Some bits and pieces:
- Mindmapping has long been dominated by MindManager, which is a great tool, but has its weaknesses (I find the latest version to be very slow, even on small maps.) A new alternative has emerged from the mindmapping king himself, Tony Buzan: iMindMap. Available only in Beta at the moment, it looks promising. (Thanks, Stefanos Karagos.) My own directory of mindmapping tools is here.
- Talking of maps, I’m also a fan of TreeMaps. (A directory of such stuff is here.) Josh Tynjala is working on a tool which would allow you to make treemaps on the fly. Looks promising, if you like that kind of thing.
- I love the idea of people selling their customizations of products that already exist. Here are some Moleskine notebooks that have been customized for sale on Etsy. Pictured here is a Moleskine screenprinted with multiples of a goldfish image in sparkly metallic gold ink. Christmas gift ideas, anyone?