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Blumind is a tiny, powerful tool for creating mind maps and other diagrams

Mind mapping is kind of like American coffee: you either love it or hate it. While I'm not an American coffee fan, I do like mind maps, and I just found a beautiful tool for creating them -- as well as other charts. It's called Blumind [Google translate link], and here's what you need to know about it: It's tiny: Blumind is a 244KB download. It's super-lightweight. It's portable: The whole...

Think is a mind-mapping service for beginners

Think is a pretty basic mind map web app. I've played around with it, and here's my quick analysis: Pros: Non-flash -- some people might like that, I guess. Can work on the iPad, for example. Simple -- you can't do much (that's a con, too, see below). For people new to mind mapping, this can be a good thing. You don't need to create an account -- the service supports OpenID so you can just...

Witness the powers of mind mapping!

A mind map is a graphical representation of words or ideas that are linked around a central theme. Putting down your ideas on a mind map really helps to concentrate your efforts to ensure you stay focus. But while mind maps are generally helpful, assembling one on your computer may require a map of its own. Instead of figuring out how to put one together yourself, text2mindmap has developed a site...

MindNode: Map your mind and the rest will follow

MindNode is a free app for Mac OS X that can be used to create clean, elegant concept maps like brainstorms, writing outlines, or timelines. Each maps starts with a main concept to which branch nodes can easily be added. Primary branches are colored differently so one's eye can easily follow a consistent path. You can have multiple maps on the same "canvas" which can be helpful for comparing or...

Brainstorming made simple with Bubbl.us

Bubbl.us takes a healthy dose of Web 2.0 interactivity and applies it to brainstorming. Mind maps are a key tool of brainstormers and Bubbl.us lets you map to your heart's content right inside your browser. The simple-to-create bubble-chart mind maps help to visualize your inspiration on a central topic quickly and effectively. The whole idea is to do it fast, loose and to never spend time...