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50 Useful Mind-Mapping Tools for College Students

50 Useful Mind-Mapping Tools for College Students

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50 Useful Mind-Mapping Tools for CollegeStudents | Associate Degree
July 27th, 2009
By Emily ThomasAs a hardworking student, you’ve got a lot to orga-nize, including essays, exams, deadlines, and class
schedules, not to mention your social and personal
life–plus any part-time jobs you may have takenon. In an effort to keep you more organized, we’ve
generated this list of 50 useful mind-mapping tools
that are designed to help you see your ideas moreclearly, analyze and outline research papers, be-
come more ecient when you study, and get ins
-pired to be more creative in your work.
Free or Open Source
Online collegestudents depend on open and freeprograms like these when balancing school workand a tight budget.1.FreeMind: FreeMind is a popular mindmapping software written in Java that al-lows you to technically outline essays, perso-nal goals, and more.2.Pimki: This personal information managerwill help you be more productive.3.Cmap Tools: Create concept maps with thisfree program, as long as it’s for personal useonly.4.MAPMYself : This web-based mind mappingtool is all about the organic mind mappingexperience with ideas that literally branchout.5.Mindomo: Mindomo is another online mindmapping software program that features asimple, streamlined interface.6. WikkaWiki: This PHP software program is described as “lightweight” and designed forspeed.7. RecallPlus LITE: The LITE version of this study notes software is free and can keepyou organized.8. DeepaMehta: This open source knowledge management tool is designed according tocognitive psychology principles, helping youlearn more effectively through mind map-ping.9. Semantik: Semantik is a mind mapping tool designed for students who need help withessays and other papers.10.Labyrinth: This open mind mappingtool is written in Python and designed to be
simple and easy to use without sacricing
advanced features like copy/pasting from aclipboard, saving as an image, and more.11.View Your Mind: VYM is a thinking andplanning tool that helps students and otherusers with time management, creativity,organization, and other skills.12.MindRaider: MindRaider is a personalnotebook and organizer that lets you use
clips from the web, your les, and your
brain to stay organized.13.VUE: Visual Understanding Environmentis an open source project created by TuftsUniversity for students and teachers. Themind-mapping program depends on highlyvisual, digital images and tools to help youstay organized and to boost creativity.
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50 Useful Mind-Mapping Tools for College Students | Associate Degree
Use these tools to work with classmates, share notes,
prepare a presentation, and work on the web.1.XMind: This social mind mapping tool isgreat for group projects.2.Mind42: Mind42 is a mind mapping tool thatsits in your browser and lets you work withfriends.3.MindMeister: This bright and colorful on-line mind mapping system has individual,business (or group), and academic plans.4.WiseMapping: WiseMapping is all about thefree creation of shareable mind maps fromyour browser. There’s no space limit, either.5.DropMind: Choose to use a desktop or web-based version of DropMind for real-timecollaboration or the ability to add hyper-links and images.6.Mindjet: Mindjet is expensive, but when youuse the online version to work with friends,you can split the cost.7.Wridea: Wridea is an idea and contentmanager marketed towards writers but canwork for any individual or group wanting toorganize projects, papers and more.8.Dabbleboard: Dabbleboard is an onlinewhite board that lets you create mind maps,sketches, project outlines and more withyour group.9.Mindquarry: Mindquarry is an open source
collaboration tool for group editing, le sha
-ring, task management and brainstorming.10.Comapping: Comapping lets your wholegroup add notes and plan out projects fromone map.11.Stixy: Use photos, notes, documents andto-do lists to create your mind map withother students.12.writewith: This collaborative writing toolis great for working on research papers andpresentations.
Brainstorming and Project Management
When you need to work on your ideas for a big
project, use these tools to organize all of your ideas,
edits and deadlines.1.iMindMap: This software program allowsyou to use colors and images to create allkinds of projects and presentations.2.ConceptDraw MindMap: This tool uses vi-sual diagrams to map out ideas and plans.3.HeadCASE
: This artistic, owing mind map
lets you import text from the web and Mi-
crosoft Oce. Works on Windows only.
: Mac users especially will benet
from Mindcad’s ability to accept images andtext from Word and the Desktop.5.eminec MYmap: This brainstorming tool letsyou link to other documents on your com-puter and share your notes.6.Edraw Mindmap: This free mind mapdepends on a brainstorming diagram andready-made symbols to help you analyzepapers, notes and projects.7.Personal Brain: The lightest version of Personal Brain is free and works with Mac,Windows and Linux.8.BraineMine: BrainMine is a mind mappingtool for Windows that is equipped to ma-nage research projects, help you organizepresentations, and review exam material.9.3D Topicscape: The basic version of 3DTopicscape lets you stay on track with to-dolists and mind maps.10.Twiddla: With Twiddla, you can brains-torm with graphics, photos and web tools.11.Project2Manage: This online projectmanagement tool lets you work with otherteam members managing task lists, ideas,and more.12.yWriter5: Use yWriter 5 for writing pro- jects for which you need help organizing,editing and outlining.
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