Our Top 10 Uses for Mind Maps

There's no right or wrong way to use a mind map, but here's a few of the ways we find them useful!


  1. Brainstorming

    Mind maps are great way to brainstorm new ideas, either by yourself or collaboratively with a group. The freeform structure helps to discover relationships between concepts and to quickly rearrange ideas into a logical hierarchy.

  2. Organising & Sharing Information

    Organising information using a mind map provides a clear way to show the structure in your chosen topic. The inherent structure present in a mind map as compared to a traditional linear text document make it both easy to create and understand information.

  3. Decision Making

    Breaking a decision down into a list of pros and cons has been a favorite way to make a decision for a long time. When you add in the structure that a mind map provides making an informed decision becomes much easier!

  4. Note Taking

    Mind maps are a fast, effective, and attractive way to take detailed notes: useful in meetings, classrooms, or for personal use!

  5. Project Management

    There's often many facets to even a simple project, each with lots of different components that need planning, tracking, estimating and budgeting. A mind map can be a great way to keep track of all the complicated state that comes with managing a project.

  6. Presentations

    Mind maps provide an attractive, easy to create alternative to a transitional presentation. Plus the logical breakdown of an idea that comes with a structure mind map makes it easy for your audience to follow the progression of your topic.

  7. Essay Planning

    Creating a structured and flowing argument in an essay is important, but can be hard to get right without proper planning. Mind maps provide a great way to outline your essay before you get to writing paragraphs!

  8. Studying

    Learning a new topic can be exciting, but memorising all that information for a test can be hard. The spatial and visual associations that you can create with a mind map are a great way to remember everything you need to get the grades you deserve.

  9. Todo Lists

    Sometimes a linear list isn't enough when a job has lots of different elements before it's ticked of as complete. Using mind maps to keep track of your todo list is a great way to make progress towards your goals.

  10. Event Planning

    Collaborating with all the stakeholders, guests, venues and other organisers while planning an event can be hard. Using a mind map is a great way keep everyone on the same page, with latest information.

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