As a fan of Mind Mapping, I had always heard great things about Mindmanager but with no Mac version available I had no good way to find out for myself. Turns out Mindjet has just released version 6 and it includes a Mac version.  It’s not just a port, but a complete rewrite as a native, universal binary Cocoa app. I of course grabbed the trial. It’s expensive, so it will need to be significantly better than NovaMind for me to consider switching. Nice to see a Mac version, though.

*[Update 2006-07-08]* – I bought a Mindmanager license this week. $229 is a lot of money, but when my trial ran out I sort of panicked, which to me meant the software was useful enough to justify the price.