23 September 2005

FreeMind

After writing yesteday's post, I decided to have a look around for new versions of mind map sofwares. I downloaded the Windows version of FreeMind at the university and later the Mac version at home. I must say that I am very nicely surprised. The latest version is indeed much better and might be a workable option for me.

22 September 2005

MindManager Pro 6 v. NovaMind

Just after I posted my previous message on MyMind, I received yesterday a message from Minjet announcing the new version of their mind mapping software MindManager. If I have switched back to the Mac last year, I still have a Desktop Wintel in my study at the university. I was therefore able to test it today and I must say that I am rather impressed. I would be tempted to say that it seems to be superior to its Mac equivalent NovaMind. I must say that on the whole Mac Mind Mapping softwares have been one my two main (only ?) disapointments about now mainly using a Mac, the other being the impossibility to use TheBrain.

Have I overlooked any cool mind mapping app for Mac OS X?

19 September 2005

Mind Mapping MyMind

I am increasingly seduced by Backpack which I use more and more to implement GTD. A few days ago, I came to think how cool if would be if it also included somekind of mind mapping function.

Today, browsing through the daily update of www.versiontracker.com for Mac OS X, I have come accross the neetest of mind mapping applications: MyMind. This donationware, a desktop application, designed by Sebastian Krauß, which I have just started testing seems both very simple and very effective. I must say that I am most impressed.

Link: Definition of Mind Maps

12 September 2005

Matthew Cornell on Becoming a GTD Coach - Learnings from my first client

Matthew Cornell has recently published a great post on Becoming a GTD Coach - Learnings from my first client. An excellent illustration of how one learns by teaching/coaching and how much it is a two ways process.

07 September 2005

"No one can say they didn't see it coming" says former Clinton Advisor

"In early 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report stating that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S., including a terrorist attack on New York City. But by 2003 the federal funding for the flood control project essentially dried up as it was drained into the Iraq war. In 2004, the Bush administration cut funding requested by the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for holding back the waters of Lake Pontchartrain by more than 80 percent." This is what a former Clinton advisor writes in an article published in the Spiegel Online English Edition: Sidney Blumenthal, "Former Clinton Advisor: "No One Can Say they Didn't See it Coming", Der Spiegel Online, English Edition, 31 August 2005.