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The advantage is you will be writing using the other form which language takes, because language itself is structured both as a system of relations and as well formed strings. The disadvantage Is just that most people don't know how to read structured relations--a mind map. I enjoy CMap Tools for mind mapping. The key is whether you can make a map that ...
I think mindmaps are a start and usually not an end in themselves. I use two primarily but have looked at others. Those are Freemind(http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page) and iThoughtsHD (http://toketaware.com/ithoughts-new-home/). I use both for brainstorming and taking notes from books/papers. Sometimes also for the start of new ...
As far as I can remember Tony Buzan talked about how a mind-map is meant to resemble a neuron, so in that respect, it should have been meant to be hierarchical.
MindModel (mindmodel.com) seems to be quite flexible about that. If you insist on a visual representation of relations, I'd recommend TheBrain (thebrain.com).
I love MindMapper's rich options for various branch directions. I have not found so many options for branch directions in other mind-mapping applications.
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