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Mind Maps: Labyrinth

Labyrinth.  Of the three mind mapping tools discussed here, Labyrinth is by far the easiest to use.  Labyrinth opens in a main window and clicking the New button opens another window in which a mind map can be created.  The interface is very simple, making it ideal for younger or less experienced users.  The menu at the top of the screen is concise (File, Edit and Mode).
File allows for importing and exporting mind-maps}.  Edit provides options for altering mind map components.  Mode allows users to toggle between Edit mode and Drawing mode, as well as to add images and to zoom in and out.  The Mode menu items are also available on a toolbar just below the menu.  There is a toolbar at the bottom of the window, below the canvas, that lets users format fonts as well as change colors of both fonts and nodes.
Edit mode allows users to add text boxes wherever they click within the canvas.  Alternatively, Draw mode allows users to add nodes with hand (mouse) drawn images.  Once a main node has been created, child nodes are added with a click.  To add nodes to a child node, click on the node to select it and then click in the area where the new child node should be.  Nodes can be moved easily by clicking and dragging them to a desired location.  Figure 4.9 shows Labyrinth in all its glory. (LW)

Figure 4.9: Could Labyrinth be so easy to use that a even child could use it? Probably.
Figure 4.9: Could Labyrinth be so easy to use that a even child could use it? Probably.