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Software for mindmapping and information organization

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  Est.Vic Gee/2006, curated by Roy Grubb since 2013 
  From:  Belltech Systems, LLC   Product:  DrawAnywhere    Added:  2008-04-12
Screenshot mind mapping software DrawAnywhere     Screenshot mind mapping software DrawAnywhere     Screenshot mind mapping software DrawAnywhere    
What they say:  " What is DrawAnywhere?
DrawAnywhere is an online diagramming website, where you can draw, modify and share flowcharts and other diagrams, with the look & feel of a desktop application. It runs on any browser with Flash 9 installed. There is no need to download and install any custom software. It runs entirely on the web, and thus it is an always-on-access-anywhere solution. It meets all your diagramming needs without installing, maintaining and purchasing expensive software.

What can you draw?
Create any type of diagram such as Flowcharts, Process diagrams, Organizational charts, Floor-plans and more.

Main benefits
- Draw Flowcharts, Process diagrams, Organizational charts and more.
- Login from anywhere and modify your diagram.
- Share your diagram with others.
- Export your diagram as an image file (jpg, png etc) or a pdf file.
- No software to download and install. You just need a web browser with Flash player."
Observations:  No mind map examples or special provisions, but could easily be used to draw mind maps or concept maps. Web based. G+
Where:  http://www.drawanywhere.com/
OS: browser based
Price:  $30/year, $100/year 5 users, $180/year 10 users.
Categories: diagramming, flowcharts
  From:  Ben Copsey   Product:  Shared Space    Added:  2007-12-22
Screenshot mind mapping software Shared Space     Screenshot mind mapping software Shared Space     Screenshot mind mapping software Shared Space    
What they say:  " A tool for visual thinking, group working and content management. It allows users to create visual maps of information using web-like structures.
Documents from any application can be imported into a space, and the software's built in version control allows users to keep track of earlier versions of documents easily.
Relationships between elements can be described using links. Unlike hypertext links, such as those found on web pages, links are presented in a visual fashion, allowing users to see both linked elements concurrently, and traverse the space in both directions.
Spaces and views can be shared over the Internet or a local network. SS2 also makes use of Rendezvous, allowing you to see other users on your local network."
Observations:  Seems to have been in Beta since 2004, but there are promises of news about a new and related product dated November 2007. G+
Where:  http://www.shared-space.net/
OS: Mac
Price:  $35
Categories: concept maps, information management
  From:  Ben Satterfield and Jason Kester   Product:  Twiddla    Added:  2010-04-02
Screenshot mind mapping software Twiddla     Screenshot mind mapping software Twiddla     Screenshot mind mapping software Twiddla    
What they say:  " Twiddla is a no-setup, web-based meeting playground. Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. Browse the web with your friends or make that conference call more productive than ever. No plug-ins, downloads, or firewall voodoo - it's all here, ready to go when you are. Browser-agnostic, user-friendly.
Don't like to sign up for stuff? No worries! You don't need an account to use Twiddla - and neither does anybody else. The people you invite to meetings will never see so much as a login screen. You've got work to do. We'll stay out of your way."
Observations:  Prices vary according to the number of simultaneous meetings in progress. G+
Where:  http://www.twiddla.com/Home.aspx
OS: Android
Price:  UD$14/month; $49/month and $189/month
Categories: whiteboard
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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