Taking notes in meetings is something I really struggle, especially if I try to participate in the conversation at the same time.
I’ve mitigated this issue in two ways:
My preferred way is to delegate the task of creating notes to someone else.
I’ve been able to pull this off (using my divine powers as a small-time CEO), but I really cannot expect this option to be always available. This also tends to make me annoyed by my own incompetence.
So, the only way to make myself feel better is to suck it up and try to improve.
Writing mind maps is a nice way to take notes. The concept and execution is simple enough to work, even if I’m totally unable to multitask.
I suppose I don’t need to feel bad about that after reading this article.
Anyway, I’ve always relied on some software for creating the mind maps. For starters, my handwriting is horrible and with software you get the freedom of reorganizing and restructuring the mind map (later) as you please.
But I wasn’t quite satisfied.
Markdown to the rescue
However, I wanted a tool which could be run on my local workstation and without a network connection.
Couple of minutes in Google and I found markdown-mindmap.