After losing everything in the banking meltdown of 2008, former pro football player John Diggs used mind mapping to set himself on a solid path to renewed success. In this interview, he shares his life story – and the transformational difference mind mapping played in his inspiring comeback.
If you’re comfortable capturing ideas in mobile note-taking tools but are intrigued by the idea of mind mapping, the Escape app for iPhone and iPad is the perfect way to experiment with capturing your notes and ideas visually.
One of the challenges that users of mind mapping software face is that we’re all left on our own to figure out how to use it. Most of us are able to master the basics pretty quickly – adding topics and arranging them, and using it as a basic outliner to capture their ideas. But […]
OpenGenius, the developer of iMindMap and DropTask, recently combined them into a new web-based mind mapping and project management tool called Ayoa. I spoke with an executive of the company to learn more about the thinking behind this move – and what’s next.
I recently interviewed the founders of Webjets, a new web-based visual collaboration tool, to learn more about its origin story, the needs it’s designed to fill and what makes it unique compared to other visual collaboration tools. What I found is a well thought-out roadmap for this platform.
Mind mapping software can bring numerous advantages to the strategic planning process. In this article, the second in our series on how to run planning workshops, we’ll investigate seven specific advantages it offers compared to traditional methods like whiteboarding.
Corel CEO Patrick Nichols sees a bright future ahead for MindManager, which it acquired from Spigit/Mindjet on August 8, 2016. Its future may be as a platform for mind maps and other forms of visualizing of structured information.
Smartdraw Cloud, launched this week, is a fast, powerful tool for diagramming and many types of visual planning and communication. Usually, when a software developer releases a cloud version of its desktop software, it doesn’t contain all of the features and functionality of its predecessor. But that’s not the case with Smartdraw Cloud, which was […]
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.
The practice of mind mapping and the game of chess have much in common: Both use visual “artifacts” as instruments to tell us the relationship between the pieces.