How to Manage Your Time with Mind Mapping (Hint: You Don’t Always Need To)

Posted on December 16th, 2019 in Discussion, Featured, Tips | No Comments »

Mind maps are useful tools for time management in its flexibilities, big-picture view and low learning curve.

If you waste one day after another, your chance of achieving isn’t just an improbability, it’s an impossibility.

But here’s the thing: it’s hard NOT to waste time.

Eating the frog is intimidating. The daily routine is boring. Worse than that, the journey seems endless.

You try out different methods, however, years gone by, things are still the same.

Then you come across mind mapping, and the advocacy about mind maps in productivity. Maybe this time, the case would be different?

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

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

Bonus: Self-checker Tool for Testing When to Use Which Mapping

Concept map has more complex structure and more accurate demonstration of knowledge. Mind maps are tree charts and flexible to make, good for brainstorming and note-taking.

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.

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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!

Concept mapping requires brainstorming, structuring, linking, finalizing. It helps demonstrate tacit knowledge and has greater ability in showing complex analysis.

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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