Mind Mapping anyone?

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  1. pik0

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    Sign up for a free 2GB dropbox account. This will allow you to exchanges files directly with iThoughtsHD (and iThoughts) and your desktop. Then you can access from MindNode Pro. If you save in freemind format (.mm) then both apps can access the same file.

    Now, if I can just convince all these software engineers to unify on a single file format, no more conversions. I've tried contacting Craig and Markus (iThoughtsHD and MindNode Pro). Both were surprised that there had been any effort to unify mind map file formats (XTM). From what I've read online, it looks like the Mind Manager file format is the most comprehensive. But that might be too much for these guys to convert to... :)

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    Just curious, what do you think of MindMeister for iPad? Would you choose it over iThoughtsHD or MindNode?
     
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    Thanks, Piko. I have a Drophox account, I just wasn't sure if there was a file format that both would read.
     
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    I wish they have recording function that synchronizes the timing with the content i type so that I have the notes, nodes and sound to bring everything together.

    It means merging soundnotes with this software.
     
  6. Hasty

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    I've been using Popplets as a simple mind mapping/whiteboard tool which works well for what I need. Videos on youtube.
    Some of the ones listed here are fairly hardcore :), too many choices of colours, boxes, and connections can interrupt the flow of thought.

    I like being able to incorporate my own images in some of the boxes and the simple jpg/PDF output is good enough. The only major annoyance is the inability to drag a completed branch to a new position, but hopefully the devs will have this covered in the next upgrade.
     
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    Should add there's a free lite version available which restricts you to single map at a time.
     
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    handwriting own note vs. keyboard entry

    Just wondering: any Mind Mapping apps that allow for the user to be able to handwrite text as opposed to using the keyboard?
    Does Popplet allow this in any capacity?
    I have iThoughts for iPhone already, and it kind of annoys me that I have to buy a separate program for iPad, so it's not going to my first consideration.
    I also have iBlueSky which while not optimized, at least still works on my iPad, thought not quite like I'd like. But I would like the opportunity to handwrite instead of using keyboard.
    So, if I can't have this handwritten input, then what are users current thoughts on iPad mind mapping programs. (including even iThoughts HD, my resentment aside, LOL)
     
  9. AlunReynolds

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    Mind mapping

    I have been using this method exclusively for structuring my thoughts for years (since about 1992). I now can't take linear notes as they don't make sense to me. I can capture a very long meeting on a single page.

    I have used a number of software packages for mind mapping. Visio has a reasonably good tool, so does mind manager, though it is a long time since I used it.

    On iPad though I like iThoughts HD. Hardly miss the undo as you can just delete the node, or move it.

    Omnigraffle can also be used quite effectively, though it's not a pure mind mapping tool.
     
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    Thanks.
    I don't think I'll come across a dedicated mind mapping app that will offer handwritten input right now. I did a search in the App Store and came across MindNode again. Had seen it before for iPhone. Gave it a second glance and decided to give it a whirl, and glad I did. The display type never appealed to me before-I always looked for the nodes to be shapes. But already I created one project in a few minutes. App is intuitive. Text entry by typing displays better for MindNode anyway and I find it easy to read so oh well, so much for handwriting- this is better for me afterall!
     

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