Over the last couple of months I seem to have been in situations where I’ve been able to help out friends by suggesting little online tools that have really helped them. So I thought I should start blogging about them here on my blog too – if they’ve helped my friends, maybe they can help my readers too.
Mindmeister is a very easy to use mindmapping programme.
It’s easy to build and edit your mindmap, and you can add images, change the colours, and customise it in lots of ways. Once you’ve done it you can then export the map in many different forms – images, pdf, for excel…
One of things that I particularly like about mindmeister is that it’s an online tool, it’s in the cloud – so you can access it from any computer. That’s really useful, plus it means there’s no software to install, or backups to worry about.
The best, best, best thing about Mindmeister is that you can publish your mindmaps on it. So you can share a mindmap with the world. That’s what I’ve done with the 4 I’ve linked to above. Being able to publish it allows you to a few very cool things:
- embed it in your website – so you can have that mindmap content right there
- promote it on social networks
- link the mindmap back to content on your website (mindmeister is one of the top traffic drivers to the indium websites)
- it can go viral – our Twitter Tool Directory has had over 70,000 views! In just over 12 months.
- finally the mindmap itself can rank well in the search results – so if you type in Twitter Tool Directory on Google, our mindmap should be in the top 10 results
I have yet to find a more adaptable mindmapping tool – it’s worth all of the £4.99 a month we pay! (and there is a free version too).