I am the first to say I am not a visual person – after all I did major in English – but have really found a useful tool in mind mapping. My first mind mapping application I came to use regularly is MindJet MindManager (on both the Mac and PC). However, when I got an iPhone and later an iPad, I came to using MindNode and iThoughtsHD more often for creating mind maps. Both apps meet my needs just fine and since MindJet was slow out of the gate on the iPad, I don’t see a compelling reason to switch.
It was through the writings of Marc Orchant that turned me on to the power of mind mapping. I was looking for a better way to capture ideas for my freelance articles because at the time outlines and straight note taking weren’t getting the job done.
Here are some ways I use mind maps: