Organizing your ideas and work by creating your own mind maps (mind maps) can be practical and effective in several ways. For example. to gather clear content about a search / research you are going to do. Another way is to create an overview of a presentation you are going to give.

In both Powerpoint and Keynote you can create mind maps but there are also online services to use. Here are some mind maps you can try.


Available both as a web-based service and as an app for iPad. The free version
of the app for iPad is called Popplet Lite. The difference between paid and free
version lies in the number of mind maps that you can create and that you can
work via the web (larger screen, etc.) with the paid version.

This movie introduces you to Popplet Lite.

Link to Popplet's website.


Freeplane (open source)

Freeplane is a free and open source software for mind maps or other collection
of notes etc. data that you can install on both Mac and PC. The possibilities
with Freeplane are many. Read e.g. their text about functions on the website
to get a grip on its possibilities.

Link to Freeplane where you can also download the software.

Here you can see an introductory film to Freeplane.



Mindmup is a web-based service for mindmaps and is available as a free
version and two different paid versions.
All versions can also be connected to Google Drive, where you can
save documents with larger content.

On this page you will find support support for Mindmup.

That movie shows you how to create and share a mindmap with Mindmup.


Mindmeister (collaborative)
If you want to work with others with mindmaps, Mindmeister is an option.
The service is web-based and is well suited for visual presentations and
project work where several people collaborate. The service is available
in several paid versions and a free version where you can save up to three
jobs that you can also share and collaborate with others in.

Link to Mindmeister.
Movie about how to get started with Mindmeister.

This service is aimed at those who work with complex information flows,
diagrams and contexts and want to illustrate / compile them visually.
The web service is available in one free and two paid versions.

Link to Coggle where there is also an introductory film.


Note tool
There are several note-taking tools to use both on your computer and / or in your mobile or tablet.
Two note tools are proposed here.


Joplin is free and is a nice alternative to the commercial note-taking tools
such as. Evernote. Joplin is built with open source, which means that your
data is not used for commercial purposes. In Joplin, you can also sync your
notes with other cloud services, such as Dropbox and OneDrive.
For users of the Firefox or Chrome browsers, it is also possible to save
web pages and screenshots via WebClipper (plug-in to the browser).
The tool is available for Android, iOS, Linux, macOS and Windows.
Evernote is one of the most well-known note-taking tools and is available
in both free and paid versions for use in computer or mobile / tablet.
In addition to various write and search functions, Evernote can also
e.g. scan documents, save web pages without advertising, sync information
to other apps you use or build presentations.
With the web application you can synchronize all your memory notes.
This allows you to access your notes on any computer / mobile.
Available as both free and paid account.


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