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A Mind Map is a visual thinking tool that has many advantages compared to traditional note taking and writing techniques.

Mind Mapping converts a long list of monotonous information into a colorful, memorable and highly organized diagram that works in line with your brain’s natural way of doing things. One simple way to understand a Mind Map is by comparing it to a map of a city.

Mind Mapping increases learning and retention by up to 95% over conventional note-taking. The structure of Mind Mapping is fashioned after the way the human brain actually thinks, which is radiantly. The color, structure, and pictures in a Mind Map excite the brain and keep it interested so that it is more receptive to the information.


so you mean H1 would be the first level of the map, H2 would the second level and so on…
It could be an add-in of Joplin or better, a integrated menu which would convert each H1, H2, H3… into the corresponding levels but in a graphical way.
So the hard question is : is it difficult to implement a graphic module into Joplin ? And how ? Plugin would be a clean way for doing this


The PMI most likely refers to B2B methods of project management (micro-economics):

USP: https://wiki2.org/en/Critical_path_method

Please note that the resulting diagrams do not completely overlap. The Mind Map is thought of by a central idea, whereas the projectplanning visualizes the flow of activities.

A proper basic example of a Mind Map module would be:



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Proposed USP: https://wiki2.org/en/Scenario_planning

what is the intention of this topic, so far, IMHO, it is meaningless for Joplin


Actually not. Maybe the notes can also be represented as graphs (Trilium does it for instance) and maybe there could be another type of note (beside .md) that utilizes mind map rendering and entry.

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Imho, this would imply a major shift in direction for Joplin, meaning this comes with disadvantages like “dev resources spreading thing across multiple features” versus “focusing on doing one thing really well”.

Not because jotting down the content of mindmap-nodes is hard. Like @psophos said H1, H2 hierarchy could be interpreted as a mindmap-tree structure with branchers and leaves.

But the graphical rendering is quite hard. For example yED does this fairly well. Their approach is “every model is UML” with nodes (objects and shapes) and edges (lines and arrows). yED lets you add and edit every object on a canvas or import it as data.

For example (for flowchart, but can be anything, like a mindmap):

But the grapical rendering is done with algorithms:


I think this is quite a fair amount of work to replicate in Joplin. Or somehow their diagramming libraries could be integrated with Joplin?

By the way I DO like mindmaps etc. just not in Joplin. I’m not affiliated with yED. :innocent:

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Interesting topic, but should be moved to “Lounge” imho.

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