“Use it well.”

This is what Dumbledore said when he gave the cloak of invisibility to Harry.

And this is also why we are sharing many how-to tips because we are hoping XMinders can make the most of mind mapping and use it WELL.

Using key word is one essential rule in mind mapping, if you find it difficult, we’ve got you covered. Tips for you to add more texts without making the map look messy. 👉 How to add additional text to a topic in XMind: ZEN?

With the same amount of information, do you know that there is a better way to make your mind map neater and clearer? Try mixing and matching with different Structure, you will be amazed.

Details or information that you can group together such as Meeting Agenda, putting them in matrix table will certainly turn the map a pleasure to look at.

The magic word is: Format–Structure (instructions as shown below)

Step 1: choose the topic you’d like to insert/transform to Matrix

Step 2: click “Format” at the top right corner

Step 3: click “Structure” and choose Matrix from pop-up menu

Step 4: Voila! topic changed to Matrix

Other structures such as Fishbone, Timeline, Tree Chart are fun to experiment with as well. With these various structures, you can visually organize causal relationships among complex ideas/events, make an in-depth comparative analysis possible and track milestones and schedules in chronological order.

Use it well and make your mind map creative.