Marc Orchant, who writes the Knowledge at Work blog for ZDnet, recently published a review of MindMeister, the most promising of the new batch of web-based mind mapping tools I told you about earlier this month. Like me, he is impressed with its well-designed functionality:
"I am mighty impressed with this beta. It’s polished, easy to use, and the performance is very, very good. I have been looking for a way to work collaboratively in a mind map with others for a long time. Asking people I’m working with to buy a license from MindManager has not been a particularly effective approach… I can see MindMeister becoming a permanent piece in my web toolkit. It is an ideal companion to MindManager on my PC or Mac. The workflow I envision is creating a map locally in MindManager, then importing it into MindMeister for sharing and collaboration. When each round of collaboration is complete, I’ll export the map back to MindManager."
Marc also explains how the developer of MindMeister will charge for it, once the application is done with beta testing. The cost to use MindMeister will be US$4.16 a month, or US$49.92 per year.
I just looked at the news page on the MindMeister website, and as of yesterday, the application reached a milestone: its 1,000th user! It also appears that the developers have been busy adding new functionality to MindMeister, in response to the requests of beta testers. Read the news page for a complete list of the latest updates – I think you’ll be impressed!