5 iMindMap5 copies to give away

Courtesy of ThinkBuzan Ltd, we have the opportunity to give away 5 iMindMap5 copies to our esteemed readers.

If you want to get one of these, please send a hand-made mindmap to me(it has to be fresh new and unreleased) about a very important topic (the Spring season).

We will go into the different maps, selecting the best ones to get the award.


Hands on DropMind

I want to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about a software I am using lately (DropMind).

First off I want to thank Dropmind people and specially to Emel Karakash for passing me the testing code.

As stated in his webpage, it is a less expensive (from 5 to 10 times) alternative to MindManager.

DropMind is an intuitive, multiplatform and user-friendly mindmapping application which offers:

- Integration with MS Office, Google Aps, MS Projects and others
- It allows and works comfortably in several different platforms (desktop, mobile, iPad)
- It also provides a DropMind web account, so you can upload your maps and make them available everywhere you go, as far as sharing your maps with partners, colleagues and friends.

Testing it in my iPad I must say it is really simple but complete, easy enough to be used and to make your maps quickly available on the web (in my opinion, in the Apple iPad environment simplicity is a must).

Summing up I must say it is a really cool application, easy to use, with many possibilities and cheaper in comparison with other applications existing on the market.

DropMind is a really good alternative either if you are thinking about stepping in mindmapping world or if you are a daily user.


Visualizing connections in linkedin.com

Thinking a little bit outside mindmapping but within visualization world, I have found the following application, which by using the powerful linkedin.com tool, takes it a little bit further, showing visually the connections among the different contacts to different levels of interrelation.
Really cool and powerful application.
Coming from my own contact, visualizes the connections and interrelations among them by means of lines and dots, if you press any of them, you can see data of this particular contact and his/her shared connections with you.
If you want to have access to this particular tool, you can get yours throught this link in the right corner downwards.