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Mind Mapping Options by Mind Map: Mind Mapping Options

1. MindMeister

1.1. Pros

1.1.1. Allows real-time collaboration

1.1.2. Information stored online

1.1.3. Embedded version is updated automatically

1.1.4. Popular on del.icio.us

1.1.5. recommended on Hive Five

1.2. Cons

1.2.1. Free version is not sufficient

1.2.2. Maybe not sophisticated enough

1.2.3. 3rd most searched on Google insights, but way behind freemind, and not growing that fast

1.3. Gut instinct

1.3.1. Probably a decent option, but only if paying. Collaboration is strong point

2. XMind

2.1. Pros

2.1.1. 2nd most searched on Google insights

2.1.2. Recommended on Hive Five

2.2. Cons

2.2.1. Cannot automatically update embedded public files (They're more like just static snapshots)

2.3. Gut instinct

2.3.1. Possibly a good solution, but sharing sort of sucks

3. FreeMind

3.1. Pros

3.1.1. Most searched on Google insights

3.1.2. Java-based

3.2. Cons

3.2.1. Not good at collaboration

3.3. Gut instinct

3.3.1. Probably decent, but won't be good for collaboration (and possibly even embedding?)

4. 3D Topicscape (Pro)

4.1. Pros

4.1.1. Live link (e.g., insert an outlook task)

4.2. Gut instinct

4.2.1. Too complicated and doesn't have what I need

5. Mind42.com

5.1. Seems 2nd fiddle to MindMeister, and likely to go out of business

5.2. Gut instinct

5.2.1. No

6. Mindjet Mindmanager

6.1. Pros

6.1.1. Supposedly very polished and good

6.2. Cons

6.2.1. Very expensive

6.3. Gut instinct

6.3.1. Too expensive to try this year for lab solution

7. Bubble.us

7.1. Didn't really like it and worried that it will fail

8. MindOmo

8.1. Looks comparable to MindMeister, but sharing doesn't look as good didn't try it