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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:  Alexey Tataurov   Product:  Graph Words    Added:  2013-09-19
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Screenshot mind mapping software Graph Words     Screenshot mind mapping software Graph Words    
What they say:  " What is it?

It's a free English online thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

Underneath Graph Words lays the WordNet - a large lexical database of English. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. These meanings and semantic relationships are revealed graphically by the HTML5 canvas made available by Graph Words."

Observations:  Graph Words is an online word mapper, a thesaurus, that runs in your browser: Type a word into the ''Draw thesaurus'' box at the top of the page, and you'll see connected words from WordNet, a free and publicly available database of English words from Princeton University.

When you hover the cursor over one of the small dots, Graph Words provides a definition.

See Roy Grubb's review at the blog:http://www.mind-mapping.org/blog/2013/09/instagrok-and-graph-words-two-more-visual-content-delivery-tools/

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Where:  http://graphwords.com/
OS: browser based, browser based (HTML5)
Price:  Free
Categories: lexical analysis, mind maps, read-only, visual content delivery
 
  From:  AlfaAlfa Software   Product:  AlfaPad    Added:  2006-06-18
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Screenshot mind mapping software AlfaPad    
What they say:  " AlfaPad Notes Organizer uses an intuitive, double-paned Explorer-like interface to allow hierarchical storage of information. A graphical hierarchical display of your documents (branches and items) appears on the left, while a text viewing/editing window is displayed on the right. Branches and items can be re-arranged via drag and drop."
Observations:  Outliner software G+
Where:  http://www.alfaalfa.com/
OS: Windows
Price:  US$20
Categories: outlines
 
  From:  AllTing Soft   Product:  MindPreview    Added:  2014-03-14
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Screenshot mind mapping software MindPreview    
What they say:  " MindPreview is a mind mapping tool for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad."
Observations:  Can import/export from/to FreeMind files. Claims to be able to open Xmind files, but as I was unable to see the files in my DropBox, even after connecting, I was unable to see this. G+
Where:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mindpreview/id353534825?mt=8
OS: iPad, iPhone / iPod Touch
Price:  iPhone+iPad: $1
Categories: mind maps
 
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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