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A collaborative diagramming canvas for designers, technologists, strategists, educators, policy makers, and systems thinkers.
Would you recommend this product?

I have created a few maps- one I used in particular to teach a bunch of school students, mapped the events and perspectives of different be jurors in the film '12 angry men'. This was a session on 'thinking and biases'

Pros:

the Perspectives feature which pops out the relationships from a particular perspective is powerful

Cons:

struggling with presenting complex maps to the audience... Perhaps some zoom in features will help

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Approaching the complexity of a new map is something that is always on our mind. Would you be up for a quick chat about how that could work better for you? I’m doug at Plectica dot com, and you can always get us on intercom (the blue chat icon in the lower right side of a map)

When we suggest the need to “think about it” we often assume what that means as a purely in-the-head exercise. What I find Plectica really useful for is getting what’s in my head on a canvas that allows me to more deliberate and “thoughtful” about all the factors and elements in play — and how best to explain them for a given purpose. Anytime I see a canvas or graphical heuristic, I think of how easy it would be capture in Plectica. As a tool to support analysis, planning and knowledge management, Plectica is charting new territory. Bravo team — keep up the great work!!

Pros:

Plectica’s ease of use, range of possible applications, and depth of individual and collaborative utility is exceptional.

Cons:

I want to contribute to maps while mobile! A mobile mode would be wonderful.

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I know you! 😳 We’ll be in touch (before and after and in between) as soon as we have something to play with on mobile.
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Grateful and determined.
@brunton_doug any update on the mobile front? Also public contribution/collaboration that has an approval workflow by any chance? (Dreaming, I know)
Labs Keeper at Qonsius

I use Plectica every day for my job and studies, it has helped me retain more information more easily, and to be able to share knowledge with my colleagues. I'd definitely recommend trying Plectica, once you've created one map, you'll be hooked and start seeing maps in all you read or learn!

Pros:

The Plectica team, ease of use, collaboration options, you can map literally anything, works great.

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I think having a team account, instead of just individual accounts, would be great! Imagine the exponential collaboration...

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I have created a lot of maps, and I love the way the system enables me to refine my thinking.

Pros:

I love the flexibility to use the blank canvas or one of the helpful templates to draft my ideas, share, and collaborate.

Cons:

The Waypoints feature is great, but I'm looking forward to its developing to support presentation a bit more robustly.

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We would love to chat specifics about how we can support the presentation use cases! We know of some bugs in there, but would love to know if we're getting close to supporting your needs.

I dabbled with Plectica for about a month. I didn't really know what to do with it. Then I found Derek Cabrera's YouTube videos. A light bulb switched on. My new first step in organizing thoughts is too load Plectica and start a map.

Pros:

Plectica is the perfect way to bring my scattered thoughts together, using DSRP as the framework.

Cons:

I am a new user. I will reserve an answer to this until I know the system better.

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Let us know if there is anything we can do better as you soon up!
Founder of mynddset

Love Plectica. When you have big or small problems to solve, jump in, start mapping.

Pros:

Ease of use. Unique. Aligned to real thinking.

Cons:

Output can be a little low res.

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Plectica Cofounder & CSO | Cornell U.
Hi Mark. Do you mean the print>>image or pdf output is low res? The PDF should be vector which should be printable to large sizes with high resolution...

I have been using Plectica for almost 10 months now and it has changed the way I take notes and organize thoughts in a daily basis.

Pros:

Intuitive, easy to use and DSRP-comprehensive, accessible at all times and collaborative.

Cons:

I would like to see map exportation to other softwares like Keynote and Powerpoint.

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We'd love to hear more about your export use case. We might have workarounds that will work for you (hit us up on Intercom, the chat icon in the lower right corner of a map) or me directly (doug at plectica dot com). But what I'm really interested in is how you want a map to export to said other software!
Communications and education strategist

I’ve been using Plectica for about 10 months now and have become a bit of an evangelist for the product amongst my peers.

Pros:

Essential part of my analysis workflow

Cons:

I can’t wait for this product to come to iOS as I’m using that platform more and more.

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I think @kapil_gupta3 is mentioning similar stuff... As we develop prototypes may we reach out to you for feedback?
Influencer Startup Lawyer guy

Good stuff

Pros:

So convenient for presentations

Cons:

Whatever I will say here probably will be a new feature tomorrow

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Hahaha, we'll slow down, I promise.

I can work on one part of a project and see it from the perspective of the entire work flow. Maps can be super simple and incredibly complex. Also I love that maps can be shared.

Pros:

Plectica helps me get organized and enables me to see new relationships and get new ideas. This software helps me think.

Cons:

Maps would be great in 3D!

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so beautiful and powerful

Pros:

very beautiful interface and user friendly, combines so many different maps and charts, powerful and beautiful!

Cons:

none

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6 months in, and ever-increasingly using Plectica 🚀
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I use Plectica daily. I am an adjunct professor and I use it to teach. Read the following for more on how I use it: http://bit.ly/2QEZ6b5

Pros:

Illustrates how we make decisions and key decision points. It also allows you to take a deep dive into ideas and concepts.

Cons:

The only con is that more people are not using it!

Cornell Graduate Student

I believe Plectica is not only software to show ideas, but to build thoughts

Pros:

Very helpful to organize ideas and create insights. Excellent tool to explain complex thoughts.

Cons:

Maybe it could improve the resources for big presentations.

Founder and CEO of Culberson Power

used today

Pros:

so far so good

Cons:

none