MindMapping Application Advice

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  1. swgms macrumors newbie

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    Anyone have good advice on a mindmapping application that fits these needs?

    I like to use a mind map as a way to throwing all the ideas on to the board. Anything and everything that is inspiration, however I then like to use an outlining program for details and fine tuning. Right now I use MindMap Pro by Concept draw which was free in some random sale they did last year. I also am demoing omnioutliner which is acceptable. After a while of playing with the combination of these two apps I have found it would be great for a mindmap program to have a good built in outliner. So I found most, including mine, did this, but the outline is not unique to its own construction. That is, I cannot create a separate outline with whatever I want, I have to use the mindmap.

    So doe anyone no an app that has a editable outline built into a mindmap.
     
  2. longwood macrumors regular

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    For my mind maps I have been using NovaMind:
    http://www.novamind.com/
    Really nice program that is very customizable and professional looking.
     
  3. Melrose Suspended

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    MacHeist just gave away an app called FreeMind. I haven't used it extensively yet, but you may want to look into that.
     
  4. swgms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you sure macheist did that, I did all the missions and don't have that in my loot. I also don't see this in the bundle.
     
  5. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    FreeMind is free - you can dowload it off SourceForge.net. You can read the FAQs for help.
     
  6. micsaund macrumors 6502

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    I tried FreeMind but found that I like Xmind more. It's cross-platform, so you can use it on different OSes. It's completely free to use and doesn't nag you (that I've found) but they also have a $50/year option to do something additional which I haven't looked into.

    Overall Xmind is the closest to the very expensive Mindjet tool that work paid for and I like Xmind quite a bit.

    http://www.xmind.net/

    Mike
     
  7. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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  8. swgms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I looked at XMind and nova mind and they did not do what I was looking for. Remember I was looking for an app that add a mindmap with a built-in, but unrelated outline.
     
  9. Jazminharmer macrumors newbie

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    Another

    Hi, belated I know, but I have just been trying the demo of MyThoughts for Mac and so far it is working really well for what I need.

    Go here
    http://www.modedevie.eu
    I downloaded a free trial copy and it seems fully functional.

    Hope this helps
    Jaz:)
     
  10. nyte3k macrumors member

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    I've tried NovaMind, and seems pretty good. This one you mention (MyThoughts) looks pretty good... I'll try the trial.
     
  11. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Personal Brain at www.thebrain.com. The free version is pretty good, but the pro although not inexpensive is amazing.
     

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