At Agile India 2013, I showed Astah, a mind mapping tool in some sessions. To those who asked me for a free license,
- Click the image below to jump to Astah Download page and then select your platform to install Astah on(Win, Mac, or Linux).
- Apply the license file which is going to be sent to you via email. (Note that you can use Astah for a while without this license file. So you can just try and if you like it, set the license later)
- Start-up Astah, then follow the menu [Diagram]->[Mindmap].
- Start creating mind maps !
Here’s a video, how to create a mind map in Astah. Learning shortcut keys is critical to draw mind maps quick. [TAB] to add a child topic, and [RETURN] to add another branch. Try [Shift-TAB] and [Shift-RETURN] to see what happens. Also there are pre-set template of mind maps you can choose from for the first branches.
Please let me know if you were in the Agile India 2013 conference and got interested in the mindmapping tool and haven’t received the email from me yet.
And also note that Astah is not only for mindmapping. It is a COMPLETE UML editor with ER(database) diagrams, DFD(data flow), flowcharts, state machines, sequence diagram, etc. And there is a web browser version “Astah Share” to share diagrams among your team (Astah Share Concept / Astah Share Download). Please enjoy !
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