Information overload is a real problem today, increasing stress levels and draining productivity in the modern workforce. From taking meeting notes to researching for your next big project, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when faced with copious amounts of information. How do you begin to make sense of it all? How will you remember the details?
iMindMap’s unique Brainstorm View will help you to make sense of the chaos and pinpoint your focus. Gather and organise your notes, research and ideas digitally, keeping your workspace and thoughts clear so that you can concentrate on the things that matter. With an infinite, adaptable canvas, and a range of tools to prompt organisation, it provides a flexible space to bring order to information quickly. Read on to learn more about the Brainstorm View…
Our brains love images. In fact, studies show that we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text! If you have any important ideas or information that you need to stand out, adding visuals to your notes is the way to go. Bring your ideas to life and make them more memorable by uploading a background image on to the Brainstorm View canvas, or select one from iMindMap’s extensive image library. Unlike a monotone list, the Brainstorm View’s visually engaging custom canvas images will brighten up your work, making your note creating a much more enjoyable process.
Is your desk buried under reams of hand written notes on loose paper? Use the Brainstorm View’s infinite canvas to gather large volumes of information and bring order to your work. Add sticky notes to the canvas, then categorise and highlight information by colour coding them. Forget formatting distractions and stay focused using sticky notes that automatically expand as you type. Add sticky notes into groups or lists to organise large volumes of information with ease. As your ideas grow and develop, you will have the flexibility to convert sticky notes and lists into groups and back again in just a few clicks. Bring instant order to your creations with the Clean Up feature.
No matter how large your brainstorms, the Icon Manager will help you categorise information. Assign icons to your sticky notes, lists and groups to create a unique classification system. Visually categorising your notes will help you to find information and see related elements at a glance. You can upload your own or choose from the icon library. Flashcards are a useful way to view your notes when you need to keep extra information hidden. Use them as a recall tool to test your memory, or as speaking prompts when presenting your ideas.
Transform your brainstorm into a resource hub using Attachments. Gather all your web links, audio files, videos, documents, notes and more in one place. Attachments will only appear when clicked on to maintain the clarity of your notes and minimise distractions. The Relationships function gives you a quick way to link your thoughts. Draw connections between sticky notes with a digital string to see related information at a glance.
The side panel is equipped with tools to make locating, organising and editing your notes a breeze. It provides fast access to the formatting and customisation tools you need most. Working with a lot of information? See your ideas in a vibrant list format with the Outline Panel. You can rearrange your ideas from directly within the Outline Panel for a fast and easy way to re-organise your thoughts. Or, select and drag items from the canvas and drop them into the Outline Panel to shuffle your sticky notes around. With the Search Filter, you can filter your notes and locate specific ideas quickly, however large your work may be.
Once you’ve gathered and organised your notes, click and switch to any of iMindMap’s views to work in a different way. Use the Mind Map View to develop your ideas further, or turn them into an actionable timeline with the Time Map View. When you switch between views, any information on your sticky notes will be carried across. With no work lost and automatic formatting updates, the entire digital thought process is seamless.
If your notes require action, send your ideas in to integrated visual task management tool, DropTask, to follow every task through to completion. Use DropTask to schedule tasks, assign tasks to others and order them by priority in real-time.
Constantly trying to keep on top of a hectic workload while managing all the information being thrown our way is a tough balancing act. However, with the Brainstorm View as your go-to tool for gathering and sorting information, you can clear your head, regain your focus and achieve peak levels of productivity at work.