Thursday, October 18, 2007

Free mindmapping software and concept mapping software for students

3D Topicscape Student Edition is design to help students with their homework, essays and acquiring the skills of using an information organizer. Thinking & organizing indeed.
It presents information with the usual Topicscape approach - a 3D landscape - but has a colorful, playful feel with stars in the sky, making it even more fun to use than the other Topicscape editions.
And it is free now, and will remain free.
I'm looking for comments on how well it works for you, so get stuck in and try it. Download 3D Topicscape Student Edition from this page.

New 3D Topicscape version

Last night a new version of 3D Topicscape Pro went live - it's version 1.55 and has some small bug fixes from the major release of last month.

Click here for the description of new features and here to download.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

TechnoBabble likes 3D Topicscape

There's a very extensive review of Topicscape's 3D mindmapping capabilities at TechnoBabble. They've even gone to the trouble of making some videos.

The mindmapping software weblog picks up review

The mindmapping software weblog echoed RevolutionCalling's review (below), though Chuck Frey says "It's a powerful tool for visualizing information, but I wouldn't classify it as a mind mapping application."

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.

Revolution Came Calling

Review of 3D Topicscape on the RevolutionCalling blog.
It's an "extremely effective mind mapper".