MindMeister is an online mind mapping software that allowed users to visualize their thinking using the proven mind mapping method. MindMeister is published by MeisterLabs Inc. and was first available to customers in late 2007. Based on the freemium model, MindMeister provides users three free fully featured maps, but charges a subscription fee for additional maps. In March 2010, MindMeister debuted as one of the original partners selected by Google to take part in the launch of the Google Apps Marketplace
Later it started permitting this, but not always - unreliabe
This means I do a few minutes editing then have to stop. I come back next day, Reported Oct 21, 2009. This is still the case (March 3, 2010). Mindmeister said they would investigate further (Nov 30, 2009). I'm still waiting., I had to reload the map twice, just to make this change., Thanks again for reporting Roy. We've now added extensive logging to find out what exactly happens. More info in support ticket.
IE8, on XP SP3
I have two screenshots. 1st is from 15:43 10/23/2009 when showing orange status bar and I tried to insert a branch. It failed to respond to any edit attempt. I waited, working on other things until 16:07, when I tried again. Still rejected edit attempts and showed orange bar., Closed browser and re-opened and status bar was green at the bottom and editing worked (as I type this).
Do you want to see screenshots?, We're investigating this and will try to fix these issues asap. Thanks for the info
No support for an external program that would enable sync, Though you do have google gears, unfortunately its not supported on Snow Leopard. As well as lack of support for Google Chrome., It would be nice to have a program that would auto sync when you had internet. Something similar to the app that you have for the iPhone.
App is very good, Quick add feature
Why is there not a better Export functionality ?, Document outline? It is really not very good now., Gannt chart for projects, The data needed is all there, PowerPoint
That means adding one to my web site retains work for SEO?
Also means no heavy flash editor required?
(except for free accounts)
Does not work with Snow Leopard OS
No way to add a call out - tried importing a map with call out from MindManager. It's lost, as are its sub-topics
Can't format individual characters within a topic - only the whole topic
mindmeister: We'll enable map themes and more formatting possibilities for nodes (bg color, style) still this year
What's that?, Automatically rearranges map placing an equal number of main topics on each side with no overlapping topics, Arranging this map is a pain
mindmeister: Not yet, but we'll launch a new auto-layouter that avoids any overlaps in a few weeks, Overlapping issues addressed in v4.7 http://www.mindmeister.com/blog/2010/09/21/mindmeister-4-7/
The marketing blurb says you can now with Google Gears (I think?)
mindmeister: We've had offline support with Gears for a while now
The editors (you and me) will moderate
Undo function not available in share maps!, mindmeister: Undo becomes available again when the collaborators leave the map. But also this will be changed soon.
(Anyway: Yes, the History view allows for Revert), History timeline is brought into view by small clock icon in the bottom right of the window., Shows account name of user making each edit.
mindmeister: We're constantly trying to improve this
Cons, Crashes seem to purge some of my data, and seem rather random., Account information seemed to get dumped at the same time, and the map that I had been taking notes on for class were gone..., So if there is a reason for the crashing, or a way to prevent it, it would be nice, Expensive. Costs $6 even for premium users
These days it is easy to add any chat network support (even) using a third party jabber server (yes I expect a serious solution from a paid service)
mindmeister: Coming very soon, Chat added December 2009 http://www.mindmeister.com/blog/2009/12/16/additional-languages-better-search-chat-and-a-whole-lot-more/
Just who is currently editing information is provided
Hard to use it in case of big maps because there is no refresh of the map if a node is folded/unfolded (nodes have fixed positions that can be changed only with the mouse)
mindmeister: Also coming very soon
It would be great if lower tasks status (percentage done) is summarsed at the higher levels
I'm really put off by no choice of map style. The only style being offered is the typical "star-shape" style, in which new topics will spring out left and right. I am more inclined to use "tree" and "logic" style and for that matter I have to spend a lot of time re-arranging the topics manually.
Map themes added March 2010 http://www.mindmeister.com/blog/2010/03/23/new-features-at-mindmeister/