Getting Things Done with Mind Maps
Mind maps are a great tool for capturing and organizing thoughts about your goals and the projects to reach them. Their hierarchial nature is especially well suited to top-down thinking.
But you also need bottoms-up thinking; after all, it is the physical next actions that actually transform a vision into a reality. While mind maps give a structure to store the next actions associated with a task or goal (at the end of the node tree), it can be difficult to see all your next actions from a mind map. Even more difficult is seeing the common contexts (like email or office) where these next actions will be carried out.
Making it easy to extract and visualize your next actions from a mind map is where FreeMind|GTD comes in.