Scary sounding huh? Well that’s the name of the new software that allows us to dump what we are thinking on the proverbial huge white sheet or paper, or that magic blackboard where we can then draw arrows and expand on all that we put down. There are many of these out there, a short and growing list is below. Some are free, some have limitations on how many maps you can store or create so take note of the particulars. Also make sure you can do things with your maps once created. Most people want to import the maps for other uses. Finally, while I am a Mac guy I know many who are stuck on a PC so I look for cross-platform software.
ictlogy.net ( http://ictlogy.net/wiki/index.php?title=Data_Visualization#Mind_Mapping.2FDrawing)
Lots of Site (http://www.collegedegree.com/library/college-life/99-mind-mapping)