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  Est.Vic Gee/2006, curated by Roy Grubb since 2013 
  From:  Aepryus Software   Product:  Oovium    Added:  2014-03-14
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Screenshot mind mapping software Oovium     Screenshot mind mapping software Oovium    
What they say:  " Oovium is not an attempt to rehash old outdated inventions, but it subsumes much of their functionality. The calculator, spreadsheet, concept map, programming language: Oovium is all of them and it's none of them.

Oovium is the first (but certainly not the last) of an entirely new class of app, the calculation sandbox. It has been made possible by the invention of the touch device and Oovium's clean, efficient and tactile interface, designed for such devices, has been part of its DNA since its inception.

At its heart, Oovium aspires to make powerful, sophisticated and complex abilities (such as those currently available only to programmers) accessible to a wider audience. Oovium understands that increasing accessibility does not mean dumbing down an application by hiding complex functionality, it means making that complex functionality understandable by creating explicit visual representations for it."

Observations:  This includes a mind mapping function; it is an intriguing, not to say revolutionary, app but it does have a learning curve. G+
Where:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oovium/id336573328?mt=8
OS: iPad, iPhone / iPod Touch
Price:  iPad+iPhone: $10
Categories: mind maps
 
  From:  AHG, Incorporated   Product:  Collaborative Knowledge Management (cKM)    Added:  2010-04-02
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Screenshot mind mapping software Collaborative Knowledge Management (cKM)     Screenshot mind mapping software Collaborative Knowledge Management (cKM)     Screenshot mind mapping software Collaborative Knowledge Management (cKM)    
What they say:  " Collaborative Knowledge Management (or CKM) is a tool that helps you create company's knowledge base in a collaborative environment, engage employees and help them visualize complex processes or procedures by using interactive graphical interface. The system works as a graphical wiki-style knowledge base, where information is linked to flowcharts and diagrams illustrating business processes, procedures or structures. The flowcharts can be created and reviewed by a geographically dispersed team in a synchronous collaborative environment of Second Life, and / or individually on the web -- web and Second Life interface are completely compatible -- team members can migrate from one to another for creating, updating and reviewing information.

cKM utilizes drill-down approach: each container in the flowchart along with the text information, web links and landmarks (in Second Life) can contain other flowcharts."
Observations:  Alternative pricing: $1,500.00 one time fee if the web area / database is hosted on your network. G+
Where:  http://www.ahg.com/Second_Life/knowledge_management/
OS: browser based
Price:  $395.00 setup, $100 per month
Categories: 3D concept maps, concept maps, flowcharts
 
  From:  Aibase Creative Software   Product:  Aibase    Added:  2007-05-12
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Screenshot mind mapping software Aibase     Screenshot mind mapping software Aibase     Screenshot mind mapping software Aibase    
What they say:  " Aibase is a Creative Data Manager. And to emphasize a special use:
Knowledge Builder, Brainstorming Tool, Learn Helper, Outliner, Vector Graphics Editor."
Observations:  Aibase G+
Where:  http://www.aibase-cs.com/
OS: Windows
Price:  EUR49
Categories: diagramming
 
Articles
Research and mindmapping to kickstart your writing

Here is another slant on getting your writing going -- research and a dash of mindmapping.

Writing, come what may

There's only a brief mention of mindmapping here, but it's obviously important to the author. Anyway, to me it's a great article on getting moving with writing. I hope you find it so, too.

Project estimating – Mindmaps are a tool in the armory

The key to getting something useful out of this article is to read the author’s title carefully. Mind mapping simplifies the process of project estimating -- it doesn’t simplify the actual task-time estimation. Every project manger knows that the work of a project must be broken into separate and manageable units for estimating. To look at a project and think “That’s about a week’s effort” is a recipe for frustration and missed targets. Mindmaps, spider diagrams and bubble charts are excellent for the first phase of breaking a project into manageable parts. For me mindmaps, as strictly defined by Buzan’s rules, are less suitable than spider diagrams for this type of analysis, but we can assume that Dr. Mariaraj is not being too strict in his use of the term below.

Tony Buzan has defined these "rules" for Mind Mapping:

I believe these rules are well worth following if you use mindmaps for learning. They are very hard to follow completely and rigidly - and its not worth trying I have found - if you use mindmaps in adult life, in your work or projects.

Who invented mind mapping

This comes up from time to time - usually in the form of "Buzan didn't invent mind mapping".

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