Mind mapping itself is considered an effective way of organizing your thoughts. But there’s another thing you can add to your mind map to make it a very effective visual map of your thoughts. Color coding.
You might start thinking of that time when all of your notes became a jumble of colors. That’s one form of color coding, just not the best example. When done in moderation, color coding your notes can help you and your information be even more organized.
Take a look at this Civil War Timeline template for example:
Civil War Timeline template using MindMaple
Victories and significant events in favor of the Confederates are in blue, while victories and significant events in favor of the Union are in red. Neutral events with significance are marked in gray but emphasized to differentiate from additional information added for depth. MindMaple’s various style options allows you to customize the colors and styles of the information in your mind map to your preferences with ease.
What’s the most effective color code for your mind map?
If you missed our announcement earlier this month, the new collaborative version of MindMaple has officially been released. If you downloaded MindMaple v1.6 before May 24th, your software may contain a few bugs – and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience. We rolled out the patched version (1.61) on May 24th, and it is available for download here.
If you missed the news altogether, our newest version of MindMaple allows users to collaborate on mind maps in real-time. Using MindMaple v1.61 and Google Drive, you can work on projects, study guides, notes, quarterly plans and more with your peers and colleagues. Simply save your mind maps to your Google Drive account and you can access them from any computer with our mind mapping software.
Both MindMaple Free and Pro have the collaborative function, but you will need a Google account to utilize it. You can sign up for a Google account here, and download MindMaple here.