Archive for September 2013

InfoRapid KnowledgeBase Builder has special powers

Sep 30th, 2013 | By
InfoRapid KnowledgeBase Builder has special powers

A few posts back, I blogged about InfoRapid Knowledge Portal and I promised I’d soon write about a related product. This builds very similar maps, but has many more functions and is not read-only as ‘Portal’ is. So … I have just added InfoRapid KnowledgeBase Builder 2.0 (“Builder”) to Mind-Mapping.Org.  The maps it makes are in almost the same visual form as my recent post about the browser-based ‘Portal’ but with this software,
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Visual content delivery from Context Discovery

Sep 25th, 2013 | By
Visual content delivery from Context Discovery

The folks at Context Discovery have long been developing products that use their Summarizer engine to analyze text syntactically, pull out keywords and present related sentences under each keyword.  Their different products vary by source and output form. Three of these are the latest addition to Mind-Mapping.Org, and the last in the series I’ve been doing on products that use mind maps to deliver fixed content derived from analysis of web pages or other
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Mindmap your notebooks in Evernote with Mohiomap

Sep 22nd, 2013 | By
Mindmap your notebooks in Evernote with Mohiomap

Next in the series of posts about visual content delivery tools reviews Mohiomap.  I have just added that to Mind-Mapping.Org. Mohiomap If you use Evernote, I think you’ll like this.  It can take your on-line Evernote database and quickly build a mind map of the notebooks, reflecting the way you’ve organized them. Then you can penetrate to the individual items. Myself, I’m frustrated that Evernote doggedly sticks to the two-level folders
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Instagrok and Graph Words – two more visual content delivery tools

Sep 19th, 2013 | By
Instagrok and Graph Words – two more visual content delivery tools

Continuing on the theme of visual content delivery tools from my previous post, I have just added Instagrok and Graph Words to Mind-Mapping.Org. Instagrok This is a browser-based tool for exploring subjects visually, with information culled from right across the web.  It presents a visual breakdown of the chosen topic in a bubble diagram and includes small images and video icons that when clicked, enlarge and where appropriate, play. Hovering over each bubble
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InfoRapid Knowledge Portal, a visual content delivery tool

Sep 16th, 2013 | By
InfoRapid Knowledge Portal, a visual content delivery tool

There is a certain class of visual thinking product that takes some textual content that’s on the web, and organizes it as a map, and it’s these we’ll look at today and over the next few posts.  These are categorized as ‘visual content delivery’ in the Master List. Examples I’ll start with two examples that have appeared in the blog before so you’ll know what I have in mind: WikiMindMap
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MindMaple review

Sep 13th, 2013 | By
MindMaple review

MindMaple is a good-looking lines-and-boxes style mindmapper and has now been added to Mind-Mapping.Org.  It has Windows and iOS versions and (currently in beta) one for the Mac.  There is an on-line sharing facility via Google Drive There are Lite and Pro editions on Windows and iOS, with the Lite version being free and a capable mapper.  I haven’t tried the Mac-based beta version.  MindMaple Pro for Windows can be had on
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LucidChart appears on a new platform

Sep 12th, 2013 | By
LucidChart appears on a new platform

LucidChart has been in Mind-Mapping.org for more than three years – it was first mentioned in this blog by Vic back in May 2010 and is one of the 15 free visual products I included in my (also free) eBook.  Now, LucidChart have released a new version for the iPad. Lucidchart is a useful free diagrammer – not that great for mind mapping (that’s not what it’s intended for as
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Coggle It!

Sep 9th, 2013 | By
Coggle It!

All right … down to business with my first post about mapping software just added to Mind-Mapping.Org. Coggle is a browser-based mind-mapping application that supports simultaneous, multi-user editing, with a facility for chat among users online.  It has an organic appearance and allows nodes to be positioned manually without the program jumping in and reformatting the map when you release a dragged node. This is one of its most useful points – some other
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The handover gets under way

Sep 8th, 2013 | By
The handover gets under way

Since I took Mind-Mapping.Org under my wing, I’ve been freshening the front page design a little… … learning how the code is put together, tidying some inner pages and getting familiar with the database of mapping & other visual software. Then I started looking through my and Vic’s lists of new software to add, found over a hundred (oof!) and mapped them by category. I tweeted an earlier version of this
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