I’m a writer, so I’m either thinking, researching, or writing. Writers deal with lots of information, so things tend to fall through the cracks.
One of the most useful tools I’ve found for managing information, and tracking it, is TheBrain. Basically, it’s a mind mapping tool, on steroids. I’ve been using TheBrain, for over a decade.
When TheBrain first launched in the 1990s, I was writing software tutorials and reviews for PC magazines, so I reviewed TheBrain. I was impressed, because TheBrain works via association, just as your own brain does, and started using it. I switched to Macs in 2005, and immediately missed TheBrain, because I’ve never found any tool which is similar. I “made do” with Curio, another tool I love. However, excellent as Curio is, I use it for managing projects, rather than managing everything.
Of course TheBrain is now available for the Mac, as well as Linux, so whatever platform you’re on you can experience this tool. If you love it, as I do, here’s what you’ll discover: the more you use TheBrain, the more useful it becomes.
The above video gives you an overview of TheBrain.
If you’re a visual thinker, and need to manage lots of information, it may be the tool you’ve been looking for.
I wrote about TheBrain and managing your goals here.