Mindjet releases mind mapping product for the Mac

by Volker Weber

Mindjet releases their MindManager 6 Mac. At $229 it is pretty expensive, so I will probably continue to use the open source program Freemind. In Germany Mindjet charges 199 EUR + 16 % MWSt = 230.84 EUR = $298.85.

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I am always fascinated by why some American companies charge such high premiums in Europe. It is not like the cost of doing business is much higher. We have always charged the same price for anybody, anywhere, and I would just assume the same would be true of other software companies, given how easy it is to see the prices on the Internet. Mystifying.

Ben Langhinrichs, 2006-06-07

Isn't it $229 rather than $299? And 346 € is for MindManager Pro, not for the Mac Version, as far as I can see.

Martin Switaiski, 2006-06-07

MindManager 6 Mac, in the UK, is £149 plus sales tax (VAT at 17.5%). By my reckoning this equates to around £175 or €255 or $330.

But that's for me; the Mindjet store changes automatically depending where you're surfing from.

Ben Poole, 2006-06-07

Martin, you are right. I corrected the numbers.

Volker Weber, 2006-06-07

MindManager is the single greatest software package I have loaded on my PCs (well, besides Domino of course. ;-) I used to capture mind maps on paper, but the ease and speed at which you can create maps in MindManager is amazing. I utilize it on most of my development projects, for everything from time planning to brainstorming about application architecture. It's great that Mac users can now get their hands on this excellent tool! Yes it is rather expensive, but it is worth every penny (or Euro, crown, peso, et. al. :-)

Chris Blatnick, 2006-06-07

On Windows and Mac, there's NovaMind, too. It's been around since quite a while and the interface seems pretty slick. It is priced around 80 EUR, so this should be quite competitive to MindManager.

(I am not using mind maps, I rather stick to freeform outlines which represent the same thing minus the layout issues – I am not an endorser of NovaMind, just wanted to mention that it's there, too).

Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2006-06-07

Well, probably I will have to get the mind-map of the Notes-client developer to be able to understand why (and most importantly where) hiding places for simple things like adding a signature to my mail etc are set up. Ahhh... the simplicity of Mail.App! Ln is second ugly to no other software package. If it were´t for the group-collaboration, it could easily rot in my basement, but alas, our company stores a huge amount of valuable data there.

In order to find that info, I need another min map, mind you.

But well, I am just spoilt, am I not?

Armin Roth, 2006-06-08

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