I ran across an article today describing a way to run the MindManager Viewer in from Firefox. Basically, all you have to do is run a virtual session of internet explorer within a firefox window with an IE Tab plugin for Firefox.
Now that does not sound terribly secure to me, but if you are desperate to get those 2 or 3 things to run in Firefox that only run in IE maybe you want to risk the security of your machine. That’s not for me and I am generally fairly experimental in this area. But something about running a virtual browser within a browser seems like it would open up a number of security risks. The last thing I would want is to have one of my readers tell me they were attempting to complete a student loan consolidation and their personal information got hacked because they were running an experimental tool, just to make MindManager work right with Firefox.
Sometimes you just have to make sacrifices and not try the work around plugin de jour. I would very much like to see MindManager provide Firefox support not only for running the MindManager Viewer from Firefox but also putting a hot button in Firefox so that I can zap a web link from firefox with the title right into MindManager. I’ve been asking for that functionality since about this time last year back when Firefox only had about 25% of the US web market. It now is pushing 50%.
Note to Mindjet, there is a new trend on the internet. Its called Firefox. Its created by the same folks that invented the first browser, Netscape. Its better and safer than Internet Explorer 6 or 7. Check it out sometime.
Side note, those nifty hot buttons in Internet Explorer 6 that allowed me to zap links into MindManager at the push of the icon seem to be completely missing form Internet Explorer 7.