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Avaxo Ltd


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What they say[edit]

Rapid and interactive creation of mind maps

Creating mind maps with Bookvar is as easy and funny as playing computer games. You can build your mind maps in a matter of seconds by using handy keyboard shortcuts. You can drag files from your computer and drop them in the mind map.

Stunning User Experience

Richer user interface built on top of Windows Presentation Foundation – Microsoft’s next generation UI framework. Slick, user-friendly interface based on the Office Fluent Ribbon. Cool 3D animation effects.


Create mind maps together with your friends and colleagues. All you need is connection between computers. Each user receives a unique color which identifies topics created by him. Share thoughts and ideas using the integrated chat support.

Extensible Architecture

Use custom add-ins to extend Bookvar’s functionality. Create custom skins to change the mind map appearance.

Rich Media Integration

Add images directly in your topics. Embed and play movies. Attach other resources to your topics as files.

Web Aware

Search for images directly from the web using Microsoft Live Services. Publish your maps to your Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Attach links to web pages directly in your map’s topics.”


This is desktop software but has a shared mode for collaboration via connected computers and support publication on a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. It is no longer supported but you may be able to downloaded it here:

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Price: Free  |  Status: Historical  |  Date added: 2007-11-04


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