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3 ways to use iMindMap to enhance your revision

Upgrade your revision with iMindMap

The trouble with deadlines is they always come around faster than you expect. For students around the world, winter exams and essays are looming in the not-so-distant future. When it comes to getting ahead on revision there really is no time like the present. However, getting started on your work is often the hardest part. But, with iMindMap, not only is revision more manageable – it’s actually fun, too. Not convinced? Read on to discover all the proven benefits of using iMindMap to revise. So you can reach new heights of academic success in time for your exams this winter!

an unlimited canvas will take your revision to the next level

Improve your memory

Are you drowning in all the facts, figures and theories you need to memorise? Don’t panic, iMindMap can help improve your comprehension, whatever the subject. The traditional method of copying out revision notes is bland and uninspiring. Switching to Mind Mapping allows you to unlock a whole world of visual thinking – and the benefits don’t end there. Mind Mapping techniques have been linked to improved memory – making storing those all important nuggets of revision easier than ever. To start your revision journey, use Mind Map View – from here you can create a central idea (the subject area you’re revising would be a good start) and begin adding child branches. By using keywords and images, you can break down facts and make it far easier to recall important information. The trick is to move through topics, going from the broad to the more specific – and don’t worry, with iMindMap’s unlimited canvas you’ll never run out of space. Don’t forget to add images, icons and emojis to enhance your visual learning and make all-important memory associations.

org. chart view is perfect for essay planning and revision

Organise your ideas

Sitting down to revise often feels overwhelming. With so much to learn, where should you start? Breaking your work into manageable chunks is key to making progress. If you’re juggling multiple subjects and modules it’s important you keep your priorities clear. Starting work without direction leads to time wasted on menial tasks, while the more important areas end up being neglected. Use iMindMap’s Org. Chart View to outline your revision and streamline your workload. By creating a revision workflow, you can easily create an intuitive breakdown of the tasks you need to do for each subject. The hierarchical top-down structure will make tracing back through your ideas super easy. Your priorities can be seen at a glance, making working through your revision in the right order as simple as possible. This view is also a great tool for planning essays, as you can move from your thesis statement through to your natural conclusion with logic and structure.

org. chart view is perfect for essay planning and revision

Dodge revision boredom

Boredom may feel like a natural by-product of revision – but, when working in iMindMap, it need not be. Many of us know the path from boredom to procrastination all too well. Keeping your brain engaged is a must if you want to make the most of your revision time. Here at iMindMap, we suggest using Radial Map View to stimulate the visual side of your brain. By breaking interlinking ideas into colour-coded rings and easy-to-digest nodes you are able to add meaning to large amounts of information. All whilst being able to see a birdseye view of your revision, so your central goals never get lost.

Another great way to avoid boredom is to get active with your revision. Multiple studies have found that one of the most effective ways to retain knowledge is actually to teach someone else. With a fellow student, take it in turns using iMindMap’s Presentation View to teach each other and you’ll both be as prepared as possible for the exams which lie ahead.

Don’t leave it to the last minute again – rediscover your love of learning and get ahead on revision using iMindMap 11. Download the full-feature 7 day trial for FREE today and unlock your full potential.

How to capture your best ideas and let them flourish

iMindMap creative thinking mind map

Some of the greatest ideas come from a simple thought. We never know where our ideas can take us; whether it’s the start of an exciting project or even the beginnings of a new business idea, the possibilities are only as limited as our imagination. The trick is knowing where to start. With so many ideas whizzing around your head, it’s important to take a step back and get your thoughts into order. By keeping your ideas stored safely in one place, you know exactly where to look should you wish to revisit any sparks of inspiration. Once you have all your thoughts captured, this also means you can park them and choose the most important ones to focus on and develop.

Look after your ideas, and never lose a thought which could materialize into something great. Here’s how iMindMap can help you organise your thoughts in a clear and structured display, whatever stage your idea is at.

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3 scary myths of the mind that trick even the most motivated

Get Creative with iMindMap 11

When it comes to thinking power, memory and creativity, there are often terrifying misconceptions about how to best develop and use these to your advantage. Forget zombies, ghosts and witches, these 3 frighteningly convincing myths are sure to spook you out of success.
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According to science, you’re at your most productive in autumn

Productivity in Autumn

You may have thought about how the weather affects your mood, but did you know it can also affect your productivity? A study by the Harvard Business School found that a decrease in sunny weather is directly related to an increase in worker efficiency. During bad weather, in particular, people tend to focus more on their work, rather than getting distracted by thoughts of the fun activities they could be doing outside in the sun.

While we can’t control the weather, we can give you the tool you need to get the most out of this peak in productivity and really thrive in these cooler months. So dust off your woolly hats, grab your pumpkin spice lattes and get your head in the game – here’s how iMindMap can help make this autumn your most successful yet.

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3 tips to survive the end-of-year productivity slump

Get productive with iMindMap 11

With summer feeling like a distant memory and the end of 2018 more clearly in sight, it’s easy to let productivity slip. With three quarters of the year already behind you, it’s time to reorganise, refresh and reevaluate everything you’ve been doing so far. Working at full capacity for months on end can be draining. These final months of the year must be planned for effectively to maintain well-being, remain realistic and reach maximum output. Read our top tips below for 3 insightful ways to make Q4 incredibly productive with the help of iMindMap 11 Ultimate or Ultimate Plus.

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Step away from the notebook – 5 ways iMindMap beats pen & paper

Technology has undeniably changed the way we live our lives. From phones which have more computing power than the Apollo 11 rocket to virtual reality which alters the way we perceive our surroundings – the digital realm extends our reach and exists to make our lives easier. This is just as true for Mind Mapping, as it is for everything else.

Here at iMindMap, we love the flexibility and ease that comes with using pen and paper. That’s why we’ve incorporated all the best elements of Mind Mapping by hand into our innovative software. Outdated, handwritten notes come with problems with which we’re all too familiar. So, here are our top 5 ways iMindMap beats working in your notepad:

iMindMap 11 keeps your ideas safe

1. iMindMap keeps your work safe

We all know the feeling, manically flipping through a notebook thinking “I know it’s in here somewhere!” – but even the most organised person will lose work from time-to-time. Drawing a Mind Map by hand means it’s at risk of loss or damage and restricted to the size of your piece of paper.

iMindMap’s enhanced branch drawing tool gives you all the flexibility of working freehand on a limitless canvas. You can work reassured your Mind Map is safely stored and is free to grow as vast as your imagination allows.

Easy, clear creative thinking

2. Clutter-free creative thinking

Mind Mapping visually communicates interlinked ideas in a clear, simple way. Hand-drawn spider diagrams can become messy and hard to read, using iMindMap’s Fast Capture View keeps your early-stage ideas are neat and tidy.

Enhance the aesthetic nature of your ideas by adding visual elements to your web of thought. Insert emojis, images and icons to take visual thinking to the next level. iMindMap 11’s latest Split Screen mode allows you to freely copy and paste ideas between two different projects – a much quicker and easier way of recycling your best plans.

capture all your ideas

3. Capture ideas, organise thoughts

It’s no secret that getting down ideas down quickly and clearly is one of the key benefits of our software. Trying to speedily handwrite notes is hard, but iMindMap’s Fast Capture View moves as fast your brain does. Free-floating bubbles represent your thoughts, and iMindMap 11’s Bubble Groups feature allows you to group topical ideas together.

The ability to organise thoughts after writing them down is a function only available through the latest version of iMindMap – something which is hard to achieve with pen-and-paper.

Collaborate with your teammates

4. Easy collaboration

More often than not, big projects require the shared brain power of a collaborative team. Imagine trying to contribute to someone’s hand-drawn Mind Map or personal list of ideas – you risk losing both clarity of meaning and innovative concepts along the way.

With iMindMap’s Brainstorm View, sharing ideas couldn’t be simpler. The limitless canvas can be filled with sticky notes. Plus, the ability to group, connect and share ideas makes fostering team creativity easier than ever.

present your best ideas

5. Present your best ideas

Being able to communicate your ideas with accuracy is as important as coming up with them in the first place. iMindMap 11’s Radial Map View is an aesthetic way of presenting a whole host of ideas, whilst keeping your core goals central and clear.

Plus, iMindMap 11’s Org. Chart View allows you to track your thinking processes, letting you show others exactly how you came to your innovative conclusion. That’s not to mention that iMindMap’s Presentation View functions as a high-tech tour of all your best thinking.

Not convinced? We challenge traditionalists, sceptics and notepad loyalists to download our full-feature, 7-day FREE trial of iMindMap 11. There’s no upfront card details or costs required, so what are you waiting for?

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Spark your creative genius at work with iMindMap

Get Creative with iMindMap 11

Work isn’t just about getting the job done. In a fast-paced business environment, the most successful organisations are those that have recognised the importance of remaining flexible and adaptable. To stay ahead of the game, these businesses prioritise creative thinking in order to spark innovative solutions.

You don’t need to be artistic to be creative. At iMindMap, we believe that anyone has the ability to harness the creativity they were born with and put it to good use. Mind Mapping and visual thinking allow you to generate original ideas and not only think outside the box but remove that box completely. Experience total freedom of thought and an ‘anything is possible’ mindset. Read on to find out how iMindMap 11 will be the solution to all your creative ambitions.

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3 ways your whole team can benefit from iMindMap 11

iMindMap 11 multi-user licenses

We believe that having a creative and innovative team lies at the heart of a successful business and has a huge benefit on the quality of our performance and projects. With our iMindMap 11 multi-user licenses, you can make some great savings by introducing our software to your workplace. By choosing a license for up to 25 users, your colleagues can download iMindMap and join you on your Mind Mapping adventures.

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How people like you are using iMindMap 11’s latest features

iMindMap 11's latest features

iMindMap 11 is packed full of innovative new ways to get your ideas, plans and projects up and running. With multiple views, a variety of features and easy to navigate display makes iMindMap 11 a tool that can be used by anyone. Version 11 is our most powerful to date, and we love seeing how all the new and creative aspects are being put to use. With so many unique views, the possible purposes for iMindMap are endless – but, if you’re stuck for ideas, learning what others are doing is a great way to get the cogs turning.

From working professionals to creative freelancers – read on to see why we believe iMindMap 11 has something for everybody.

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University projects shine with iMindMap

Students Using iMindMap

With Freshers’ Week on the horizon and laptops at the ready, it’s time to kick-start the semester the right way with iMindMap. Proven to boost your productivity, creativity and memory, Mind Mapping and visual thinking tools are a great way to manage your time and brain power, especially for busy uni students. Turn your educational aspirations into a reality with this essential Mind Mapping software that you won’t be able to survive without.

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