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Perpetual Beta

Have you ever had an idea that you wanted to draw but just didn’t have a pen and paper? Maybe even needed to do some brainstorming. Well this application is surely a good example of a “Perpetual Beta”.

Perpetual Beta just means that a product is still in Beta form and hasn’t been completely finished from development, which still is a while from it’s final stages of being released as a stable release for public use.

Bubbl.us is an online version of a brainstorming/mind-mapping tool that you might want to use if you have any ideas that you may need to further develop. Bubbl is simple, easy and free to use whilst allowing you to simply brainstorm online. Some features is that your able to create colourful mind maps, share your idea with friends and collaborate on it, able to embed the mind map that you create onto either or both of the blog or website that you may have, being able to e-mail then print your completed mind map and finally saving your completed mind map as an image.

The following link is a mind map that provides a full list of features of bubbl.

Mind Map Bubbl.us Features

Bubbl.us whilst being an online brainstorming tool, it also compares against Microsoft’s Office Visio, where it also can create diagrams similar to a mind map for brainstorming or you may just use paint and be manually drawing the diagrams. Office Visio comparing to Bubbl is a proprietary software and needs be purchased before being able to be use whereas Bubbl is an online alternative to having Visio as it is free for users.

This potential website offers the great opportunity as to what the future of Bubbl may give its users into more brainstorming tools in its Beta version. This link is just some ideas as to what maybe implemented into the next version. Future for Bubbl.us

References:

Bubbl.us

Microsoft Office Visio

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14 responses

  1. Hey mate!

    Great post!

    Such an awesome application, very very useful especially for doing group projects.

    April 26, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    • Yeah, it’s really handy tool definitely for group projects.

      April 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm

  2. adamcarew

    Hello Eric!
    Great post! I really like this Application, I will save millions using Bubbl.us and not using paper haha! lets hope the website keeps getting better and better!

    Cheers!
    Adam Carew

    April 26, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    • It sure does reduce paper usage and you won’t need to result in using Microsoft’s Word when your doing your next brainstorm.

      April 27, 2010 at 3:27 pm

  3. Hey,
    nice blog, I do have to say that looks like a great app and cant wait to try it out.
    Cheers,
    Mikael

    April 26, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    • it’s truly a really useful application, especially when in group projects.

      April 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm

  4. Hi Eric. I would say pepetutal beta on the web can often mean the product is completed but is always open to change and development based off user comments and behanvoiur.

    April 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    • Quite right, it gives a sense to the user that their feedback is being heard and not just passed on and ignored.

      April 27, 2010 at 3:30 pm

  5. In fact, I liked the idea of this site
    The thing that distinguishes this website is “online brainstorming tool”

    Cheers,
    Abdulaziz alakooz

    April 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    • Thanks, it’s a great tool for brainstorming, with many group assignments.

      April 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm

  6. Hi Eric, It sounds like a fantastic tool for those horrible project startups.
    Does it come in a mobile version as well? Could be nice to be able to write down ideas while being on the move.

    May 2, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    • Unfortunately there is no mobile version of this app, it’s only for use on the web.

      May 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm

  7. jesswightman

    Currently using these for multiple projects at work and at uni – it’s a brilliant little application. I’ve been really impressed with the simplicity of it, and the fact that new features are added in without even a hiccup.

    A great post!

    May 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

  8. Nice tool Eric!
    Can definitely see this fitting in to a couple of my group assignments this semester.
    Thanks!

    August 16, 2010 at 5:18 pm

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