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NovaMind
NovaMind
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NovaMind free download for Mac

NovaMind

Version 5.6.9

Document the outcomes of brainstorming sessions.

NovaMind overview

NovaMind is a key tool used to conduct and record the outcomes of brainstorming sessions. Use this technique to generate ideas for marketing, KPI's, goals, and problem resolution. Having employees involved in brainstorming sessions encourages creativity, initiative, communication, and improved employer/employee relationships.

This is a powerful new program taking all the best features of the award-winning NovaMind application and combining them with a new, simple-to-use interface, plus many new features, such as the most advanced layout system available, a new theme system, color sets, font sets, floating topics, callouts, new topic shapes, gradient fills, multiple topic images, etc.

Note: Price shown on this listing is that reflected of a one year subscription at $6 a month. There is also a "lite" version available for free which has limited features. All perpetual subscriptions were discontinued on October 26th, 2016.

What’s new in version 5.6.9

Updated on Oct 31 2016

Version 5.6.9:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Information

License

Commercial

Size

33.4 MB

Downloads

70135

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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Brookhaven
Brookhaven
Dec 1 2016
5.6.9
1.0
Dec 1 2016
1.0
Version: 5.6.9
Just tried the download button above but just goes to a non existing page with "404 Not Found" Something amiss here???
MarceloD7830
MarceloD7830
Oct 5 2015
5.6.5
0.5
Oct 5 2015
0.5
Version: 5.6.5
They are a fraud. A long time promising help and nothing happens
Me2
Me2
Feb 20 2015
5.6.5
0.0
Feb 20 2015
0.0
Version: 5.6.5
I'm sorry for having to write this. But look at this COST. $349. Plus, their new licensing methodology is schizophreniform and expensive as well. At least Adobe's makes some kind of sense. Will have to move on to MindNodePro. I say this honestly and without malice, but, this cost is egregious.
bobembry
bobembry
Nov 30 2014
5.6.4
0.0
Nov 30 2014
0.0
Version: 5.6.4
I've been paying NovaMind upgrade fees for years, but rarely using. Each upgrade promises miracles that are rarely delivered. These days I'm mostly using Scapple and MindNode Pro for my thinking canvases. For my purposes I'd like to be able to use either as a base layer and then superimpose Skitch style annotations. Later I'd like to be able to modify the base layer while retaining the annotations. My 2¢
Brookhaven
Brookhaven
Aug 29 2014
5.5.8
1.0
Aug 29 2014
1.0
Version: 5.5.8
NovaMind seems to be following Adobes lead in going down the subscription route for its products. As I am only an occasional user of NovaMind, the costs of subscribing is just not worth the money for me and I see no real advantage in doing so. Shame really, as I quite like the software, and although it will continue to work for now, who knows when it will stop after further MacOS upgrades in the future. One also has to question how often there will be updates, as I seem to recall that updates were promised in the past and often took a long time to materialise.
Kihoalu
Kihoalu
Jan 12 2013
5.3.4
0.0
Jan 12 2013
0.0
Version: 5.3.4
Short trial - seems to be fairly capable. My test is short enough that I don't feel good calling it a review - more just comments. I'm not impressed with the design aspects of this: The entry-level crayon colors give me a headache. There's a 3 tiered pricing structure. The cost as listed, is for the "Express" version, but I'm not clear what I got in the downloaded trial.
Joy-L
Joy-L
Sep 25 2012
5.3.4
3.0
Sep 25 2012
3.0
Version: 5.3.4
Under OS 10.6, NovaMind 5.3 is slow, buggy, and prone to crash. One of the bugs causes file sizes to bloat, such that a few minor changes can take a file from around 100 K to around 600 K. Copy the data into another file, and file size goes back down to 100 K. Quit NovaMind, re-open it, make a change to the file, and save it, and file size goes down to around 200 K. The bigger the file, the more likely the program is to become unresponsive. When that happens, - Toggles to expand and collapse the mind map stop working, or work intermittently. - Keyboard commands to add new child and sibling nodes work intermittently or stop working altogether. - Typing slows way down. Once these problems start, NovaMind usually ends up crashing within a few minutes.
Joy-L
Joy-L
Sep 25 2012
5.3.4
3.0
Sep 25 2012
3.0
Version: 5.3.4
I have been testing NovaMind for the last several weeks, on a variety of projects. On the plus side, it is gorgeous, easy to use, fairly intuitive, and packed with features. One of my favorites allows you to switch between mind map and outline views, or look at both simultaneously. (I find this particularly useful when I am planning something like a book.) You can select items in the outline view, Copy, and Paste them into an RTF document, which will give you the correct indent hierarchy, though it doesn't number the items. You can also export the outline to TEXT and Word. On the minus side, NovaMind 5.3 is slow, buggy, and prone to crash, at least under OS 10.6. One of the bugs causes file sizes to bloat, such that a few minor changes can take a file from around 100 K to around 600 K. The bigger the file, the more likely the program is to become unresponsive. Toggles to expand and collapse the mind map stop working, or work intermittently. Keyboard commands to add new child and sibling nodes likewise work intermittently or stop working altogether. Typing slows way down. At some point, it usually crashes. I am also surprised by some of the features NovaMind doesn't have. For instance, you would think that a program that intrinsically produces a lovely outline of your mind map, and can auto-number your nodes, could EXPORT the numbering, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. I fell in love with this program when I started testing it, and fully intended to buy it. Unfortunately, its bugginess, slowdowns, and frequent crashes are deal-breakers for me. This is a beautiful program with great potential. I hope the developers will manage to fix these problems, because I'd really LIKE to use this product.
VMV
VMV
Mar 23 2012
5.2.17
2.5
Mar 23 2012
2.5
Version: 5.2.17
Very useful in professional sense but criple because OS version lacks of presenter, flexibranch and quicklook I prefer as essential properties. I am affraid NM5 is never coplete for OS so be carefull before you decide to purhace app. OS version of NM5 has been under construction now about three years.
kbaxxx
kbaxxx
Aug 30 2011
5.0.2
5.0
Aug 30 2011
5.0
Version: 5.0.2
Love this app! This is my most used productivity tool. I've tried them all (iMindMap, Mind Manager, XMind, Freemind, etc etc), and this has by far the most powerful features, and yet is still very easy to use. The redesign they have done for v5 is excellent. They have taken a really good application and rebuilt it as a truly fantastic app.
jjalex
jjalex
Aug 2 2011
5.0.0b15
5.0
Aug 2 2011
5.0
Version: 5.0.0b15
I have used NovaMind 4 before and now upgraded to NovaMind 5. I used to like v4, but v5 is just miles ahead. They have done a fantastic job of rewriting it. Love the new user interface, new layout system, floating topics, callouts, new topic shapes, and especially the color arrays and iCal integration. It's so much better for brainstorming now, and for my to-do list. It's still beta, and have had a couple of crashes, but it has an autosave system so only lost about 20 seconds of work.
Brookhaven
Brookhaven
Apr 2 2011
4.7.4
1.0
Apr 2 2011
1.0
Version: 4.7.4
2 April 2011 and the NovaMind 5 first beta release is now available. There have been quite a few comments before about the interface, but I found v4 a nice app. However, the version 5 app is very late arriving and now it has (almost) I'm finding it very frustrating to use. If you want to move a topic cell around, you have to wait for a little popup to appear, which you then grab with the mouse to move the cell. Ugghhh:-(
Redsee
Redsee
Feb 10 2011
4.7.4
0.0
Feb 10 2011
0.0
Version: 4.7.4
frustrating to use
Jan-rybar
Jan-rybar
Jul 28 2008
4.2.6
0.0
Jul 28 2008
0.0
Version: 4.2.6
1. Expensive. 2. Buggy. It's for playing, not for working.
Espiridion
Espiridion
Jan 11 2008
4.1.2
0.0
Jan 11 2008
0.0
Version: 4.1.2
Indeed it is a shame about their pricing structure. I actually regret purchasing the previous version, which is not bad, by the way. Live and learn...
Uncoy
Uncoy
Dec 6 2007
4.1
2.0
Dec 6 2007
2.0
Version: 4.1
Crazy pricing. Not so nice interface. This fad for mind mapping will surely shake out with some better looking and simpler and less expensive applications. In the meantime, what works in black and white with nice switching between text and different map modes is MyMind. Free and elegant.
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Aug 16 2007
4.0.7
0.0
Aug 16 2007
0.0
Version: 4.0.7
Sooo promising, but somehow it just doesn't make it. Even $49 for immense ugliness ...no. And the lack of documentation ...so many of these perhaps amazing new apps seem to be developed by people incapable of providing documentation ...geek syndrome? Well get a friend. Who speaks English, preferably.
iGaucho
iGaucho
Jul 24 2007
4.0.4
0.0
Jul 24 2007
0.0
Version: 4.0.4
MacUpdate needs to change the listing for NovaMind. The price has changed since there are now 3 variants of it. Now there are NovaMind Express ($49), NovaMind Pro ($149), and NovaMind Platinum ($249). I wanted to buy NovaMind several months ago but even with the educational pricing, it was still too expensive for me. I ended up going with OmniGraffle since it was cheaper and more or less gets the job done. Obviously it's not a standalone mind mapping application. Maybe I will look into getting NovaMind Express since it is quite affordable (it costs just as much as the educational pricing for OmniGraffle). I just hope the interface has gotten an overhaul. Version 3 had some excellent features but it was a little difficult to figure out.
macupdate-290
macupdate-290
Nov 30 2006
3.2.6
0.0
Nov 30 2006
0.0
Version: 3.2.6
What it does is great. I wish it was made by the Omni group (or Apple) though. The interface is not clear at all, and they know it... That's why they have a tutorial popping up when you start up the app. Definitly not the kinda of program where you can just guess where everything is and what everything does... Some of the icons are just plain incomprehensible. I also wish the default look was a little more pleasing to the eyes... Definitely one of the best mind map apps out there, but definitely not one of the best OS X apps out there...
Espiridion
Espiridion
Nov 15 2006
3.2.4
0.0
Nov 15 2006
0.0
Version: 3.2.4
Recently I was considering either NovaMind or Mindjet MindManager. Given the MacUpdate price, I'm leaning towards NovaMind. I guess I'll decide in a few hours :-)
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