be a better writer? Follow a process for structuring your raw materials – what Ann Handley calls a “writing GPS.” A global positioning (GPS) unit shows you where you are and plots the most direct and efficient route to your destination. Without it, you may waste many hours wandering around aimlessly, searching for your destination. Handley, who is the head of content at MarketingProfs.com and author of Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content, explains that a writing GPS helps you steer your writing in a consistent, concise and…
  • Now available: The updated 4th edition of Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software

    Chuck Frey
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    I am pleased to report that a significantly updated 4th edition of my popular book, Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software, is now available. This definitive guide to visual mapping contains a wealth of new tips, techniques and insights that will help you to produce high-impact mind maps that get results! The launch of this new edition also includes 3 bonus reports – but only for a limited time. Read on for more details! What’s new in this edition In writing this 4th edition, I looked at the existing content with a critical eye, updating those tips that needed it,…
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  • Developing a Curious Nature

    Adam Sicinski
    5 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    I think , at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.Eleanor Roosevelt The Power of Curiosity Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live an adult life from the perspective of a child? Well, it’s actually not too difficult to imagine because all it takes is a little curiosity. Yes, it’s curiosity that typically separates the childhood mind from the adult mind. Adults of course do show curiosity at times, but a child lives curiously every single day. A child approaches each new…
  • Taming Your Inner Critic

    Adam Sicinski
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.Eleanor Roosevelt Hello there… Please Meet Your Inner Critic Do you have an Inner Critic? You know what I mean… it’s that harsh voice in your head that reminds you of your inadequacies, mistakes and failures. It’s that voice that unfairly causes you to doubt yourself and question your self-worth. In fact, it’s that same voice that keeps you stuck and living with constant regret, shame, guilt and fear. I’m sure you have a general idea of what I mean as it’s typically that same voice that often…
  • Defying Perfectionism

    Adam Sicinski
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:19 am
    Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough. Julia Cameron The Value Drawbacks of Living as a Perfectionist… Perfectionism… “To be, or not to be?” That is of course the ultimate question, and there are certainly arguments for and against it. Those who support perfectionism may tell you that it’s a measure of their attention to detail and thoroughness when getting a task done. Moreover they may say that it’s all about living to a higher set of…
  • Developing Superhero Courage

    Adam Sicinski
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:07 am
    Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying “I will try again tomorrow”. Maryanne Radmacher This article is part of an 8 part series to help you develop more confidence in the pursuit of your goals. Here is a list of all articles within this series: Improving Self-Esteem Transform Your Self-Concept Boosting Self-Confidence Developing Self-Worth Building a Healthy Self-Image Pursuing the Ideal Self Fake it ‘Til You Make it! Developing Superhero Courage The Courage of a Superhero… We’re all no doubt familiar with…
  • Fake It ‘Til You Make It!

    Adam Sicinski
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    Go through the proper motions each day and you’ll soon begin to feel the corresponding emotions! Dr. George W Crane This article is part of an 8 part series to help you develop more confidence in the pursuit of your goals. Here is a list of all articles within this series: Improving Self-Esteem Transform Your Self-Concept Boosting Self-Confidence Developing Self-Worth Building a Healthy Self-Image Pursuing the Ideal Self Fake it ‘Til You Make it! Developing Superhero Courage Acting As If You Are Confident… Sometimes no matter what you do, it seems almost impossible to muster…
 
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  • California Set To Give Solar Panels To Low-Income Families For Free

    27 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    California is the best state in the country if you want to go solar – but only if you are rich enough. Due to the steep initial cost of $ 15,000, only the middle to high-income families can afford to install solar panels. An original initiative is, however, seeks to change that. This new project aims to help disadvantaged communities see the sun in a different light. Using the money collected by the government to help combat global warming, GRID Alternatives project aims polluting companies to pay to put solar panels on the roofs of those who can not afford them. According to the San…
  • Four Advantages To Building New Homes

    26 May 2015 | 5:24 am
    If buying a home is distressing, to build one from scratch can be downright stressful. Construction of new homes, however, offers four advantages. Unlimited Customization Many people would like to live in a home tailored just for them. Most do not even consider this option when a move is contemplated, as they feel it would be too expensive to build from scratch. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the new home median price in 2013 was $ 268,900. This is not a high price for total customization and the knowledge that a house is really yours. It is not uncommon to pay…
  • The Benefits of Installing Solar Panels

    25 May 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Solar panels are special devices that capture sunlight and convert it into usable electricity. Cells from these panels are arranged on a large area for maximum efficiency. As the sun shines on the surface, the lenses capture sunlight and channel for energy. Reduce energy costs Although you will have the initial burden of installing solar panels, once you have completed the renovation of most of their expenses you will be terminated. From this point, you will receive free energy due to the sun shining on the surface. This may be an exceptional economy, if you live in an area with abundant…
  • A company wants to make Melbourne’s trams solar-powered

    25 May 2015 | 4:18 am
    A company introduced a bold new proposal to the state government of Victoria in Australia, which iconic Melbourne tram network made entirely Solar power in the space of a few years. According to the court, the public transport network would be managed by the energy produced two new solar farms built near Swan Hill and Mildura, in the northwest of the state. Together, these proposals farms would be able to generate 80 gigawatt hours of electricity per year needed to run the tram network, which is the largest in the world. According to the Solar Group of Australia – the company behind the…
  • Pakistan Turns Desert Into a Sea of Solar Panels

    24 May 2015 | 4:21 pm
    ISLAMABAD- One of the world’s largest solar plants in Pakistan to provide clean, reliable and help reduce chronic power shortages in the country opened. The plant, spread over 200 hectares of desert land in the southern Pakistani province of Punjab, which will generate 100 megawatts (MW) in its initial phase and more than 300 MW by the end of the year, according to government officials. More than a third of Pakistan’s population has no access to electricity, and power shortages are a serious obstacle to economic growth. Advertising Inaugurating the plant, Nawaz Sharif, Prime…
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  • Do We Need Targets In Our Life?

    26 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    Life makes sense when you have a purpose. All life becomes useful after satisfaction of the need for self or others. Human life is precious by the superior power of reasoning. The constructive application of this power benefit all people on Earth, while negative spells use to condemn everyone, including yourself. Our natural environment provides vital air, water, land, sun and vegetation to sustain life. A creature feeds on the other to become the food of the third kind. Fish that feed on worms used the palm of large fish, Kingfisher and humans. So there is a purpose for everything in the…
  • Achieve Any Goal With This Unusual Sleep Routine

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:25 pm
    I’ll teach routine unusually simple but powerful to achieve your goals faster sleep. I call it the “method WAV10.” This is a unique way to program your subconscious when it is most receptive to the suggestion – and before sleep after waking. Years of practice visualizations, affirmations, and the law of attraction techniques has led me to find the ideal solution for achieving my desires formula (including becoming a successful author). And I think he can do the same for you. In a word, WAV10 means writing (W) its goal of 10 times on a piece of paper or card and…
  • 3 Life Lessons To Help You Achieve Your Goals

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:22 pm
    1. Time management I think time management is something that is perfect without – By the way, I am far from being the best at managing my time, but I’m going to college helped me a lot. I learned that time is precious and not really gain anything by being disorganized. I think if you do not manage your time, nothing was done and you just end up stressed. College is about learning to juggle work and life outside work. It took me a while to learn that there is more than enough time to juggle effective. No need to panic so much to do – the best thing to do is get in silence…
  • Goal Achievement: S.M.A.R.T. Is Not Necessarily Smart

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:16 pm
    SMART goals are not necessarily intelligent. Why? Because they lack key ingredients needed to be done. The real objectives should flow from the heart to the head action. S.M.A.R.T. SMART is an acronym for general criteria for setting goals: • Specific: Clear, unambiguous description is not widespread, why, how. • Measurable: quantifiable measures for achievement. • Achievable: A section with belief in do-ability. • Relevant: Important for target composer; results-oriented. • Time required: Located in a specified time. These criteria should be part of each goal. However, two…
  • 8 Ways To Focus On Your Personal PRIORITY

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    How often have you heard how important it is to have goals and priorities, while at the same time, rarely discuss the essential details, actions or plans to help make it better? Too often, in our desire to adapt to the crowd, or to be more popular, or take less personal risk, proceed following dreams, plans and aspirations of the people, rather than objectively assess what we do (or be ). The priority should be personal and should be things that interest you (in a very real way). Let’s review, from a perspective mnemonic 8 Ways to focus on his personal priority. 1. Start the test and…
 
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  • Three minutes to make your brainstorming better

    steve
    18 May 2015 | 1:49 am
    Better ideas always bring us a better result. When we’re asked to be more innovative and effective, we got the real question is how-to? We can broaden our horizons, and increase our knowledge for long term. But, for short term, one better innovation tool should be a better choice. And that’s why we focused on the brainstorming functionality, and redesigned it within the whole 2014. Make your ideas come spontaneously As we know, there are 4 general principles for brainstorming, focus on quantity, withhold criticism, welcome unusual ideas, and combine and improve ideas. What the…
  • New update of XMind 6 ( v3.5.2 ) has arrived

    steve
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:59 am
    After the release of XMind 6, we received many valuable ideas and feedbacks from our users. It told us that XMind 6 still has the room of continued improvement. To make the most of XMind 6, we’ve decided to public a minor update. Today, this new update XMind v3.5.2 is available. Even through regarded as a minor update, XMind v3.5.2 has got some important improvements. Taking the language change option as an example, we can now choose from 14 language packages easily at the preference dialog, without finding and editing XMind.ini file any more. Also, we’ve recoded the PDF export…
  • Time-limited discount has come

    steve
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Want to stimulate the inspirations of your mind? Or just want to improve the efficiency of your team? Why not try XMind 6? The most popular mind mapping software has redesigned its brainstorming mode, and brought you the new functionality–Save to Evernote. More important, it can’t be cheaper than this moment. 10% Off Discount To start your 2015 with better mind tool? All XMind users can get XMind 6 Plus/Pro and Subscription with 10% OFF now. You just need to fill in “GIFTFOR2015” in the coupon code field on the buy page. Plase notice that it’s only available…
  • Team Package Special Offer – Up To 30% Off

    skywang
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    New year’s beginning! It’s time to back to work and make your new year plan. Get XMind 6 Pro Team Package for your team as it is On Sale: 5U XMind 6 Pro Team Package - 20% OFF 10U XMind 6 Pro Team Package - 25% OFF 20U XMind 6 Pro Team Package - 30% OFF Buy Now! This is a limited time offer, so be quick before it expires!
  • The Mind Map Structures in XMind

    skywang
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Today, let’s talk about the mind map structure of XMind. Actually, this subject won’t exist if we’re in strict accordance with Tony Buzan’s theory. Because in traditional concepts, mind map should spread out from a central topic, along with curves, colors, keywords and images. But in practical applications, this default structure is not enough and powerful to use. After reviewing all the mind maps we’ve ever created, we must found that, many of the them were not in the pure mind map sturcture, but in org chart, logic chart, matrix or other structure. Now, we…
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    iMindQ | Innovation and Creativity towards Business Excellence

  • 20 ways to advance your business by using mind mapping software

    Chuck Frey
    20 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Mind mapping software provides business executives and top managers with a unique set of visual modeling tools; thus also enabling them to easily manipulate information, knowledge and ideas. Having ...
  • Intelligent Mind Maps: The New Frontier

    Elizabeth Harrin
    12 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    What if you could save yourself lots of time researching topics and creating mind maps? It doesn’t take long to pull a mind map together but when you are busy, every moment matters and automating ...
  • Make a team decision with Mind Mapping [Part 2]

    Franco Masucci
    7 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Last, but not least is the part where we can elaborate more about Visual Tools. These are intended to aid you to view in real-time the status of decisions and give a global panorama to the team on ...
  • Make a team decision with Mind Mapping [Part 1]

    Franco Masucci
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:19 am
    To make a successful business decision you need to clarify your processes and the collective tools that you will use to support the decision making process. The installation of these tools and ...
  • 5 Ways to “Think Outside The Box”

    Elizabeth Harrin
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    “I’m sure you can come up with something – think outside the box.” How many times have you heard that? It’s great advice, but what does it mean and how do you actually do it? When we think ...
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    Creately Blog | Diagramming Articles and Tips on How to Draw Diagrams

  • The Future of Diagramming is Here

    Nishadha
    27 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    Beautiful. Bold. Intelligent. That’s how we like our diagrams. The idea is to take all that complex data and lay it out in a way that not only makes sense, but is also pleasing to the eye. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy: all too often we find ourselves looking at ugly, haphazardly designed diagrams that took far too long to put together. Creately’s... Read More This posts was originally published at Creately blog. Click The Future of Diagramming is Here to visit the blog post. Visit the Creately website to learn more about Online Diagramming Tools.
  • 15 Tools to Launch Your Startup + Bonus Tips

    Nishadha
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:44 am
    You might have an awesome idea, but to convert that idea to an actual product or service that rake in millions is a completely different story. Few years ago this was a tedious process and not something for the faint of heart. But now with plenty of apps and services available at very affordable prices any motivated person can quickly launch a start-up. Listed below... Read More This posts was originally published at Creately blog. Click 15 Tools to Launch Your Startup + Bonus Tips to visit the blog post. Visit the Creately website to learn more about Online Diagramming Tools.
  • Why People Miss Deadlines and How to Avoid Missing Them

    Shalin
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    As a wise man once said “I love deadlines, I particularly like the sound they make as they go flying by”. Sounds funny right? But its a profound statement with serious implications. Go through any project plan that last a considerable duration and you’re likely to find overdue tasks with red dates and red bars. Usually these red dates are for overdue tasks and... Read More This posts was originally published at Creately blog. Click Why People Miss Deadlines and How to Avoid Missing Them to visit the blog post. Visit the Creately website to learn more about Online…
  • Achieving User Experience in Website Builders

    Nishadha
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:27 pm
    You might have a stunning looking website, but if the user experience is poor then you end up with an unhappy visitor. And you have a very slim chance of turning an unhappy visitor into an customer or an subscriber. With a professionally developed website costing thousands of dollars some businesses, especially small businesses are choosing to use website builders to build their websites.... Read More This posts was originally published at Creately blog. Click Achieving User Experience in Website Builders to visit the blog post. Visit the Creately website to learn more about Online…
  • New Creately UI Experience for Confluence and JIRA Users

    Shiraz
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:09 am
    We have some very exciting news for our Confluence and JIRA users. We’ve done a major upgrade to the drawing canvas and the object libraries so you can create better looking diagrams in less time. The Confluence diagramming plugin release support Confluence 5.7 and upwards and JIRA diagramming plugin release support JIRA 6.3 and upwards. Keep reading to learn about how the new changes will improve... Read More This posts was originally published at Creately blog. Click New Creately UI Experience for Confluence and JIRA Users to visit the blog post. Visit the Creately website to learn…
 
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