A quick information blog for you:
As a consultant/Facilitator; I work with many of the mainstream products; here’s a list of what I believe to be the most relevant for professional use. And; yes I use them.
There are three arenas to be considered, they are all independent, however; they are and can be interdependent.
• NovaMind: The leader of the Mind Mapping arena
• IMindmap: If you’re a Buzan traditionalist, this is the one for you
• Mindjet MindManager: I just must use the leader of the pack
• ConceptDraw: This product suite leads the market for innovation, usability, productivity and support
• MindMapper: Simtech simply offers a turnkey information management product
• Visual Mind: My first Visual mapping love, and remains to be a hidden gem to many
• MindGenius: I’ve used this since it was introduced as Ygnius; a wonderful product
• MindView: An awesome product that’s a leader in the making
• DropMind: Seavus offer cloud SaaS and project management software too
• XMind: Absolutely FREE; Very capable and must be scaring the big players
• MindSystems Amode: This has changed the way I Create, Manage and Exchange Knowledge
• The Brain: Multi-dimensional Data, Information and Knowledge mapping. I am a Brain junkie
• TopicScape: Ahead of its time for sure, this is Information Management on steroids
This arena is maturing fast. I firmly believe Cloud computing to be a relevant driver of online productivity. You've just got to take a closer look at what's being offered.
• Comapping: I just can’t deny it, this product is now an integral part of my business processes.
• bCisive: I'm not using this as a part of my Visual mapping tool set yet, but it is definitely worth a look at. I do use the desktop edition occasionally as a supplement to problem solving.
There are other Mind, Visual, Knowledge and Cloud mapping products and services; but this list is what I use to support the consulting and facilitation services I offer.
Wallace Tait: Visualmapper