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Mind-map like interface

Create an interface so we can create a Simpleology mindmap for various projects

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  • Tiago AlmeidaTiago Almeida commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is almost essential to perform an ideal morning brainstorm...and instead of creating from scratch mind map software maybe you could make a partnership or integration with an existing one, even an open source one.

  • Richard BinghamRichard Bingham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd like the ability to move things around like a mindmap - can't do that in backward planner so if you miss a step you can't drag items around and we need that - it's in daily targets

  • D CortD Cort commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 Looks like this idea has been around for a while. Was just about to request this in lieu of the "Major Focus" List, so that I could have multiple short, medium, and long term goals that can connect to each other or be separate. For instance, I currently have three midterm goals of Attain Associate's Degree, Profit from Work, and Renovate House. They each have their own short term goals of Pass First Quarter, Choose Career, Market an Idea, Redo Electrical, Redo Plumbing, etc, and all eventually lead to the long-term goal of "Productive Life." Currently, I'm limited to three goals.

  • Teddy StanowskiTeddy Stanowski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be backward planner, I use mindmeister which is a chrome app and it is definitely easy to use. however, I think if we were to have a mind map within simpleology, it should be standalone and be an alternative to backwards planner.

    an example would be, I get a great idea for my business
    1. text the idea to my dream catcher where I already have an engine set to put it in the correct location
    2. i remember my business idea when i do my daily praxis
    3. i begin the process of following up or creating the plan for that idea.

  • Greg HeimannGreg Heimann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've been using a program called iThoughts for quite awhile now. It is a mobile app. You can sync web articles to ideas, you can link notes, number notes, input pictures to it, email the PDF map to yourself, the developers are constantly updating the program, and is a real effective way for managing any project that comes to mind. For instance, I have a novel that I've been brainstorming now for a few months. In that file I have over 155 ideas that are organized effectively for myself when I eventually start blocking out time to write the darn thing. I can't say enough good things about iThoughts. The only bad thing is the one time price of $7.99.

  • Lauren SmithLauren Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    thebrain.com has a unique url for each though but these are anchored to the desktop/laptop not the web.
    Enabling the ability to store links to items stored on your desktop laptop would allow integration with different tools including onenote. I can line onenote pages and brain thoughts easily. I can capture the link from either onenote or thebrain as text in dreamcatcher but can't link through to the item.

    Can the code which allows me to send a link from firefox to the dreamcatcher and have it stored as a link be reused in some to provide this linkage for those of us who want it ?

  • Yanne RobertsonYanne Robertson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am using the following tools to organise my projects. Could be a good complement. The Brain 7 - I use the free edition on internet download . The process is cool and good ideas have been put into application. http://www.thebrain.com/

  • Tom HeadTom Head commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree that integration with third party SW or via open source standard would be the way to go.
    Why reinvent the wheel?

  • Yassin ShaarYassin Shaar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be fantastic !!!!

    At last i can stop using those other mind maps tools and never get overwhelmed with all the softwares i need to manage !!!

  • Simpleology Customer Outreach TeamAdminSimpleology Customer Outreach Team (Admin, Simpleology) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey guys, we're still thinking about this one ... If we do it, it won't be for a good while, probably several months. We have some other changes planned that are (we think at least) of a much greater priority.

    However, we see quite a few of you love this, so it's definitely on our radar. I think once you see what is coming in the next few months you'll understand why we deferred this for the time being.

    Mark Joyner

  • Mark JonesMark Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Mindmap software is not simple to create and would take up a lot of resources to develop and run on the server. I don't know if the gains, if any, are worth it.

    Mind-mapping also has a learning curve (if only fairly small) that will require some learning for people who are not used to it and it will not be everyone's cup of tea or most natural/intuitive way of working. Brain-dumping straight into a list is, to me, far simpler, easier and intuitive than creating a mind map.

    In my mind, adding a mind-map interface flows against the philosophy of Simpleology. For that reason, I vote not to have this, sorry. I don't want the Simpleology experience complicated with additional or unnecessary complexity.

    What would be wrong with using Simpleology in conjunction with the free mind-map software already available? I.e. when you do your morning brain dump, run the mind-map software on the computer, do the mind-mapping, and then copy the targets into the morning brain dump?

    Sorry if I've missed something that others have considered. Thanks for your consideration.

  • Yanne RobertsonYanne Robertson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Be able to attach scan of mindmaps. Sometimes, ideas for me are much more clear with fews words around a cloud - the main idea - Some projects works on a sequential way and other on a simultaneous.Mindmap would give the spacial environement.

  • Greg HeimannGreg Heimann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A great app for this is iThoughts. I have it on the iPhone and it is an awesome app, especially for large projects. On the expensive side, 7 or 8 bucks, but they're constantly updating. Well worth it.

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