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Tag: MINDMAPPING

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...

Diagram Designer is a free, easy-to-use flowchart program

Creating a flowchart can be a great way to bring some clarity to a decision-making process. Finding a free tool to create flowcharts, however, isn't always a simple task. One solid option is MeeSoft's Diagram Designer. It's extremely easy to get started with: select an element from the sidebar, drag it onto your workspace, and add some text. Repeat until you've got your whole process in order....

XMind - free open-source desktop mind-mapping software

Mind maps have become a pretty mainstream way to brainstorm. Children as young as grade one are being taught how to create mind maps on paper as a brainstorming technique. If you've been interested in using mind mapping, but have been turned off by the surprisingly high cost of the commercial mind mapping products, you might want to check out XMind. XMind is a free and open-source desktop mind...

Cayra: mind mapping for Windows

Cayra is a mind mapping and concept-planning application for Windows that lets you create graphical representations of thought processes and ideas like brainstorms, family trees, and product-release schedules. The program lets you label link paths and change the colors of links and nodes. You can also add images, hyperlinks, dates, and yes/no fields to nodes. FreeMind and MindManager file imports...

MindManager 7 set for May 30 release

Mindjet, the folks behind the slick productivity tool MindManager, announced today that MindManager 7 hits the shelves on May 30. Whether you're planning your ten-year old's birthday party or your next corporate takeover, there are always a zillion details to attend to. Some folks find it easier to organize and visualize things by getting them down on paper (or pixels, as it were), and opt for...

Online mind mapping using MindMeister and bubbl.us

Mind mapping has been increasingly becoming a popular method for brainstorming or list-making. As anyone that has put a mind map up on a projector and used it to lead a meeting knows, mind maps can be an impressive and very useful way to organize thoughts, particularly when trying to keep a group of people on-task. But until now, there have been few options in terms of available mind mapping...