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Five Rules for Effective Brainstorming. Edraw MindMap :) Free mind map software help you build, save, share and print arbitrary mind maps absolutely free.

Edraw MindMap :)

(Mapul) Visual Thinking Evolution. A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea.

Visual Thinking Evolution

Especially in British English, the terms spidergram and spidergraph are more common,[1] but they can cause confusion with the term spider diagram used in mathematics and logic. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing. The elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts, and are classified into groupings, branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other connections between portions of information. Mind maps may also aid recall of existing memories.

CmapTools. Thinking Maps® MySimpleSurface. Arcilook. Creative Idea Generator. Biggerplate. Lumzy. Solvr. Wridea.

Edistorm. Mindjet. Threddie. Comapping. Dabbleboard. Scribblar. Board800. Cacoo. Whitebord. Hello, We launched Writeboard back in October of 2005 as a stand-alone service.


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Model Xtractor. WriteMaps. How to. The 'Laws of Mind Mapping' were originally devised by Tony Buzan when he codified the use of imagery, colour and association and coined the phrase 'Mind Mapping'.

How to

In the intervening 30 plus years, there have been many variations on the original 'Mind Map ' and the widespread usage of mapping software of various sorts, has dramatically changed what is possible. >> Click here to go to a video that provides a rapid (99 second) overview of how to Mind Map. (Note that you will be asked for your e-mail address so that you can view the video free of charge).

The summary below is based on Buzan's structure (a 'Mind Mapping, how to' - details available in his many books) but we believe that whilst this structure is great for establishing well structured maps that can be used in many different ways, variations on these rules or 'laws' are often sensible and appropriate - as long as they are based on an understanding of why the laws exist and what they are trying to help the mind mapper to achieve.

ThinkBuzan. Mindmapping. Mind Map Inspiration. 100 examples of how you can use mindmapping whether completely new to mind maps or a seasoned pro.

Mind Map Inspiration

I hope the list helps generate ideas for you. 100 Reasons to Mind Map 1. Mappio. SimpleDiagrams. Gliffy. Diagramly. Creately. MindMeister. Glinkr. Flow chart. Mindomo. LucidChart. Mind42. Visual Thinking Evol. Exploratree.

SpiderScribe. XMind. MindNode. Mapul. FreeMind. Index. A map can concentrate a very complex content on little space e.g. a piece of paper.


It helps to use both sides of your brain: the logical side and also your creative side (e.g. by using pictures, colors and keywords in a map, so called anchors). It is a technique to organize the way you think: It can help you by developing, sorting and memorizing your thoughts. Because you just use keywords and drawings, it is much faster than good old fashioned notes. Your brain memorizes things by associating them to other things -- a map makes use of those connections and stimulates new associations. vym is designed to make changes in the map very easy: e.g. if you use it for time management, just move a task to another place or recolor it by a simple mouse click in order to assign it to another day in the week or to give it a new priority.

There are lots of webpages (see e.g. the Wikepedia links below) and also books out there, providing lots of information on working with maps. Semantik KDE. Semantik - a mindmapping-like tool for document generation (reports, thesis, etc).

Semantik KDE

The requirements are: Runtime: KDE4 >= 4.8 Python >= 2.3 && Python < 3.0 Compilation: KDE4 development packages (kdebase-devel) Python2 development package The program kde4-config in the PATH Some systems may require special compilation options such as: PYTHON=python2 PYTHON_VERSION=2.7 waf configure build. Labyrinth.

Labyrinth is a lightweight mind-mapping tool, written in Python using Gtk and Cairo to do the drawing.


It is intended to be as light and intuitive as possible, but still provide a wide range of powerful features. Personal Brain. Know more.

Personal Brain

Map your mind. There's a lot of connections in your head, but unfortunately sometimes they don't last. With TheBrain, your digital Brain captures all that intelligence for playback just when you need it. Origramy. Study. Txt 2 Mind Map. Naughty Notiaz. Mapyourinfo.