Buzan's iMindMap

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iMindMap™
Developer(s) ThinkBuzan Ltd
Stable release iMindMap 7
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Type Mind mapping
Website www.thinkbuzan.com

iMindMap is concept mapping software that uses Tony Buzan’s brand of Mind Mapping methods to create maps for brainstorming, organising, creative thinking, project management, planning and delivering presentations.

Developer[edit]

The desktop application was developed by ThinkBuzan (a trading name of OpenGenius Ltd). iMindMap runs on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The software allows organic and linear Mind Maps to be created using a mouse, keyboard, interactive whiteboard or tablet computer.

Versions[edit]

  • Paid version - iMindMap 7 (released November 2013[1] includes the following features: Presentation View;[2] DropTask integration[3] 3D View, Branch Art, SmartLayout, MultiMaps, Flowcharts, spreadsheets, Map Snippets, adding & exporting audio notes, attaching data (via dragging and dropping), intelligent printing, filtering, integration with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook), Apple iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) and OpenOffice.org (Writer, Calc, Impress); Project View for project management; image and icon library; sketch tool, OPML Import & Export, expand and collapse; focus on and focus out; relationship arrows; boundaries; importation of Mind Manager, Novamind, Freemind and Word files; export as web pages, PDFs and SVGs, It also Supports Mac Mavericks and Windows 8. Languages include: English and Japanese. For a list of all current languages, see Product history table below.
  • In the newest update, 7 (released November, 2013[4])new features have been added to the desktop software including Branch Art, a whole new user interface, export presentation to PowerPoint, DropTask integration, new editor tools, presentation backgrounds, templates and PDF handouts, new Sketch and changeable Skins.
  • Subscription version - "iMindMap Freedom" is a subscription package released in March 2012. It includes iMindMap mobile apps for iPhone, iPad,Android Phone and Android Tablet, an online editor that can be accessed through a web browser and ThinkBuzan Cloud to store and sync Mind Maps between the supported devices.

Product history[edit]

Version Platform Release Date Languages
iMindMap Beta Version 1 Windows, Mac Released November 2006
iMindMap Version 1 Windows, Mac Released January 2007
iMindMap Version 1.5 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released July 2007
iMindMap Version 2 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released September 2007
iMindMap Version 2.5 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released May 2008
iMindMap Version 3 Windows, Mac Released September 2008 English, Welsh, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian,

Polish, Traditional Chinese.

iMindMap Version 3.1 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released November 2008 English, Welsh, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian,

Polish, Traditional Chinese.

iMindMap Version 4 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released May 2009 12 languages including English, German, French, Spanish.
iMindMap Version 4.1 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released October 2009 15 languages including English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Swedish and Danish.
iMindMap 5.0 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released April 2011 English, Japanese.
iMindMap 5.1 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released June 2011 English, Japanese.
iMindMap 5.2 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released July 2011 English, Japanese.
iMindMap 5.3 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released Aug 2011 English, US English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch,

Portuguese.

iMindMap 5.4 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released November 2011 English, US English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch,

Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Traditional Chinese and Danish.

iMindMap 5.5 Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux Released February 2012 English, US English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch,

Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Traditional Chinese and Danish.

iMindMap 6 Windows, Mac Released July 2012 English, US English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch,

Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Traditional Chinese and Danish.

iMindMap 6.1 Windows, Mac Released November 2012 English, US English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch,

Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Traditional Chinese and Danish.

iMindMap 6.2 Windows, Mac Released March 2013 English, US English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch,

Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Traditional Chinese and Danish.

iMindMap 7 Windows, Mac Released November 2013 English, US English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch,

Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Traditional Chinese and Danish.

File format[edit]

  • DMG/Zip file formats
  • Import Mind Manager, Novamind and FreeMind Maps
  • Import Microsoft Word files

See also[edit]

Investors[edit]

  • Horatio investments[5] invested in ThinkBuzan Ltd, the developers of iMindMap just over 3 years ago and the company remains a key investor in ThinkBuzan Ltd.

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