Only for very Early Adopters: ThinkComposer public Beta launched.

Finally! I deployed the website for my product ThinkComposer and company (Instrumind Software).

A preliminary and undocumented Beta version is also available.

The documentation about how to use the software will be created and published in the coming weeks.

If you wish, download and use it at your own risk and imagination!

The URL is: http://www.thinkcomposer.com

ThinkComposer is the versatile tool to Express the Challenges, Solutions and Knowledge of your Unique World.

(for Windows 7, Vista and XP)

It can create Concept Maps, Mind Maps, Models and general purpose Diagrams with rich and detailed content.

You can define your own “Domains” creating specialized Concepts and Relationships, considering its symbols, visual style, associativity and structured information.

This Beta will expire on Jan-01-2012, but more versions will come. Stay tuned!

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Genealogy Tree sample

Although not exactly a tree (i.e.: born from a root), a Genealogy Tree or Family Tree is an specialized graph of nodes depicting family lineage.

The next is an example made with ThinkComposer (click to enlarge):

Timelines

Time is like a highway where everything goes in the same direction. The events occurred across time are typically depicted on an horizontal line, a Timeline, with segments indicating the time periods on a scale relevant to the discussed theme. The most common use for timelines is for show historic facts, news, biographies, fine grained or long lasting events (e.g.: from subatomic particles behavior to geological ages of Earth).
Dipity timeline viewer

Dipity timeline viewer

We always associate famous events (such as news, elections, sport championships, movie releases, and so on) to timeframes and personal memories. Consider the next movies Timeline made with ThinkComposer.

Timeline of Movies (ThinkComposer style)

Sometimes we need to show multiple aspects or visions of a topic on various tracks of that Time road. Then a simple line is not enough and a parallel set of lines is required.

Schofields & Sims world history timeline

Schofields & Sims world history timeline

Plus, consider to show the timeline on the vertical axis.

Mozilla web browser timeline

Mozilla web browser timeline

Also, the amount of events to be displayed may be not dispersed on a regular basis, more when contrasting areas of time with almost no info against other plentiful of it. A way to overcome these inequalities is make timelines with non-linear shapes, for example using spirals, triangles or arcs.

Agard's biblical timeline

Agard's biblical timeline

Finally, you can see an interesting site about history of Timelines here.