Unleash your creativity with MindMeister – online mind mapping tool

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in Productivity. Tagged: , , , , .

For customers always on the lookout for interactive and innovative online content, MindMeister will be an interesting tool. Launched in 2007, MindMeister is an online mind mapping tool, which allows customers to visualize, develop and share their ideas. With the help of this tool, customers can conduct interactive sessions with their co-workers and come up with new, exciting ideas.

MindMeister

MindMeister is the first tool from MeisterLabs, founded by Michael Hollauf and Till Vollmer in 2006. According to the company, at present more than 7 million people are using this mind mapping tool worldwide. Clients make use of this tool for brainstorming, note taking, project planning and many other tasks. Till now, MindMeister has helped in the creation of more than 25 million maps with around 1 billion ideas finding roots.

MindMeister – envisioning thoughts for better business

The MindMeister mind map editor is an easy tool to work with. One works directly on the web browser so there is no need for one to download the software. It also does not require manual updation. It is readily accessible from Mac, Windows PC, Linux computer, or any other device as well as browser.

MindMeister works with all types of clients – start-ups, freelancers and million dollar companies to help them communicate better and achieve their goals. The tool betters communication by bringing all the parties – various departments, different branches and suppliers to one location. It also allows for collaborations on the maps and the changes made can be immediately. This works out well for companies as sharing and comparing information becomes a lot more convenient.

Some of the best features of MindMeister include:

  • It utilizes an online mind map editor to create and work on mind maps inside a web browser.
  • Users are given a variety of map layouts to choose from. Additionally they can also customize their maps with colors and styles as per their choice.
  • The mind mapping tool has a sharing system so you can easily connect with others working on the same platform.
  • People using MindMeister can delegate assignments, set priorities, add due dates and show display progress as well.
  • MindMeister works well with TaskMeister online project management software.
  • Clients can also use MindMeister for making presentations. These can be easily exported, embedded or displayed online. In this manner, MindMeister helps people showcase their work online without the need to download or update anything.

MindMeister - screenshot 1

How It Works

MindMeister works on a freemium model, where the user opens a basic account, which is free. There are limited options with this account. If one wants to use further then they have to sign up for monthly or yearly subscriptions. Based on the different prices, MindMeister tool is categorized into Basic, Personal, Pro and Business packages. To get a better understanding as to how MindMeister works, scroll down:

  1. When one signs on a MindMeister tool, you first see a dashboard. This is where you store all the created MindMaps.
  2. To create a new Map, click on the option “My New MindMap”. Then you will reach the MindMap editor.
  3. In the middle of the page, you will find the root topic, where you have to fill the topic of the MindMap.
  4. After the main topic is created, we create child topics by pressing the “tab” key. When all the child topics are done, finish it by pressing the “enter” button.
  5. If we press the enter button again, then we create another topic. These topics together are known as “sibling topics”.
  6. With the help of these two keys, you can create the main topic and sibling topics.
  7. You can add or remove sibling topics by using the “connect” and “disconnect” buttons.
  8. You can add labels, change colors of connection as per your wish.
  9. When the MindMap is ready, you can share it with your family/friends and they can share/exchange ideas real time.

MindMeister is not only great for exchanging ideas, it is a good way to spot creativity, organize our thoughts, learn and memorize new things. Last but not the least, it is the best way to visualize and understand difficult issues.

MindMeister - screenshot 2

Pros

  1. The biggest advantage of using MindMeister is that you are the master of your content. You can create the content map as per your likes. Everything like content, format, font is as per your choice.
  2. Another advantage of using this tool is that one can work real time on it. If the creator or the people it has been shared with want to make any changes, they can do it in real time on the web.
  3. With MindMeister, you can export your MindMap in different formats like PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint). You can also mail or print it from the app.
  4. As one can work on the web on MindMeister there is no need to download matter. This is one of the biggest advantages of using MindMeister.

Cons

  1. The biggest disadvantage of using MindMeister is that it does not work well on phones due to the text size. However, it works well on computers and tablets.
  2. Another con of the MindMeister tool is that it may confuse non visual viewers.
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Verdict

What really works for MindMeister is the flexibility and freedom the tool gives while making a concept map. As it has various formats and allows one to add links, pictures and notes, it makes the task much easier. Whether planning a trip with family or a work assignment with co-workers, MindMeister is the perfect tool to create and share new concepts. Double thumbs-up!

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