What you use to structure your mind on a project, or idea? If you like me, you will use some kind of mind mapping tool, and in this post I will mention some of the free options for you to choose. Those softwares will provide enough functionalities for you to start, at least with simple structure.
Xmind was picked as one of PCWorld Best 100 of 2010, and ranked #50 among all hardware, software, services, sites and apps. It is also the #6 among all best productivity software. XMind provide a lot of features, even with the Free version that satisfy most of our needs.
You can check out more at: http://www.xmind.net/downloads/
MindNode Pro and MindNode are elegant and simple-to-use mindmapping applications for the Macintosh that help to visually:
– collect, classify and structure ideas.
– organize, study and solve problems.
Mind maps can be used for many different tasks – including to-do lists, brainstorming, holiday planning, research, writing, project management – and in many different environments – school, meetings, workspace.
You can check out more at: http://www.mindnode.com/
MyMind is a combination of an outliner an a mind mapping application. Or a mind mapper with buil-in outlining functionality.
Whatever way you see it, it’s a unique application, you won’t find anything similar.
Whether you’re looking for a brain storming solution or an application that lets you easily create beautiful representations of your ideas … MyMind is for you.
You can check out more at: http://www.sebastian-krauss.de/software/
FreeMind has made it as the finalist for the 2009 Community Choice Award in the category "Most likely to change the way you do everything"
You can check out more at: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download
MindMeister is not an app, it is an online service that allow user create mind map online. The free plan allow 3 mind maps, share and collaborate on maps, import maps from Freemind and MindManager. It’s also support export maps as image/PDF/RTF and publish maps to blogs and websites.
If you need more than that, consider using their other plans, which provide much more functionalities and features.
You can check out more at: http://www.mindmeister.com/home/editions