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The table below shows the differences between the various editions of Visual Mind.
Feature Benefit Basic Academic Business
Basic features        
In-map editing Add content by entering it directly into the map. Yes Yes Yes
Notes Write additional information to a branch. Yes Yes Yes
Boundaries Gives you a better view of the individual map parts. Yes Yes Yes
Multiselection Select multiple branches and perform actions on all. Yes Yes Yes
Numbering Automatic numbering of branches. Yes Yes Yes
Drag & drop Easy moving of branches and elements. Yes Yes Yes
Export to separate map Splits a large map into smaller maps. No Yes Yes
Import from other map Imports information from other maps into existing map. No Yes Yes
Branch shapes Shapes are drawn behind the text of a branch. For decorative reasons, or may signal a special meaning. Yes Yes Yes
Background & Map logo Allows you to set a background and insert a logo for the map. Yes Yes Yes
Styles Allows you to set multiple branch properties in one mouse click. Yes Yes Yes
Structures Saves you time when entering frequently used information. Yes Yes Yes
Map layout styles Sets the map layout so it fit your needs. Yes Yes Yes
Web Snapshots Used when inserting links to web pages. A snapshot allows you to see a small thumbnail of the web page. Yes Yes Yes
Filter Allows you to hide/show branches, giving special focus to the branches that interest you for the moment. No Yes Yes
Real-time map sharing (client/server) Allows you to collaborate with other users in real-time. Requires a Visual Mind Server. No Yes Yes
Maximum map size Maximum number of branches in a map. 200 Unlimited Unlimited
Additional elements        
Images Decorates and gives more information to a branch. Yes Yes Yes
Web pages Gives access to web pages with a mouse click Yes Yes Yes
Files Gives access to files with a mouse click. Yes Yes Yes
Folders Gives access to folder with a mouse click. Yes Yes Yes
E-mails Gives access to e-mail messages with a mouse click. Yes Yes Yes
E-mail addresses Allows you to create e-mails from within Visual Mind. Yes Yes Yes
Phone numbers Allows you to make phone calls from with Visual Mind. Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft ExcelŽ Ranges Allows you to view and edit Excel Spreadsheet data inside Visual Mind. No Yes Yes
Calculation Values By applying values to branches, you can calculate totals for complete subtrees and maps. Ideal for summing up hours, days, costs, etc. No Yes Yes
Task information Be on top of your to-do-lists and project schedules by applying information about priority and completion to branches. No Yes Yes
Reminders Visual Mind can remind you about important appointments and tasks. Just set the date & time, and Visual Mind will remind you in time. No Yes Yes
Advanced features        
Floating branches Allows you to add floating branches to any location of a map, offering you a more dynamic and flexible way of mapping. Yes Yes Yes
Callouts Ideal for adding remarks or comments that are not a part of the content itself. Yes Yes Yes
Spell checking Keeps your maps free from spelling errors. Yes Yes Yes
Map templates Give yourself a kick start when creating a new map. Yes Yes Yes
Document creation Create new documents (Word, Excel, etc.) directly from Visual Mind. No Yes Yes
Multiple views of same map. Allows you to view and edit multiple places of a map at the same time. No Yes Yes
File embedding Allows you to store file data of related files inside the map. Yes Yes Yes
Password & encryption Protects the content of your maps. No Yes Yes
Map explorer Gives you easy overview of all your maps. No Yes Yes
Document tabs Appear below the map window. Makes switching between opened maps easier. No Yes Yes
Search Find information instantly. No Yes Yes
Bookmarks Access frequently used branches with a mouse click. No Yes Yes
News feeds Allows you to use Visual Mind as a RSS news reader. Yes Yes Yes
Print to Visual Mind Allows you to print to Visual Mind. The result is a PDF document that can be inserted into any location of a Visual Mind map. No Yes Yes
Document Information Allows you to enclose document information (author, date, file name, etc) when printing to paper.. Yes Yes Yes
Add-In support Allows third party add-ins to extend the functionality of Visual Mind. Yes Yes Yes
Publishing & distribution        
Independent maps Saves a map as an independent exe file to allow people that do not have Visual Mind to view and browse your maps. No No Yes
Internet publishing Publishes a map on the internet to allow people that do not have Visual Mind to view and browse your maps. No No Yes
Export        
To Text files (Basic) Exports text and notes to text files. Yes Yes Yes
To HTML files (Basic) Exports text and notes to HTML files. Yes Yes Yes
To RTF files (Basic) Exports text and notes to RTF files. Yes Yes Yes
To XML Files (Basic) Exports text and notes to XML files. Yes Yes Yes
To Microsoft Word Powerful export (text, notes, web, files, images, etc.) to Microsoft Word. No Yes Yes
To Microsoft PowerPoint Powerful export (text, notes, web, files, images, etc.) that turns your Visual Mind into a complete Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. No Yes Yes
To PDF Exports the map to a PDF document. No Yes Yes
To Microsoft Project Allows you to export your Visual Mind maps to Microsoft Project. No Yes Yes
To Pocket PC Allows you to export your Visual Mind maps to a Pocket PC device. No No Yes
To image files Exports the map as an image. No Yes Yes
Import        
From Microsoft Project Allows you to import information from Microsoft Project. No No Yes
From Pocket PC Allows you to import information from a Pocket PC device. No No Yes
Print        
Mosaic printing Prints your large maps to several pages in a mosaic fashion. Yes Yes Yes