The Master List at Mind-Mapping.Org claims to have every concept mapping, mind mapping and related type of visual organizer there is (or was).
Well, to be honest, new ones keep appearing and get added to the foot of my To Do list. But “every one there is” is the aim. At the time of writing, there are 377 entries: 290 being current software and 87 historical, making this the most comprehensive source on the Web.
But if you’re looking for a quick guide to what’s available, that’s a formidable list, so I instituted Vic’s Picks — a section of Mind-Mapping.Org for those looking for just the more popular mapping software.
Vic’s Picks is really two things: A place for readers to quickly find what’s significant, but more importantly, a place for crowdsourcing: Here you can mark your favourite software and comment about your own experience of it in use.
On the Vic’s Picks pages you’ll see many entries like the illustration on the left. The red tab will let you see the name and a brief summary of the software for each entry.
The arrow button at its bottom right will link to the Vic’s Pick entry for this. That in turn includes a link to the main article for the product in The Master List.
You will be able to add your personal rating of the tool by clicking on the yellow ‘Favourite’ star.
And you will be able to add comments about a specific package, if you wish, from the blue speech bubble on each entry on the Vic’s Picks pages.
To see visual tools from one of the broad categories shown here, use the menu at the top of the page (here it’s just an image).
For a narrower breakdown by tool type, Operating System (OS) or price, use the Categories selector in the right-hand column which is illustrated in the image here.
In case you’re wondering, if you select, for example, Fishbone charts, you may not see entries that show images of Fishbone charts – the seletion just ensures that you can see entries for software that can produce those charts. That’s because each entry in Vic’s Picks has only one image. More detail is available in the main entry that Vic’s Picks links to.