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Mind Manager

Print | posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 2:24 AM

No breaking news here (is there ever?!) but I thought I'd post on Mind Mapping software for those of you who may not have seen it. A few years ago a very clever lady put me on to "mind maps", an ideas visualisation and management tool. Very cool, especially in the rush rush rush nature of the consulting business.

Anyway there are a number of software packages available and the best of the bunch is Mind Manager from MindJet. Why the best you say? Well it's becuase of the feature set and UI slickness, which in some of the competitors is lame. This is also the one if you need Office integration (and let's face it, you do). Download the eval and give it a try.

Consider scenarios where a mindmap might be productive as they might not always be obvious. You also just gotta get the Tablet Extensions, which provides neat integration with OneNote, another great Ideas Manager.