From smart phones to iPads to our various personal computers and data managers, we have all kinds of tools at our disposal to help us collect information for school work, business, personal use, and more. But even though it’s easy to find, that information still needs to be stored, saved and even shared in a way that’s also simplified. Whether you need to keep track of notes for an online college course or study group, manage a freelancing project, or just plan out long-term goals for yourself, here are 50 free — and fabulous — tools for mind-mapping and brainstorming.
The concept of brainstorming itself is not a hard thing to comprehend. You simply start with a problem or situation, or even a single word, and then you simply map out any ideas that leap to mind as a solution. You do not need to be a genius or have a degree to become involved in a brainstorming session. The very nature of the group structure can often make brainstorming a fun and exciting process. The often speedy collation of ideas seem to race toward your common goal -- the solution. It can make for an intense and exciting environment.