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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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The advantages of Mind-Mapping software over pen and paper

Although you have little control over the visual appearance of Mind Maps with most computer programs, these do have a number of advantages:

check.png Mind Maps can be flexibly altered and reworked at any time.

check.png By using hyperlinks you can access the internet or other files.

check.png Filtering makes Mind Maps even more flexible.

check.png Text memos add further information to each branch.

check.png Mind Maps can be exported to other formats.

In this section I take a closer look at some of these advantages.

Mind Maps can be flexibly altered and reworked at any time

Just as when you compose text on a computer, it’s quite straightforward to alter the structure of a Mind Map if you make a mistake or change your mind and to arrange some branches differently. Moreover, graphics and symbols can be changed at any time. Hence it’s a good idea to use Mind-Mapping software for tasks that involve frequently changing data, for example, in project management.

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