Slatebox is a web 2.0 application for mind-mapping.
Individuals can sign up to use Slatebox for free. Registration requires a username, email address and password. Upon completion users are immediately taken to the Slatebox Canvas. Beneath the canvas is a link to a YouTube video that simply explains the steps to begin using this application.
(Note: If you go back and change the parent node's shape and/or color the newer ones will not change.)
Across the top of the Slatebox Canvas are buttons representing the creation of a new canvas, opening a previous canvas, getting the HTML embed code for the current canvas, exporting the image to your computer, choosing to have the Slatebox creation to be searchable on site or allowing/not allowing collaboration on Twitter.
This free, web 2.0 application is so easy to use it should be placed in your toolbox; it has been added to mine. I found the adding of images to be outstanding as was the adding of links.
This is the canvas of a very simple Slatebox that I designed; exported to my computer as a .PNG file. I did have trouble embedding the canvas HTML so it would appear correctly, I could not get the nodes to appear; only text and connectors are visible. It might work better in one browser better than another. I have IE 9. Four of the nodes also have links to websites which can be viewed when moused over if embedded in a website or blog.