This is a tool that can capture idea generation easily as a graphical mind map.
MindMaple provides an effective software method for brainstorming, note taking, organizing, and managing projects by stimulating ideas. The visual nature of the tool helps stimulate ideas from both sides of the brain, logical as well as the creative side. This has a simple interface and is quite intuitive. Most users would be able to get productive very quickly. The controls are also well laid out. The controls are intuitive so that most users will be able to figure out what to do and how to do it. It allows the user to add topics by simply clicking and dragging it around on the map starting from an existing topic box. With a touch screen device this feature becomes available for drawing with fingers. It is possible to visually integrate important task details into your maps. Attaching work documents, and edit and save them directly from MindMaple is also simple.
The tool has features that let you use color effectively so that the graphics created represent your thought processes quite well. It also has features that let you arrange data from schedules, status of tasks, adding other file sources to the map, export maps to Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word files, etc. Besides suitable colors, the tool will also let you use images and pictures, clip arts to improve the graphical appeal or to enhance the meaning of the map created. You can export maps from other mind mapping software like the freemind, MindManager, etc. Import can be done in TXT too. Exports in several formats including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Html, TXT, image files and PDF files are possible. This is a very good product. If you are looking for a similar solution, this is a good candidate for a trial in your exact set up.