Concept Map vs Mind Map: What to Use for Your Project

Posted on December 4th, 2019 in Discussion, Featured | No Comments »

Bonus: Spreadsheet Quiz for Checking When to Use Which Mapping

You find out concept mapping on the internet.

You think it’s good to help you sort out the messy info of your projects, but then you hear about mind mapping.

Much confused about which to choose, you head to Google in search of an answer. 

But articles after articles, your questions grow like a snowball. Some blog posts say that,

Mind map does not work for real-world info, as it’s in a hierarchical structure. Real-life is interconnected and complex.

Then the next one has the same conclusion but with a different reason to above!

A mind map is more personal and flexible than concept maps. The concept map has a much better hierarchical structure.

You’re wondering, is there a clear and practical answer? I just want to map these piles of messy info!

Luckily, that’s precisely what I’m going to tell you. slightly smiling face

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How To Make A Concept Map (Actionable Guide for Beginners)

Posted on November 21st, 2019 in Featured, Tips | No Comments »

How to make a concept map?

If you haven’t got a clear answer to it, then this guide is for you!

Chemistry Concept Map Template: The Mole, Molar Mass and Empirical Formula

Concept Map of Chemistry

This article is loaded with templates and best practices on each step of mapping. In short, to make a concept map, you need to go through: preparation, brainstorming, structuring, linking, and finalizing.

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XMind: ZEN 2020, You Just Can’t Get Enough of It

Posted on November 19th, 2019 in Featured, New Version, XMind: ZEN | 4 Comments »

It’s today, it’s all about XMind: ZEN 2020. New look and features, optimized your favourites, and most importantly, it’s about your productivity upgrade.

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ELI5: What Is a Mind Map and What to Do with It

Posted on September 20th, 2019 in Discussion, Featured | No Comments »

A dog raising her hand.

(Photo by Camylla Battani on Unsplash)

Short answer: a mind map is a tree chart that helps you capture ideas.

The following is a long story.

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How to Create a Beautiful Mind Map – Basic | Principles and Tips

Posted on August 30th, 2019 in Featured, Tips | No Comments »

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Compare XMind: ZEN and XMind 8

Posted on August 23rd, 2019 in Discussion, FAQ, Featured, XMind: ZEN | 13 Comments »

The selecting tool matters for your productivity. XMind has been dedicating on mind mapping just right for different scenarios.

XMind 8, a classical mind mapping tool for over a decade.

XMind: ZEN, an amazing brainstorming, and mind mapping tool.

Which tool helps make the best out of you? Which features do you care most? Whose design is the one you wanted most?

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How to Use Matrix and Fishbone Diagram [Free Download Templates]

Posted on August 7th, 2019 in Featured, Tips | No Comments »

Some XMind friends have been using matrix and fishbone to create magic. But these two diagrams appear to be mysteries to many. The various terms like Eisenhower chart, SWOT diagram, cause-and-effect chart, Ishikawa diagram confuse us all. So what are they? And what’s the difference? How do they compare to other typical tree charts? Here is the brief answer below.

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Demystifying the War between Hand-drawn Mind Maps and Digital Mind Maps

Posted on April 12th, 2019 in Discussion, Featured | No Comments »

The author placed a photo of an architecture which has two distinct part facing each other, like a confrontation

Photo by Vitor Monteiro on Unsplash

It is a war that thousands will join. The longhand group insists that digital mind maps are trash. The digital side fights back fiercely by throwing out powerful features of the software. To outsiders, the debate seems to be mind-mapping exclusive. However, when the arguments move on, it is inevitably pointing to larger issues, on paper or software?

Which one is better? Is it possible to balance between them? These questions led us to make Lighten 2, a complete redesign and reimagination of mind mapping tools. However, before we unravel why Lighten 2 has settled the war, let’s resolve the myths of hand-writing and digital typing in this article.

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9 Mind Mapping Mistakes Most Beginners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Posted on January 22nd, 2019 in Featured, Tips | 4 Comments »

Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash

Looking for a collection of no-nonsense mind mapping tips that you can quickly implement to boost your visual mapping skills? Then look no further.

Below are 9 mistakes I summarize to help you become an experienced mind mapper.

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What Makes Me Say No to VC | XMind Founder Brian Sun

Posted on December 3rd, 2018 in Featured | 2 Comments »

If we start up a business by aiming for doing it for the rest of our lives, if we make every decision by thinking of doing it for the rest of our lives, if we deal with every tiny little thing around us by means of doing it for the rest of our lives, we shall live in peace and freedom for the rest of our lives.

Brian Sun, Founder and CEO of XMind, Ltd.

Brian Sun, Founder and CEO of XMind, took the stage of the TEDxFutian 2018 Annual Conference in August of this year. As the representative of #Outlier# in the Internet field, he shared distinctive ways of integrating Buddha wisdom originated 2,500 years ago into modern life and work management.

Click the YouTube video to see what motivates Brian to stick to mind mapping for the rest of his life.

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