31 May 2007

WikiMindMap


1. It's a mind map program
2. It's 100% online
3. It searches any term on Wikipedia and automatically creates a mindmap

Yes it's true and it's very cool. Check it out.

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7 comments:

Carolyn Foote said...

Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

I'm teaching a workshop on wikis on Monday, so this tip was very timely.

I really like the way it is a dynamic mind map and expands the map out as you click on it.

Joanne said...

Hi Dave,

Have you tried FreeMind to make your mind maps? (free download on SourceForge) I love it.

I enjoy your blog- it is like reading in to a creative person's mind and getting to view all the brilliant thought and ideas.

Thank you for sharing,
Joanne

dave said...

Hi Joanne,

I don't know why this is, but I have tried nearly all the mind-mapping software and I still prefer a large sheet of paper, flip chart or whiteboard over all of the digital solutions I have seen.

For me, the easy usability of paper still outweighs the benefits of doing this digitally.

dannie said...

"I still prefer a large sheet of paper, flip chart or whiteboard over all of the digital solutions I have seen.

For me, the easy usability of paper still outweighs the benefits of doing this digitally."

I note that I am not alone here... and I was wondering if it was something like using a typewriter or keyboard for writing... when I first started using a typewriter it was so damn slow, now I much prefer the keyboard for writing because I can get my thoughts down much faster.

dave said...

Dannie, it's true that I never learned to type any faster than caveman-style; no wonder I prefer paper :)

mike love said...

thanks! This is definitely an interesting area to see developing. There are some other java tools that do interactive Wikipedia visualization:

check out Pathway
http://pathway.screenager.be/2006/11/25/pathway-06/

34all
http://goosebumps4all.net/34all/

and a personal project, Genealogy of Influence
http://mike-love.net

Joanne said...

Hi Dave,

I do agree with your comment on reliable pen and paper- I find that with the software I get caught up in the "cosmetics" when it is really the thought process and getting ideas out from your mind that is the first priority.