Humans thinking is non-linear. This fact is well known, but it is rarely taken into account. Plain top-to-bottom text or list of facts or hierarchical outline cannot reflect the thinking process properly; therefore, that is a very ineffective way of summarizing or brainstorming.
However, do other ways exist? Yes, and some are also rather well-known: the «mind maps», invented by Tony Buzan, is known to be much more appropriate to represent and formalize connections between concepts and ideas, which exist in your brain.
In short, a typical mind-map looks like a colorful concentric tree with the central idea and brunches-thoughts and fact, spreading from center. Different colors, forms of brunches, and fonts also help to loosen your creativity.
Many people (including Tony Buzan himself) think that mind maps can be drawn by hands only, because only this way they become «alive» and «creative». This makes sense; however, NOT when you have ConceptDraw MINDMAP. This is the only program that carefully translates all the «real-life» mind maps features (like colors, forms, and «naive» pictures) to your computer.
Besides, MINDMAP adds some features, which are impossible without a computer: import and export, integration with MS Outlook and copying to MS Office. ConceptDraw MINDMAP allows you to be Creative and Productive at the same time.
ConceptDraw MINDMAP Personal 5.4 ConceptDraw MINDMAP is a business productivity software for mind-mapping, brainstorming and project planning. It lets you present ideas as a visual map taking full advantage of
ConceptDraw MINDMAP Professional Mac 5.4 ConceptDraw MINDMAP is a business productivity software for mind-mapping, brainstorming and project planning. It lets you present ideas as a visual map taking full advantage of