Paper, Digital or Online Mind Mapping?

Everyone can benefit from mind mapping. The only question is, which method fits your needs best. If you love to draw and are a very haptic type of learner, paper mind maps might be best for you. But if you want to collaborate and brainstorm with others, an online mind mapping solution might be better suited.

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Paper, Digital or Online Mind Mapping? by Mind Map: Paper, Digital or Online Mind Mapping?

1. Paper Mind Maps

1.1. Don't require a computer or internet access

1.1.1. Can even be used by preschoolers

1.2. Drawings can easily be added

1.3. Maps are very personal

1.4. Haptical experience in addition to visual stimulus

1.5. Can easily get lost

1.6. Making changes and corrections tends to mess up the map

1.7. Size of the paper sheet limits size of the mind map

1.8. Usually, only one person can comfortably work on a map at a time

2. Digital Mind Maps

2.1. Ideas can be rearranged, added and deleted without compromising the map's clarity

2.2. Practically no limit in size

2.3. All maps can be safely stored in one place

2.4. Maps can be exported and added to documents and other files

2.5. To edit a map from multiple devices, the mind mapping software needs to be installed on every device seperately

2.6. Only one person can work on a map at a time

2.7. No haptical experience

3. Online Mind Maps

3.1. Feature all advantages of digital mind maps

3.2. Stored in a cloud and can be accessed from multiple devices

3.3. Multiple users can simultaneously work on a map

3.4. Can easily be shared or published

3.5. No haptical experience