Recently I posed a question to twitter asking for suggestions on what Mind Map software to try as I am interested in what it can do or be used for. This is what I asked, “I’m thinking about trying Mind Map software … any suggestions on (free) apps to try for PC, Mac, and iPhone?”
Which recieved several helpful replies, such as the following:
re @JellyBeen: ..Mind Map s/w … (free) apps to try for PC, Mac, and iPhone? >> List: http://bit.ly/9bq2gy iPhone: http://bit.ly/cUgdP9
.@JellyBeen Take a look at XMind. IMO it’s the best of the free mind mapping software programs: http://www.xmind.net
There are some great ideas and potential I can see using software applications such as the ones mentioned. I am looking forward to trying them out.
Are you using a mind map software application? Has it replaced another piece of software? Let’s share some ideas.
I recommend going Open Source with open standards over flashy web apps for long term usefulness. FreeMind is the standard OSS can be imported by most web apps. I would make sure I can export that FreeMind format before investing time in a web app.
I use a FreeMind fork called Freeplane for some additional functionality.
Xmind is good for presentations but can’t scale like a FreeMind file.
@Jason – Thank you! That is precisely the type of feedback on portability and usefulness I am looking for. I will definitely add those two to my review list.