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Here is How I use mindmap for? At Lecture [For taking notes]: Whenever I have to attend a long lecture, I take out my sketch book, and from the centre of a page I start drawing mind map. In case if there are relations to the nodes, I use dotted lines. (Earlier I was using mindjet). I also mark stars or write AP(Action Point) for those things which needs ...


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yEd allows to automatically adjust the layout of a graph, with different layouts. Check the menu 'Layouts'. One of the options is 'Radial'. However, yEd does not offer direct import of Freemind files. As both files are XML-based, it should be possible to write an XSLT to convert the file during import. It seems there was an entry in the yWorks Q&A, ...


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I am a great fan of mind mapping but mainly use it for brainstorming ideas and planning written reports /other long form communications. But I see that you are asking about mind mapping specifically in the context of learning Thinking about this - I guess it depends what kind of learning style you have, and also how good your tutor is. I say that because ...


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Here are the areas I think Mindmaps are useful: Writing notes(creating a conspect of a book/lecture or summarizing various sources of info into single structure) Planning and time/task management(organizing your TODO lists, reviewing the performance) Information composition(creating presentations, articles or books, etc) As your goal for mind-maps is ...


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Although there is no rigorous right or wrong with mind maps, they are usually considered to be based on radial hierarchies and tree structures denoting relationships with a central governing concept. So the answer to your question is yes. Similar types of visualizations which are less hierarchical are concept maps and semantic networks.



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