October 25, 2014
MindMup is an excellent web tool that allows you to create beautiful mind maps. Mindmup does not require registration and is very simple to use. It is also integrated with Google Drive so you can save your mind maps straight to your Drive account. MindMup also provide a set of good extensions to enhance your mind mapping. Some examples include:
This is a good feature to use with students in class. Realtime collaboration allows multiple users to collaborate synchronously work on a mind map. All changes are visible to collaborators.
Progress allows you to manage hierarchies of tasks faster by propagating statuses to parent nodes. For example, when all sub-tasks are completed, the parent task is marked as completed automatically.
This extension converts funky curve connectors into straight lines, which makes it clearer to see what connects to what on large maps.
When you are done working on your mind maps you can then save them to your Dropbox or Google Drive. Alternatively, you can share them via email, embed link, or through social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook,and Google Plus. You also have the option to export them in PDF or PNG format.