Mindmapper 2008 Standard has an intuitive interface that lets you link ideas and plans. Resembling Microsoft Office 2003, Mindmapper allowed us to create a large chart and connect clouds or boxes to one another using a selection of various arrows. Unlike with some of the other programs, inserting an idea is a cinch via keyboard shortcuts. You can have numerous projects open at the same time and switch among them. The colored tabs were helpful for navigation, and we appreciated the instructional videos, which include animation. However, the sidebar's numerous options and the number of toolbars, drop-down menus, and windows take some getting used to.