Posts Tagged “mindmapping”

  • MindMeister and Apple Watch

    It's not a secret that I'm a big fan of MeisterLabs, especially their cloud-based mind mapping app, MindMeister. While I could talk at length about the amazing feature set and the benefits of realtime collaborative mind mapping, this post is about a certain MindMeister tool I just recently got around to exploring: Geistesblitz on the Apple Watch.…

  • Some MindMeister updates worthy of mention

    As you may know, I'm a huge proponent of mind mapping. The topic has been a major focus on several episodes of Systematic (and will be again in an upcoming episode with Eddie Smith).…

  • MindNode 2.0 for Mac (with Marked 2 integration)

    MindNode 2.0 for Mac is out today. It's being sold as a new app with an intro price of $19.99 US. That will go up to $29.99 after the intro sale.…

  • Even better MindMeister collaboration

    I've always recommended using MindMeister as a collaborative mind mapping/brainstorming platform. It's great for group brainstorming or for sharing ideas in easy-to-parse formats. It recently got even better, though.…

  • iThoughtsX and Marked 2, together at last

    I've mentioned previously that I've been using mind maps frequently when writing. It's an excellent way to structure and flesh out a piece of any length. Create sections, add topics, and even start fleshing out paragraphs using notes. I export the mind map to various formats and continue writing in an editor.…

  • How I Mind Map

    I've been working on a mind mapping post for some time now. It started as a Macworld piece, but I took too long...…

  • The coolest way to present a mind map

    Don't get me wrong, I love mind mapping on my Mac and iPad with native apps. iThoughts, iThoughtsX, MindNode and Curio are all things I get excited about. However, I've been spending a ton of time in MindMeister (a web app) lately.…

  • Mirror your MindMeister maps to nvALT

    I love iThoughtsX, MindNode Pro and Mindjet MindManager for a lot of the local brainstorming I do on my Mac, but I've found myself doing a lot of work with MindMeister in a Fluid browser (and on iOS) lately.…

  • iThoughts updated for extra awesome (and iOS 7)

    iThoughts, the most powerful mind mapping app on iOS, has been updated (well, re-released, really) with a bevy of new features. It's now a universal app (both iPhone and iPad), and requires a new purchase. At the $2 US intro price, though, there's really no reason for anyone to not grab it.…

  • MindMeister add-on for Google Docs

    MindMeister, my favorite online Mind Mapping application, now has a Google Docs add-on available. It can take any bullet list in your document and turn it into a mind map embedded in the document. No MindMesiter account is required to use it.…

  • Markdown Service Tools and UTF-8

    The Markdown Service Tools have been updated to 2.10. I learned some new Ruby/UTF-8 tricks in the process, and they should all be capable of handling extended character sets now. Please download and test out the new versions. Let me know if you still have any trouble with Umlats, Kanji, Cyrillic, etc.…

  • Mindmeister 9: more powerful cloud mind mapping

    Mindmeister, my favorite online mind mapping tool, saw a major update today. With a flat UI and updated color palette, it's looking great, and new tools and tool layout make it more powerful than ever.…

  • MindNode 3 for iOS

    I have a soft spot for the affordable-yet-wonderful mind mapping app for both Mac and iOS. It syncs flawlessly across the platforms with iCloud, and it's a pleasure to use. The latest update adds new interface polish, sharing and publishing options, and an amazing new icon, among other things.…

  • Web Excursions for September 21, 2013
  • Brainstorming the brainstorm: workflows and ideas

    This post expounds a bit on my various brainstorming workflows. None of them will be a perfect fit for anyone else, but the bits and pieces can be organized into a workflow that suits just about every need.…

  • Converting Markdown to a mind map

    I'm working on a "Brainstorming workflow" post right now, and in the process I realized I needed a better tool to turn quick Markdown/plain text scribblings into mind maps. I put together a script that will accept a variety of (logical) plain text outline formats and convert them into an indented list in your clipboard. The result is formatted so that pasting it into a mind mapping application will result in a perfect set of topics and nodes for expanding on the outline.…

  • External linking for nvALT notes: Part 1

    I devised a couple of strategies for attaching my notes to other places on my system where url links were ugly or inconvenient. It turned out to be a system that's pretty effective in a lot of applications even ones that provide a linking system to begin with.…

  • App Review: Tree, an outliner I can love

    I don't like outliners. It's not that I see anything wrong with them, they just don't click with the way my brain works when I'm brainstorming or planning. It's why I use mind maps. Nonetheless, I had to try Tree (MAS link) when I saw it. It looked different. It was.…

  • The MindMeister Markdown Showdown

    I'd like to welcome Donald Curtis as a guest blogger today, here to talk about a very cool script we worked on to add some Markdown love to MindMeister. It started with a DM from Donald on Twitter with a link to a GitHub gist, and after some back and forth it became a very cool (and useful) tool. Cool enough that I really wanted to share it here. Since the script is his brainchild and almost entirely his handiwork, I thought it would be cool if Donald did the honors.…

  • Quick Tip: MindManager to (clean) HTML

    Quick tips are random posts regarding something I discovered on my way to something bigger. They usually get longer than "quick" would imply, for which I refuse to apologize.…

  • When plain text is wrong

    If you've read any of my writing or looked at any of my projects, you're probably fully aware of the nerd wood I get for plain text. You know, the stuff that's been around since the dawn of the computer and will still be around when there's not an application left that can open a DOCX file. I have to admit, though, that there are some things I can't--and don't want--to do in plain text.…

  • The Mac and iOS mind mapping app extravaganza

    Most of my projects start out as mind maps (which I may have mentioned before). Whether it's a packing list, a blog post or a TextMate bundle, I find it easiest to organize my (often scattered) thoughts using what Tony Buzan calls radiant thinking. Lists and outlines are rarely as effective as the non-linear format of a mind map. For me, if it involves brainstorming, it involves mind maps.…