Software versus Traditional Mind Mapping
In This Chapter
Drawing Mind Maps with pen and paper or with a software package
The benefits of Mind-Mapping software
How to decide which method is the best for you
If you key ‘Mind Mapping’ into your Internet browser you’ll get more hits for Mind-Mapping software than for the Mind-Mapping technique itself. Hence it’s not surprising that many people believe that Mind Mapping is actually the use of a particular Mind-Mapping software package.
Mind Mapping is a technique that enables you to visualise, structure and organise thoughts and information. Like writing itself, Mind Mapping isn’t tied to a particular medium (paper or software) and Mind Maps can be generated with either a pen and paper, or with suitable software. The thing that makes both approaches work successfully is knowledge of the technique itself.