While thortspace is pretty cool, the mapping tools I use vary.

The difference between the two, as it seems to me, is that thebrain is an organisational tool whereas thortspace is a visual-thinking tool.

Thebrain enables me to organise information which I already have a clear understanding of. Thortspace enables me to actually “do some thinking”; to consider conflicting ideas and how they can be made to fit together; to “think things through”. Thortspace is less about organisation, more about developing perspectives, and getting oversight / clarity over the perspectives I already have.