Category Archives: mind mapping software

An example of using mind mapping to assist software design

Recently?Andrew Binstock of? wrote a blog on the topic of using a mind mapping software to help designing software.

Actually, I’m using mind mapping a lot when designing various parts of a software.
And the following is an example – I used?MindVisualizer ??to have designed a backup file format for Writing Outliner?(a outliner software that’s embedded into MS Word) .

Not very fancy, but it’s really been a great help in that it made that thinking process much more clear, because during that thinking process I don’t have to remember every details while I have the big picture right in front of me.

MindVisualizer is more portable-friendly now

I didn’t update my mind mapping software blog for a while, here are some noticeable changes in the latest MindVisualizer mind mapping software.

Auto detects drive letter changes

There is a headache thing when using the portable ?version of MindVisualizer on a USB memory stick – the drive letter changes when you plug your USB drive into other computers, and as a result, hyperlinks that link to files in the portable USB stick will become broken.

Now here is the solution for this headache: MindVisualizer automatically detects the drive letter changes, that means if your portable memory stick is F:\ on your computer and you have your mind maps stored in folder F:\mind\maps\for\work\ and you are cross linking them, your hyperlinks will not be broken when you plug your portable stick memory stick to your office computer and use MindVisualizer Portable, even the drive letter has changed to G:, H: or whatever it is.

Easy mind mapping with keyboard shortcuts

Now ind a mind map, you can move a child node up/down with keyboard shortcuts: <Alt> + <Up/Down> arrow keys.

Now you can move the selected floating topics in your mind maps around with <Alt> + arrow keys.