Most of today’s mind mapping software programs enable you to add notes to posts, in either sentence or paragraph form. This is an ideal place to store your thoughts and ideas that are longer than a few words. In addition, according to Roger C. Parker, map notes are a great place to start writing your next article, report or book.
VizThink, the thriving online community for all things visual, has scheduled a webinar on mind mapping for July 22 at 11a.m. Eastern U.S. time. The presenters will be Jamie Nast, author of the popular book Idea Mapping, and me.
The Buzan organization recently announced that it will launch version 3 of its iMindMap software in August, 2008. This new iteration of the organic mind mapping application includes three versions, designed to meet the needs of different user groups.
Spinscape, the web-based with visual mapping/personal information manager tool I told you about in March, recently completed its closed beta testing phase. Anyone can now go to the Spinscape website and sign up for a free 30-day trial of the open beta version of this new web-based application. Be prepared for some usability issues, however.
A recent article on IT-Director.com describes the evolution of mind mapping in four phases. I think this model makes a lot of sense. Here’s a summary of it.
The developers of TPAssist 2007, a task and project management add-in for MindManager, have launched a “dashboard” on their website to help new users get up to speed on how to benefit from its powerful set of task management and Microsoft Office integration tools.
In a recent newsletter, NovaMind founder Gideon King outlined his plans for the future development of his firm’s flagship mapping program.
I’ve always been a fan of MindGenius. It’s a well-designed program with lots of great capabilities, but there’s just one problem: It hasn’t been updated in years. According to managing director Donald MacIver, all that’s about to change.