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Mind-Mapping by Mind Map: Mind-Mapping
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Mind-Mapping

Advantages

Simple

pop

oioi

ooi

Intuitive

Interactive

Non-linear

Collaborative

Objections

Trivialises arguments into keywords

Write once - read never

Over-complicates a simple task

Purely descriptive, no analytic usage

Tools

Mind Manager

Gold Standard

Deeply linked to MS Office

Expensive

FreeMind

Open source and free

Java: works on all flavours of PC

No connection with MS Office

No way of embedding maps in blogs or collaborating

X-Mind

Open source and has free version

Also fishbone, organizational, tree, and logic charts

Comes with account on XMind.net allowing maps to be embedded

Collaboration requires premium account

MindMeister

This software... being evaluated now... Let's get your comments?

MindMeister's tech support is super speedy!

Applications

Brainstorming

Project Planning

To-Do lists

Meeting Agenda and Notes

Document outlines

Scrapbook/personal knowledge base

Rapid note-taking

Concept-mapping

Alternative to mindmaps

Captures relationships; links carry labels that explain connections (see diagram)

Tools: IHMC CMapTools