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Introducing Tree Table. A New Structure in XMind.

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Introducing Tree Table. A New Structure in XMind.


XMind has covered different structures: classical mind map structure is for divergent thinking, and brainstorming, timeline emphasizes the sequence, while fishbone is helpful for analysis, and there are so much more.

Introducing Tree Table, a new member joining the big structure family in XMind. One more option, better solution.

What is Tree Table

Tree Table is closer to the logical context of mind mapping. It devides and expands the information from left to right/top to bottom, and helps to identify whole and part relationships.


For new comers, tree table not only provides fresh reading experience in information visualization, but also friendly for formatting -- just like the way you did on mind mapping.

Difference of Tree Table and Matrix

Matrix is about dimensional combination.

It expands according to the logic of a two-dimensional table, focusing on the intersection of rows and columns, and it is better at comparative analysis of information or multidimensional enumeration. You can do a S.W.O.T analysis with Matrix.


Matrix diagram can also be a creative table by subdividing as many dimensions as possible, and you can explore combinations among different dimensions.


Tree table expands just like the mind map structure, but in different shapes. Following the sequence of whole-part, but the topics are displayed in nested blocks. You can always keep the tree branches growing in the blocks.


The best part is that, mind map, logic chart, timeline, etc. can be transformed to tree table with just a click.

Play with Tree Table

If you are struggling to choose the structure, you can always start with tree table first. If you are seeking a sheet format to present your ideas, tree table can also handle this.

1. Standard Operating Procedure

SOP is a document that contains step-by-step instructions to guide a set of people to get things done. It is useful for building a lean and efficient workflows.


2. Resume

Formatting is a headache when making a resume. With tree table, you can present your advantages and impress the interviewer easily.


3. Data Visualization

Tree table can be used for data presentation. A major feature of the tree table is that the nodes are right-aligned by default in the topics, which can be used to record data. The graph below is an example of a balance sheet, which you can use based on specific scenarios in work and life.


4. Timetable/Schedule

Jot down semester schedule, or your workout schedule in the tree table. Easy and effective.


5. Information Presentation

For new comers, spreadsheet is easy to read and comprehend, compared with mind map structure.


In addition to the above examples, you can explore more about tree table in work and study. After all, the structure is only a visualize tool for your ideas, and the more important thing is inside your mind.

Download XMind, and play with tree table this time.

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Jun 6, 2021
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