What's your favourite mind mapping app?

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    I'm interested in something that either integrates well with iThoughtsHD on the iPad, or comes with its own iPad version.
     
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    My favorite mind mapping application is NovaMind. While I have not really done much in terms of working between iTHoughts HD and NovaMind, initial tests indicate they work together well. iThoughts does have a NovaMind export.

    Here are iThoughts HD's pages addressing compatibility:

    http://www.ithoughts.co.uk/iThoughtsHD/Compatibility.html

    http://www.ithoughts.co.uk/iThoughtsHD/CompatibilityDetails.html

    Their notes on NovaMind:

    • When importing, iThoughts will recognise ‘template’ colours and shapes (including the Rainbow scheme.) The template information is not re-exported.
    • When exporting, iThoughts icons are embedded in the map - meaning that ALL icons are exported correctly from iThoughts. When importing, iThoughts can only map a subset of the Novamind icons.

    MindManager seems slightly more compatible, but I do not the app nearly as much as NovaMind (although it does have a few features that NovaMind does not such as the ability to export an interactive PDF).
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, Steve, I actually just downloaded their trial version to have a look. Which version of NovaMind are you using? I'm thinking their 'smallest' version would be sufficient for my purposes. I've tried importing a few maps from my iPad, and that seems to work well so far.
     
  4. steveoc, Nov 22, 2012
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    I bought Platinum with an eye on the Presenter function. Sadly the feature came out after the academic year began, so I haven't had time to learn it. I also plan to create themes that are coordinated my favorite themes in Keynote. A theme editor is a yet to be released and I'm not sure what versions will include that.

    My only gripe about NovaMind has been the slow development of promised features for which I had prepaid, but things are much better now.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So, I've decided to purchase the basic version. I think that should last me for a while, and it was on offer right now. Thanks for the input!
     
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    They will work with you on an upgrade if you want it later. Don't forget to use the educational discount if you do.
     

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