One of the leading applications of mind mapping software, according to my surveys, is utilizing it to generate and capture ideas. So it’s not surprising that many of the leading programs offer a brainstorming mode. What is this mode, what exactly does it do, and what are its benefits?
Archives for March 2010
MindMeister, the undisputed leader in the web-based mind mapping space, continues to release new features and functionality on a regular basis. Just announced: MindMeister 4.0, which make it more attractive as a business tool.
Here is a valuable mind map that serves as a visual outline of best practices for being a top-notch blogger.
Lists of blog post ideas found online share one common problem: They are long, unorganized “kitchen sink” lists with only limited usefulness. I decided to improve upon this concept, by gathering over 100 of the best post ideas and organizing them into a mind map.
In much the same way that developers have written a significant number of mind mapping apps for the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch platform, similar apps are starting to emerge for the Android smartphone operating system. Here are two of the most popular: Mind Map Memo and Thinking Space. One looks very promising, the other one, not so much.
Because of its ability to support gathering, organizing and displaying a lot of information in a compact, easy-to-understand visual form, mind mapping software is an awesome “front end” for scoping new projects – as well as managing existing ones. How do YOU use it to manage the projects for which you’re responsible?
SmartDraw is a software program that is designed to help the average person to create great-looking diagrams, quickly and easily. But in my last job, I had very few opportunities to use it, so I really didn’t get a chance to use the latest version, SmartDraw 2010, for some real business applications. All that changed in January.
Late last week, I downloaded a copy of MindManager for SharePoint to install on my laptop for my new job. That resulted in a follow-up phone call by Mindjet SME sales representative Mike Blandford, who did a great job of shedding more light on this new product and what major problem it solves in corporate environments.
ThinkBuzan recently announced that Tony Buzan, the inventor of mind mapping, will be coming to the U.S. in May to host a variety of exclusive talks, training events and accredited courses.
Here is a new mind map that gathers over 80 of the best mind mapping resources into a single visual map that you can use as a jumping-off point for exploration.