Axon20XX runs only on Windows XP/Vista and Windows 7 and 8, but not on Windows 95/98/ME/CE/NT/2000, MacOS, Unix, Linux. The Intel-based Mac computers can run Axon using dual-boot or virtual machine. The recently announced AxonJS runs on any platform that support a web browser.
The Lite Version allows saving of files with 20 or less entities and does not perform spell checking. There is no expiry time for the Lite Version.
Axon can be used for mind mapping (see mindmap example created in Axon), but Axon has also overcome some serious problems associated with mind mapping:
Very often we do not know the main (central) idea at the onset, or there may be several main ideas.
The first idea that comes to mind need not be the main idea. Ideas never come in the correct sequence for mind mapping.
One should not be forced to associate ideas if there is no (or little) association in the first place. Spuriously drawing links produces a wrong structure which is very hard to undo.
Every mind map structure is the same - always tree-like. Hence it is not possible to do diagramming with mind maps.
A mind map is not how we store ideas in our brain. The Meat Machine diagram gives a more accurate description.
Only the simplest problems can be solved top-down. The harder problems also require bottom-up thinking (not supported by mind mapping).
Many other techniques associated with Buzan-like mind maps are flawed. Mind mapping technology is like the dictating machines of the past.
Axon is in English only. The Axon User Group (Files Section) has some files translated by users to other languages.
Axon is developed entirely in Visual Prolog developed by Prolog Development Center of Denmark.
The AXON Idea Processor is developed and marketed directly by Axon Research based in Singapore. The product is usually ordered online using the secured system at our Order page. Upon confirmation of order, we will send you an email (within 12 hours) containing the License Key and Name to convert the Lite Version into the Plus Version. We do not use distributors.
We do offer quantity discount but not student discount for single copy. Education institutions can arrange for special pricing when purchasing in quantity. We do not have a money back policy.
The Axon license is per user, which means that it can be installed on multiple machines for use by the licensed user.
If you have a problem accessing the Help (from the Help menu), it is likely that your latest security patch from Microsoft has prevented it. To correct this problem, doubleclick on the Axon2013.chm file in the Help subfolder. Then uncheck the option labelled "Always ask before opening this file". For more details see:
The very first version of Axon was developed during 1991/92 using PDC Prolog 3.30 and BGI (Borland Graphics Interface) . PDC's Prolog is also used in all subsequent versions of Axon. The objective of the software has remained unchanged - to provide an environment that supports the thinking process. The following is a snapshot of the early Axon1.0 DOS (23 years ago).
Axon1.0 (1992) DOS