Surely, a good mind map is a good way to get started with any project, it doesn’t let you despair away from the righteous path but sometimes, and even mind maps to go through changes depending on the progress made by the projects. What’s more frustrating is that when you’ve already started a project based on a mind map, specified tasks and all of a sudden you have to retrieve, change the map along with reallocating the tasks. The main problem arises when mind mapping and tasking are kept in isolation .from each other. “Mind on Track” is basically a desktop application for Windows and Linux users that has the power to combine these jobs into one. As you go on creating a mind map, different ideas are fitted into tasks that can also be tagged and given due dates.
This application follows up a design of Microsoft Excel, in here; you can compose workbooks and sheets within given workbooks. A single workbook is made when you add a new mind map and it is then saved with the central idea of the mind map. The app lets you create charts, meetings, Organizational charts, Reading Journals and other management maps. A single project can be based on several worksheets in it. If you wish to rename any worksheet or you want to delete it, click the worksheet tab right at the bottom of the app window. The chart names will be displayed on the top while sheet names can be seen down below the app.
To take a step ahead, click on ‘New’ from the menu bar and choose the map you want to create. Based on what app you choose to create, you will be presented with a template for the map. The elements of this map template are customizable and can be changed accordingly.
To get going with the modification of your map, right click on its central element and from ‘Insert Sub-Menu’, you can add a topic or a sub topic. Please be informed that topics can either be inserted before the elements or after them. Images and attachments can also be added, numerous topics can be linked together from ‘Relationships’
In addition to adding topics to your template, you have also got the power to add tags that will help you identify the nature of your task. Go to View, Tags. From the side of the window, you’ll see an arrow next to others and here, drag and drop an icon on a topic. Each topic you wish to add becomes a task; this is how mind mapping becomes a project.
Although, the topics will automatically become tasks, you cannot add dates to them as long as you’re dealing with the mind mapping mode. To add a start and due date, go to the ‘Today View’ option and click on the calendar icon which should be placed next to task. You’ll see an option named ‘Properties’ will open. Now use the Task dropdown to get the latest date for the task. Also, you can use the Recurrence dropdown to play with the frequency of the task.
All mind mappings that you make are added to the ‘Waiting for, Someday and Reference View’ category. Please note that now these tags cannot be removed from a project, however, they can be removed from single tasks/topics by selecting and deleting them from the mapping view. If you want to keep everything in organized manner and you’re looking for an application for desktops, this is a must-install app.
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