October 8th, 2018 by Megan Sylvester
Technology has undeniably changed the way we live our lives. From phones which have more computing power than the Apollo 11 rocket to virtual reality which alters the way we perceive our surroundings – the digital realm extends our reach and exists to make our lives easier. This is just as true for Mind Mapping, as it is for everything else.
Here at iMindMap, we love the flexibility and ease that comes with using pen and paper. That’s why we’ve incorporated all the best elements of Mind Mapping by hand into our innovative software. Outdated, handwritten notes come with problems with which we’re all too familiar. So, here are our top 5 ways iMindMap beats working in your notepad:
1. iMindMap keeps your work safe
We all know the feeling, manically flipping through a notebook thinking “I know it’s in here somewhere!” – but even the most organised person will lose work from time-to-time. Drawing a Mind Map by hand means it’s at risk of loss or damage and restricted to the size of your piece of paper.
iMindMap’s enhanced branch drawing tool gives you all the flexibility of working freehand on a limitless canvas. You can work reassured your Mind Map is safely stored and is free to grow as vast as your imagination allows.
2. Clutter-free creative thinking
Mind Mapping visually communicates interlinked ideas in a clear, simple way. Hand-drawn spider diagrams can become messy and hard to read, using iMindMap’s Fast Capture View keeps your early-stage ideas are neat and tidy.
Enhance the aesthetic nature of your ideas by adding visual elements to your web of thought. Insert emojis, images and icons to take visual thinking to the next level. iMindMap 11’s latest Split Screen mode allows you to freely copy and paste ideas between two different projects – a much quicker and easier way of recycling your best plans.
3. Capture ideas, organise thoughts
It’s no secret that getting down ideas down quickly and clearly is one of the key benefits of our software. Trying to speedily handwrite notes is hard, but iMindMap’s Fast Capture View moves as fast your brain does. Free-floating bubbles represent your thoughts, and iMindMap 11’s Bubble Groups feature allows you to group topical ideas together.
The ability to organise thoughts after writing them down is a function only available through the latest version of iMindMap – something which is hard to achieve with pen-and-paper.
4. Easy collaboration
More often than not, big projects require the shared brain power of a collaborative team. Imagine trying to contribute to someone’s hand-drawn Mind Map or personal list of ideas – you risk losing both clarity of meaning and innovative concepts along the way.
With iMindMap’s Brainstorm View, sharing ideas couldn’t be simpler. The limitless canvas can be filled with sticky notes. Plus, the ability to group, connect and share ideas makes fostering team creativity easier than ever.
5. Present your best ideas
Being able to communicate your ideas with accuracy is as important as coming up with them in the first place. iMindMap 11’s Radial Map View is an aesthetic way of presenting a whole host of ideas, whilst keeping your core goals central and clear.
Plus, iMindMap 11’s Org. Chart View allows you to track your thinking processes, letting you show others exactly how you came to your innovative conclusion. That’s not to mention that iMindMap’s Presentation View functions as a high-tech tour of all your best thinking.