With my limited experience with mind map freeware, I found that the displays quickly became too complex to grasp at a single level of magnification, and it was also impractical to print them. It's one thing if the mind map is being used by one person, but, for collaboration, there has to be an ability for others to grasp and modify. It may have been the package I was using.
I began limiting my mind map to first impressions, where it could cleanly or semi-clearly draw the interconnections, and then do the final in a general-purpose drawing package.
If a mind map can be generalized as a good tool to draw relationships, I have an immediate application at CZ, to show the interpersonal organizations surrounding politicians, policy influencers, and interest groups. Howard C. Berkowitz 15:52, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
- There are a number of tools that allow collaborative editing of mind maps, Mindmeister being one of them (example embedded in this blog post). --Daniel Mietchen 16:13, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
I've seen "mindmap" more commonly than two words. At least a redirect is in order. Any sense what is most common, especially in the actual software documentation? Howard C. Berkowitz 15:52, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
- Mind map is more common as far as I can determine, and I have installed redirects. --Daniel Mietchen 16:13, 10 August 2010 (UTC)