Mindmapping software

The riddle of mobile mapping

Mar 18th, 2014 | By
The riddle of mobile mapping

I’m puzzled. I’ve just finished a sweeping look at the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play, searching for mind mapping apps … this with the aim of making a total re-write of the article in the Mindmapwiki about ‘Mind mapping on the Run’. I found 62 such apps … sixty two! But before I get to the numbers, let’s look at what’s behind mobile mapping tools. Many apps can
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New MindMeister / Google Docs tie up

Mar 14th, 2014 | By
New MindMeister / Google Docs tie up

MindMeister can now take a bulleted, indented list from a Google Doc and, from within the document, make a mind map of the list and embed it. I grabbed part of a contents list from a handy PDF file, pasted it into a Google Doc, added bullets and indented it. Then, picking MindMeister from the Add-ons menu, I selected “Insert as a mind map”, and I got this: The text
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The Biggerplate survey – what can we learn?

Feb 5th, 2014 | By
The Biggerplate survey – what can we learn?

Have you seen Biggerplate’s Annual Report on the state of mind mapping as 2014 commences? A fine piece of work It’s a fine piece of work consolidating the views of 715 mind mappers from around the world, collected over several months. The folks at Biggerplate made a serious and persistent effort to get the word out and the result is a goldmine for people like me who find mapping so
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Harden your online presence – tips from two recent cases

Jan 31st, 2014 | By
Harden your online presence – tips from two recent cases

If you’ve seen How I lost my $50,000 Twitter username and read how @jb was targeted you’ll know how much more vulnerable to attack we are than we might have thought. There are some useful tips that those who lost out wrote about in those articles, so I thought I’d pull them together them in a MindMeister mindmap that anyone can contribute to.  This way, we can all harden up our online
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Austhink’s argument mapping goes online

Jan 21st, 2014 | By
Austhink’s argument mapping goes online

Argument maps, belief networks, debate maps, decision diagrams … all are ways of setting out the logical development of a line of thinking, discussion or deliberation where the aim is to reach a conclusion in a complex set of circumstances.  Where a topic is under discussion among several people, or even where an individual is making a decision alone, a formal and visual approach can help in making an agreed
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Mohiomap updated

Dec 20th, 2013 | By
Mohiomap updated

Mohiomap, the web app that maps out your Evernote notebooks, has an update.  I reviewed this in September. Now it has a new kind of in-map search function (Ctrl+f) to highlight matches in notebook or note names.  This is in contrast with the search box at the top of the Mohiomap page, which effectively builds
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Tools to make visual process models

Dec 13th, 2013 | By
Tools to make visual process models

Here’s a collection of process modeling tools that haven’t appeared on Mind-Mapping.Org before.  As well as helping you make process diagrams, most offer simulation or analysis of processes, and some can make flowcharts and organization charts as well. They range in price from free (a very capable simulation tool supported by the National Science Foundation and Google) to nearly US$2,000. All Clear All Clear produces functional diagrams from text instead of
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Xmind 2013: After the beta, the live release

Nov 15th, 2013 | By
Xmind 2013: After the beta, the live release

Xmind have just announced the release of Xmind 2013. Stand-outs: Sharing maps on a local network,  Flowcharts, Vector graphics for perfect image scaling, Greater cross-platform consistency. For all the new stuff in detail, see below.  I hope to post a review of the new features soon. Mindmapwiki Twitter Our faves RSS feed Libraries   New Features Local Networking Sharing Export to MS Word/PPT/Excel across Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
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What? Collaboration with Freeplane?

Nov 14th, 2013 | By
What? Collaboration with Freeplane?

I haven’t tried it, but yes, apparently so. Sébastien Georget recently announced a personal initiative to allow Freeplane users to work together on a map without all the emailing back and forth, and spotting changes to copy to your own map. He calls it Freeplane-collaborative-tools. This is not a web-based mapper like MindMeister, Coggle or MindMup.  Instead it  is a Freeplane extension using a versioning system. Users work on their own local copies
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MindMup: Browser-based, free, easy and open source

Nov 11th, 2013 | By
MindMup: Browser-based, free, easy and open source

MindMup is a web-based mind mapper that you can use free, with no limit on the number of maps.  It supports multi-user, simultaneous access and, if you’re using MindMup’s free storage or storing maps locally on you computer, it requires no log in.  This makes it an attractive tool for school use.  That’s not to say that it’s a toy as it can be used for serious mapping. The user
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