Yesterday, the developers of MindVisualizer, a new mind mapping software program that I told you about last October, announced that it is now available in version 1.0. Some notable features of this application include:
- Complete flexibility in positioning topics on the screen
- Flexible topic link styles, which may include text captions (which follow the curvature of the link lines)
- Support for multiple hyperlinks per topic
- The ability to create a new, linked map from any topic
- A customizable user interface with floatable/dockable toolbars, so you can arrange the program’s workspace in the way that makes the most sense to you
One of MindVisualizer’s most interesting features is the idea of the "home map." Many mind mapping experts recommend that you create a master map, which contains links to all of your other maps. But it’s up to you to create it. The developers of MindVisualizer have thoughtfully included a home map template, which enables you to quickly add links to your most important files, applications and maps – and, most importantly, the program incorporates a home map icon in the toolbar, so you can quickly access your master map. Nice!
For a full list of MindVisualizer’s features, please click here.
A licensed copy of this new mind mapping program costs US$79; a 30-day fully functional trial version of the program is also available for download. Overall, it looks like the developers of MindVisualizer are off to a promising start; they plan to add much more functionality to the program in the months ahead.