A new version of the acclaimed BrainStorm software is released today. The 'thought assistant' program now includes a new 'mind-reader' feature that allows users to publish their thoughts onto web pages - enabling others to see inside their heads.
BrainStorm is a creative thinking tool that enables users to record their ideas quickly and then organise and develop them. It takes textual ideas and information on board as quickly as they can be typed or copied from sources such as web pages or other programs.
Once incorporated, information can be easily modified, copied or moved as the creative process progresses. The program automatically sets up hypertext links between matching entries, wherever they appear.
"We all think in three dimensions - levels of detail and cross links between the same information in different contexts - yet paper and conventional software do not reflect this richness," explained David Tebbutt, managing director of Brainstorm Software and a former editor of Personal Computer World magazine. "Now, with the latest release of BrainStorm, users can publish their thoughts as a hierarchical 3-D model which can be viewed and navigated by others using a Web browser."
The compact program can be downloaded from http://www.brainstormsw.com It is free to try for 30 days, after which a fee of GBP 40 (+ VAT if applicable) is payable for a full licence. Existing registered users can upgrade at no charge.
The 'mind-reader' feature is automatically embedded in the Web-published models. It brings them to life on virtually all modern browsers. Users can plunge into detail and step back with the click of a mouse. They can follow lateral links with another click - and search at any time. Like BrainStorm itself, the mind-reader is designed to be easy to use, fast and almost invisible in operation.
Previous versions of BrainStorm have shown it to be an invaluable tool for project managers, researchers, writers, students, teachers, genealogists ... anyone who needs to marshal information and ideas as part of their work or hobby.
Being text-based, BrainStorm can handle much larger projects than can visual-based tools.
Figure caption: BrainStorm now includes a new 'mind-reader' feature that allows users to share their thinking with others by publishing it onto web pages.
Date: 22 January 2003
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BrainStorm was designed by David Tebbutt to be his 'personal assistant' when he was editor of Personal Computer World magazine in the early 80's, following a 14-year career in the computer industry. It has gone through many iterations over the years but the current version is the culmination of work done during the past eight years with Marck Pearlstone, a professional programmer since 1973.
After the 30 day trial period the program remains fully functional, but starts to include reminders on printouts and Web-published models that the registration fee is payable.
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