iMindMap is a powerful program that gives you a huge set of tools you can use to create visual representations of your ideas. Concise tutorial videos take you through the basics of the program, and the intuitive interface ensures that you'll be mapping like a pro in no time.
Visual options: There are a remarkable number of options for images you can use in various areas of your mind maps in this program. These include Central Idea images, which can help make the idea more prominent and also set the tone for your entire project, as well as multiple types of icons that can be incorporated into different Nodes to identify them and add emphasis.
Great mechanics: Building out your diagram in this program is convenient and intuitive. Hovering your mouse over an area of the diagram will display a circle split into five parts, and the section you choose determines what type of addition you will make starting from that area. This is much nicer than a lot of similar programs that require you to click separate buttons, or even access new menus in order to add on to your mind map.
UK English: This program is only available in UK English. There is no option for American English, and while this is not a huge inconvenience, it may cause some issues with spell-check programs.
iMindMap is a complete package, and it offers tons of great options for putting together comprehensive diagrams for all kinds of projects. You can try it for free with some limitations, and the full program costs $245.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of iMindMap 7.0.1.
From Buzan Online:
iMindMap is the official Mind Mapping software from the inventor of Mind Mapping, and Tony Buzan. A refreshingly easy, different and practical way to think and work, iMindMap will help you to be more creative and more efficient. It blending a world renowned process, already used by over 250 million people, with cutting edge technology and our signature intuitive interface. iMindMap will breathe new life into your everyday tasks and guide you to discovering fresh and innovative ideas of your own. iMindMap is used worldwide by schools, organizations and companies - some of which you may be familiar with, such as NASA, Walt Disney, Microsoft, Pepsi, IBM, and the United Nations - helping them to think differently and to work in a more productive, creative and time saving way.