The link mindmaps and tasks in Ayoa enables you both to break down a subject into next actions or to build up a mind map from Evernotes.
One of the interesting functions that I discovered, as part of my Evaluation of Ayoa, is the dynamic link between mindmaps and tasks.
Link between mindmaps and tasks in Ayoa
It’s dynamic because you can both break down a mind map into tasks so a top-down approach, or you can use it bottom-up approach collect content in Evernote tag it Ayoa, organise it into a task board and then connect into the top-down mind map.
So you have the top-down and bottom-up meeting each other in a single mind map.
This seems fundamentally important to me. Philosophically it’s Aristotle meets Plato, but in practice, it’s a way of exploiting Evernote.
Evernote is about memorising and categorising things, events, facts material and content over the course of your life and work. You end up therefore with an Evernote library. Go through that library, tagging common items.
You can then bring them up into Ayoa as a kanban overview, organise them, and then mind map them. They’re also there organised ready to be organised into a workflow and actioned as part of Getting Things Done.
So you analyse top-down from one central mind map all the way down to Evernote leaves, and you can build up your Evernote leaves into a pyramid with a central theme on top.
This is seeing the whole from its component parts, and dividing the whole into its component parts, or top down and bottom up analysis.
The objective is better analysis, although there is something missing. To make the whole from components, you still need the human touch to fill in the gaps.
Generating projects from Evernote
This is an approach to ‘generating projects’. If Evernote stocks your issues on a certain subject, then you can tag those items say ‘software issues’, tag them all ‘Ayoa’ and address all ‘software issues’ in one go.
Evaluation of Ayoa
See a fuller article on the evaluation of Ayoa as a project designer or a full-blown task manager.