Want to brainstorm new ideas with your team anywhere in the world? Create project outlines in just a few minutes? MindMeister lets you do all of that and then some. In this must-see video, Adison from AdisonAvenue.com tells us how to use MindMeister in just a few simple steps. Read a more thorough MindMeister review here.
Think back to your last business meeting when you were writing your “to do” list on a whiteboard? Did things get pretty messy?
Instead of scribbling important tasks like “pay CPP”, “file receipts” or “complete blog”, there’s a much simpler way to compile this information with an interactive virtual mind map. Check out this “to do” list that Adison has created to see what we mean.
Here are some helpful tips on how to start using MindMeister…
1. Create a title for your project
Creating a new title for your “to do” list is really easy on MindMeister. Using the software, you can create a new title for your project in just a few seconds. The white space around the title is free to compile your tasks. Double-click an open area to start a new note or “branch” for your mind map. In just a few minutes you will be able to create as many tasks as you like, so whether you need a reminder to make an important payment, transfer money or compile an email newsletter, you have everything you need in one place.
2. Organize your thoughts
Once you have created new tasks, you can organize your thoughts using your virtual mind map. For example, you will be able to group the notes under different categories by dragging the tasks to different parts of the screen. You can also click on a note, choose ‘images and icons’ and incorporate a graphic to represent the task. There are loads of pre-loaded images, but you can also search online. This makes it easier for you to organize your tasks accordingly, and your team will be able to find information quickly without any of the fuss.
3. Add detailed notes in just a few clicks
Unlike a real-life whiteboard, MindMeister lets you add detailed notes to each one of your tasks. For example, if you need to make an important payment and your task is “transfer money for insurance payment”, you will be able to add a note with more information on when the payment is due and how much you will need to pay. You can even assign a web link to your task (for example, by incorporating a URL to an article about how to transfer money for insurance payments).