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I have downloaded the Xmind software which is a mind mapping application.

Can somebody tell me what the use of, or rather what exactly is, mind mapping software?

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closed as not a real question by sblair, hyperslug, studiohack Apr 30 '11 at 21:52

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If you don't know what it is, you don't need it. –  Wuffers Apr 30 '11 at 20:16
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I need it, but i am not sure the use of it. Can you pls explain me –  Romil N Apr 30 '11 at 20:21
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Mind mapping software is for mind mapping. If you're asking "What is mind mapping?", that's outside Superuser's scope. Voting to close. But to answer the question, it's like a different arrangement for essentially a hierarchal bulleted list. Pretty much outlining, you know I, A, 1, a, etc. –  hyperslug Apr 30 '11 at 21:18
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From Wikipedia:

Concept mapping and Mind mapping software are used to create diagrams of relationships between concepts, ideas or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that the mind mapping technique can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note taking.

See also Mind Map:

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing.

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