NovaMind 5 Pro
Developer: NovaMind Software
Current Version: 5.5.8
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 27.4 MB - Download
Plan and manage your projects; solve problems; brainstorm and organize ideas; get things done better and with less hassle.
NovaMind 5 Pro is powerful Mind Mapping software with easy to use Mind Map creation and layout, unmatched design freedom, and professional level features.
Create interesting and meaningful Mind Maps using the wide range of different shaped topics such as lines, rectangles, cloud shapes, parallelograms, arrows and ovals. You can even use custom shaped topics, giving you unparalleled flexibility of topic shapes.
Using NovaMind is easy because it has familiar toolbars and inspectors, customizable window layout, single click insertion of topics, hotkeys for all common operations, layout assistance to keep your Mind Maps looking great automatically, automatic coloring and topic shapes to make your Mind Maps visually appealing without all the work. Printing assistance shows you exactly how your Mind Map will appear when printed, including how big your text will be when printed. Automatic text coloring makes your text white when on a dark background and black when on a light background - no need to worry about legibility.
Callouts (like speech bubbles) add extra information. Floating topics allow you to create separate mini-Mind Maps on the same canvas. Group topics visually using boundaries. Attach free floating shapes, images and text to topics. They can either push other topics out of the way or float behind or in front of the other topics. Shapes can have text and images on them, allowing you infinite flexibility to enhance your topics.
You can have multiple Mind Maps in a single document, with hyperlinks between topics either on the same Mind Map or different Mind Maps. Add topic notes to record extra information. Hyperlink to as many web sites as you like on a single topic. Drag and drop emails from Mail to hyperlink to emails. Attach other files to topics as part of your NovaMind document.
The layout system keeps the Mind Map in the most compact format possible while allowing you the freedom to lay out subtopics at any angle from their parent, either linearly or radially. You can move any topic to wherever you want it, and NovaMind will ensure that your topics don't overlap. No other Mind Mapping program even comes close to this.
There are over 3,000 images available directly through the media browser, which also makes available your iPhoto, Aperture, and Lightroom libraries. You can add your own folders of pictures for easy access, and do Flickr searches directly from within the media browser, and drag and drop images directly into your NovaMind Mind Maps. You can have up to 5 images directly on each topic - 4 topic images, and a background texture.
Themes, color sets, font sets, rainbow coloring, color array coloring, and inherited styles allow for easy formatting of topics without having to set explicit settings on every topic, and to easily try out different color schemes. Individual topic settings can go right down to the level of gradient fills, glassy button look, shadows and reflections, so you can make your Mind Maps look stunning.
The in addition to all the features of NovaMind Express, the Pro edition has multiple Mind Maps in a single document, advanced outline numbering, additional imports and exports, the ability to attach files as part of your documents, the ability to have checkboxes on topics, two way synchronization of checkboxes with iCal, and creation of your own font sets and color sets.
NovaMind 5 fully supports Lion with full screen mode, resume, autosave, save in place, and versions.
Imports and exports include iMindMap, XMind, FreeMind, MindNode, SimpleMind, OmniOutliner, OPML, text, PDF, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, EPS, BMP, PowerPoint, Mind Manager, RTF, MS Word.
Fixed a problem when attaching or hyperlinking to files in some rare circumstances.
Fixed a problem that was affecting a few people when adding Mind Maps to existing documents.
A couple of other minor bug fixes.
Most Helpful Reviews
Update, Much more reliable now. - Update, it is more reliable, works fine no crashes in months. Straight forward to use, I can take notes quickly creating a mind map that always plays well back to the others involved in the discuss. I like the product. Would appreciate more templates. I'm a long time user of MindManager for Windows. Mindjet would not let me move my MindManager license to the Mac so I used a credit in the App Store to buy NovaMind Pro. It seem to work fine if and maybe a bit cleaner interface than MindManager. Not as many templates, but you can quickly create your own and the auto color scheming is very handy. It imports MindManager files quickly and easily. One feature I miss from MindManager is the import from Word, where you can import an RFP for example with headers and it you get a very useful mindmap of the bid request. My usage is primarily a quick map to organize on something and to take notes. You can export to Word which works fine, though it would be nice to automatically get a bitmap of the map in the Word Document. The only issue which might become a show stopper is that it crashes often, without warning or saving. I am running a new MacBook Pro with 10.7.5.