Perhaps this has been said before, but regarding various projects, I envision broad participation from people all over the world contributing to solving the problem, or adapting to local needs, much as open source software is developed.
There are now many networking tools on the web which can help us. I have started to use LinkedIn and think it will be a powerful tool in expanding our network and resources, and will be a benefit for each and every participant.
Another tool is MindMeister , which allows us to do mind mapping collaboratively on the web. This could be very handy during conference calls, and for project management, etc. Here’s a scrap of an example which you can even drag around within its frame here:
Other tools, ideas, comments welcome.
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You asked for more tools – happy to oblige! I think this list is close to complete for mind mapping, outlining and diagramming in a collaborative way.
bubbl.us Collaborative mind mapping (radiant format not enforced)
bubble-mind.com – Collaborative mind mapping
comapping.com – Collaborative (but, for people who like free-format mind mapping, rigid) left-to-right mind mapping
glinkr.net – Concept mapping and mind mapping (shared but not collaborative)
kayuda.com – Collaborative concept mapping and mind mapping
mapul.com – Collaborative mind mapping with an organic flavour
mind42.com – Collaborative mind mapping
mindomo.com – Collaborative mind mapping
touchgraph.com – URL mind maps for network visualisation
wikimindmap.org – Make mind maps from WikiMedia articles
webofweb.net – Collaborative mind mapping
writemaps.com – Web-site hierarchical maps
cumulatelabs.com/cumulatedraw/ – Collaborative diagramming – can draw mind maps and concept maps
flowchart.com – Collaborative diagramming – can draw mind maps and concept maps
gliffy.com – Collaborative diagramming – can draw mind maps and concept maps
imaginationcubed.com – Collaborative diagramming – can (just about) draw mind maps and concept maps
thinkature.com – Collaborative on-line whiteboard service – can draw mind maps and concept maps
Some don’t like the visual approach (can’t understand why myself, but…) so they might like the more formal outlines style:
sproutliner.com – Basic on-line outliner that lets you share outlines
thinkfold.com – Collaborative on-line outlining application
loosestitch.com – Collaborative on-line outlining application
I hope that turns out to be a useful contribution.
The master list of mind mapping &
information management software
Thanks Viv-vic for the amazingly quick response. I had no idea there was so much out there.