Incubator
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Visually-based outlining and brainstorming environment.   Commercial ($18.99)
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Incubator (was Pyramid) lets you organize your ideas using a tool that complements the way you think. Drag in text and images from Safari, Word, the Desktop and most other OS X applications. Place them anywhere on multiple worksheets within a single document.

Use the content you've gathered to build elaborate visual hierarchies. Add annotation. Link to external Web pages and desktop documents. Easily mastered, surprisingly powerful.
What's New
Version 3.2:

Note: The version available for download is 3.0.2. The version available in the Mac App Store is 3.2.

  • Added a context menu to the directory panel. Fixed issues with OPML import order, and PDF exported embedded links.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later





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Incubator User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Steverb511 commented on 03 Jun 2011
I've found Incubator to be an elegantly clean and convenient application for brainstorming and outlining. When I needed support MindCad was outstanding. I would pay $49 for this as a first-time purchaser.

However, after looking at “What’s New” and playing around with version 3.0 I don't see anything remotely significant enough in it over version 2.6.4 that justifies repurchasing it for $49. I would consider a very modest upgrade price. Am I missing something?
[Version 3.0]

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Nestorph replied on 03 Jun 2011
I have to agree. I've had Incubator since the Pyramid days and moved on from it to MindNode because Incubator never really advanced. And MindNode Pro costs half the price with more functionality!
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Stoneman replied on 26 Jun 2011
The upgrade price for those who bought it before 2010 is $19 at the moment, but with that going up to $29. After 2010 and it is free. Whether that is enough to make a difference to you, is perhaps another matter.

As much as I love Incubator's simplicity, its more limited feature set seems to make it a less likely candidate for integrating into workflow on an iPad, for instance, where I tend to use iThoughts, although MindNode is workable, too.

On that note, Mindnode Pro on the Mac looks good, but my using the iOS on the go means I'm much less likely to use an app on the Mac that I can't integrate easily.

Caveat: I haven't tried version 3 yet. Kind of put off by the threat of the upgrade moving from $19 to $29 in a short time, before I have a chance to try this out in connection with a workflow that is both mobile and on the desktop.
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Stoneman replied on 29 Aug 2011
Got a chance to try out this version. It is barely different than 2.6.4 in terms of functionality. Yes, you can color the background, but that's about it. The rest is visual. You keep track of worksheets with a bar on the left instead of tabs, and they got rid of the annoying frame around the mind map as well as the useless data drawer at the bottom. But that's it. They talk about a better grow/trim functionality of the workspace, which I can only assume is true. But to call this a major upgrade is an overstatement, even if a lot of under-the-hood work might have occurred.

On the upside, they are still maintaining their "limited time" upgrade fee of $19.00. As much as I have used this app, I'd be tempted to take them up on it. But the functionality of the thing has just not improved enough. Meanwhie, as I mentioned in my previous comment, there's the whole issue of the iOS, which offers mind maps with a fuller feature set than this one, meaning I can't use it to integrate.

In the end, I shall probably just stick to version 2.6.4, not so much for mind-mapping anymore, but for making reasonably clear diagrams and charts for my students.
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+57

rpphoto reviewed on 08 Jan 2007
Takes a long time for significant updates, but when they come, wow! Very nice new features for one of the world's most stable and useful Mac apps!
[Version 2.2]


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+5
Fonzo commented on 29 Aug 2006
This is a solid application. Unfortunately it hasn't evolved for quite some time now, thought there is plenty of room for improvements. Hope they get this back on track.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Hervé 5 commented on 07 Mar 2006
There is also the free and beautiful MyMind at

http://www.sebastian-krauss.de/software/

http://homepage.mac.com/sebastian.krauss/mymindscreenshots/
[Version 2.1]


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Umaromc commented on 07 Mar 2006
This looks to be a solid application for what it claims to do [for the end user] and for not too bad a price.

FreeMind (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19325), though, offers much of the same functionality at the unbeatable price of free.
[Version 2.1]


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Date:28 Dec 2013
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Incubator (was Pyramid) lets you organize your ideas using a tool that complements the way you think. Drag in text and images from Safari, Word, the Desktop and most other OS X applications. Place them anywhere on multiple worksheets within a single document.

Use the content you've gathered to build elaborate visual hierarchies. Add annotation. Link to external Web pages and desktop documents. Easily mastered, surprisingly powerful.


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