Today I started work on a new project on as I often do I took out a piece of paper and started drawing a mind map of the project. After a couple of minutes of drawing I started to wonder if I could create one on-line.

A mind map is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that helps structuring information, helping you to better analyse, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas. Just as in every great idea, its power lies in its simplicity.

So after a quick Google search I found, MindMup.com. And it is exactly what I needed and totally Free which is always a bonus.  I was creating a Mind Map within seconds and so simply too, Everything  is stored on the cloud and linked to a Google Drive so there isn’t even a need to create an account. It is simplification personified.

The HotKeys make mapping so easy, I had a mind map of a website made within minutes, If mind mapping is something you do I highly recommend it.

Enter Add sibling
Shift+Enter Add sibling above
Shift+Enter Line break (when editing node text)
Tab Add child
Shift+Tab Insert parent
Space Edit node
Shift+Space Change node color
A View or edit node attachment
I Add an image or change the existing image/icon associated with the node
Backspace or Delete Remove node
Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow keys Move node up/down