Archive for October 2013

ThinkComposer from Instrumind – a comprehensive visual tool

Oct 22nd, 2013 | By
ThinkComposer from Instrumind –  a comprehensive visual tool

Phew! This has been a looong task, working through ThinkComposer, a tool with many blades, compartments, pockets, drawers and attachments.  At last, after helpful exchanges with its designer at Instrumind, it’s up on Mind-Mapping.Org. This is an interesting product in many ways.  It can produce a wide range of diagram types and visual models immediately after installation, it allows users to specify new diagram types, and it even has the capability to generate code when that
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New installers for Freeplane and FreeMind [update]

Oct 16th, 2013 | By
New installers for Freeplane and FreeMind [update]

A new build of Freeplane was released in late August 2013, and a new release of FreeMind arrived soon after, in early September.  Freeplane is a fork of FreeMind – it forked in 2009. [Update: Big news. FreeMind released its first 1.0 version on 16 October 2013, after years in beta and multiple Release Candidates.] I took a brief look at both of the latest versions. Freeplane remains my preferred
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What’s dead? What’s moved?

Oct 2nd, 2013 | By
What’s dead? What’s moved?

I’ve done some more tidying on Mind-Mapping.Org. Wallace Tait (@visualmapper of visualmapper.org fame) put out a question on Twitter about the fate of one of the earliest tools for mind mapping on a computer: VisiMap.  I replied with what the Master List showed and it gave me the idea that I should go through to see which
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