NovaMind
NovaMind
5.6.9

3.3

NovaMind free download for Mac

NovaMind

5.6.9
31 October 2016

Document the outcomes of brainstorming sessions.

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 NovaMind

Version 5.6.9:
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bobembry
30 November 2014

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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¢
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Version 5.6.4
Brookhaven
01 December 2016
Just tried the download button above but just goes to a non existing page with "404 Not Found" Something amiss here???
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Version 5.6.9
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Brookhaven
Brookhaven
01 December 2016
Further to my post above it seems its under new management, the original Novamind Cloud and website have been discontinued.

Looking at the Facebook page it’s a sorry tale of confusion, fudge and delay.

Even more glad I didn’t sign up for the subscription model a couple of years ago - I was beginning to get very suspicious of the company anyway.
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MarceloD7830
05 October 2015
They are a fraud. A long time promising help and nothing happens
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Version 5.6.5
Me2
20 February 2015
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.
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Version 5.6.5
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jarod-1
jarod-1
27 February 2015
You don't seem to be aware that the platinum version of Novamind can't really be compared to Mindnode. If you don't appreciate the difference, then Mindnode is probably a good choice for you.

Generally with software, when they add hundreds of features you need to pay more.
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bobembry
30 November 2014
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¢
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Version 5.6.4
Brookhaven
29 August 2014
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.
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Version 5.5.8
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jarod-1
jarod-1
27 February 2015
I really feel for the developers that have a hard time paying the bills because people want software so cheap. The subscription model allows them to make money while continuing to make high quality software. I just don't see $6.99/month as that expensive.
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Kihoalu
12 January 2013
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.
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Version 5.3.4
Joy-Livingwell
25 September 2012
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.
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Version 5.3.4
Joy-Livingwell
25 September 2012
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.
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Version 5.3.4
VMV
23 March 2012
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.
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Version 5.2.17
kbaxxx
30 August 2011
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.
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Version 5.0.2
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Miner
Miner
04 March 2012
I am a bit sceptic about reviewers like this: all reviews done on 1 day, bringing down the ratings of competing apps, rating on some random others, and then high acclaims for a product like this where previous comments were much more negative. And after that one day: nothing for 6 months, nothing at all. Maybe I am paranoid, but this seems like tweaking the ratings...
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Espiridion
Espiridion
09 March 2012
Also the statement "this has by far the most powerful features" is incorrect IMO. Only the expensive version has features that are comparable with alternative programs, and many were included in prior versions without the hefty price tag. I have not upgraded my old version, and probably never will.
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