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  Est.Vic Gee/2006, curated by Roy Grubb since 2013 
  From:  AKS-Labs   Product:  Mind Pad    Added:  2006-01-26
Screenshot mind mapping software Mind Pad     Screenshot mind mapping software Mind Pad     Screenshot mind mapping software Mind Pad    
What they say:  " Mind Pad is knowledge representing software, that supports some basic techniques, such as mindmaps, process maps and concept maps. ... allows [you] to create mind and concept maps basing not just on creating and linking text blocks. Mind Pad allows organize objects with any properties set in maps. With Mind Pad scripting you are able to create your own rules for data management."
Observations:  The claim of process mapping capabilities seems to be closer to flowcharting than true process mapping as offered by Optima! Or iGrafx. G+
Where:  http://www.mind-pad.com/
OS: Windows
Price:  US$70
Categories: concept maps, flowcharts, information management, mind maps
  From:  Alexander Larsson. Current maintainers: Lars Clausen & Hans Breuer   Product:  Dia    Added:  2007-09-02
Screenshot mind mapping software Dia     Screenshot mind mapping software Dia     Screenshot mind mapping software Dia    
What they say:  " Dia is roughly inspired by the commercial Windows program 'Visio', though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and many other diagrams. It is also possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of SVG to draw the shape.

It can load and save diagrams to a custom XML format (gzipped by default, to save space), can export diagrams to a number of formats, including EPS, SVG, XFIG, WMF and PNG, and can print diagrams (including ones that span multiple pages)."
Observations:  http://downloads.sourceforge.net/dia-installer/dia-setup-0.96.1-7.exe G+
Where:  http://live.gnome.org/Dia
OS: Linux, Unix, Windows
Price:  Free (GPL)
Categories: diagramming, flowcharts
  From:  Alexandru Gheorghiu   Product:  Diagramo    Added:  2015-12-30
Screenshot mind mapping software Diagramo     Screenshot mind mapping software Diagramo     Screenshot mind mapping software Diagramo    
What they say:  " Share and collaborate
Share diagrams with other teammates. Or make them public if you want.
Export to PNG and JPEG
You can export diagrams in PNG of JPEG format."
Observations:  Free, open source diagram-making tool. Makes mind maps, business diagrams, flowcharts, room layouts, etc. using HTML5 (no Flash or Java). You can install this on your own server. G+
Where:  http://diagramo.com/
OS: browser based (HTML5)
Price:  Free
Categories: diagramming, flowcharts, mind maps
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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