Blogger: Larry Cannell
I suspect many readers of this blog are also fans of mind-mapping. If this is you, then you may be interested in checking out a new SaaS offering from Mindjet called Catalyst (no relation to Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference).
Catalyst is Mindjet’s SaaS play that extends the mind-mapping experience into collaborative mind-mapping sessions. I especially like how only a web browser is needed to view or edit a map.
The co-editing mind-mapping capability is the most compelling aspect of Catalyst. The workspaces are somewhat stark (only offering simple document sharing) and integration with their web conferencing is limited. In any case, Mindjet is a good example of a personal productivity tool being extended to support collaborative work scenarios.
"Work simultaneously with colleagues to structure and refine ideas or embed relevant information within maps. You’re free to modify ideas in one area of a map, while a colleague adds supporting details elsewhere. Edits are accepted from both Mindjet Catalyst as well as from Mindjet’s desktop software, MindManager® for Windows. Mindjet Catalyst captures it all in real time”