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iMindMap – A back to school must have

Now that the busy Christmas and New Year period is over, our routines are finally getting back to normal. January may already be in full swing, but how many of you are scurrying around trying to finish last year’s assignments? Misplaced work and inefficient planning means that we’re setting ourselves up for a fall before we head back through the school gates.

Make sure you leave your unproductive ways in last year’s books and make this term a success from start to finish. Execute assignments, track your timetable and maintain all your notes using iMindMap. Read on to see our top tips for starting a new school term on the right track, and set yourself up for a stress-free year.

Transform your timetable

Timetable

Mind Maps are a great way to keep your schedule in order. Get prepared for busy timetables by creating a Mind Map of your lessons, assignments, extracurricular activities and revision, then identify where your time needs to be spent. Use Parent Branches to note down each day of the week. Then, add Child Branches for the topics you need to focus on. By allocating time to each subject, you can break down your workload and have a clear view of your priorities.

Use Icons such as coloured flags to help indicate the urgency of your workload and how much effort is required. Avoid distraction and collapse branches to ensure you’re focused on your timetable for today only. When a new day arrives, simply expand existing branches to view your entire Mind Map again.

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6 ways to get exam ready with Mind Mapping and iMindMap

 

Right now, the pressure is on as university, high school and college students are in the middle of the exam period. For students who need a helping hand juggling revision schedules or remembering key information, Mind Mapping is a proven method for boosting organisation, focus and recall ability. Follow these 6 smart studying tips with Mind Mapping and iMindMap to help you combat exam stress and perform at your best.

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Solve complex problems with a Six Thinking Hats Mind Map

Mind Mapping 6 Thinking Hats

When it comes to solving problems, your perspective only provides one view of a situation, limiting creativity. The Six Thinking Hats technique encourages you to switch between thinking styles to consider a problem from different angles and generate a variety of ideas and possible solutions.

You may be familiar with this technique already, but have you tried it with Mind Mapping? A Mind Map’s outward radiating branches and keywords prompt you to make associations between your thoughts and generate more ideas. With an overview of your ideas, you will easily spot the gaps in your analysis and can devote more attention to those areas.

Adopt a thinking style one-by-one, adding to your Mind Map as you go. During this exercise, you will have to review previous sections to complete another. A Mind Map’s structure doesn’t require you to think ‘in order’, so you can jump back and forth to build on different areas when needed.

Let’s get started…

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Get back-to-school ready with Mind Mapping

Move over summer, a new school year is coming. Students and teachers, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Plan for the busy days ahead using a Mind Map to turn last minute mayhem into blissful efficiency. Read our Mind Mapping tips to help keep your assignments, activities, plans, tests and notes in order and set yourself up for a stress-free school year.

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Transform your iMindMap creations into resource hubs with the insert feature

One of the biggest advantages that computer based Mind Mapping and brainstorming have over their hand drawn counterparts is the ability to insert items. In iMindMap Ultimate, you can pretty much insert anything, from images and icons to web links and audio notes. Combined, these all work together to turn your work into a large resource hub on one screen, without compromising its brevity. You can obtain all of your information in one accessible place.

Text Notes

Text Notes

Insert text notes on your branches in Mind Map View, sticky notes in Brainstorm View and bubbles in Fast Capture View, to add more detail to your creations. Notes remain hidden until clicked on, to keep your workspace uncluttered. You can even copy and paste whole pages of text from the internet without having to worry about spoiling the concision of your work. Creating a presentation? Adding notes to your branches in Mind Map View will automatically convert into slide notes when you switch to Presentation View.

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4 tips to become a remarkable content writer with iMindMap

Become a better content writer with iMindMap
Have you ever felt uninspired? Do you struggle to get your content to flow? Maybe even starting to write is turning into an uphill battle. Proven to boost creativity and improve productivity by 20%, it makes sense to try Mind Mapping for any of your writing efforts, from blog posts to essays. Improve your content writing with these four, easy Mind Mapping tips:
 

1) No more blank page

Fast Capture View

Writer’s block is your worst enemy as a wordsmith. That blank page can truly cause panic to set in. But you have a piece to write and a deadline to write it by. Well fear not, iMindMap’s Fast Capture View is on hand to capture any ideas you might have to get you started. Get any possible ideas down without distraction – the bubbles organise themselves so you can leave the structuring and refining for later.

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How to break out of the summer slump

During the summer months, things tend to slow down and it’s easy for a little brain fog to cloud up your thinking. With everyone taking annual leave for holidays or to take care of children off school, you can slip out of your usual routine. You may have spent your time fantasising about weekend plans outside in the sun or counting down the days until your well-earned holiday. But now autumn is just around the corner, and with the new season comes a chance for you to get back into the swing of things, re-motivate yourself and ramp up your creativity.

Get into character

If you want to reignite your creativity and generate some fresh ideas to boost business, this simple exercise will help you change your perspective and produce some creative solutions. This technique is an enjoyable and easy way to give your imagination a jolt and open your mind to other possibilities. Using a pen and paper or Mind Mapping software, such as iMindMap, this technique will help you map out your ideas quickly, without interrupting your trail of thought.

So let’s get started…
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Say hello to iMindMap 8.1 – available now

Create inspired brainstorms, dazzling Mind Maps and captivating presentations

iMindMap 8.1 out now
At ThinkBuzan, we are continuously fine tuning our software to make sure your iMindMap experience only gets better. Today we release iMindMap 8.1 – full to the brim of feature enhancements, with clever advances to the Brainstorm View at the forefront.

Take a glimpse at the latest productivity-boosting features in iMindMap 8.1…
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What is iMindMap Cloud & Mobile?

iMindMap Cloud & Mobile

iMindMap 8… your thoughts so far

iMindMap 8 feedback

Hearing the thoughts and feedback from iMindMap users is really important to us. With the release of iMindMap 8, the most distinctive version of iMindMap to date, this was more crucial than ever. With that being said, we were overwhelmed by the positive response we received.
 
Here’s what some of you had to say about the brand-new features and functionalities of iMindMap 8…

“The new iMindMap 8 version has a brand new straight program interface – with this I feel more concentrated on my Mind Mapping process.”
Michael Landers, IT Architect, IBM
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