bubbl.us is a web-based mind mapper / concept mapper that is very easy to use and attractive. It has limitations (like no attachments and limited import / export) but for simple mapping out of ideas and collaboration, it’s hard to beat. And so is its price.
There are two versions. The Beta version is accessible from a button at the bottom right side of the screen, and this allows the addition of linking phrases between nodes. With bubbl.us, you are not limited to a tree hierarchy, meaning that you can make pretty good concept maps, particularly with the Beta.
You can allow other users access for editing, making this a useful tool for occasional collaborative projects. Be aware, however, that it sometimes goes off-line for a few hours or more. So far, it has always returned with all my maps intact, but do keep backups (images and XML files) if you use it for anything important.
|This is flagged as a “Fave” because I use it for casual collaborative projects, and admire the elegant simplicity of its user interface.|
Vic’s Picks are tools that Vic believes are significant and in the mainstream of mapping.