Mind maps and -to do lists- for the digital era

If you went to business school even as recently as a few years ago, you probably spent a lot of time learning about mind maps, to-do lists, and the importance of taking good notes. Such ideas sound antiquated to the latest batch of graduates, but the ideas behind the action of taking notes or drawing a mind map are still sound. That’s why there are so many productivity boosting apps that aim to take old-fashioned ideas and make them more appealing for “digital natives”.

Toodledo, for example, is a handy To-Do app for mobile devices that lets you maintain detailed and sophisticated to-do lists, synch tasks with your calendar, set alarms, and collaborate with other users. There are a million people using Toodeldo to take care of their ever-increasing workloads, and rival to-do list app “Remember The Milk”, has more than five million users.

The Mind Mapping app “Mind Meister”, makes it easy to draw detailed, large mind maps on your computer. The app is much easier to use than traditional flow charting software, and has some fans in huge corporations, including Electronic Arts, CNN, and Oracle. Personal accounts start at $4.99 a month, which is a great price for such powerful software.

For those occasions when a sophisticated app seems like overkill, there’s always simple tools such as EverNote, a freemium note-taking app that makes a great replacement for a notepad and pen.

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