I’ve used mind mapping before, both for creative problem solving and for organising information. I finding it easier to find connections across groups of information this way. I’ve also found it easy to categorise or colour-code the types of information. Usually I make mind maps alone using a big sheet of paper and pens in several colours.
The tool lets you add nodes, each node can be customised;
- text colour
- add links
- add documents (not in free version)
- connect to other nodes on the same mindmap.
You can can export it as a mindmap file or a pdf to use elsewhere.
You can also work on a mindmap as a team, or make a mindmap open for everyone to work on, if you’d like to improve my mindmap above, go ahead – it’s here.
You can try up to six mindmaps for free, after that you’ll need to tradeup – which will open up several features to play with.