I’ve always found it easier to put ideas down either on paper or to use a bit of planning software. I’d been on the look out for a Mind Mapping application for a little while. However, the ones I’d seen had to be paid for in one form or another and as it wasn’t something I need all the time, I didn’t want to pay for it.
Recently, I was introduced to a some Mind Mapping software called Xmind and its exactly what I’ve been looking for. The basic version is free to download and what is even better is that it doesn’t write installation files all over your computer so you can actually run it off a portable USB drive.
If you’ve been looking for a free Mind Mapping software, you can do a lot worse than check out www.xmind.net.
If you aren’t sure what Mind Mapping software is, Wikipedia describe it as follows:
“Mind mapping software is used to create diagrams of relationships between ideas or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that the mind mapping technique can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note taking.”