How to get started with mind mapping apps

How to get started with mind mapping apps

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List making and note taking have been digitized to help us keep track of shopping lists, to-do lists, and quick notes. But what if your ideas are more complicated than that? What if, like me, your mind is chaotic and messy, and needs more of a helping hand when formulating ideas?

Then maybe, a mind map is what you need! And yes, those too can be done on smartphones and laptops thanks to a range of apps now available.

Cerebral cartography or just a fancy list?

Mind mapping might be simple, but it’s certainly more than just a fancy list. You probably did them at school, but here’s a refresher: a mind map is a way of recording your thoughts without having to worry too much about the overall structure or relationship between individual ideas.