XMind for Mac is a popular mind mapping tool. Millions of people use XMind software to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized. It is very easy to use and it couldn't be easier to get started.
Mind Map structure in XMind contains a root in the center, with main branches radiating from it. Along with the Mind Map structure, XMind also offers Org-chart, Tree-chart, and Logic-chart. These charts will play important roles under various circumstances. More importantly, all these charts can be used within one map! Every branch, even every topic, can have the most proper structure.
XMind for Mac also uses Fishbone charts, also known as a Cause and Effect diagram. These generate a series of branches which help users visually organize causal relationships among complex ideas or events. Business people are often confronted with project management with milestones and timelines. A Fishbone chart is well suited for tracking such schedules. It illustrates a series of activities in a time sequence, and how the whole project is impacted by different milestones on the schedule. Each branch can also be detached into detailed recursive activities. Through Fishbone charts, you can quickly capture a glimpse of key activities and dependencies within a schedule, and take proper measures to accelerate the project.
The Matrix tool for Mind for Mac displays a set of complex factors and behaviours in rows and columns, thererby enabling in-depth comparative analysis for project management and strategic decision-making. You can easily arrange information as a table, and at the same time, include multiple topics, complete with individual appearances and structures, within each cell.
It is more than a table, or a spreadsheet in any other mind mapping software. Actually it's a kind of structure of mind map content model. Cell topics are sub topics of the row topic while columns are labels. A matrix can be easily converted to a meaningful mind map and vice versa.
The app also makes good use of Timelines. Timelines are introduced in XMind for Mac to display a list of events in chronological order and a variety of trends for a subject. There is virtually no limit for XMind for Mac to help team members track milestones and schedules of projects.
Overall, XMind for Mac has stacks of useful features*, including Microsoft Office support. XMind for Mac has the ability to export to PNG, JPEG, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, Plain Text, RTF, SVG, CSV, HTML, Open Office and Microsoft Project. The app also has Evernote support, Map merge, Drill down, Multi-page print and Local Network Sharing tools. The app is robust, has really good support features and a good pricing plan for the Plus and Pro versions.
*Not all features are available in the free version of the app.