Tools that emulate our thinking

A logical trend tools Knowledge Management is trying to simulate the natural way in which we organize our thoughts.

This was to provide an interface to create or attach easily content and relate to each other quickly and associative manner, avoiding the classic hierarchical organization that provide many applications. Thus the contents are organized in network structure, and become mental maps that structure our knowledge on specific topics.

An essential requirement is that the interface allows for navigation efficiency within the network to be created, allowing for the same move, reorganize, in and out of different levels, jump to a general view, clearly show relationships, and differentiate different types of content without actually mess map.

A good example of a tool that meets these requirements is Personal Brain. It can be downloaded from the website of TheBrain, Where he also played a video demo showing its capabilities and performance.

This software lets be creating  thoughts , and keep adding to each parent, child, or jumps (to thoughts of the same level), or go linking them to the Likewise. Each thought has properties, and it can be edited with a fairly complete notes editor, assign tags, urls of websites, icons, attach files or creating calendar events. Also a finder thoughts  and  content , and a small set of  reporting . Creating and navigating the map of thoughts is very agile, and very clear display, say its pretty hard to miss on the map.

From the same website you can download the trial version, which has all the functionality of version pro,  but after 30 days it becomes version free by clicking , which retains all the interface mapping and navigation, but is cut especially regarding the properties and objects that can be attached to thoughts . Between these two versions there is another version Core.

This is about the personal version , but also there is a corporate version called   BrainEKP More oriented collaboration and content management, but with the same philosophy and interface. The main difference is that this version is installed on a server, and both users and administrators access to web, allowing interaction and creation of collaborative thinking among users. It also has connectors that allow synchronization and updating of information from multiple data sources.

Also emphasize that the same portal The Brain It is made ​​with this tool. The header always shows the conceptual map of the page you are viewing, and can make navigating around the site simply by entering the thoughts that appear in this map, much better than the usual menu of the web..

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