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By | December 2012
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Various Knowledge Mapping techniques originated in the scientific community during the later half of the 20th century. With the popularity of computing and the internet, it has become an indispensable tool used by millions of people and companies around the world.

Neural Matters - BrainMine Standard 2005

Company Profile

Neural Matters Limited (NML) was founded in 2001. The company performs in the field of Knowledge Mapping and Knowledge Management. NML claims gathering the best aspects of experienced Knowledge Management and analytical skills with state-of-the-art technology and enterprise application development experience. It released BrainMine; a Knowledge Mapping application for Microsoft Windows™ targeted different market sectors.

Competitive Comparison

BrainMine claims to promote "Right Brain" visual thinking and had supports from Tony Buzan. The technique based on a whole brain approach unlike a standard left brain linear approach and aims to mimick the way our brains naturally function. Lists, sequence, words, sentences and paragraphs are basically left brain skills. Right brain skills include the use of colour, gestalt, rhythm, imagination and day dreaming.

Functionality

The program provides an adequate amount of editing tools, producing good-looking diagrams and instantly redrawing while making changes. Allows insertion of clip art from the Media Window. The program does not allow cutting and pasting branches. Nor does it let annotate idea chains with text or links. There is no direct export function to use a BrainMine file in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint.

Operating System
Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT

Pricing
Allows 30-day trial, pricing of licences is as follows

|Licenses |USD |
| |$ |
|Single: |52 |
|5 Pack: |247 |
|10 Pack: |468 |
|25 Pack: |1105 |

Services
BrainMine Viewer is...