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  Est.Vic Gee/2006, curated by Roy Grubb since 2013 
  From:  ApriorIT Inc.   Product:  Mind2Chart    Added:  2008-06-27
Screenshot mind mapping software Mind2Chart     Screenshot mind mapping software Mind2Chart    
What they say:  " Mind2Chart will turn discussion topics into tasks for plans with just a couple of clicks. This add-in will display them in the most popular way of graphical representation of projects - as Gantt chart.

Mind2Chart add-in allows to:

- Observe the whole scope of work in the project or a selected part of it.
- Set key dates of the project, schedule tasks.
- Set dependencies between tasks, automatically modify plans according to them.
- Allocate and manage all kinds of resources (e.g. human resources) for the project tasks, take into account resource limitations when planning.
- Detect problem tasks, "bottle-necks" of the project, critical path.
- Obtain reports about current status of tasks and resource allocation in the ready-to-print form.
- Estimate current project status and obtain information about project progress.

Benefits of Mind2Chart:

- Complete integration in MindManager Pro 7(r), no external applications required.
- Intuitive interface, all common project management tasks are covered with no redundant extra functionality.
- No additional information, Mind2Chart add-in operates only with information that is visible and editable within MindManager(r) interface. Other members of project team can work with the plan even without the add-in installed.
- Two-way instant synchronization with the mind map.

Such details as automatic time calculation, automatic taking into account task relationships and resource capacity, and also elements of analysis, representation of all obtained information on the chart, printable reports - everything that makes the planning process as easy and clear as never before.
Observations:  An add-on for MindManager to help in project management G+
Where:  http://www.mind2chart.com/
OS: Windows
Price:  USD79
Categories: Gantt charts
  From:  AquaMinds, Inc.   Product:  NoteTaker (Mac)    Added:  2006-06-18
Screenshot mind mapping software NoteTaker (Mac)    
What they say:  " Share your notebooks - anytime, anywhere
Sharing Made Simple
NoteShare is a powerful desktop application for creating, publishing and sharing media rich, multi-page notebooks. Users can instantly share their notebooks with other NoteShare users for presenting, viewing and editing information. NoteShare can be used in the same room, same building and globally for connecting anytime, anywhere."
Observations:  Outliner software G+
Where:  http://www.aquaminds.com/
OS: Mac
Price:  individuals has a list price of $150 (3 systems) and for family license, a list price of $200 (6 systems). Academic discount price is also available (requires qualification).
Categories: outlines
  From:  Argentum   Product:  Coolbase    Added:  2006-06-18
Screenshot mind mapping software Coolbase    
What they say:  " Argentum Coolbase is a versatile information organizer that can keep any kind of information in a tree outline database. It's an organizer with many applications in one body. It can serve you as a note taker, a diary keeper, a personal contact list, an address book, a text editor, and more. Save your money buying it all in one!"
Observations:  Outliner software G+
Where:  http://www.argentuma.com/
OS: Windows
Price:  US$35
Categories: outlines
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".

Underlying theory of Concept Maps

Here are links to important scholarly papers by Joseph D. Novak and Alberto J. Cañas on Concept Maps, their theory and construction.

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