Archive for June 2007

Numbers dropping?

Jun 28th, 2007 | By

The number of current software records on www.mind-mapping.org has dropped a little, the particularly sharp-eyed reader may notice.  There are two reasons for this.  The first was that I found a duplicate: Thinking In Pictures – also appeared under it’s publisher’s name, Logotron.   That’s been sorted now. Then as I was wandering around the records, I found some items that have sunk since my last visit.  I have changed those to
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Change Vision to release mind mapping-only product

Jun 27th, 2007 | By

Change Vision, Inc. in Japan, has released a trial version of JUDE/Think!, a product for mind mapping. Their main product, JUDE/Professional is a UML modelling tool that can make mind maps as well.  It is reasonably priced for such a tool, but if you want it just for mind mapping its cost looks on the high side. Now they’re aiming to overcome this problem by releasing a limited version that does only mind mapping. It’s only
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The lovely Mindomo: Up and running

Jun 22nd, 2007 | By

Mindomo – the web-based mind mapping service that has been on www.mind-mapping.org since early May – just announced that they are out of Beta and publicly available. And it’s still free (with ads) for up to 7 maps. There’s a US$6/month ‘Premium’ version, that: Is advertisement-free Has a secure connection (https) to their server [important if you’re using this for business] Can export maps in Mindjet’s MindManager™ format  [no FreeMind :-(]
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GoalEnforcer added

Jun 20th, 2007 | By

I’ve just added GoalEnforcer to mind-mapping.org.  This is a project management product that uses a diagram like a 2-level mind map.  Nodes can have start and finish dates and show percentage completed. Unlike a mind map, the node that starts in the centre doesn’t have to stay there.  You can step around the map and reveal information that was previously hidden, but you’re always limited to the one you have chosen
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“Seminal articles” section added

Jun 20th, 2007 | By

There is a new division in the “Articles” section: Seminal papers in information mapping This presents links to articles on concept mapping and other forms of information map by some of the leading authorities in the area: Joseph D. Novak, Alberto J. Cañas, John F. Sowa, Sigmar-Olaf Tergan and others. There is also the full
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ImaginationCubed and WriteMaps added

Jun 18th, 2007 | By

There are two new entries in the list: ImaginationCubed: This is collaborative hand-drawing web-based software from G.E. that could conceivably be used for mind mapping.  It is flexible but, as it’s not mindmaps-aware, it is cumbersome for mind mapping. WriteMaps: This is a web-based, on-line tool for planning web site maps (not mind maps).  It allows only a strict hierarchy.  Unlike some on-line diagramming software it makes good use of
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Colourful FreeMind to your taste?

Jun 17th, 2007 | By

I came across this for FreeMind: “this little ruby script turns your boring mind-map into something colorful” Personally, I like to use colour to help me find my way around a mind map, and that needs human decisions on which colour to use and where.  If you just want randomly applied colour, this might be suitable. Vic Google



Welcome to Glinkr

Jun 13th, 2007 | By
Welcome to Glinkr

There’s a new on-line concept mapping tool – Glinkr.  It’s a little cumbersome to use at present, but these are early days and there’s no reason to think it won’t improve.  But I have a 24″ screen because I do a lot of mind mapping, modelling and diagramming, and this product confined me to one small rectangle when editing the map.  I hope they’ll open up the workspace soon. With luck,
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7 diagramming and mind mapping products added to mind-mapping.org

Jun 11th, 2007 | By

After fussing over the new blog, I had time to catch up with some of the new entries I’ve been accumulating recently (more to come).  The current trend is still mainly for on-line, browser based services. Cumulate Draw -=-  Free on-line diagrammer.  Could be used for mindmaps but not designed for that.  A poor-man’s MS Visio, perhaps? SproutLiner -=-  Free on-line outliner.  No security for your outlines (no log in) if
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What’s all this about “fully instrumented”?

Jun 8th, 2007 | By
What’s all this about “fully instrumented”?

Past versions of mind-mapping.org were limited and made users search for what they wanted from the “all products” list. Some users asked if I could add a search function so that they could check if a specific product was there.  Others want to to look at, for example, all mind mapping software that ran on a Mac, or
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