I recently discovered an extremely flexible and easy to use a free-form outliner : Webflowy. On the web the program runs on Mac and PC; there are also iPad and iPhone apps, and everything synchs pretty effortlessly.
I have hundreds of list like events that occur daily:
- to-dos and dones
- places I go
- what I spend $ and $$$ on
Workflowy is really simple to use and you will want it open on your notebook computer continuously.
A section of my life outline (everything combined) is shown below. Note that the outline expands and contracts easily, allows hashtags, has a good search algorithm, and easily produces OPML (and other) output. This section of the outline captures what I was thinking today as I experimented with Workflowy.
Want a picture? Select, save as OPML and open (import) in iMindMap. You can play around a little with the format or just use one of the built-in options. You can “alter” the outline-map and re-export easily to the Workflowy document.
Now my life will be better “saved” and visualized easily.
No more excuses. [Well, I coulda/shoulda added images to the mind map, but I was just trying to make a basic point about Workflowy. You will have a very useful mind map by just letting the mind map program run at its default settings when importing Workflowy data. You got it so I don’t feel guilty about not adding some graphic elements.]
As usual, click images to zoom.
Still feeling a little guilty — July 6, 2013 — here is a mind map that is better with added graphics from iMindMap.