You are in serious need of brainstorming your thoughts, right?
And you are wondering what imindmap 10 can really do for you, and if it will help you improve your mental abilities and order of thoughts in the best way possible. Isn’t it?
You would also like to know the new features that come with this software, true?
Well, my iMindmap 10 review will be helping you know the system better with regards to what it is really is, how it works, what is included in this particular system, my thoughts on the system, how to use it, cost, free downloads and the discounts that come along with it.
I will do my very best to explain to you every aspect of the system and how it really works to help you have detailed information about it before taking the plunge.
But if by any slight chance you note that I have not tackled a particular area you wanted further clarification about or one that I might not have looked into at all, feel free to ask me about it in the comments and I will be more than glad to help you out. Promise?
Great! Right into the iMindmap 10 review. 🙂
Name: iMindmap 10
Author: Tony Buzan
Cost: Depends on the version
Best For: Brainstorming your thoughts
Rankings: 92 out of 100
What is iMindmap 10?
iMindmap 10 is a software that gives you a simple way to brainstorm your thoughts organically without worrying about order and structure. It allows you to visually structure your ideas to help with analysis and remembering.
It also helps in other areas like creating a presentation which you would like to be more of a diagram, a flowchart if you are into computer programming, and many other areas that could do with creating stuff using cool visuals.
Imindmap 10 is the fairly recent version of the imindmap software.
If you are not well versed with mindmaps, a mind map is a diagram for representing tasks, words, concepts, or items linked to and arranged around a central concept or subject using a non-linear graphical layout that allows the user to build an intuitive framework around a central concept.
Imindmap can turn a long list of monotonous information into a memorable and highly organized diagram that works in line with your brain’s natural way of doing various things.
It is a visual thinking tool that can be applied to all cognitive functions, especially memory, creativity, learning and analysis.
Mind mapping is basically a process that involves a distinct combination of imagery, colour and visual- spatial arrangement.
The technique maps out your thoughts using keywords that trigger associations in the brain to spark further ideas. That’s why the software proves to be very significant and useful.
The powerful mind behind this program is Tony Buzan. Tony Buzan has spent most of his life researching this unique system that can bring amazing changes to a person’s life. I have to say that he has put in quite some effort into this system.
How it Works
I wold say that this system is a potent technique that helps you learn more effectively, improves the way that you record information, and supports as well as improve creative problem solving.
By using mind maps, you can quickly identify and understand the structure of a subject.
You can see the way that information fits in together, as well as recording the actual facts contained in normal notes.
More than this, mind maps help you remember information, as they hold it in a format that your mind finds easy to recall and quick to review.
All mind maps begin with a main concept that the rest of the map revolves around, so choosing that idea or topic is the first step.
You need to begin by creating an image or writing a word that represents that first main idea.
From that main idea, create branches (as many as needed), that each represent a single word that relates to the main topic.
It’s useful to use different colours and images to differentiate the branches and sub-topics that are there.
Then, create sub-branches that stem from the main branches to further expand on ideas and concepts. These sub-branches will also contain words that elaborate on the topic of the branch it stems from.
This helps develop and elaborate on the overall theme of the mind map. Including images and sketches can also be helpful in brainstorming and creating the sub-branch topics.
What is Included in the System?
This new software comes with some interesting features like:
- Variety of ways to view the mindmap include the standard mindmapping view, a gantt view of the elements of the mindmap, timeline and capture.
- Outline view
- Links to websites as well as files
- Options for formatting
- Adding pictures
- 3D view
- Integration of droptask
- And many more
Cost, discounts and free downloads
The iMindmap 10 software comes in 3 versions, the home & student, the ultimate version and the ultimate (+) plus version.
The first version, the home & student version goes for $100 and should be installed for only a single computer for every user. It comes with features like outline panel, importers of the software, integration with evernote, dropbox and google drive, ability to add files, notes and links, basic editor for your mindmap, libraries for images and icons and the brainstorm view.
The second one is the ultimate version. This version has everything you get with the home and student version with the addition of flowcharts, 3D view, a builder for your presentations, manager for your tags and icons, time map as well as fast capture view, integration with iWork, DropTask, OpenOffice and Microsoft Office. It has a price tag of $235.
The last version is the Ultimate Plus version which has all the features of the ultimate version together with more resources like the mind map book written by Tony Buzan, a DVD called Tony Buzan’s Master class, the speed reading as well as the memory book by Tony Buzan. And you get to install it on 2 computers for every user. This comes with a hefty price of $310.
How to Use iMindMap 10
This is how you should work it out to ensure you make the most use of it:
1. Start in the centre of a blank page turned sideways and create the first idea
2. Create branches for more ideas
3. Use an image for your central idea
3. Use colours throughout
4. Connect your main branches to the central image and connect your second- and third-level branches to the first and second levels
5. Make your branches curved rather than straight-lined
6. Use one keyword for each line
7. Use images throughout. Every image, like the central image, is also worth a thousand words
My Personal Thoughts on it
Well, the mapping software is a great tool if you want to have a more organized life and a direction.
It comes really in handy as it will help you sort out the main issues in your mind and bring some order in the way you do things.
It is something I totally recommend you use if you want to be a more orderly person than you currently are.
Please note that, to make the most use of the mind mapping software, you need to be in a relaxed state or a state of deep concentration and focus to really address the things you feel are a big issue.
That being the case, I encourage you to listen to some relaxation music, preferably meditation music before you start mapping out your mind. They improve your brain power in a great way.
If you want to increase your level of concentration, as well as train your mind to concentrate naturally, then you should use the Brain Evolution System.
And that is all about imindmap 10.
If you have any burning questions you would like to get answers for on this topic, by all means shoot them to me in the comments. I’d be happy to help. 🙂