Mindmapping + OPML?

MindManager is a commercial mind mapping tool for Windows. They’ve recently published an article titled “Blog Better With MindManager”:http://blog.mindjet.com/2005/07/blog-better-with-mindmanager . I’m not sure I’m completely sold on mindmaps, but I like the idea, and they clearly work for some people. It would be interesting to see a bridge between MindManager (and other mindmapping tools like “FreeMind”:http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page) and the “new OPML stuff that Dave Wiener has been bootstrapping”:http://www.opml.org/.

Mindmaps are really just outlines expressed in a visually richer format.

2 thoughts on “Mindmapping + OPML?

  1. Angel Serrano

    What do you mean with Mind Mapping + OPDML?
    I think that you say to create mind maps with MindManager and then transform it to text with OPDML … or not?

  2. eas Post author

    I’m not sure what you mean by OPDML. I was referring to OPML. My thought was that mindmapping tools should contain hooks to export mindmaps as OPML documents and be able to import OPML documents and import them as mindmaps. I’m not sure how well it would work, and I’m sure it wouldn’t work well for some kinds of mindmaps, but it seems to me that it would be an interesting experiment.

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