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A mind map (or mind-map) is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or
other items linked to and arranged radically around a central key word or idea.
It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in
study, organization, problem solving, and decision making.
It is an image-centered diagram that represents semantic or other connections
between portions of information. By presenting these connections in a radial, non-linear
graphical manner, it encourages a brainstorming approach to any given organizational
task, eliminating the hurdle of initially establishing an intrinsically appropriate
or relevant conceptual framework to work within.
A mind map is similar to a semantic network or cognitive map but there are no
formal restrictions on the kinds of links used.
Most often the map involves images, words, and lines. The elements are arranged
intuitively according to the importance of the concepts and they are organized into
groupings, branches, or areas. The uniform graphic formulation of the semantic structure
of information on the method of gathering knowledge, may aid recall of existing
Current users of Free Mind use it for the following purposes:
Keeping track of projects, including subtasks, state of subtasks and
Project workplace, including links to necessary files, executables, source
of information and of course information
Workplace for internet research using Google and other sources
Keeping a collection of small or middle sized notes with links on some
area which expands as needed. Such a collection of notes is sometimes called
Essay writing and brainstorming, using colors to show which essays
are open, completed, not yet started etc, using size of nodes to indicate size of
essays. I don't have one map for one essay, I have one map for all essays. I move
parts of some essays to other when it seems appropriate.
Keeping a small database of something with structure that is either
very dynamic or not known in advance. The main disadvantage of such
approach when compared to traditional database applications are poor query possibilities,
but I use it that way anyway - contacts, recipes, medical records etc. You learn
about the structure from the additional data items you enter. For example, different
medical records use different structure and you do not have to analyze all the possible
structures before you enter the first medical record.
Commented internet favorites or bookmarks, with colors and fonts
having the meaning you want.
Alternatives to using Online brain storm
To achieve that which FreeMind offers, you can use variety of tools.
Free or freeware mind mapping program, for instance
VYM - View Your Mind (http://www.insilmaril.de/vym/)
Thinkgraph is not open source licenced, and in our view falls back behind FreeMind
in terms of ease of use and look-and-feel. VYM is licenced under GNU GPL, with no
distribution for Windows available; comparative evaluation to FreeMind is missing.
Kdissert is licenced under GNU GPL, and is not available for Windows; evaluation
is missing as well.
Note editor / reference manager / PIM - personal information
manager, for instance open source
Key Note (http://www.tranglos.com/free/keynote.html)
for Windows. In the case of Key Note, you obtain folding, much richer text formatting
than in FreeMind, many small notes in one file and it is quite easy to reorganize
the structure of your notes. It is not so fast when it comes to changing the color
of nodes and not so intuitive when you move things around. It is not possible to
set a link to a node, only inside the note, which is sort of equivallent of FreeMind's
node without children. Key Note is much faster because it is not written in Java,
but it runs on Windows platform only. Definitely worth having a look at. In Linux,
the hierarchical rich text note editor
may be of interest.
Text editor with Outline mode, e.g.
MS Word (http://www.microsoft.com/office/),
(http://www.xemacs.org/). Outline mode enables you to fold headings
and move complete "nodes" (chapters, sections, subsection) around, as well as changing
the levels of the nodes. The convenience and speed of operation in the areas of
restructuring, organizing, overviewing and adding items does not reach that of FreeMind,
but on the other hand: if you already use one of these editors, you can avoid the
extravagance of installing and learning to use a new tool and gain part of what
FreeMind offers that way.
Text editor with Folding mode, e.g.
(http://www.jedit.org). Again, you achieve information hiding, but
the overheads of using folding mode when compared to FreeMind are considerable.
Java outline editor (http://outliner.sourceforge.net/)
or Microsoft Windows based
Compared to FreeMind, these programs are rather rudimentary. Another option is cross-platform
(Python Licence); evaluation is missing.
A concept map editor, like freeware
(http://cmap.ihmc.us/), GNU GPL-licenced
(written in Java, and relying on database). Unlike mind maps, concept maps are general
graphs rather than trees.