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Last updated: July 08, 2010

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VYM (View Your Mind) is a tool to generate and manipulate maps which show your thoughts. Such maps can help you to improve your creativity and effectivity. You can use them for time management, to organize tasks, to get an overview over complex contexts

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2010. VYM allows to map your mind

VYM, the new open source tool is available for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Like in other similar solutions, you first add a parent of your mind map and then add branches and children to this. When you click the "Add branch..." button the child is automatically added with a branch connecting it to the parent. If you still have the parent selected and you click the "Add branch..." button again another branch is added to the parent. You can continue doing this until you have all of the branches necessary to map your mind. Finally, when you have finished your map, you can save the map or export it to a few different type of formats (XHTML, ascii, OpenOffice, CSV, Taskjuggler, LaTeX, and more). Exporting to ascii creates a sort of Table of Contents of your mind map - something that could actually come in handy.