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 all concept mapping and mind mapping products that could be used from a browser, from the Web, with no software to install. Many wanted to know the cost of software and one person wanted to be able to check all items added after a specific date so that when they call back from time to time, they can see what’s new.
So I’ve added the selection and filtering in a tab at the top-right of each software list page, and each entry shows what I know about price (it’s not always clear on the publishers’ web sites), and when I added the item to my local database – which is always within a week if the information appearing on line. I decided to cut out the historical records by default, but you can tick a checkbox to see them as well.
So that’s what I was vain enough to call “fully instrumented”. I’ve no doubt someone will soon point out an essential missing item and I shall slap my forehead and have to add more.
I did have a request to add reviews for all products. Hmmm . . . I reckon a very minimal review would take a couple of full-time days, and with, right now, 162 current products, I could say goodbye to a year of my life. Jus’ ain’t practical, I’m sorry. But I’m thinking about how to get user reviews on-line without inviting the spammers in.
See also The Master List