Does anyone have experience working with mind mapping software? What I’d really like to see is a product that runs on the desktop as a floating object – a la Adobe Air apps, or as they can be. The idea is that I don’t want to have to run an application each morning, I’d rather there just be a widget on my desktop that is there passively. When I need to see it or use it, I just WindowKey-D and work with my mind mapper.
Also, I want to use my mind mapping software as a task organizer. It will handle prioritized tasks with their hierarchical relationship to bigger projects. Is there a product that works best for this use? Currently, I’m evaluating Mindomo Desktop and XMind. They both seem more complicated than what I need, but lack the task-model ability of marking things as complete.
**UPDATE: I’m exclusively working with XMind to get a real good evaluation of the product. It turns out, it does have the ability to manage the various phases of a task. I don’t see any way yet to set deadlines for auto prioritization, but that may be one of those things that you have to pay for.