updated 11:25 am EDT, Wed October 31, 2007
ConceptDraw Mindmap 5.2
CS Odessa today released ConceptDraw Mindmap 5.2, a revision of its mind mapping business productivity software that is compatible with Apple's new Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system. ConceptDraw Mindmap 5.2 also adds Quick Look support, integration with iCal, and a renewed user interface that supports Leopard's rich visual appearance. The application is designed as a simple tool that supports mind mapping and brainstorming techniques, as well as numerous other personal productivity methodologies. Support for Quick Look -- Apple's new technology in Leopard that offers advanced previewing capabilities -- enables users to preview maps in the Finder without opening them in the actual application. ConceptDraw Mindmap 5.2 is priced at $200 for the pro edition or $120 for the personal version, with free upgrades available to all registered users of ConceptDraw Mindmap 5.x.
The update aims to replicate the look-and-feel standards of Mac OS X Leopard with the addition of a new Clipart Library, map previews reflected in Page Navigator, and a floating toolbar containing all of the ConceptDraw Mindmap 5 drawing tools. Usability enhancements include an automatic topic placement mode user can easily switch from the existing freehand topic placement mode.
"ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 is a business and personal productivity tool that provides versatile integration with MS Office and project management software along with complete support of mind mapping and brainstorming techniques within single productivity toolbox," CS Odessa said.
The ConceptDraw product line for Mac and Windows systems includes ConceptDraw 7 diagramming and drawing software; ConceptDraw Mindmap, a brainstorming tool that uses standard mind mapping techniques to help organize ideas and tasks; ConceptDraw Project, professional project management software; ConceptDraw WebWave, software for creating professional diagrams and drawings on the stage of website or application prototyping and design, page mocking-up and site-mapping; and ConceptDraw NetDiagrammer for network as well as system design.