The new Thoughtflow app for iPad is a mind mapping tool with a difference: it is uniquely designed to trigger ideas and capture them. It does so via a simple but clever interface that is a joy to use.
In today’s world of accelerating innovation, new ideas are more valuable than ever. Most ideas don’t come from bolts out of the blue but by connecting previously unrelated bits of information together in creative ways – “connecting the dots,” so to speak. That plays to several of the strengths of mind mapping software, making it an excellent creativity tool.
What do Scrabble, sticky note and index card brainstorming and mind mapping software have in common? All four benefit from randomizing elements, which can help us to see new patterns, opportunities and ideas.
For small teams that need a virtual workspace in which they can brainstorm, plan and collaborate, Mural.ly is a powerful, flexible, web-based solution. More than just another “sticky note” environment within a web browser, Mural.ly offers a comprehensive toolset that encourages creativity and collaboration.
Mind mapping software can help you to be more productive, better organized, more creative and more efficient in your work. Here are 10 ways it can do so.
Your ability to think and plan is limited by blinders. Mind mapping software can help you to cast them off and become a better thinker, planner and creative problem solver.
I recently conducted a poll of fans of mind mapping on LinkedIn and Google+ to get an answer to this question: Does mind mapping software make you more creative? The results were somewhat surprising to me. My hypothesis was that perhaps 60% of respondents would say yes, it makes them more creative, while the other […]
I’m excited to announce the availability of the revised and significantly expanded 2nd edition of my popular book, Creativity Hacks: Shortcuts to Help You to Crush Your Challenges & Live a Kick-A** Life. It contains over 100 new pages of techniques, tools and resources you can use hand-in-hand with mind mapping software to help you generate, organize and assess your ideas.
The world’s most creative people develop better ideas by looking at situations from different perspectives than the rest of us. In particular, most people tend to start from where they are now when searching for creative solutions. A more productive approach, according to Keith Sawyer, author of Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity, is to “go back from the future.”
While this superhero image may be a bit tongue-in-cheek, the data is not. My last survey of user of mind mapping software showed conclusively that it gives its users a significant edge.