This week MacSparky is sponsored by MindNode. If mind mapping sounds like hippy-nonsense to you, you're wrong. Especially with these gorgeous displays in modern Macs and iThingies, mind mapping is a great way to visualize that stuff rattling around in your brain.
Moreover, MindNode is an excellent place to get started. It has a simple, clean interface and syncs over iCloud with zero hassles. Using MindNode, I can start a mind map on my iPad, polish it up on my Mac, and then add a few nodes over lunch on my phone all without any file management. I keep MindNode in my iPad dock and spend time in the app every day as I plan ideas and big projects. Because everything syncs so easily I can noodle on these projects at any time from any device. Jumping into MindNode for little bursts of brainstorming allow me to properly cook all these ideas and projects before I start digging in on them. I've written about MindNode before. MindNode is an essential tool for me and if you haven't got on the mind mapping bandwagon yet, go get yourself a copy and try it for yourself.