Month: September 2008

Personal Brain for the Mac

Personal Brain is a mind mapping tool originally developed for Windows and since some time also available to Mac users. It's a unique approach to mind mapping that goes beyond the exotic terminology used by the program.In Personal Brain you enter thoughts (logical) into the Plex (the visible, graphical portion of the Brain window). Personal Brain enables you to attach notes, attachments and metadata to thoughts. And the metadata you can attach can further expand on the Brain’s usability. Originally a Windows application, Personal Brain is a Java implementation on the Mac. This makes it somewhat slower than a native program, but not so much as to be annoying or getting in the way of what you want to do—even when your Brain gets filled up nicely. Except for Personal Brain being a Java application, there is one other critique that I have. Although Personal Brain doesn’t look like a Windows program—it looks pretty unique—it does lack some typical Mac functionality. For example, you can attach dates to Thoughts, but you can’t synchronise these with …