Type of Program: Organize
Supported Platforms: Win9x/ME/NT4/2K/XP
Company Name: Brainstorm Software Ltd
Version: 3.5
Price: 40
Installed Size: 2.62 Mb


The installation of BrainStorm is easy and intuitive. You can place the program files where you want them.

Well I hate to say it, but unless you are willing to look at an online Demo or go through the Overview in the Help file don't bother downloading BrainStorm. Listen just do it dammit! Go to the Homepage and on the right side in a column view you will see Demo, pick the one of the 3 choices that is best for you. I found out that what worked the best for me was to watch the Demo, then try working with BrainStorm and then watch the Demo again.

Now listen up! BrainStorm is going to change your life! It is going to make order out of chaos.

BrainStorm helps you: (From BrainStorm)

Do more
In less time
To a higher standard
With less effort
BrainStorm makes it easy for you to:
Capture your knowledge: Thoughts, ideas, recollections, inspiration
Gather information: From the Web. From on-screen documents. From files.
Organise it all: Sequence and structure your material using simple yet powerful commands.
Launch external actions: Open documents and files, send emails, open web pages and run programs from within BrainStorm.
Export it: HTML pages which mimic BrainStorm. Plain HTML. Text outlines to file or clipboard.

With BrainStorm the process goes like this, first get a starting point, the example they use in the Demo is a wedding, then under that add some other elements of a wedding, like guests, wedding hall, food, invitations, bride, groom, church. Now here is the first thing you can do with BrainStorm that sets it apart, you can easily take by a number of methods, any of these categories and put them under another. As an example you can put food under wedding hall. So what I'm getting at is that you easily structure information any way you want with BrainStorm.

There are all kinds of ways that you can import information into BrainStorm, plus once you have it you can easily rearrange it, and enhance it in different ways.

Then you can export the information in a number of ways. You can print it, you can save it and publish it to HTML. You can output all of the model or from a selected entry downwards (ie its own descendants). Or output only entries containing certain text.

I hope that you are getting the picture, because I know that you don't want to read pages of my thoughts. But let me leave you with a few more things to consider. BrainStorm has literally been around forever (1981) it has an impressive list of people who use it (even Douglas Adams used it)and yes it will change and improve the way you work.

I also have a gift for you a 50% discount. When you decide to buy BrainStorm, during the order process, near the top you will see a line in red that reads "Please click here now if you have a special offer code", click on that. In the space provided enter the "secret" code 2534. This offer is only good until the end of the year.

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Reviewed by Joe Tex

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