updated 11:25 am EDT, Tue August 28, 2007
MINDMAP 5 released
CS Odessa has released the Mac version of ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5, an application used to organize thoughts and projects, and view them in an unorthodox manner. The major addition to the new program is the Brainstorming mode, in which users add "free-floating" topics in a timed session, arranging them either during the session or afterwards. Users can now also view ideas as maps and text outlines simultaneously, and adjust the visual style of maps by drawing vector images, or tweaking settings such as transparency. Lines and text in maps are smoothed out. MINDMAP 5 is a Universal Binary for Mac OS X 10.4, and costs $120 for personal use or $200 in its profession version.