What is an Idea Map?

An idea map is essentially a visual representation of your thinking process. It’s a simple to use tool for planning and organizing thoughts in a way that doesn’t rely on traditional note taking.
Using a wide assortment of colors and images laid out hierarchically to represent different concepts, idea maps make structuring information simple and effective.

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Why use idea maps?

When dealing with complex information, it can be difficult to put into words what you’re trying to convey.
With idea maps, your entire thought process is laid out with a series of interconnected ideas. This not only increases organization and memory, but it makes collaboration much easier because everything is represented visually.

Why use MindManager as your Idea Mapping Software

1. More Powerful Sharing with HTML5

2. Powerful Integrations – With apps like, Asana, Google Docs, Google Docs, Box, or OneDrive

3. Better Project Planning & Management

4. More Visual – With over 700 topic images added to the Image Library

5. More Convenient – Quickly store, retrieve, and share MindManager files using simplified file management

MindManager is one of the best idea map creators on the market. With the powerful features and tools listed above and many more you will be creating idea maps in no time!

How to make an idea map

  1. Begin with a single topic that needs to be explored.
  2. Connect various branches to other concepts that are more specific.
  3. Use keywords to explain relationships between these concepts.
  4. Add images and color code each branch to add visual links between similar ideas.

Get started fast with templates!

MindManager comes pre-installed with many templates for you to choose from. To use these templates:

  1. Open MindManager
  2. Click NEW in the navigation menu
  3. Select the template you want to use
  4. A preview screen will appear, check to if you want to use your selected template
  5. Select Create Map
  6. Customize the template for your specific project

Create more than just idea maps with MindManager

Use MindManager for more than just idea mapping, with MindManager you can create gantt charts, tree diagrams, workflow diagrams, swim lane diagrams, and so much more!

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