MindMeister Review

Today I just got an beta invitation to MindMeister, a very nice mind mapping web-tool that helps you to create your personal map. A MindMap is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, and decision making.

The site was designed with all the Web 2.0 style and colors, good looking and usability. And as a beta tester, you can do everything a Premium Member would be able to.

With this tool you are able to:

  • Change topic color and add symbols/icons to your map
  • Cut, copy and paste map elements
  • Undo and redo
  • Freely move map ideas everywhere
  • Use the insert key to add new branches and the delete key to remove them, just like on many desktop mind mapping software programs
  • View recent revisions to your map, and perform “roll backs” on them – especially useful when collaborating with others!
  • Export your maps to a Rich Text File (RTF) outline or a GIF image file.
  • Invite others to collaborate simultaneously in a brainstorming mode on or simply view your map
  • Using integrated Skype calls, different people can edit the mind map simultaneously.

Editing the MindMap:

I’ve played with it a little bit and enjoyed a lot, I’m think it will me a very useful tool to organize my ideas and things to do.
You can take a look at my first MindMap idea clicking in the image here:

When CodeMate finally releases MindMeister, they’ll charge users $4.16/3.21 per month for Premium Membership, but there will always be an free version which you will be able to create up to 5 MindMaps and share/colaborate with friends.

For a beta tool, MindMeister looks beautifully and is working smoothly. I’m looking forward to see how this project will be in some months, it’s definitively the best MindMappers I know.

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