Inspiration (mind mapping) alternatives:

1. LibraryThing http://www.librarything.com/ : got books? Need to organize them? Want to see what other people (who have the same books as you) are reading? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you definitely want to check out LibraryThing! Free up to 200 books.

2. Mindomo- http://minomo.com online mind mapping.

3. MindMeister- http://mindmeister.com web based mind mapping with real time collaboration for brainstorming.

4. Cacoo- http://cacoo.com an online drawing tool that lets you create diagrams and mind maps.

5. Create your own Wordl! http://www.wordle.net/

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Create your own Wordl! Wordle is a
toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. http://www.wordle.net/


6. What is a Voki? http://www.voki.com Go to Voki.com and create one! Voki.com allows users to create personalized speaking avatars, called Vokis, for use in various web-based applications. These avatars can then be customized to resemble the user, celebrities, even animals. Users can then embed these avatars in blogs, social networking profiles, or even emails.
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" I'm a Voki "

7. DrawAnywhere http://www.drawanywhere.com is another online tool which is actually an online diagramming website. It fulfills all your drawing needs which include drawing, modifying and sharing flowcharts and diagrams.
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drawanywhere
drawanywhere

You can use this web application on any Flash 9 enables web browser. Apart from that, it does not require any external plug-in.

8. museumbox.pngMuseum Box http://museumbox.e2bn.org/

Provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. You can add text, images, video and sound to the side of the cubes.