Every great idea starts with a single thought. And another. And then a million
more. MindNode is the most delightful brainstorming app for Mac and iOS. It
helps you capture your thoughts and create a clear picture of your
idea. Featured as Apple’s “App of the Day” & “Editors’
Unbelievable new upgrades! ❤️
I used to subscribe and use mind node about3-4 years ago already (apparently under another email than my current one since I had to purchase again) However, I am soooo much more in love with it! I’m on the spectrum and processing thoughts is difficult and time consuming for me. I write and use several writing apps /word documents but nothing is even close to this app! It’s one of a kind ...still. I use mind node template for everything and now there’s so much more it can do! It will take me weeks to learn it due to my learning curve. But it will be a daily for me. It helps me organize and prioritize my thoughts and ideas which is a difficulty for some on the spectrum. Thank you mind node- you are once again my go to app for brainstorming and capturing ideas - providing a space for me to see my thoughts and ideas more clearly. I will use this for my everyday life. It reminds me of the “nursing process” template that I used in nursing school 😅ty mind node!❤️
Latest Version is a Mess
What happened to the ‘detach’ option? I like to rearrange thoughts or points to settle on the right architecture of my presentation, but that’s gone. I have a mess of lines and empty boxes as I try to figure out how to use the latest version. Guides are of no help on this, btw. Extremely disappointed. Mind Node used to be easy and intuitive. Looking for another app. Nothing in the response was helpful or even accurate. Update: I haven’t used Mind Node since my first review; they dropped the ball. I have been extremely happy with XMind: Mind Map. Update 2: The beauty, the genius, if you will, of early Mind Mode, was the relationship between two text boxes. You inserted text into one box, then tapped the + sign and another text box appeared. You could then simply detach that new box, right then and there, to drag it somewhere else, to arrange and rearrange your presentation, the architecture of your thesis or presentation. Your work flowed, as you didn’t have to tap three dots to get a drop down menu; you could keep working, seamlessly. The designers got too cute and turn a simple idea into a sloppy mess.
I was so glad to have found this app! It helps me a lot when I write papers, but it helped me the most with my PhD thesis. Only after making a mind map was I able to visualize all the chapters that I needed and how to put them in order. Also it’s so easy to have everything reviewed - I just bring my tablet and I “drag and drop” or add new bubble. The only thing that I wish was possible is branch length adjustment and better (manual) position adjustment or control over the position where I wanna move the whole branch with side branches - especially when I need to move around bigger branch. This would help a lot when printing a big map - it would be possible to use the the surface of the paper better. Otherwise great app and I would recommend it to others! Also, kudos for trial period - you can really see in two weeks if you’re gonna use this app or not, so you don’t waste money.
Essential productivity app
MindNode has been my spatial planning tool of choice since Version 4. Now V6 has been released with some important updates, at no charge for recent V5 purchasers. One feature that I specifically requested is being able to edit multiple items on iPad like the Mac OS app. Thank you for listening and adding this feature. Of course I appreciate the free update; I’m also good with purchasing major upgrades when the time comes. Just keep doing what you do best. Here are a few quick comments about the product. It has been rock solid with a very uncluttered UI. Import / export modes simplify moving data between apps and quickly creating a complex mind map in MindNode. Theme chooser and outline view work great and stay out of the way until needed. Kudos
I found myself immediately frustrated when I couldn’t drag and drop the boxes in directions I want things to go. Sure it’s neat and cute but it only allows things to flow certain ways. Or I could only find certain ways after fifteen min of messing with it. I started to feel like—> oh my this is more work then the idea I’m flowcharting. So sorry to say although they make it look cute an fantastic by the time your operation this app in the way they show your idea will probably completed. So I did a search on flow charting found another idea flow charter and I can just make a box circle triangle connect it to the same (DRAG AND DROP IT) where (I) want it to be having the line connecting adjust to (me) accordingly ending up with an idea half way done in the same fifteen minutes. Most importantly it looks the way (I) want it to look.
Indispensable app for planning and visualizing
I picked up the mind mapping practice from a productivity podcast (AE) I listen to. I ended up trying out a few of the mind mapping apps on the store and settled on MindNode because it’s available on all of my devices, it’s available natively, and it’s darn beautiful. I originally used MN to map out and prioritize goals for a “12-week year” sprint I was doing (also a recommendation from the podcast). I’m a visual thinker and learner (like most people), so it was instrumental in helping me to decide which of my goals would have the most impact. They make it so easy to move things around and enter new thoughts. The tool just gets out of my way and lets my mind run free. I’ve since expanded my use of MN to include doing book summaries to make sure I remember and implement what I read, longer term planning by putting a parent node for each quarter of the year, trip planning, and just about anything where I just want to brainstorm and see what ideas come up. Using MindNode alongside my BestSelf journal, Omnifocus, and a wall calendar, and I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. Great job, MindNode, great job! Keep up the fantastic work!!!
Simultaneous Sync and Apple Pencil Support Needed
Keep up the good work. Suggestions: (1) Simultaneous Sync / Multiple Device Access It would be awesome if you could open a file on different devices simultaneously and edit. For example, you can open the same document with the new Office products using different devices. (e.g., OneNote can be opened and edited on iPad, iphone and desktop all at the same time). (2) Apple Pencil / Handwritten Nodes The app needs support for Apple Pencil (or stylus) input for the iPad. It would be so nice to be able to draw, drag and modify MindNode using the Apple Pencil. As of now, the process to create and manipulate notes is too slow. It doesn’t allow the free flow of ideas and thoughts (as it should be for a mind note process). I wish there was a way to make connections between nodes (e.g., Microsoft Visio) and then be able to drag, edit and move around the sheet. A similar solution would be something like an unlimited canvas with GoodNotes where you an jot an idea down, and then move it but the important feature of ‘mind mapping’ is the ability to keep the connected lines.
Very Quick to Use and quick access to features
I have used this app and another almost equally as much, and found this one to be slightly better. It is responsive, and I can keep up with quick paced meetings. The design options are fine, albeit limited, but manual layout is a charm. There is one oddity. You can adorn your topics with stickers. Other mind maps do this as well, but the collection of stickers for this app is, well, TERRIBLE. They are ugly (childish) and most of them have NOTHING to do with business. Carrot, apple? No printer, nothing for teams or collaboration and NO QUESTION MARK or other punctuation. It seems odd that such a good program in other areas in so awful in this one. That is why it only gets four stars instead of five.
This is probably the 4th or 5th time I’ve downloaded this app since the first version that I paid for. Eventually the developers went to this in app purchase crap that they are all going to these days and basically wanted me to repay for everything. So after trying the restore button and being denied for some reason, I deleted the app. Here and there periodically over the years I’ve re-downloaded the app to attempt to restore my purchases with no success. I’ve even contacted the developers in the past about this and they told me that I have no purchase history, which was frustrating and infuriating. So here I am again downloading this version of the app and I hit restore purchases and I get a message that my “account has no previous purchases” again. At this point I feel I’ve not only been robbed but scammed. The developers could have at least grandfathered original users in and possibly charged for things in future updates but they didn’t even do that. They just took our money and ran. This app is a great app and I’m sure much improved since the original version but I’ll never know be I refuse to pay for it again. Best of luck to the rest of you guys now having paid for the app, hopefully they allow you to keep what you paid for.
Amazing, MUST have App! Recommendations.
I am in love with this App as it is extremely difficult to organize my complex thoughts and ideas while working on projects. My only frustration is that I work on both iOS and PC, not Mac. I understand that you are a small dev team, but even a web based version that syncs your files would at least be a great work around. I know I share an opinion with most, that in order to incorporate this as a business solution (which it absolutely should be) we NEED windows support. Please!! Also... not very many small businesses will want to easily adopt a subscription model, and I see that as your largest potential user base.
Buyer beware - Trial gives you more then the purchased version
1. When the trial runs out, there is a prompt to buy the full version. What they don’t tell you is the full version isn’t enabled for family sharing - there is a different version you buy through the App Store for that. So, I spent the money getting a nice app, but doesn’t do what the trial did. 2. I was going to buy the full Mac version, but after this experience I read more carefully. While the trial is enabled for family sharing the “full” version is not. While the IOS version has a bulk licensing version you can buy to get family sharing, but the MAC version does not. In short, the experience you get while running the trial is not the experience you get after buying the app. I’ve since read through the comments, I’ve seen the reasoning for why family sharing doesn’t work after purchasing. App Developer: You should disable family sharing on the trial so you don’t set false expectations. To make it worse, I go through the process to get a refund, and of course the automated process through Apple will always say, “you don’t qualify for a refund”, or contact the app developer with a link to their site.
Unblock your mind
I am researching a new nonfiction book I plan to write. I had loads of material, but was confused about how to organize the material. I did not know what story to tell. An acquaintance suggested I try mind mapping. After reading many reviews, I chose MindNode. A few hours later, I had my information organized and categorized nicely. I figured out what story to tell. The tool kept out of my way. Customizing colors and fonts and adding images was easy. Sending images to other apps was easy. Everything was easy. I was so impressed that I decided to take one facet of my topic (about a chapter’s worth) and analyze it by drawing a second mind map. Within a few hours, I had not only drawn the map, I had discovered new insight into my subject! The new ideas that sprang from that gave me a unique angle that I plan on using to frame the entire book. None of this would have been possible with a clumsy tool. Paul C. Software Engineer & writer
Files won’t open on iPhone
Update: issue was resolved after IOS update, but it seems to be a recurring issue from what I read from other people complaints online. It would be really nice to try to keep things working better between MindMap and IOS, because app is really great - I rely on it every day. I love the app but recently (January 2020) files do not open on my iPhone, I also can not create new files. Everything works on IPad though. It also used to work on iphone
Beautiful app but
There is a small problem with this app and i've been email the support team for so long and nothing fixed, the problem is when i type node note that have to be read from right to left i have make the indentation right but when i exist the note and return to it the indentation automatically return to the left indentation, and it is frustrating for me as a rtl language reader that every thing go opposite i hope it will be fixed ~ Sorry about my english، I already send pictures to the support team about the problem, but nothing fixed unfortunately.
MindNode is an excellent communication tool
This software can be used for simple documents like lists. It can be used to identify tasks, precedence tasks, etc. with the simple touch of the screen the MindNode document in pictorial form can become a checklist. I was able to create a 25th anniversary meeting planning document with one hand while donating blood from my other hand. I appreciate that both the MacOS and iOS versions can share documents and natively output PDF.
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