Sunday, November 25, 2007

My SaaS Microcosmos


I actively use several computers - laptops (3) and workstation. In the past I have been fighting hardware failures, replication inconsistencies and was unable to do anything when on business trip/holidays. As former internet bubble promises are becoming reality, I'm striving to have as much as possible of my data in the internet. Here comes my selection...
Mind mapping is one of the gaps I have to close... and it is really difficult. Although I like it, I do not want to use a traditional mind mapping service (fancy spiders that do not scale) like Mindomo - I prefer productivity, quick navigation and powerful search. Still did not found what I'm looking for.

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Blogger Kingsley Uyi Idehen said...

Martin,

What you need is a "Data Space in the Clouds". I will be demonstrating how our OpenLink Data Spaces delivers such a thing via Amazon EC2 sometime this week.

If you already have an Amazon Web Services account you can even do this yourself by locating the "virtuoso-dataspace-server-3" or Amazon Machine Image (AMI: ami-e2ca2f8b .

Links:
http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/wiki/main/Main/OdsIndex

1:30 PM  
Blogger Vic-vic said...

I can fill you in on some more if it helps - these are all browser-based applications that do mind mapping or concept mapping:

bubbl.us :- Collaborative mind mapping (radiant format not enforced)
comapping.com :- Collaborative (but, for people who like free-format mind mapping, rigid) left-to-right mind mapping
glinkr.net :- Concept mapping and mind mapping (shared but not collaborative)
mindmaps.kayuda.com :- Collaborative mind mapping and concept mapping
mappio.com :- Unusual mind mapper where the user edits indented text to change the mind map
mapul.com :- Collaborative mind mapping with an organic flavour
mind42.com :- Collaborative mind mapping
mindmeister.com :- Collaborative mind mapping
mindomo.com you mentioned
wikimindmap.org :- Make mind maps from WikiMedia articles
wisemapping.com :- Collaborative mind mapping
webofweb.net :- Collaborative mind mapping

Then there are the generic diagramming tools that have specific support for mind mapping:
cumulatelabs.com/cumulatedraw/ :- Collaborative diagramming – can draw mind maps and concept maps
flowchart.com :- Collaborative diagramming – can draw mind maps and concept maps
gliffy.com :- Collaborative diagramming – can draw mind maps and concept maps
thinkature.com :- Collaborative on-line whiteboard service - can draw mind maps and concept maps

But if scaling is your issue, then you maybe should look at topicscape.com because it was designed specifically to deal with cases when 2D mindmaps get too big. It's not Web 2.0 (yet?) AFAIK though.

Regards
Vic
http://www.mindmapsearch.org
The master list of mind mapping sites

4:00 PM  
Blogger UltraDvorka said...

Thank you both for Virtuoso pointers and comprehensive mind mapping links. Extremely interesting indeed! Looking forward to exploration.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

I use MindMeister (http://www.mindmeister.com/) on the cloud. Even better, it even works offline - if you are a rich premium user (3€ a month ;-) )with Gear.
You might want to try it.

3:37 AM  
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