This mind map software gives me a very easy and practical way to think and work. Many things are pre-drawn and automatic. I only need to drag and drop. Now I can draw a mind map blisteringly fast. Even when the map is made in a hurry, nobody notices this and everybody marvels at it. It is easy to use and it also has a variety of colors and shapes to choose from, clear and quick. I think this software combines something from Microsoft Word, which is genius, and it turns out really powerful.
Well, after trying my first mind mapping software, being this, the result was less than good.
It installed fine, opens fine, but getting a template working is near impossible. The first window that opens giving you some mind mapping templates, when clicked on, open an empty window telling me this cannot be opened with other Edraw software....uh... I have no other Edraw "anything" and so far, may never.
I did manage to reopen it again, get one template working but then it will not let me select any bubbles for the template, they are uncheckable or rather, clicking on them does nothing, nor does drag and drop, etc... I have used near every type of graphic software there is so I am very familiar with how they work. Double clicking the main idea bubble does nothing, about as much as if the window was screenshotted and thrown in front of me, clicking is useless.
After that, I still can't get a template to work again, same issue, can't be opened with other Edraw software... sigh... this won't open a template in it's own program, seriously, not good.
That said, it must work for others so I will try downloading from another source and reinstall, if anything changes, I will change my review.
Easy to install and configure with the look-and-feel of Office 2010's ribbon menus. Building your ideas and splendid graphics and nice set of templates. You can customize the program to your style which is great.
I stumbled across this gem by accident but now I am in love. This program is top notch. It is modeled after Smartdraw and has a lot of the same features but is free. As far as I can tell this isn't crippleware, nagware, and doesn't put annoying water marks on your printouts or exports. If you need to make charts for school or work you can not go wrong with this program.
I've tried mind map software in the past and didn't quite know what to do with it. This one gave some templates that immediately answered a few of my questions as to why would I use this, and what's a mind map. Interface is very modern and gives an MS Office feel.
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