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What is it you are uncertain of? There is no such thing as a wrong mind map. If you start worrying that you are doing something wrong then that will hold you back. Just churn stuff out and chuck it on the map. Start with the topic you are mapping in the middle. Then anything that comes to mind about the topic, write it down and draw a line between it and ...


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There are, but there's zero chance that they would be useful. You've found something that works for you -- will it work any more or less well depending on how many other people it works well for? Added info courtesy of David Antaramian: If you absolutely must have a study, pick anything from Google Scholar. Especially interesting is "Mind mapping as a ...


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I think that you have misunderstood the main use of mind maps - probably because so many people misuse them. Originally, a mind map was a tool an individual (or small team) could use to list ideas created in a brainstorming session, along with the links to the topics those ideas were created from or fit best with. This can be very important in a free-form ...


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Necessary/useful features of a MindMapping software? Some ideas: "Full navigation and editing" possible with keyboard shortcuts (without the mouse!!) is for me the most important thing for brainstorming, etc., that means: create/delete/edit nodes move nodes navigate to a node select nodes show/hide child nodes or entire branches search feature (full ...


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VUE is an interesting solution. It has a good mind mapping interface, but it can also be used to create presentations. It isn't tree-based (no forced central point), which is sometimes nice. You can add images or hyperlinks or other things. It is more free-form, almost like a flow-charting program. You can do "Format -> Arrange -> (Circle, Tree, Ripple ...


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I am embarked upon a quest for a concept/mind mapping program even as I type this. The holy grail of my quest: Works on Linux. Attractive, but not overly fancy. Nodes as closed shapes, rather than text just sitting on a line. Ability to do concept mapping (no hierarchy, lots of cross-connections). Keyboard shortcuts. Local storage in non-proprietary file ...


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The presentation tool, Prezi, is effectively a mind map tool, and there are some demo presentations which may be of interest: Here is one on Mind Mapping and Motivation Here is one on the process of Mind Mapping ideas


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In one of my previous assignments, we looked at mindmap software specifically for integration into a larger application. We chose VYM (View Your Mind). It's not the most polished software, but it has a couple of really good points from a development point-of-view. It's GPL'ed, so you can do what you want with it within the GPL. It's based on Qt, which ...


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I'm using FreePlane which is a fork of FreeMind with very powerful additional features and a very active developer community. However, if you did not like the optical result of FreeMind, I'm not sure if it will be that much different. Anyway, it should be worth a look!


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The books say to convert names to images ('Jacqueline' -> a portrait of 'Jacqueline' with a Jackhammer) in order to recall them later, but don't say what to do with the images. The idea here is that humans are already very good at memorizing images, so once you imagine Jacqueline with a jackhammer, it'll be easy for you to recall this image when you see ...


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Orgmode is a free add-on to Emacs. Legend has it, many people learn Emacs for org-mode alone. It has support for: outlining tables with almost-excel-level formula support task logging with time tracking (clock-in clock-out) generates summaries of what you've spent your time on (by day, week, etc) ... honestly, too many things to mention. If you can think ...


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I used to use SmartSheet (www.smartsheet.com). It's an online spreadsheet that also has a tree structure. I used it for a to-do list, plus project planning. They cancelled their free plan, and now only have a 30 day free trial. The smallest package they now offer is $15.95 a month. If you don't mind paying, I truly recommend their site. It is very ...


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here is an answer from outlinersoftware.com The classic ‘hierarchical spreadsheet’ is B-liner (varatek.com). As far as I know it has been undeveloped for ages, aside a minor update for Windows 7 compatibility (I think). I therefore do not recommend it. My recommendation would go to the mindmapper MindView, which was the first to integrate formulas that are ...


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In the past I used Insightly for this (no affiliation). It allows you to create contacts, organisations, opportunities, projects etc. Contacts can also be imported from your email (Gmail and Outlook integration). Each entity can then be linked to another entity and the link can contain details about how they are related. Additionally you can tag entities. ...


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Nothing really comes close to The Brain It can make multiple hierarchical as well as non-linear connections between thoughts. Ability to include any type of media, web pages, etc. Awesome visual organization. Also might consider Topicscope which has a very unique visual interface. Edit Shame on me for not originally suggesting The Outliner of Giants ...


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I don't often draw mind maps, but then I use FreeMind. Its a Java program, so it runs on almost all operating systems. I like it because of its good keyboard navigation that makes it easy to input data quickly and without much hassle. It's also free software (free of charge and GPL licensed). It has a basic search function, which searches all child nodes of ...


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Try Microsoft OneNote. It's like a virtual notebook which can easily be searched. It's especially well-suited when you want teams to work with the data but works great for individual use too. Google Docs, which unlike OneNote is free for personal use, can be used for similar purposes. If you want to structure the information graphically and hierarchically ...


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Pivot is available for download at Microsoft Research. Also, there is the Silverlight PivotViewer control.


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I think Jeanne's answer pretty enough according your question. Also I want to add there are PDF version of this shortcuts. And there is a video named 11 Mindnode Secrets Every Mind Mapper Should Know from Youtube. FYI, there is a list called List of mind-mapping software


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First of all, I agree with the features Martin is suggesting, and being able to do (just about) everything with the keyboard is critical for me as well. I think the most important things for me that I would like to see in mind mapping software are things that make it as much like doing mind mapping on paper as possible. For example, the following: ...



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