People have been using visual methods of representing, organizing and understanding information since ancient times. In the 1970s, researcher and educator Tony Buzan formally developed the mind map. Its colorful, spider- or tree-like shape branches out to show relationships, solve problems creatively, and help you remember what you’ve learned. Mind mapping can help you to do and understand things more easily. This can be really helpful in your life to understand and organize thing in an true administrative way. This article will walk you through planning a mind map, constructing it by hand, and looking at the pros and cons of many mind-mapping software programs now on the market.
Beel & Langer (2011) conducted a comprehensive analysis of the content of mind maps.  They analysed 19,379 mind maps from 11,179 users of the mind mapping applications SciPlore MindMapping (now Docear) and MindMeister . Results include that average users create only a few mind maps (mean=), average mind maps are rather small (31 nodes) with each node containing about 3 words (median). However, there were exceptions. One user created more than 200 mind maps, the largest mind map consisted of more than 50,000 nodes and the largest node contained ~7500 words. The study also showed that between different mind mapping applications (Docear vs MindMeister ) significant differences exist related to how users create mind maps.