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Exchanging mind maps between software - interchange reference This diagram is the guide to all the entries in this collection of information about how mind mapping software can communicate. Some packages have a built-in capability to import and export to other types of mind mapping software. Some can only be made to talk to other software if someone decides to make an XSLT or other translation enabler. Many software authors have kindly provided information about the format of their mind map or interchange files to facilitate this. Each software product has its own page. Main Page Tinderbox A new era for Tinderbox: the tool for notes. Tinderbox 8 is now available with more than 150 visible improvements and lots of new technology. Hyperbolic Views let you explore complex link networks Filtered Outlines help you focus your attention Maps are faster, more elegant, and more responsive Brainstorm even more quickly: just drag a link to an empty space to create a new linked note Tinderbox is now scriptable and cooperates even more smoothly with even more tools. Faster. Sleeker. Whether you’re plotting your next thriller or writing your dissertation, designing a course, managing a legal practice, coordinating a campaign or planning a season of orchestral concerts, Tinderbox 8 will be your personal information assistant. Now available: Tinderbox 8.0.6 Tinderbox stores and organizes your notes, plans, and ideas. You can build Tinderbox documents that help organize themselves and that keep your data clean. Sketches and background for a new science fiction novel by Mike Wrenn. J. Prof.

Freebase : Sign In Writing, come what may During the past few months, I have received many questions as to how I have gone from an unknown writer to overcoming society’s adversarial thoughts on what writing should be and even become a well known writer. So today, I was inspired to write on this. Let me present a gist of my story. And like all stories, there’s always more depth. When it comes to being judged by society’s belief of what good writing is, I thoroughly understand the pressure--been through that. Years and 72 boxes later, my insides were screaming. After traveling, I returned home to Virginia not feeling that much better about my writing than when I started. Occasionally a light appeared in my tunnel. A few weeks after my year, I woke up crying. Afterwards, my pissed-off emotions led to, "screw everyone." The first time I had to let go, it took me a week of internal dialoguing and more edits than I'm willing to admit to, in order to let go. Next, I wanted to tackle adding discipline to my writing. About the Author

Tips for Great Presentations Click to download this Mind Map document. In this article, I’ll give you some important tips about preparing your presentation using NovaMind. Starting Points To the right, there are two Mind Maps which you can use as starting points for creating your presentations, and we’ll have a quick look at them both, but we’ll also talk about how to put together your presentation Mind Maps from scratch, so you have all the information to do it the way you want. The first Mind Map is based on the book Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson. The other template is based on “the 7-slide solution” by Paul Kelly. These starting points may well suit your needs, and if so, I encourage you to use them, but I will also teach you another way you can put together your presentation, based on studies on learning styles and how people react to the information they are presented with. Learning Styles The 4-Mat System The 4-mat system of presentation is divided into four sections, which are: Why? Firstly, Why?

Thinkmap visualization software facilitates communication, learning, and discovery. The Good Drug Guide : new mood-brighteners and antidepressants Research and mindmapping to kickstart your writing How to use research to find and mind new ideas. How to layer your story through more research. Through research you can find topics, subjects and "seeds" for stories. Example: Through my research, I discovered old-fashioned practices for abortions and birth control and other home remedies during and after slavery. Topics I am currently researching: The North Carolina Sea Islands where the culture is similar to after slavery. Where Can You Begin? Use old newspapers to find out people viewed the world in a different era. Look for subjects of your interest such as animals such as ferrets, computer dating, the criminal justice system, serial killers, (i.e. if you're a mystery writer.) Go on field trips in your local area to add local color to your book. Go to travel agencies to get information for different locales your book if you can't visit a location. Or you can use mind mapping to use a non-linear approach to outlining your book's significant details. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Written by: Dr.

Idea Mapping Success Blog I am honored to be feature in the April 2014 edition of the Using Mind Maps Magazine. This magazine’s first edition debuted May of 2013. You can view this magazine on the iPad or iPhone along with the back issues. The article I wrote tells the story of of my Mind Mapping/Idea Mapping journey. Bookmark us! If you like this then please subscribe to the RSS Feed. March 20, 2014 was the first Biggerplate Unplugged event held in the USA in San Francisco. Here is a brief description of these photos from top-down. There were over 80 people in attendance at the Biggerplate event. The next Biggerplate event will be a 3-hour training session in Paris on May 5, 2014. March 20, 2014 was the first Biggerplate Unplugged event held in the USA in San Francisco. This day was a great opportunity to meet new friends and re-acquaint with old. In the next post I’ll share photos from the actual event! Meet Lindsey Cranfield. I’ve been contributing monthly article to the Using Mind Maps Magazine. LOOK OUT!

15 Useful Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools Concept mapping and Mind mapping software are used to create diagrams of relationships between concepts, ideas or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that the mind mapping technique can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note taking. It is also a popular planning technique with applications across all business sectors and industries. It is used by individuals, corporate teams, students and teachers alike for various purposes. It is also great way to add structure to brainstorming sessions and visualize your ideas. Advertisement 1. SpiderScribe is a user friendly, free and online collaborative mind mapping tool for project management and brainstorming. 2. MindMeister is by far the most simplistic mind mapping tool in the top five, but its simplicity is definitely an asset. 3. Zoho is web based software that helps you create online database apps to organize your business information. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. iMindMap 15.

The Mind Mapping Software Weblog, a web site created by the developers of Topicscape, a 3-D mind mapping software program, walks the reader through concise and engaging analysis of different information management solutions, and their strengths and weaknesses. Here are a few highlights: Indexing software: This genre of programs indexes the contents of your computer's hard drive and then enables you to conduct keyword searches it. This type of software was of limited use to the author because it was hard to come up with a precise search term that would deliver the results he was looking for. Like using a web search engine, these indexing programs often returned too many irrelevant results. Mind mapping/concept mapping software: These tools moved information management into the realm of a “visual road map,” which made it easier to “see” pieces of information and how they fit into the larger whole.

Mindmapping before writing Articles Here's a link to Vic Gee's main Knol entitled "Concept map". There are cross reference items on related terms as well. He preserved it in Freezepage when Google closed down Knol. This is the start of a historical survey of visual mapping. It kicks off with one well-known classic example, and follows up with a very interesting map that has more recently come to my attention. I've written about origins of mind mapping before, but now I'm assembling samples. I preserved it in Freezepage when Google closed down Knol. There's a lot to like in the (unrestrained!)

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