I've been using mindmapping forever for all my creative work - drafting my KoiTips, designing workshops, keeping notes on mentoring sessions, keeping track of ideas.
For years I've used XMInd, a superb program with a stunningly elegant user interface (download the free version here). But it doesn't have an iPad version* and it's hard to share maps with others. (*you can access XMind maps on the iPad via iThoughts but it's not ideal)
So I've been exploring the next generation of mindmapping, and it's very exciting. The new approach is cloudbased, making it easy to access your maps from any device - and easy to share them with others, and even collaborate in realtime on the same map.
So, here is a quick map all about MindMeister, the mindmapping service I'm using. You can drag the map, zoom in and out, expand and collapse topics, and share it with others via the social sharing buttons. (For the best experience, click on the up-arrow icon below the map to maximise the map to full screen ).
I'm excited how this opens up a whole new easy, engaging and interactive way of publishing and sharing ideas and information.
Mindmaps have always been a great way to capture and organise ideas - now they become a powerful way to easily share these ideas as well. And unlike blogs and other web tools, this way of sharing is immediate and effortless - you change something in one of your public mindmaps and it is instantly live for the world to see - this is a whole new way to publish...