Easy to create mind maps (graphical representations of thought processes) for brainstorming, problem solving, rational analysis, and decision marking.
Features: Mind mapping (or brainstorming diagram) involves writing down a central idea and thinking up new and related ideas which radiate out from the center. Key ideas are written down in your own words. Branches and connections between new ideas the collective knowledge is getting mapped Edraw is the quick and easy mind mapping software for creating mind maps or the graphical representations of thought processes. This could be for brainstorming, problem solving, rational analysis, and decision marking. It package includes thousands of ready-made graphics that can produce professional mind maps. Edraw Mind Map is a vector-based freeware with rich examples and templates. Easy to create basic flow charts, mind map, brainstorming diagram and sketch map. Easy to use drawing tools and clip art templates and already created symbols in the library make drawing maps very easy and convenient.
Relationships in thoughts can be brought out using lines, colors, arrows, branches and other ways that show the connection. You are able to draw on plain paper like background without pausing, judging or editing. All of these things promote linear thinking and the idea of mind mapping is to think creatively and in a non-linear manner. There will be plenty of time for modifying the information later on but at this stage it is important to get every possibility into the mind map. Some find that using capital letters encourages them to get down only the key points. Most find it useful to turn their page on the side and do a mind map in "landscape" style. With the main idea or topic in the middle of the page this gives the maximum space for other ideas to radiate out from the center. It is a good practice to leave a lot of space around. Many iterate the diagram over time and leaving space, lets you add newer thoughts later.
Overall: This is a great tool to create a mind map. Mind maps in its turn are great tools to capture trains of thought so that you can arrive at a decision/plan/solution quite easily.