Mind Mapping

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Mind Mapping by Mind Map: Mind Mapping

1. Tools

1.1. Offline

1.1.1. Freemind

1.1.1.1. + Java (platform independent) + Wikis integration + Powerful / light weight - Problems with usability

1.1.2. Mindjet MindManager

1.1.2.1. + Very fast/usable + Group selecting/actions + Cross-dependencies + Images, file attachments/links + Powerful + Integration with MS Office - Win/Mac only - Licence 350$

1.2. Online

1.2.1. bubbl.us

1.2.1.1. + Friendly zooming + Coloring - Bad group editing

1.2.2. mindmeister.com

1.2.2.1. + Cool group editing + Items folding + API (to interact with anything else) + Import from Freemind / MindManager

1.2.2.1.1. Full version ($4 per month): + Export maps in FreeMind and Mindjet Mindmanager™ format + Full SSL encryption + Offline edit mode

1.2.2.2. hangs for 30 sec sometimes (rarely)

1.2.3. comapping.com

1.2.3.1. + Group editing + Node focusing + Internal presentations/slides + Task management - Fixed orientation (left to right) - no free account ($25 per year)

1.3. Pen and paper

2. What's for?

2.1. Understand

2.1.1. Project

2.1.1.1. To do

2.1.1.2. Scope

2.1.2. Life positioning

2.2. Brainstorming

2.2.1. Startup ideas

2.2.2. Stress-test (what if...)

2.2.3. Whatever in future

2.3. Tree info

2.3.1. Company structure

2.3.2. Site map

2.3.2.1. Intranet restructurization

2.3.3. Genealogy

2.3.4. Troubleshooter

2.3.5. Folders structure

2.4. Generate nice artwork

3. Alternatives?

3.1. Much of plain text

3.2. SWOT

3.3. Big tables

4. Features

4.1. Way of thinking

4.1.1. Clear overview

4.1.2. Intuition mobilization

4.2. Accessible (pen and paper)

4.3. Allows to quick overview

4.4. Want know details? Expand

5. GP utilization

5.1. Personal

5.1.1. Prepare to talk with boss/customer

5.1.2. Prepare a seminar

5.1.3. Planning...

5.1.3.1. Trip, birthday, vacation

5.1.3.2. Self-improvement

5.1.3.3. Life

5.2. Concurent thinking (Skype + Online tool)

5.2.1. Brainstorming (i.e. what else)

5.2.1.1. Future seminars

5.2.1.2. Project opportunities

5.2.1.3. Profitable ideas

5.2.2. Map of discussion (real-time updated)

5.2.2.1. Telepathy - comunication of thoughts

5.2.2.2. Unanswered questions

5.2.2.3. Unclear areas

5.2.2.4. "too technical" topics

5.3. GP Documentation

5.3.1. Project planning

5.3.1.1. Task1

5.3.1.2. Task2

5.3.1.3. Task 3

5.3.1.4. Task4

5.3.1.5. Task 5

5.3.1.6. per node email notifications

5.3.2. Roadmap

5.3.3. Tree data

5.4. GP Services

5.4.1. modern business tool?

5.5. GP Intranet

5.5.1. bookmarks