EILIA5: 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 »

The mind map is a visual thinking tool. We use it to visualize our thoughts and get big pictures. When a mind map is complicated, the readability of the mind map is highly challenging to the audience. Although it is okay if you only make mind maps for yourself, your audience might not think the same. Today we will make the case of how to use features in XMind: ZEN to draw beautiful mind maps.

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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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In Reminiscence of Tony Buzan

Posted on April 25th, 2019 in Featured | 1 Comment »

Here the author placed the image of a grave

Photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash

Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill.

Tony Buzan

13th April 2019, the lighthouse of mind mapping harbour faded. Tony Buzan, the promoter of mnemonic systems and mind mapping techniques, closed his eyes but left us with his incredible fortune which he spent his life to popularise and make it well-known…

He is best known for his speed reading and mind mapping techniques. His work on mind mapping has been turned into 100 best-sellers, translated into 150 languages and read by millions of people worldwide.

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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 »

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Consider starting mind mapping? Congrats! However, be mindful; things might not turn out to be easy. When you begin to make a decent mind map, you might frown your eyebrows and get stuck.

The good news is, mind-mappers are less likely to screw up their maps if they notice the roadblocks. Below are nine mistakes beginners often make and tips for avoiding them.

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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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The Evolution of XMind Logo

Posted on August 16th, 2018 in Discussion, Featured | 1 Comment »

Oasis may sing don’t look back in anger and XMind will tell you to look back in joy! On a throwback Thursday we would like to share with you the XMind logo evolution.

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The Q&A Session with XMind’s Chief Designer

Posted on August 8th, 2018 in Featured, XMind: ZEN | 2 Comments »

No we don’t have that fancy “73 questions with celebrities” videos like Vogue does (tho I enjoy watching), but we did invite our chief designer and had a 7 questions interview with her.

XMind: ZEN was launched in January this year and has received sooo many likes and subscriptions. While you are amazed by the beautiful themes, cute stickers, rainbow branches, have you ever wondered how the designers came up with these brilliant designs? We sincerely hope that the 7 Q&A will get you a little closer to XMind: ZEN and enjoy it even more.

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XMind Cloud Service Will Be Shut Down

Posted on November 30th, 2017 in Featured | 285 Comments »

These days, we’ve made a tough decision. As you can see from the title, we are going to shut down XMind Cloud service officially on 31 Jan, 2018. We deeply apologize to everyone who relied on XMind Cloud in any way. It was really a super difficult decision to make and we really struggled a lot.
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