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Popplet Review: Simplest Tool to Capture and Organize Ideas

Popplet is a handy tool to capture and organize ideas for both school and work. In the classroom and at home, students use Popplet as a mind map to create graphic organizers for thinking and learning visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them. In the office or on the go, professionals use Popplet as a brainstorming tool to generate ideas, organize their thoughts and plan projects.
Different from other professional mind map software […]

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Mindomo Review: Educate Tomorrow’s Thinkers Today

Mindomo is a piece of mind map software focusing on education use for teachers and students, excelling in concept mapping, outlining and mind mapping. As its slogan “Educate tomorrow’s thinkers today”, Mindomo aspires to be the leading mind map software for school service. It has to be mentioned that this Mindomo is an integration of offline working with online editing and collaborating. The following is a detailed Mindomo review mainly in terms of platform, price, interface, main features, pros […]


Edraw MindMaster Review: Free Mind Map Software for Mac, Windows and Linux

Released in October 2017, Edraw MindMaster suddenly rises as a new force in mind mapping software. At first, it was taken as a nobody and now has raised the attention of some well-known mind mappers. The free version has already received good reputation from users all over the world.

Windows: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
Mac: Mac OS X 10.8 and later
Linux: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora

Edraw MindMaster offers a free version and pro version. The free version is powerful […]

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MindManager Review: Mind Mapping Software for Business

MindManager was first born in the 1990s and was called Mindman at that time. After years’ development, it now comes out of the crowd in mind map software market and welcomed in commercial use by business people. Mind Manager charges a volume-based price for  Enterprise customers, offering a flexible for organizations and teams.
MindManager is compatible with various popular operating systems, including Windows, Androids, Mac OS and iOS. Windows version supports English, German, French, Russian, Chinese and Japanese while Mac version supports  English, […]

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Scapple Review: Simple and Quick Idea Organizing Tool

Produced by Literature and Latte, Scapple is known as an easy-to-use tool for recording or inspiring ideas and build connections between them as quickly as possible. Many people use Scapple as mind map software, while the slogan of this software is “Rough it Out” which is well interpreted by its name. “Scapple” is a verb and means to work or shape roughly without smoothing to finish. Actually, though we live in a high-tech era, many people prefer to let […]

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Use Mind Map in Teaching – After Class Reflection

Teaching mainly consists of three stages – before class, during class, and after class. Mind maps are now popularly used in teaching in various aspects for a different purpose.  Instructions have been made on how to use mind maps in teaching for before-class preparation and during-class presentation. This blog is going to offer instructions on using mind maps in teaching for after-class reflection in three steps.
Step 1: Homework Assessment
Comparing with the traditional way of collecting students’ homework through a […]

Use Mind Map in Teaching for During-Class Presentation

Use Mind Map in Teaching – During Class Presentation

Using mind maps in teaching is becoming more and more popular. From my 2 years’ experience working as an English teacher, I can tell that the way a teacher presents a class matters a lot to the result. This blog is going to instruct you to deliver a presentation during class in five steps with Edraw MindMaster.
Step 1: Attract Students’ Attention
If you show all the content on the mind map you’ve prepared at the beginning of the class, you’ll find […]

Use Mind Map in Teaching for Before-Class Preparation

Use Mind Maps in Teaching – Before Class Preparation

People use mind maps in note taking for both business and education in the study, meeting minutes and lectures. Some far-sighted teachers have already introduced mind maps into teaching in different ways. Generally, a complete class includes three stages, pre-class, in-class and after-class. Take the class on “Types of Interest Rates” as an example, we introduce how to apply mind maps into giving a class about “Types of Interest Rates” pre-class, in-class and after-class in three articles respectively.
This article gives […]


What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Mind Maps?

Mind maps are prevalent tools in many different fields including education and project management. Some people have questioned whether mind maps are so good as it is propagandized. As the old saying goes,” Every coin has two sides”. Mind maps have been pit into a conpamy . Here’s an analysis of advantages and disadvantages of mind maps.
Advantages of Mind Maps
Wide Adaptability
As is known to all that mind maps grow from a central topic and develop in a radiant structure, organizing […]

Choose the best mind map software

How to Choose the Best Mind Map Software

Do you apply mind mapping into your life? What mind map software do you use? At present, a number of mind map software are on the application market, covering free and paid ones. What functions do you want? Which platform do you need? Where are the mind maps saved? Before making a final decision of your choice, think twice about your original needs, budgets, and objectives. Read this blog to see how to choose the mind map software that […]