Posts Tagged “brainstorming”

  • Curio 10 and Curiota

    I consider Curio to be the most expansive brainstorming application on the market. With mind maps, lists, file links, notes, full project organization tools, and much more, it's a complete productivity app. Version 10 just came out, along with a menu bar app for quick entry, and it continues to extend the capabilities of this powerhouse application.…

  • MindNode 2.0 for Mac (with Marked 2 integration)

    MindNode 2.0 for Mac is out today. It's being sold as a new app with an intro price of $19.99 US. That will go up to $29.99 after the intro sale.…

  • Even better MindMeister collaboration

    I've always recommended using MindMeister as a collaborative mind mapping/brainstorming platform. It's great for group brainstorming or for sharing ideas in easy-to-parse formats. It recently got even better, though.…

  • How I Mind Map

    I've been working on a mind mapping post for some time now. It started as a Macworld piece, but I took too long...…

  • Curio 9 adds all kinds of awesome

    One of my favorite brainstorming applications, Curio, has just released version 9. It includes an complete revamp of the interface for Mavericks and Yosemite, along with dozens of new features and improvements.…

  • Mirror your MindMeister maps to nvALT

    I love iThoughtsX, MindNode Pro and Mindjet MindManager for a lot of the local brainstorming I do on my Mac, but I've found myself doing a lot of work with MindMeister in a Fluid browser (and on iOS) lately.…

  • Brainstorm collaboratively with Stormboard

    Stormboard is a new web app for collaborative brainstorming. It's based on sticky notes and multi-section boards. While not my ideal brainstorming format, it's very effective for quickly getting ideas out, organizing them and developing them. It's ideal for remote teams who are used to using whiteboards, and comes with SSL-encrypted connections even at the free subscription level.…

  • Side note: Curio 8 is on sale

    I haven't gotten my Curio brainstorming article together yet, but I did want to mention that there's a sale on it right now until August 31st. You can use the code BACKTOSCHOOL at their online store and get 20% off of Curio 8 (usually $99).…

  • Brainstorming the brainstorm: workflows and ideas

    This post expounds a bit on my various brainstorming workflows. None of them will be a perfect fit for anyone else, but the bits and pieces can be organized into a workflow that suits just about every need.…

  • When plain text is wrong

    If you've read any of my writing or looked at any of my projects, you're probably fully aware of the nerd wood I get for plain text. You know, the stuff that's been around since the dawn of the computer and will still be around when there's not an application left that can open a DOCX file. I have to admit, though, that there are some things I can't--and don't want--to do in plain text.…