Best Mind-Mapping

by Steve Tuggle 25 replies
What are some of the best mind mapping programs Warriors are using? Also, for what tasks do you use your mind mapping?
Thanks,
Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author zorus
    i use mindjet mind manager 6, i've test some other, but i prefer mindjet
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    • Profile picture of the author hibernate
      I have tried several and also settled on Mindjet's Mindmanager. I have version 7.
      I use mindmaps for plotting out plans for my future projects and also for workflow for current business projects. I also use mindmapping to make book reports of books I read so that I have the main points available in a concise manner.
      Check out the mindmap gallery at mindjet.com to get more ideas.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
        If you want free, without all the features of MindJet, but sharable across the web...

        bubbl.us - free web application for brainstorming online
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        • Profile picture of the author mplatts
          freemind.sourceforge.net
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          • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
            My problem with mind mapping et al is that by the time I'm done drawing all those circles...and ziggy zaggy lines...and the rest of it....I realize I could have better used the time just goin' out and selling something!




            xxx Vegas Vince
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            • Profile picture of the author Tristan Bull
              bubbl.us - free web application for brainstorming online is a pretty cool tool that is free to use
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              • Profile picture of the author ktian
                I use freemind in the past but I feel that it could be better

                Why not try imindmap? (http://www.imindmap.com/) This creation of this software is led by Tony Buzan, the father of mindmap.

                Cheers!
                Kevin
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                • Profile picture of the author hibernate
                  I agree that iMindmap is compelling. Tony Buzan essentially invented Mind Mapping and that is his software. If you take a look at samples of the maps created with iMindmap and compare them with maps in the gallery for Mindmanger you'll see the two have a very different look and feel.
                  See what you prefer.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jag82
              Originally Posted by VegasVince View Post

              My problem with mind mapping et al is that by the time I'm done drawing all those circles...and ziggy zaggy lines...and the rest of it....I realize I could have better used the time just goin' out and selling something!
              I understand where you are coming from.

              Perhaps you can try doing the mindmap on paper first.

              For me, mindmap is such a powerful way to keep your mind organized.
              And whenever you have a query, a quick reference to your mindmap
              will clear up everything.

              Mindmapping also help crystallize your thoughts.

              I use mindmapping for my traffic strategies, product creation, adwords
              workflow and so on...

              And it's not that difficult to create a mindmap.

              With Mindjet MindManager, it's so intuitive and easy to do up
              your first mindmap. You can possibly do one in 10 minutes.

              Perhaps if you are free on Sat, devote 1 hour to try out Mindjet
              Mindmanager. I promise you that you should be able to come
              out with 1 mindmap within that time.

              It can be a very rewarding experience just going through the exercise.

              Jag
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          • Profile picture of the author warfore
            Originally Posted by mplatts View Post

            freemind.sourceforge.net
            I second Freemind. I find myself using it more and more.
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            Tony

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        • Profile picture of the author Jillian Slack
          Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

          If you want free, without all the features of MindJet, but sharable across the web...

          bubbl.us - free web application for brainstorming online
          Mindjet can easily be shared with those who have not purchased the program. There is a free viewer on the web site.

          I use Mindjet for everything.

          My ebooks begin in Mindjet. It lets me gather all of my thoughts and move them around easily, and then keep adding to those thoughts. When it gets to a certain point of development, I can export it to a Word file and it's so easy to take it and continue the writing process and/or use it as an outline for an audio product or teleseminar.

          Mindjet is great for to-do lists, as well. I like to put my short, daily to-do lists in my own handwriting on paper, but my big master list is thought through and organized in a mindmap.

          Jill
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  • Profile picture of the author Kyle Tully
    Mindjet Mindmanager kicks ass.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Tuggle
      I wanted to thank each of you for replying. The information you provided has been very helpful.
      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author lenlatimer
    Freemind is great (and free). You can easily add icons, links. And it's leaf expanding/contracting makes it great for demoing products and systems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    I abolutely LOVE Mindjet Mindmanager version 7.

    I often take sections of mindmaps and incorporate
    them into products, or email them to clients or
    partners, when trying to explain something :-)

    Willie
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
    Funny how confused we are these days that we need some software to manage our minds..

    As for me I haven't used any software yet, what I do is I draw those circles and their connections in paper and post them infront of me..Barbaric eh..

    Better try new technologies..

    Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author tj
    Originally Posted by Ken Nubo View Post

    I use a pen and paper.
    From time to time I use the pen and paper too - but get problems when I want to transfer it to the computer - I use then Mindjet Mindmanager 6 .

    Timo
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkR
      Freemind does everything I need.

      As far as what I use it for. First, organizing projects, launches, ebooks, etc. It's sticky notes on steroids. Second, I use it for meetings with offline clients. It walks them through a series of questions, and makes the process less boring, and much more engaging and interactive with the customers. Mine is designed to lead the customer toward either 1) redesigning their existing website (if it's not functional now) or 2) promoting the existing website (if it's in good shape).

      At the end of the day, the most valuable aspect to a well done mindmap is that it quickly shows the customer that you have (and showed up with) a plan .. something which most customers don't have! That in itself is worth the price of admission!

      Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author SageSound
    I've been using MindManager for quite a while now. The latest version even lets you generate "live" maps as SWF files that can be embedded in PDFs, posted to web sites, or shared via email.

    They also have a service that lets you collaborate over the web.

    -David
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  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    You might want to check out: Smooth, flexible and creative mind mapping solution | Seavus DropMind It's an easy to use alternative to the applications already mentioned.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Steinitz
      Hi,

      XMind, which is now free, has a unique feature: drill down. Drill down lets you focus on any part of your mind map.

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Noel
        Mindjet mindmanager is the best product on the market. Mindmapping my e-book, training and plans is so easy.

        It took a while for my business partner to get the hang of mindmapping and now he is hooked.

        The biggest advantage with mindmapping is that it is very easy to recall your information.

        Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hancox
    Yes, I like XMind as well.

    Mind Mapping is great for reminding you of all the CONNECTIONS between things. For example, I have a mind map on TRAFFIC, which reminds me of how things link up or are inter-related.

    Every time I learn a new technique, I add it to my mind map, which serves both as a reminder, and so I can see how best to apply it.
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