According to a report on Web 2.0 blog Mashable.com, Mead Corporation recently launched a new web-based mind mapping tool for students called MeadMap. The technology for MeadMap is provided by Comapping, which entered into a strategic relationship with Mead to provide a web-based visual mapping tool for the education market.
The interface looks just like Comapping, with a ribbon toolbar and a main topic in a gray vertical pane on the left side of the workspace, with branches radiating to the right. Mead and Comapping executives say that the two Web 2.0 applications will become more differentiated in the near future, as Comapping continues to target business users and MeadMap becomes more customized to meet the needs of students. Mead has deep roots in the education market, and could give this new Web 2.0 venture some major traction. It will be interesting to see how MeadMap evolves in the months ahead!
If you'd like to play around with MeadMapping, the two companies have graciously agreed to provide the readers of this blog with a special promotional code that you can use to sign up for 6 months of access. Normal pricing is US$12 for 6 months, or US$20 for a year. The Mind Mapping Software Blog promotional code is MINDTYP01, and is good for the first 500 users. Click here to register for MeadMap.