How to create a mind map for your website using Nextcloud

Mind Mapping

I love using Mind Maps because they help me brainstorm and visualize big ideas. I’m using mind maps to connect concepts and workflows for my business.  There are several free mind-mapping programs out there, but I’d like to share with you a free tool that you can use to create mind maps and display them in several different ways.

Mind Map for Nextcloud

Mind Map is a free tool for Nextcloud users that allows you to create and edit map files in the browser.  It’s super simple to use. You can find more information about this project on the Mind map GitHub page.

Benefits of Mind Maps

  • Visualize any business process
  • Easily identify bottle-necks or confusing areas that need improvement
  • It can help you recall information more easily.

Mind Map your website

Obviously, I wanted to mind map my website to visualize every aspect of it, so that’s exactly what I did.

I started with the homepage and created branches for each page. Then went a little deeper, and added sub-branches. And before I knew it, I was 5 levels deep in a process.  Here are some examples showing my website mind map.  

Figure 1. Mind map chart

Figure 2. Fish bone chart

Figure 3. Org chart

Steps

  1. Begin with the main topic. This is your website’s homepage.
  2. Add branches to the main topic. These are the pages linked from website’s homepage.
  3. Explore topics by adding more branches.
  4. Add images and colors.

Fish bone chart Demonstration

Showing my fishbone mind map

Now it’s your turn

Have you used mind maps before?  Do you think mind-mapping would help you in your business?  What other tools are you using?

Author

Mario Seijo

Mario Seijo

Creative director and technology nerd with over 20 years of technical experience. Currently focused on helping entrepreneurs from diverse communities launch and optimize their websites.