Q. Why should I use Thought Mapper ?
A. If you do any planning, writing, research, organizing,
learning or thinking, then you have got a tool in your hand
which will make your work lot more easier.
Q. What can I use it for ?
A. Mind Maps can be used for:
Displaying concise information.
Describing the relationship
As a Memory Aid.
To help make a decision.
To start planning a
new task or project
Q. I want to know more about mind mapping.
A. Read more about Mind Mapping here (PDF
Q. Where can I see some samples ?
A. Please have a look at the sample map gallery
Q. How do I start using the Thoughtmapper?
A. Download, Install. Before you start using Thoughtmapper
please read the built in help. Start
with a central theme. Put in thoughts as they start to appear.
Highlight the important topics by
using different colors. Customize your map by
Q. Not everyone has Thoughtmapper. How do I share my
maps with them ?
A. You can save the mind maps as images (JPEG, PNG)
RTF, PDF and HTML and share.
Q. Why can't I draw mind maps by hand instead ?
A. The advantages
of computer generated Mind Maps are:
Information can be added as fast
as you can type - and it is neat!
Changes can be made without re-doing
the Mind Map.
Nodes can be 'opened' and linear
text added. (This means a complete document
can be thought up, organized, written and produced in one
Images can be added from the 'symbol
gallery' with a click or a drag.
Colors can be added to words or
branches, to show connections, importance etc.
If a part gets 'fat', that particular
branch can be saved as separate Mind Map.
Mind Maps can be easily exchanged
Inter-connections can be shown with
easily drawn colored lines.
Mind maps have a 'professional'
look to them.
Q. How do I make my mind map look good?
A. You can add your individuality to your map by
adding different icons and images and by applying color
schemes of your choice.
Q. What are the Hardware requirements for the tool ?
A. Pentium II or equivalent
128Mb RAM (Recommended 256Mb)
125Mb Hard disk space
Q. How do I install the tool ?
A. Download the appropriate installer. If you have
Java 1.4.2 installed on your machine,
please download the installer without the Java Runtime Environment
(JRE) 1.4.2 (~3mb).
If you don't have Java 1.4.2 installed
or you are unsure whether Java is istalledthen
please download the installer with the JRE (~15.6 mb).
You will have to register your name
and e-mail before downloading. Please click
here to proceed to the download page. After you have downloaded
the installer, simply run it to
Q. How do I start using the tool ?
A. Download the software, follow the installation
procedure to start using it. You can also refer to the inbuilt
help functionality for any queries.
Q. I use Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP. Is it supported ?
A. Yes, Thoughmapper runs on all the above versions
Q. I use Linux/Mac. Is it supported ?
A. Thoughtmapper has been tested on Redhat Linux
8. This version is currently not available in our downloads
section. Please contact us if you need a copy.
Q. What is the initial trial period ?
A. Thoughmapper comes with a 30 days free trial
Q. How do I get support for Thoughtmapper ?
A. Please e-mail your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.