Diagrams 1on paper are cool, but diagrams on the internet are cooler. This is where Bubbl.us comes into play. Bubbl.us2is
a mind–mapping product aimed towards literally anyone who needs help
organizing their thoughts or any untidy information. Powered by Flash,
Bubbl.us makes it easy for anyone to quickly start planning and sorting
out their ideas through the use of linked text bubbles. Each bubble of
information is connected to its preceding parent bubble and color
coordinated accordingly for hierarchy sake. Using the mouse wheel or
the side tool bar allows for easy zooming in and out of your mind-maps.
Also added to the tool bar is workspace positioning and setup styles,
however most will find that holding the left mouse button and dragging
is a much more convenient way of moving around the work area.
You begin with a parent bubble. Pressing Tab creates another bubble
in the same color and level of hierarchy as the bubble you tabbed from.
Pressing Enter in a bubble will create a new level of hierarchy with a
different colored bubble. Naturally, levels of the bubble tree are
connected with lines and are movable around the workspace while
remaining connected to each other. Each bubble also has an “Unpin”
function. This resets all bubbles that you might have moved back under
its appropriate parent. Bubbl.us also has an amusing deletion
confirmation for each bubble you wish to omit. Once you press the X in
the corner of a bubble a counter will begin counting down from three to
zero as the line connecting the bubble to its parent acts as a lit
fuse. Once it reaches zero the bubble will blow up in a cloud of fire.
loading is simple and fast. The navigation found on the right of the
website is neatly made and holds all your current projects. Multiple
brainstorming projects can be saved to follders in the side bar and
loaded again at any time. Of course you’re also able to rename any of
your projects using the side menu. Directly above the side menu is the
link to edit your account information if necessary as well. A printing
function has also been implemented so that your newly mapped out ideas
can be printed out whenever you wish. They have included options for
printing to the minimum height and width of your bubble tree, or simply
a full screen print. Simply zoom out/in to what you feel is
presentable, then print. There’s no hassle.