Mind mapping

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  1. ted450 macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for an application to create mind maps during workshops where I gather requirements, on the fly, from stakeholders.

    Could you possibly recommend a mind mapping solution that works well with Mac?

    Thank you.
     
  2. rwbarna macrumors newbie

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    Consider iThoughtsX (for Mac), and iThoughtsHD for IOS devices.
    Something of a review of them can be heard in two podcasts from Nosillacast (podfeet.com):
    #438 Prizmo 3, iThoughtsX, Should You Upgrade from an iPhone 5 to a 5s
    and
    #439 Genius Bar Fail, Pocket Casts, RAVPower Charger, Taming the Terminal Part 9
    (both podcasts are ~1 hr long, but you only need to listed to the relevant parts to find out about iThoughts).
     
  3. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    Yes, iThoughts. Very good functionality and good synchronisation between iMac and iOS. Has a lot of export options too.
     
  4. onekerato macrumors regular

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    I recommend MindNode for your task because it looks prettier, simpler/elegant interface, and excellent iCloud sync. Joy to use even on a small iPhone screen.

    iThoughts syncs via Dropbox and does offer a lot more features such as topic notes, icon markers, task completion % though the interface is not as clean as MindNode. BTW, iThoughts suite of apps is also expected to get iCloud sync soon.
     
  5. 960design macrumors 68020

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    I second mindnode.

    Simple, easy, beautiful. Just the way everything should be.
     
  6. jweakley918 macrumors newbie

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    I, too, recommend iThoughtsX for mind mapping on a Mac. I do a lot of analytical work for a homicide unit, and I simply couldn't do without iThoughts. I use it on both my iPad and my MBP.
     
  7. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    Scapple is another good mind mapping app.
     
  8. swedefish macrumors 6502

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    I also second MindNode.

    It is basic in the sense that it doesn't have a whole lot of extra functionality. But for creating mind maps it is the best I have found.

    I use MindNode for the maps and MacJournal for the 'content'. In MacJournal I just create a new journal with sub-journals for the corresponding map. Works very well.
     
  9. Commy1 macrumors 6502a

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  10. hulk2012 macrumors 6502

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    Nothing beat MindJet. Miles ahead of everything there..
     
  11. onekerato macrumors regular

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    Mindjet is perhaps the best on windows, but the Mac version is inadequate - no autosave, versions, or iCloud support. And the "sync" is based on a tiresome check in/ check out model. Novamind on Mac, or Xmind cross-platform is much better if you need the full suite of mind mapping features. Though most people will be happy with MindNode which syncs really well and exists on Mac & iOS, or the free Mindmup which allows you to add rich text notes to topics. I think $150-200 for mind mapping apps is pretty hard to justify.
     
  12. Canzz macrumors newbie

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    I have used ithoughts for years on my phone and ipad. After I bought a rMBP I immediately bought ithoughsx, couldnt be happier. (BTW its around 40$ but theres student discount. If you mail them and explain how are you going to use it, they might give you 50% off! It worked for me )
     

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