How do you use MindMaple?

We at MindMaple are currently in the process of expanding and improving our website. One of our expansions is a page offering suggested uses for MindMaple, including a series of sample maps.

We want all visitors to the website, especially those who might be new to mind mapping, to see the diverse and creative ways that mind mapping can be used. I’ve attached a few of the maps we’ve made to illustrate uses of mind mapping for students and home users, but as we want our website to reflect the interest of our users we would love to hear from you!

What do you think of our maps? What are some creative ways you like to use mind mapping that we might have missed? Share your ideas and maps in the comments, or send them to us at

This map is an example of how your might use MindMaple to plan for a big event (in this case, a wedding):

This map, based on the mind map used in our youtube video, shows how mind mapping is useful for making travel plans:

This map illustrates how MindMaple can be used for studying and organizing notes for school:

Information Overload

We are all faced with an endless amount of information daily.  Information overload is truly an epidemic that everyone in some way, shape, or form has to tackle.  An interesting piece of information that I read recently discussed the distinction between “sensory overload” and “information overload.”  Sensory overload occurs when your brain is bombarded with images, sensations, and sounds; however, our minds are equipped to handle tens of millions of sensory information per second.

Why?  Our brains have had millions of years of evolution to adapt to this.  Information overload, on the other hand, is a relatively new issue and has only been such an enormous phenomenon in recent years.  Consequently, our brains have not yet evolved to be able to handle all the information that is presented to us.

As a result, we tend to lose focus, feel overwhelmed, and then become less productive.  We become obsessed with consuming as much information as we can (which is impossible) and steer away from what needs to be done.  This leads to procrastination, although we usually believe we are doing our work, because we are reading articles/blogs, etc.; however, the work that is necessary gets delayed or not finished at all.

Here is a link to an article from Lifehack that lists ways to overcome information overload and become more productive and thrive in the midst of the chaos.