Creating and linking text blocks is easy with Mind Pad. But it can do more. Mind Pad allows you to organize in mind map objects with any properties set. With Mind Pad scripting you can create your own rules for data management and representation.
Mind Pad suggests a new approach to mind mapping. Now, mind map is not just a lot of linked text blocks. Mind Pad allows to create your own frame objects with unique properties that are most suitable for your business. You can organize those objects into some hierarchy or map.
For instance, with Mind Pad Model Editor you can easily create an object called "Contact Person" and assign to it some really useful properties, such as Person name, Company name, Next time to contact date. Then you can create a mind map using "Contact Person" frame object and link new objects with each other showing the relation between your contacts. You can create your own knowledge management system using Mind Pad scripting and macros functions. For these purpose Mind Pad supports Visual Basic .NET.
Managing objects' and links' formatting is easy with Mind Pad object-oriented approach. You can use a frame or link styles, specify colors, text settings and other. When you need to create a new object you just tell Mind Pad what style it should use for this object or link. The most great idea of Mind Pad: Mind Pad is easy to use software. As long as it supports powerful object oriented-methodology and scripting, it's very simple software. It's easy to use it for every day mind mapping.
If you really want to make use of powerful object-oriented mind mapping, then you should spend some time and learn how to create a frame objects using Model Editor. This object should have all properties you need to represent some data in mind map. For instance, if you brainstorm the possibility of finding and integrating some software solution, then you can create some frame objects for your needs.
Run Model Editor and spend five minutes to create your own frame object, for instance name it "Software Solution". Add some properties that will represent most valuable information, such as Solution Name, Company Name, Pricing and Web-Page URL. Now, when creating mind map, you can use the new "Software Solution" objects. The resulting mind map will be very simple and very useful at the same time.