Wednesday, April 07, 2010
The new version (2.7) of 3D Topicscape Pro has these capabilities and is now ready for download.
Here is the "What’s New" page with all the details.
This introduces new flexibility to Topicscape and gives you more control over how you see the 3D information landscape or the 2D Map.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sunday, January 03, 2010
-- A new demo shows how multi-parent topics work
-- There's dynamic help for the newly-introduced Halo menu
-- The 2D search results and history list now swings out from the left side when in use, and stows back when not
-- A panel swings out from the right side to help you make customization choices
-- Topic groups now have footprints to make grouping even more apparent
-- Menus can now be operated by hotkeys
-- There are more choices for Association line visibility
-- Choose neighborhood views with a click of a button
-- Adjust the Home view position to your preference
-- See the structure’s meaning with the click of a button
Here's the What’s New page:
and here's the main page of Topicscape SE information:
where you go to download it.
Topicscape SE is for students and gives tham an easy, engaging and motivating way to work on their revision notes and web research, and prepare homework and term papers. It does a two-way import/export from/to FreeMind.
It may not have the full power of Topicscape Pro 2.5 with 2D/3D switching, tagging, use of any file type for occurrences, and wide ranging options for import and export but it’s very useful for study . . . and also fun.
Someone has pointed out that we missed an update in the readme.txt file: This version can work with Windows Vista and XP as well as Windows 7. We'll fix the readme shortly.
Don't forget, it's completely free .....
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The illustrated “What’s New” page has details of a couple of additional capabilities that weren’t mentioned in the Beta What’s new.
For Pro 2.0 users, this is a free upgrade. Pro 1.0 users can upgrade to all this goodness for a modest US$29.99. If you accidentally load a Pro 1 license into Pro 2, Topicscape will fail to load some components and won’t run.
With the release of 2.5, we have decided to simplify the Help system. Topicscape Pro itself now contains a 20-page Help, but the main help is part-way through being uploaded to the Topicscape Wiki – a few more days and it'll be done. Now we can update the help without having to release a new installer. If you still want the Help on your PC for offline reference, you can download the PDF.
Finally, have a look at a great movie by one of our users, David Esko.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Now Topicscape is even further ahead of the pack of software for mastering information overload visually.
application for Beta User form (to help us support you better), and if your computer looks as if it will run Topicscape we will issue you a login account.
Fly as in Cooliris (2D) or Google Earth (3D). View the contents of topics and file previews from the Map or Landscape. More details on the Topicscape Wiki.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
A major upgrade to Topicscape Pro, the 3D information organizer and mind map software, has just gone live.
Pro 2 lets you add tags to any item, filter according to your tags, grasp visually and even more quickly the way your information is organized, find controls more easily, and personalize each of your Topicscapes. There's a lot more. For all the details, see the “What’s new”.
1. Did you buy Topicscape Pro in the last six months?
If you bought Topicscape Pro after October 1st 2008, please email us from the address used for the purchase and we will send you a Topicscape Pro 2 license free.
2. Did you acquire a Topicscape Pro license more than six months ago?
Get all the benefits of Pro 2 at an upgrade price of just US$29.99. If you install Topicscape Pro 2, it won’t overwrite your Pro 1 installation. Convert your Topicscapes to Pro 2 with confidence, you will still be able to use them with Pro 1.
Buy Topicscape Pro 2
3. Did you trial Topicscape Pro sometime in the past?
Topicscape Pro 2 will work in trial mode for 30 days, even if a previous trial has expired.
Download Topicscape Pro 2 and the new skins installer.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
2. The 'final beta' of Topicscape Pro 2.0 is also waiting for Beta testers to grab.
We're hoping to have the upgrade to 3D Topicscape Pro go live very soon.
The Topicscape Pro 2.0 final Beta now lets you choose a skin for each Topicscape, so you can see which Topicscape you’re working on immediately. There are 21 skins, each of which can be adjusted to taste. Oh, and there's a new skin, to make it 21 now.
A few other things too. Check out the pdf file that has been updated since the previous beta release: http://www.topicscape.com/download/Topicscape-Beta-2.0-whats-new-for-you.pdf
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
If you're interested in giving it a try, Please go to the Beta application form and choose a user name and password … http://www.topicscape.com/applybeta.php
Full details of Beta 2.0 are in a picture-rich document here:-
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Its writers bring decades of experience of mind and concept mapping to this wiki, and are continually adding to it. Use it to learn from, or use it to bring your own experience to this comprehensive resource for the benefit of others.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This will take you to the InformationTamers' site. There are mindmaps in various active formats there, as well as a full detail, passive image.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
It plays nicely with Vista Aero theme, runs faster and more smoothly, and has some user interface improvements.
Download this free mind mapping software from the link.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
I'm all of a buzz with a book I just finished: Made to Stick.
There's a review and a full mind map of it over at InformationTamers:
This is a book full of insight that cannot fail to convince.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Read the full story now!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
- Four, five or six columns of children of the Current Topic - a wider landscape scene in other words;
- Extended import from PersonalBrain;
- Auto-minimize option;
- Faster Make Current operation for really large Topicscapes.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
and is free to all who have a license. If you are using 3D Topicscape Lite in the 30-day trial period, you can switch to this version now, as well.
This version has a significantly-improved start-up speed and some bugs have been fixed. Enjoy!
This is the only library of mind maps that allows you to browse freely, filter according to the type of map (there are concept maps, pure mind maps, bubble diagrams, spidergrams, and others), select by subject in the tag cloud or search by keyword.
Each map thumbnail has a link to its original Web page.
This is an outstanding resource for the business mapper, the student and the creative person looking for fresh ideas and a new approach.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
My view is that anyone who is used to mindmapping will find the way of building a topicscape very familiar. The key point is that when a 2D mindmap, built in many popular tools, gets too big to handle effectively, you can port it to Topicscape and see all the relationships and names preserved and carry right on extending it.
In fact in the latest Beta, you can import a FreeMind mindmap to Topicscape and export it back to FreeMind - a full round trip is possible.
Friday, November 03, 2006
There's a Mindmaps Directory now at www.topicscape.com/mindmaps/
This has thumbnails and pointers to mindmaps all over the Web - hundreds of mindmaps, spidergrams, bubble diagrams, concept maps and the like. You can filter to see just one map type.
Each map has multiple tags so you can also choose to see all the maps relating to a tag (from the tag cloud).
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
We are hoping to take this version live in about a month's time (where have I heard that before?)
At that time we shall be removing some, but not all, of the early-adopter discount, so be warned!
Some interesting skins are taking shape - glass, metal - and the Students' Edition is looking Wow, with its colors and shading. Very helpful when you're using Topicscape as a learning tool.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
It was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal on June 26 2006, and on the BBC World Service on August 3rd 2006.
A new Beta went on line 29 August 2006 - it has extended import and export functions (including round-trip capabilities).
In development now are
- 3D Topicscape Personal Edition 1.5 (many new features - more detail later). This will be released for Beta testing in October / November 2006.
- 3D Topicscape Student Edition (soon to go into Beta - let me know if you are interested, via http://www.topicscape.com/contactus.php).
- 3D Topicscape Project Team Edition (networked Topicscapes for small business information management and project management).
- A product to build Topicscapes from web sites
- Web-enabled Edition (thin client, not all the functions of the thick-client version)
- New skins - one glass, one colorful, and others on the way.
Much more information is available at http://www.topicscape.com
Thursday, May 12, 2005
I'm in the beta team of a very small group of developers that's been building a 3D concept-mapping tool for a couple of years. (If you're familiar with Mind Mapping®, concept mapping has many similarities.) This tool is called Topicscape and we're looking for people interested in trying it out. It is at the Beta 2 stage and has been through a few months of testing by a small group of outside users.
It uses a concept mapping approach because we believe that's a great way to think and plan but it's really a tool for organizing all sorts of information as well as getting your thoughts straight. Each node can have files, URLs, emails and parts of files dropped on it. You can have many files on a node if you want.
We chose to make it work in 3D, because sometimes concept maps (and Mind Maps®) can get too big if you use them on big projects or as a place to organize a lot of reference information. We've found that using 3D on a computer screen allows us to take in and understand much more at a time. It's written mainly in Java because we want it to be multi-platform, but so far it's only working on Windows - Linux and Mac versions will be along when we've converted the drag-and-drop logic that uses features that Java doesn't support (equivalents of OLE and stuff).
It's a personal edition (one PC). If you'd like to try it, the web site is http://www.topicscape.com/. There are screen shots and stories from users showing how they organize their work, personal information and hobbies.
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