Mind mapping is something I learned about back in school but never realised how useful it really was!
Only recently, I’ve been experimenting with them whilst working on the structure of my information products, it’s the perfect way to get ideas out of your head and on to paper, so to speak.
When creating an information product, mind mapping is a great way of getting a bird’s eye view of the whole structure of the product and the direction you need to go in.
I’m my own worst enemy at times, I tend to get too excited, have too many ideas then end up losing track of things. Creating a mind map of your plans is the perfect way to stay on the route to success!
So below I have listed 4 mind mapping tools that I came across whilst searching, you may also find them useful when planning your own products.
Check out these tools to take advantage of this really effective method of planning.
Mindmeister is what I use and is probably the most popular amongst mind mappers and marketers. It’s an awesome piece of software and if you have a Google account you can just log straight in with that.
More than 6 million people use this award winning mind map editor for brainstorming, note taking, project planning and tons of other creative tasks. It’s completely web-based, which means there’s no downloading and no updating. Whether you’re working from Windows, Mac OS or Linux, you can always access your mind maps right inside the browser.
XMind is a popular Mind mapping tool with both free and paid options. I recommend it to anybody who is just looking to experiment with Mind maps. Supports exporting your Mind Maps to Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, PDF, RTF, Plain Text, HTML, PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, SVG, Freemind and Mindjet MindManager.
Smart Draw is another tool great for creating Mind maps with free and paid options.
Compatible with Microsoft Office so you can quickly add your Mind maps to Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, PDF. PowerPoint integration is only available with the Business and Enterprise Editions.
The Brain is a free download and another powerful tool for creating awesome Mind maps with a great interface and usability.
Integrates with android devices to store your ideas no matter where you are.
I hope you enjoyed this short post and would love to hear if it helped you, or even which software you use to create your Mind maps.
Maybe you use one that I haven’t heard of?
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