MindMeister is an online mind mapping tool. Even though it is in “private beta”, it seems very promising.
I have to admit that I’ve been quite impressed by the quality of the interface. Even with all those “Web2.0″ web sites these days, this one really feels like a “regular non-web application”. You can create branches on your mindmap and use drag and drop to move them around. The keyboard shortcuts are handy, the interface is slick. It just works, and it’s really easy to use.
Now the collaborative features : You can share your mindmaps, and you and your people can modify the mindmap at the same time, as a kind of online brainstorming session. Pretty neat !
On the negative aspect, the styling options are somewhat limited, and so are the export formats. But hey, it’s quite young (still private beta phase, you need to have someone invite you to be able to try it out).
The overall rating : extremely positive.
Another review at TechJive, and thanks to them for inviting me on MindMeister .
I have 20 invitations to give out; who wants can ask in a comment.