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  Est.Vic Gee/2006, curated by Roy Grubb since 2013 
  From:  Banxia Software   Product:  Decision Explorer (formerly called Graphics COPE)    Added:  2002-02-27
Screenshot mind mapping software Decision Explorer (formerly called Graphics COPE)     Screenshot mind mapping software Decision Explorer (formerly called Graphics COPE)     Screenshot mind mapping software Decision Explorer (formerly called Graphics COPE)    
What they say:  " Decision Explorer is a proven tool for managing soft issues - the qualitative information that surrounds complex or uncertain situations. It allows you to capture in detail thoughts and ideas, to explore them, and gain new understanding and insight. The result is a fresh perspective, and time saved through increased productivity, release of creativity and a better focus."
Observations:  Cognitive Maps software. This can make concept maps and mind maps as well. For an explanation of what cognitive maps are, see http://www.banxia.com/dexplore/whatsinaname.html G+
Where:  http://www.banxia.com/dexplore/
OS: Windows
Price:  £395 (US$760) (other: 5-pack, edu. discount)
Categories: cognitive maps, concept maps, mind maps
  From:  Bare Bones Software, Inc.   Product:  YoJimbo    Added:  2007-02-04
Screenshot mind mapping software YoJimbo    
What they say:  " Effortless to install, learn and use
Reliable and secure-it's built using core Mac OS X technologies
Store almost anything in Yojimbo-text, rich text, images, PDFs, even serial numbers and passwords Location independent access-use .Mac Sync Services and enjoy the same Yojimbo satori at home and at the office
Organize your information any way that suits your style, from "everything in one spot" to "organized to the extreme"
Instant Spotlight search
Sync notes via The Missing Sync 3.0 for Windows Mobile"
Observations:  Stong grapical object support but not a graphical organizer
Mac OS 10.4.3 or later G+
Where:  http://www.barebones.com/products/yojimbo/
OS: Mac, Windows Mobile
Price:  $39
Categories: outlines
  From:  Beijing Innovative Linkage Technology Ltd.   Product:  ProcessOn    Added:  2015-12-30
What they say:  " "
Observations:  A diagram-drawing tool. Although free, this Chinese site is very demanding of personal information. Appears in Chrome Web Store, but cannot be installed from there. G+
Where:  https://www.processon.com/
OS: Google Chrome
Price:  Free, but very demanding of personal information.
Categories: diagramming
Roots of visual mapping

This is the start of a historical survey of visual mapping. It kicks off with one well-known classic example, and follows up with a very interesting map that has more recently come to my attention. I've written about origins of mind mapping before, but now I'm assembling samples. I've also mentioned elsewhere (see the comments) that I'd like to get samples of Idea Sunbursting that Dr. Perusek wrote to me about.

Here are the Knols on mind mapping

Here's a link to my main Knol entitled "Mind mapping". There are cross reference items on related terms as well.

I preserved it in Freezepage when Google closed down Knol.

Mindmapping for creativity

There's a lot to like in the (unrestrained!) enthusiasm this author shows for Mindmaps.

Mindmapping helps you be creative AND get things done

I've seen comments from people who have looked at mindmapping but never used the technique: "I never know what to do with the mindmap once I've got it." Well, here's one answer.

Mindmapping can remove creativity blocks

Here's a view of creativity worth reading. It mentions mindmapping only briefly but it does provide a hint to one of the ways around creative blockage. I've added one of my own at the foot.

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