The Next Web: How to get started with mind mapping apps. “List making and note taking have been digitized to help us keep track of shopping lists, to-do lists, and quick notes. But what if your ideas are more complicated than that? What if, like me, your mind is chaotic and messy, and needs more of a helping hand when formulating ideas?”
MakeUseOf: 5 Beautiful Mind Mapping Apps to Help You Think Outside the Box. “Mind mapping isn’t a recent discovery; it has existed since the third century. Now, it has got its due because you need new ways to think and organize information. And you need to think outside the box too. Try putting a mind map to unexpected uses. Maybe, use it as a morning journal or retain a book you just read. You can do a mind map on paper or you can turn to these clean and clutter free mind mapping apps.”
PC Magazine: The Best Mind Mapping Software. “If your teams and key creative workers are getting bogged down by an increasing workload of rote tasks or maybe simply swamped by too much information in this new world of interconnected Big Data then mind mapping software might be able to help. These solutions focus on helping workers ideate, innovate, and even, eventually, execute.”
GuideStar: 10 Best and (Almost) Free Tools to Create Mind Maps for Your Nonprofit. “A mind map is a visual representation of keynote thoughts centered around the main idea. It helps us stay organized in the informational chaos. Mind maps look like trees. Or spiders. Or octopuses. It’s just like anything that has a center (a core idea or problem) and branches (essential points to work through). Where applicable, each branch has own, smaller offshoots. And so on until you iron out all the details. Psychologists claim that mind mapping can make us smarter and more creative. That’s all well and fine, but what about its use in practice for your nonprofit organization?”
Digital Trends: The best mind-mapping software. “Brainstorming sessions are great, but sometimes you can drown in a thicket of ideas, half-concepts, and free-floating words. If that sound familiar, you might want to consider a mind-mapping tool. Mind maps are digital flow charts that can be used to describe ideas and list possibilities.” Free and paid options here.
KICKSTARTER CORNER: I have to get up and go get a rag because I’ve been drooling way too much over Calculist. “Calculist is an open-source thinking tool. It’s sort of like a spreadsheet app with a tree data structure.” It’s already raised over $1500 toward its modest goal of $2000.