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Posted by Newbee
Jan 17, 2021 at 06:47 AM


I want to curate, a list of all ThinkingTools, softwares, which helps in thinking..

Please, help me draw line between,
Knowledge Management, Information Storing Apps, VS ThinkigTools ..

I want to, list..Softwares, like, Tinderbox, ThinkComposer..etc
mindmapping, inter-relating text, multiple layers..etc

Please Help Me..
post url of software, which comes at Tip of Your Tongue Or I say; Tip of Your Finger


Posted by Newbee
Jan 20, 2021 at 10:35 AM


Please, anyone?


Posted by Cyganet
Jan 20, 2021 at 11:45 AM


Hi Newbee,

I’m going to interpret “thinking tools” as those that help you develop new ideas, rather than store information that is collected from an outside source, which would be “knowledge management”.

For me, it often starts with mindmapping using Freeplane https://www.freeplane.org/wiki/index.php/Home
For concept mapping, I like to use CmapTools https://cmap.ihmc.us/ or VUE https://vue.tufts.edu/
If I’m drawing diagrams to clarify my thinking, I use PlantUML https://plantuml.com/
If I’m just jotting ideas down in an outliner, any one will do. I quite like Dynalist https://dynalist.io/
If I’m making a presentation, I use MS Powerpoint to make the outline and order of slides before filling them in
If I’m writing individual pieces of text, I like a clean environment like Typora https://typora.io/
If I’m writing a book, I use InfoQube https://www.infoqube.biz/

For storing information in a wiki format with connections I use ConnectedText https://www.connectedtext.com/, but I don’t use it to create new ideas.  You CAN use it that way by using its outliner feature which is equivalent to using Dynalist from my list above

Hope this gives you some ideas for your list.


Posted by benjaloo
Jan 30, 2021 at 07:52 PM


I tend start with outlines most of the time.  Typically, I jot down my thoughts/braindump as lines in an outline and then start organizing by moving them around. 
sometimes I start with a mindmap (FreeMind), sometimes a flow diagram (freehand on a whiteboard, or Dia/Visio), but the outline is usually the primary tool for me.


Posted by Newbee
Feb 16, 2021 at 01:56 PM


Bump, Please


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