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Changes at Mind-Mapping.Org

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By
Changes at Mind-Mapping.Org

Hello … Vic here … and probably for the last time! I started gathering information about mind mapping and information-organising software in 2000, at first to try to decide which is best, but then it became an obsession.  By 2006, I had a database of nearly two hundred items of current software, and software that was as dead as a parrot.  I kept the defunct ones as a historical record.
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DropMind revisited

Aug 1st, 2013 | By
DropMind revisited

DropMind is by now well-established in the mainstream of mind mapping software but I haven’t looked at it for more than a couple of years, and there have been some changes, so I took another look. I reviewed the PC version. DropMind also has versions for the Mac, for iOS, and an online web version. DropMind is a capable mapping tool with the expected functionality such as a wide range
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News about Cayra

Jul 28th, 2012 | By


Mike Goodold just commented at on my August 2010 post about Cayra that the developers hadn’t done a good job of specifying requirements. Well, sadly Cayra became orphan software years ago, but here’s a way to get it going on Windows 7, if you have problems.
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The Mindmappers’ Forum

May 31st, 2012 | By
The Mindmappers’ Forum

  I had a work panic last month and regrettably didn’t visit the Mindmappers’ Forum for three weeks.  When I got back, I found it had been taken over by spammers. I’m not sure why, because I was using an anti-spam plugin that had worked well since the beginning. Anyway, I cleared it up in three stages: First, last month, I deleted all the spam entries, and set moderation on
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Visual planning of web sites – Slickplan

Feb 28th, 2012 | By
Visual planning of web sites – Slickplan

Slickplan helps you plan visual maps for websites, and makes images, PDFs and links to send to website owners for discussion during the design stages.  It’s easy to use.  There’s an example here, based on a small part of the the Mind-Mapping.Org website. This is a free, online web app, based in your browser, so there’s nothing to download or install. I see no way of making flowcharts with this, despite
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Visual note taking

Feb 27th, 2012 | By
Visual note taking

From Japan, but working in English, iroha Note takes a textual approach to visualization – or a visual approach to text notes (take your pick).

Its free version feels rather like clustering with Post-it notes, but adds the capability to freely associate notes using visible but subtle linking lines. In an optional box on the left, an outline appears to show the macro-level structure.

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ASCiiFLOW – a cool surprise

Nov 17th, 2011 | By
ASCiiFLOW – a cool surprise

I’ve known about ASCiiFLOW for a while – it’s been on my To Do list to share with you, but I had it down as a curiosity, not much more, that I would add to Mind-mapping.org one day.  Then I started playing with it. It’s a nerd’s delight! If you’ve been using visualization to understand and help others understand processes for a few decades, I expect you’ll have constructed boxes
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Skulduggery in the mind mapping apps

Nov 6th, 2011 | By
Skulduggery in the mind mapping apps

See the updates to this story at the end – it’s fascinating! Have you seen MindMapr, or the web site http://free-mindmapping.com/tool/? I was preparing an entry about these for mind-mapping.org and found an interesting tale. MindMapr is a Google Chrome browser app that lets you make maps without being on line.  Free-mindmapping.com is a site that lets you do the same, but with any HTML5-capable browser. These two look so
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A visual eye on education

Oct 26th, 2011 | By
A visual eye on education

EducationEye presents a highly original tool for exploring curated feeds.  Its focus is on innovation in education and it organizes items visually, using colour to classify, a clever ‘paging’ arc and a form of clustering.   It is read-only, though you can submit suggestions.  There’s a search box, of course, and it offers an interesting but sometime patchy browsing experience. Give it a try! Vic Have you checked Our Faves
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Diagram.ly

Oct 25th, 2011 | By
Diagram.ly

Diagram.ly is an on-line, browser-based diagram maker. This may appear to be another on-line diagram maker like DrawAnywhere, LucidChart or LovelyCharts.  But it has an unusual approach: Although browser based, users diagrams can be saved offline.  The Save function makes an XML file that can be saved on the user’s PC.  Then, on the next visit it can be loaded up again.  Diagrams can also be saved as SVG, PBG
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