MindJet releases “MindJet Connect” July 8, 2008Posted by CK in Productivity, Software.
Tags: MindJet Connect, Mindmanager, Mindmaps
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I haven’t tried it yet, but MindJet, the creators of my favourite mind-mapping software, have released MindJet Connect: An online mind-mapping tool with real-time collaboration by groups (on a shared mind-map). I haven’t tried it yet, but being familiar with the quality of their products, it should be good. I’ll get back with more as soon as I try it, but if someone can provide a short review (or a link to a short review) here, it would be fine.
I’m wondering if it includes conference functionality (screen sharing, audio/video conferencing, etc). That would be excellent.
Mind-mapping on the mac April 14, 2008Posted by CK in Productivity, Software.
Tags: Applications, Freemind, Mindmanager, Mindmaps, Novamind, OSX
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Mind-maps are a great way to keep information about a project organized visually, just like it’s organized in your head. I love their functionality, especially when it comes to brainstorming sessions; I have realized they speed up design (and consensus) significantly. But even for one’s use, as long as you can attach arbitrary files to branches (nodes), they become an excellent note-taking tool. Just as a side-note here, I am using mind maps together with Journler and iGTD for some time now, and this combo really works. Although I’m eagerly waiting for the stable release of Things.
I have been a Novamind user for some time now. Novamind is a great tool in many respects: It’s feature-complete, flexible, stable. Version 3 was ugly and the interface was painful, but v4 fixed that. However, some problems persisted. Chris Heard has written about some of them last year, in a comparison with Mindjet’s MindManager. I had tried MindManager for Mac in the past and I was far from satisfied, but this latest version (v7) seems to actually work pretty well. I downloaded and gave the trial version another shot, and it includes all the functionality which I seem to need (except for multi-page maps, which is a fantastic feature of Novamind). I also prefer the looks of the maps that it creates, but this is only a matter of taste.