Mind Mapping Meister

No, it’s not a new Hollywood million dollars budget movie, it’s about mindmeister.com, a new online mind mapping service. I was one of the lucky fellows who got an invitation – and it seems I was also among the first 1000 mindmeister users too. So, what is it, actually?

Well, it’s a web-based, collaborative platform for better organizing, brainstorming and sharing your ides. Or, in fewer and more reliable words: it’s an online mind mapping service.

It took me only one minute to start working with it. Seemed very easy to work with and very clean. You can start by creating a new map, and then branching it like in any other mind mapping application. One of my oldest projects – since I was a teenager that really liked Hemmigway – was to write a novel. Suddenly, once in the mindmeister site, all that come again into my mind. Look at the result:

Of course, I am joking, I just want you to show how easy and quick this is.

One feature I wasn’t able to test was the sharing. They said that you can edit in real time a mind map with one of your friends, which can be really powerful. If anybody feels like giving it a try, please comment on this and let’s share same maps and see how it’s going.

On the business model side, MindMeister is targetting a paid premium membership, balanced with a free access, just to get a grasp of it. The monthly membership fee is 3.21 EUR right now and it lets you: export as RTF, export as image and create an unlimited number of maps. Another advantage of the premium subscription would be the ability to import MindManager and Freehand maps. I was able to succesfully import one of my MindManager maps (the most downloaded Meeting mind map) and this is how it looked when imported into mindmeister online format.

I think they are giving this import feature for free until they’ll have a reasonable high number of potential premium subscribers.

Making a long story short, the service looks pretty well, I just can’t wait to see it out of the “private beta” because I’ve already thought of some reeeally nice mashups out of it.

[tags]mind map, online mind map, mindmeister[/tags]

6 thoughts on “Mind Mapping Meister”

  1. Hi,

    Please Help me somebody, because a have problem. I had to cancel the crédit card that I used to pay for Meister Mind. So Now I need to Know what can I do to pay with another credit card.
    I used this in a company that I work, so we need this a lot .


  2. Thanks for the tip, I already knew that, I just didn’t find anybody who wants that 🙂 I want to start something like a scheduled test with several persons on one map.

  3. Hi,

    If you want to test the “share” feature just share the map via email in the share dialog. The person will get an invitation to the private beta automatically (and you still have our invitations left).


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