Another great tool I have used for years is The Mind Map tool.
Mind Storming is something most of us do through out the day when we are working on something new, however at the end of the day thoughts and ideas can become tangled so it is often very helpful to use a mind map tool to get all those thought down quickly.
The tool I use, there are several, is called Mind Meister. This cloud based tool allows you to quickly type out thoughts, categories, short and long term goals and what every you need to start forming a mental picture of where you are and where you want to go. All these boxes can be moved or reshaped with the click of a mouse as you move to create more order and clarity.
If you are using a mind map tool that is simple, easy and effective, let us know so we can pass it along! cheers