BubbleView is an application that claims to set lists free. It makes listing ideas easy and visually appealing. It is a small, cloud-based application designed to help people visually organize lists of items intuitively. Users can group items into a list or table just by dragging and dropping them as they see logically fit. Users can also group items under a "bubble" and then have individual items that have details described within them. Think of it as a giant, digital whiteboard that people could use for brainstorming or organizing ideas. No longer do users need to use a napkin to try to convey their thoughts- Bubbleview offers them this canvas online.Show more screenshots »
BubbleView is apart of Notion Reasearch, LLC, a privately held, independent software vendor and contract product research company. Notion has also developed some iOS applications such as Clamp! and DuelQuest. Their portfolio of products is admittedly unfocused. Notion claims that they will pursue any project as long as they find it interesting.
BubbleView is simple and easy to use. However, other visual applications like bubbl.us seem to offer more functionality. BubbleView is a composed of just white, black and grays, so it can seem too simple perhaps. If BubbleView had more colors, more shapes and more elements like other "WYSISYG" (what you see is what you get) applications, then it might be more engaging.
BubbleView is simple to a fault. It consists of functions to create, delete and drag and drop bubbles and items onto a white space. The nice thing is that even on the free version, BubbleView is ad-free. The application is easy to use, basic in its design and nice if one needs something like this quickly and doesn't want to learn much about the tool they need to use.
Registration for BubbleView is simple. It just requires one's name, email, password and an acceptance of their terms & conditions. The email addresses do need to be validated prior to using BubbleView.
It is free to use and create a single project through BubbleView. In order to create and manage more projects, users will need to pay $9/ month and they can have unlimited projects on BubbleView.
The free version of BubbleView is nice, and might help individuals who are visual organize their ideas. However, more tools and capabilities need to be added for this to really become a useful application that more people could use. For example, more colors, check boxes, and templates would help make BubbleView more than just a novelty.