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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Chapter 9

Taking a Tour of Mind-Mapping Software

In This Chapter

arrow The difference between desktop- and web-based Mind-Mapping programs

arrow Different programs in brief

A few years ago the number of software programs for Mind Mapping was still quite manageable, but packages promoted to consumers as Mind-Mapping programs have recently proliferated. It’s getting increasingly difficult to keep track of them all and really hard to choose the right one.

In this chapter I shed some light on the issue, present a small selection of programs and provide you with a bit of help with deciding which to buy. If you’re interested in using Mind-Mapping software, it would ultimately be a good idea if you tested and tried out some of them for yourself.

Suggested Programs – Genuine Mind Mapping

If something is labelled as a Mind Map, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s one. In this book you’ve already learned what characterises a real Mind Map. The software programs presented in this chapter are a filtered selection of packages with which you can generate genuine Mind Maps or visualisations that are graphically reminiscent of Mind Maps. Other visualisation programs which would like to jump on the Mind-Map marketing bandwagon but don’t generate Mind Maps are not included in this list.

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