Leading mind mapping and collaborative working innovator MindMeister announced today the public beta launch of their Google Wave gadget. This addition of MindMeister to Google Wave will now give Wave users a number of features and functionality of MindMeister’s award winning interface within their new and existing Waves.
Since it’s beta launch in October 2009, Google Wave has been facilitating communication and collaboration between millions of users from around the globe. Equal parts document and conversation, Google Wave allows collaborators to share text, images, videos, and now mind maps all within an easily followed timeline. Google officially removed the beta status of Wave at this year’s Google I/O conference, and is now available to all – no invites needed.
To utilize the MindMeister beta gadget, Google Wave users may simply visit the Google Wave extensions gallery, and install the MindMeister gadget. As with all Google Wave extensions, users may “Try It Now!” before committing to adding the gadget to their accounts. Once installed, users will find the MindMeister icon on their toolbar, and with one click, may easily insert MindMeister’s powerful collaboration and brainstorming tools into a Wave.
“Since our inception, MindMeister has stood for collaborative, online real-time brainstorming. Google Wave shares many of the same attributes, and building a suitable gadget was simply a matter of time,” MindMeister COO Michael Hollauf comments. “The gadget is something that both MindMeister and Google Wave users have been requesting for quite some time now, and we’re more than happy to deliver.”
The MindMeister for Google Wave gadget is currently in beta phase, and does not contain all of the functionality currently available at MindMeister.com. “The gadget is up and running, but contains only a fraction of MindMeister’s full capabilities. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be adding more and more functionality, and trying to incorporate as many user requests as possible,” says Hollauf.
MindMeister is the leading web-based brainstorming and mind mapping solution. Over 35 million ideas have been generated by individuals and businesses using its unique, award-winning interface. MindMeister is hosted online and runs in all modern web browsers without the need for an installation of any kind. With a planned iPad application and live mobile application for the iPhone, MindMeister allows users to work on their ideas wherever they are. MindMeister’s patent-pending History View lets users review each action within a mind map even years after the event.