Mind42 (Mind For Two) is WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) browser-based collaborative mind mapping tool which facilitates conduction of brainstorming process.
Before you can use this application, you will have to register. Mind42 has a screencast tutorial which explains how to use all its funcionalities. The tool is free and very easy to use. It also has a built-in search of mental maps and feature to collaborate with associates via Skype account. When creating a mind map, you can change color of a text node or add some icons, links and attachments. Once a mind map is created it can be published or exported in several different formats (RTF, PDF, PNG, JPEG). If you choose to activate notification option, you will receive an e-mail every time a collaborator changes a shared map.
Pros & Cons
- intuitive interface
- number of options for editing the mental map
- allows you to track changes in the mental maps
- supports keyboard shortcuts
- customizable autosave feature
Tool accessibility test (28 July 2010)
Server Response Time test performed from Seattle, WA / Munich, Germany / Brisbane, Australia : 1.278 sec / 0.733 sec / 3.933 sec
Server Response Time Scale: Less than 0,1 = Optimal; 0,1 - 1 = Acceptable; 1 - 4 = Noticable but tolerable delay; 4 - 8 = Bearly tolerant delay
This tool has help included on the tool's webpage (link): http://mind42.com/about
There is no possiblity of changing the type or size of fonts in the tool (it can be done only as a browser functionality).