Bubbl.us rocks for brainstorming and mind mapping!
I have started playing around with using mind maps to try and brainstorm, group my thoughts, and organize everything overall but I hate the fact of having to download and install software, then having to spend a bunch of time trying to learn it.
Awhile back I ran across Bubbl.us which describes itself as a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. Within 15 seconds of hitting the homepage I was already brainstorming and creating a mind map online with and actually somewhat enjoying it. This application is simple to use, very user friendly, and has a great gui. Definitely an benefit to the web in my opinion.
Not only those benefits, but from looking at the front page I noticed I can embed the created mind maps into my blog. Maybe I will have to try throwing a few mindmaps in a post here and there. I think they can really help to explain some things that can’t be said in words.
Anyways, I wanted to start posting some useful tools here and there so there you go.