Category: Mind Mapping

Why Should Freelancers Use Mind Mapping?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Raj Dash at Freelance Switch recently posted an article on why freelancers should use mind mapping. Einstein once said something to the effect of, “you cannot solve problems by thinking within the same framework or mindset that discovered the problems.” The implication is that you need to step into another mindset, another level of thinking.…
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Learn To Think Visually, Or Else!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jamie Nast, author of the popular book Idea Mapping and the Idea Mapping Success Blog, is one of the most world’s most prolific trainers and speakers on the topic of visual mapping. In this interview, she candidly explains why it’s critical that executives learn to express their ideas visually, using hand-drawn idea maps and mind mapping software, and the risks of not doing so.

Embedding Mind Maps Into Your Wiki

Reading Time: 2 minutes Late last year I enthusiastically blogged about a new service I created to let you share and embed your mind maps directly into your website.

Comprehensive Mind Map Research and Reports

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chuck Frey, author and blogger of the Mind Mapping Software Blog, has recently consolidated all of his research and reports on mind mapping into a central location. From Chuck’s newsletter: During the past few years, I have published a variety of surveys, reports and resources that have helped to expand the global body of knowledge…
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Visual Understanding Environment (VUE)

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) project at Tufts is focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of teaching, learning and research. VUE provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information. At its core, the Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept and content mapping application,…
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ThinkBase: Visual Semantic Wiki

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thanks again to, I discovered an amazing site today called Thinkbase. “Thinkbase is a new way to navigate and explore information on the web. It is what we call a ‘Visual Wiki’. It is based on Freebase, an open, shared database of the world’s knowledge – in other words a Semantic Wiki. Thinkbase uses…
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Web-based Mind Map Smackdown!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chuck Frey has just published an extensive comparison chart of the major web-based mind mapping applications – MindMeister, Mindomo, Mind42, Comapping and Mead Map – covering over 60 features and capabilities of these apps. This detailed chart covers criteria such as: * Overview (versions, pricing) * Map formats supported * Map level features * Topic-level…
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Semantic Wikis and Faceted Browsing: The Ultimate Knowledge Database

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every 6 months or so I mix things up and alternate my primary area of focus between studying philosophy and pursuing my creative technical interests (e.g. my multitude of pet/geek projects). I decided to switch gears a couple weeks ago and have been back into academic mode. My primary focus has been studying the history…
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The Mind Mapping Manifesto

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chuck Frey, prolific mind mapping blogger and author, has published his new e-book “The Mind Mapping Manifesto“. Here’s a brief overview of the topics covered in the book: The true cost of information overload and multi-tasking (it will open your eyes to a looming crisis) What research proves about the benefits of mind mapping software…
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Mind & Concept Mapping Software Interoperability

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vic Gee at has spent the last few months collecting information on various mindmap formats, and how to import/export between them. Vic’s site is: … collection of information about how mind mapping software can communicate. Some packages have a built-in capability to import and export to other types of mind mapping software. Some software…
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