I have a confession, I have become a Mind mapping geek. Can hardly do a shopping list without using a mindmap.
What is a Mind map then?
Mind maps have many applications and are said to improve the memory. A mind map is often created around a single word or text, placed in the center, to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added. Some of the earliest examples of mind maps were developed by Porphyry of Tyros, a noted thinker of the 3rd century, as he graphically visualized the concept categories of Aristotle.
The best-selling fiction paperbackin the U.K., “The Naming of the Dead” by Ian Rankin, features detective Inspector Rebus who uses mind maps to solve crimes.
Here are a few mindmapping doodlies you might investigate:
- Mindmeister Free Online MindMapping
- FreeMind Free Download
- MindJet Advanced Commercial MindMapping Tool
It is children’s favourite too, as it is so easy and intuitive, yet powerful.
Category: 2) Useful n Interesting