Free Software Friday 11

This installment comes to us courtesy of a colleague and a gentleman, Steve Lacey.  He sent me over the link and I really thought this was cool.  Allow me to set it up a bit.

I have been called an idea hamster. I admit it.  I get jazzed up on some concept, think about it and plot a bit, and then move on to the next one.  Execution has been a struggle for me in some ways.  I just can’t ever seem to foc…hey, look!  Ooooh, something shiny!

Anyway, this software is called PersonalBrain.  I’m not sure that it will help out with my execution problems, but it WILL let me think of ideas much FASTER.  WOOT!  Take a look:



It may not look like much to you, but this is one powerful tool for visualizing what’s important to you.  A few things I think are just killer:

  1. You can copy OR link to files on your computer (and network!).
  2. You can link to web sites and even configure how many links deep you want it to go.
  3. The search/indexing is amazing. 
  4. “Show Forgotten Thoughts” is like a recycle bin for your thoughts, which I think is pretty nifty.

The pay versions of this package are a little pricey, $150 for Core and $250 for Professional, but it seems to have a lot of functionality in the free product.  If you feel like you don’t have enough ideas in your life, I guarantee that this will spark some new ones!