Edraw Max is the professional edition of Edraw Mind Map, which is a vector-based mind map creating application with automatic layout, lightweight size but rich functions. And as a freeware, Edraw Mind Map can not only meet the needs of most common users, but also replace the commercial version of Microsoft Visio.
The Mind Map Book is a classic bestseller written by Tony Buzan - inventor of Mind Map, founder of World Memory Championships, originator of World Speed Reading Tournament, organizer of Mind Sports Olympiad, world's super writer, top speaker in the brain and learning aspects, and global public media figure. All other relevant books were written based on it, and many of the authors are just the students of Tony Buzan around the world.
Mind mapping is an effective way to express human radioactive thinking. It values both diagrams and words, uses the hierarchy figure to illustrate the relationship between various topics. By building memory links using the topic keywords with images, color, etc., such kind of software can make full use of the law of human brain memory, reading and thinking to help people unlock the infinite potential of human brain.
Pencil is a free, open-source sketch mapping and GUI prototyping tool from Vietnam. Its hand-painted style can match the effect of drawing on paper veritably, and can independently run on Windows, Linux and Mac OS platforms or even installed as plugin of Firefox.