PersonalBrain, A Digital Organization/Mind Mapping/Hyperlinking Tool

I just found out about PersonalBrain, a free software tool that enables one to organize computer files, web pages, and ideas in a mind-map-like structure that is expandable/contractable. A friend told me about it tonight, and said that the online Encyclopedia Britannica uses it to organize its two million plus web pages. I can’t vouch for this, but the tool looks really interesting, and seems ideal for a project I’m working on.

I’ll report further on the tool once I’ve been able to dig into it more deeply, but it looks fantastic for organizing information in a very user-friendly way.


About Santo D'Agostino

I have taught mathematics and physics since the mid 1980s. I have also been a textbook writer/editor since then. Currently I am working independently on a number of writing and education projects while teaching physics at my local university. I love math and physics, and love teaching and writing about them. My blog also discusses education, science, environment, etc. Further resources, and online tutoring, can be found at my other site
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2 Responses to PersonalBrain, A Digital Organization/Mind Mapping/Hyperlinking Tool

  1. hakea says:

    Looks interesting Santo.

    I have thousands of journal articles stored on the computer which I just can’t bear to part with. Do you think this tool will help me to put them in some kind of order?

    • Santo says:

      Hi hakea,
      Yes, it looks like the tool has the potential to be very useful for your purpose. I’ve played with it a little bit … you get to use it for a month for free, then have to pay to continue to use it. (However, anything you create during the trail period is yours to keep, and it retains its functionality even if you don’t buy.) I hope to have a chance to use it more next week (once I’ve finished marking exams!) before deciding whether to purchase it or not.

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