iMindmap is the “official” Mindmapping software in the market. Having used the earlier version of iMindmap, I was not sure if I wanted to try it again & after much thought (and the fact that the price was attractive), I decided to go for it.
The new iMindmap is stunning! (I wonder why the “i” in the front- as seems to be all new technology related products nowadays :)) The features are exceptional, and this has fast become my favourite tool to mindmap, and take notes on.
With a host of features designed to make the entire experience of creating a mindmap intuitive & exciting, I completely am bowled over by this product.
Some of the key differentials of this products are –
1. Voice recordings – it allows the recording of Voice in the mindmap – making it invaluable as a tool for taking notes.
2. Linking to Microsoft Office – This is a super cool feature to allow mindmaps to be transposed to Word, Excel or Powerpoint.
3. Linking it to Microsoft Project – this is a killer link- and for those who use Project extensively, this is a great tool to link the activities & thoughts to a Project template thereby making the entire process more in tune with the mindmapping exercise (read- using both sides of the brain).
Here is an example of the 7 things that I find interesting about Windows 7. Great product, even better shown on a iMindmap.
Fig 1: 7 things about Windows 7- created by iMindmap 4.1 (Oct 2009)