Become a better version of yourself with mind mapping


The terms “Spider Diagram” and “Mind Map” are used interchangeably. But are they the same thing? If not, how do they differ? And do the differences really matter? Spider Diagrams are simpler than Mind Maps In this article, we’ll discover that a Mind Map is a special type of Spider Diagram. The differences between them are small. The more important question is why you would use visual tools to organize concepts and ideas. We’ll try…

There are dozens of books and hundreds of online articles that explain what mind mapping is and how to do it. So many, in fact, that there hardly seems to be room for another one. All of these explanations follow the same path. First, the question “What is mind mapping?” is interpreted as “What is a mind map?” Then there is an explanation of what a mind map is, some examples, and advice on how…

Are you searching for an online mind map maker? Are you overwhelmed by the range of choices and the different lists of what is the “best”? As someone who has made over 10,000 maps in 25 years of using mind map maker software, I have some good news for you. Only a handful of features truly matter. Every mind map tool does something special, but just a few basics matter the most. They are the…

Before mind mapping software was available, there were “rules” about how to design Mind Maps for studying and memorization. The rules included using only one word per branch and using plenty of color and images. Mind mapping software is now used in a wide range of settings for an even wider range of purposes. Project management, working collaboratively, and writing business plans or a marketing strategy are well beyond the original design concepts. There are…

Mind Map diagrams appear simple, and keen mappers are eager to share their maps with others. But there is more to creating high value maps than meets the eye. In this article, we look at five things that have been learned the hard way by mind mapping software users. 1. “Left brain” and “right brain” theories have changed From the early days of Mind Mapping, it was taken as given that the left and right…