Tuesday, March 26, 2013

MindMaple Inc. Releases Their Full Mind Mapping Software for iPad Users, Including Updates to Their Complete iOS Product Line

MindMaple for iPad is their full version, which gives users the ability to create and edit collaborative mind maps in real-time. With document sharing via Google Drive and DropBox Integration, online collaboration has never been easier for the mind mapping community!

MindMaple Inc., the Silicon Valley based mind mapping software company, have officially launched their latest app for the iPad community. This product has been specifically developed to help bridge the gap between PC users and the ever growing iPad market.

MindMaple for iPad is a fast and intuitive way of organizing and prioritizing information. The education sector has found MindMaple products to be particularly useful as software for teachers, allowing them to create and organize their lesson plans. Students benefit by using it for lecture notes, idea sharing and problem solving. Those in the business world use it to manage their busy schedules, for brainstorming sessions, project management and more. The newest feature gives users the ability to create and edit collaborative mind maps, with a user-friendly interface and additional features to assist in maximizing productivity and efficiency.

You can download their mind mapping software by visiting their website or downloading directly from iTunes.

MindMaple Inc. have also created an online guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to utilize their real-time collaboration feature. Users can access this guide by visiting their MindMaple for iPad Help section on their website.

Source: sfgate.com

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Build Your Career Master Plan with a Mind Map

A career plan is a map that guides you to where you really want to go professionally. While there are several approaches to career planning and mapping your way to your next job, a mind map is an excellent tool for brainstorming and organizing your career ideas—especially if you're not sure yet what you want to do.
As Farnoosh writes on the Prolific Living blog, mind maps help you visually and textually organize your thoughts in a way that gives you a structure, linking related concepts. You can use a mind map to brainstorm and discover your career purpose.

This example includes what Farnoosh calls the "foundational pillars" of your career plan—things you need to explore and answer to find your ideal career and plan where you want to go. They include:

  • Current job or role
  • Career goals and dreams (short and long term)
  • Your big why: Why you want to do the work
  • Core values: Values you're not willing to compromise on, such as flexibility or integrity
  • Limits and boundaries: What you're not willing to do or whom you wouldn't want to work with
  • Top strengths
  • Desired strengths
  • Education investment in yourself: What you're willing to invest for yourself and career
  • Execution strategies: What you might do (e.g., change jobs) to accomplish your plan
  • Role models
  • Ideal client or company
  • Ideal professional self: Describe how you want to see yourself and been seen as professionally

As you fill out the answers to these, no doubt other branches and levels will surface, creating a wide web of ideas to help you get a clearer picture of not only where you want to go but also, perhaps, how to get there.

Read complete at: lifehacker.com | Prolific Living