I have a late 2010 Macbook Pro i am using for my university studies. It still runs Snow Leopard and is running well for a machine of its age. I have installed a new Mind Mapping Application on my machine however it is very slow to load this application. All the other applications are running ok and at the normal load time. Is there any way i can get this application to load quicker. When it does load it runs smoothly with no problems at all. Would an up date from 4 to 8 gig or ram help or installing an SSD drive instead be the thing to do. It is just this one application which is running slow at present for me.