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8 Best Articles on Mind Maps

The most useful articles on mind maps from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Mind Maps Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on mind maps by Refind users.

  1. Five Models for Making Sense of Complex Systems
  2. Thinking in maps: from the Lascaux caves to modern knowledge graphs
  3. From mental map to mental atlas
  4. How to Make Mind Maps: Visualize Your Ideas for Better Brainstorming
  5. Make a Mind Map to Keep on Top of Everything in Your Life

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on mind maps.

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Mind Maps, including:

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Ness Labs

The learning community for ambitious knowledge workers. Join us to think better, learn faster, and work happier: http://nesslabs.com/membership 🧠✨

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Boing Boing

A Directory of Wonderful Things. also at @boingbot@mastodon.cloud

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InVision

The visual collaboration platform powering the world’s smartest companies. Learn more at http://invisionapp.com Need help? Hit up @invisionsupport

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Zapier

Automation that moves you forward. Zapier connects all the apps you use for work so you can focus on what’s next. Contact support: http://ow.ly/AB8v50L8mtO

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  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
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