23 Ways Writers Can Deal with Chaos

Creativity Tools for the (Dis)organized Writer Ideas are messy things. For most people, they tend to pile up in corners and under the bed like dust bunnies. For writers, though, they feel more like stampeding cattle. In order for writers [...]

From Idea to Blog Post – My Blogging Tools

Experimenting with Research, Writing, and Editing Software In the past couple of years of blogging, I've tried a large number of writing, note-taking and organizational tools. Some have been successful experiments, some less so. These have included mind mapping tools, [...]

Mind Mapping on the iPad – 5 Apps, Part 2

Our final two mind map competitors In our previous post, we looked at using mind maps on the iPad and reviewed three programs: SimpleMind, Mindomo and MindMaple. We continue in this post with two advanced programs: iThoughts and iMindMap. iThoughts [...]

Mind Mapping on the iPad – 5 Apps, Part 1

Is the iPad the perfect place to create mind maps? What I look for in an iPad mind mapping program Frugal Guidance 2 has previously shared several articles about mind mapping (and other visualization techniques -- see links below) and [...]

10 Amazing Ways to Use Mind Maps to Organize Your Life

Expand your Repertoire of Maps In the last post, we discussed how to create a mind map and why they are useful. Now, let's see what different kind of work you can do using mind maps and other similar maps. [...]

Creating Your First (or a Better) Mind Map

The Good Ol' BOIs Network First thing, if you've never created a mind map before, relax. It's not hard and actually fun. You can do it online, or with a downloaded mind map application, or on a large, blank piece [...]

Why Mind Mapping is for You!

Some Ideas for Starting with Mind Maps Note: About two days after writing my previous post about the explosion of information and the ability of visual techniques to make it more manageable, I found another article that nicely parallels my ideas, "Are You [...]

Mind Mapping and the Information Revolution

Using Graphical Techniques for Creativity One of the great distinctions of life today as opposed to just a few decades ago is the amount of information that a person is expected to see, filter, process and create. Although information technology [...]