what's the best mind mapping program for a mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jojoba, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. jojoba macrumors 68000

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    I'm new to the mac world, and would like a recommendation for a good mind mapping program, preferrably something that is simultaneously web based and can be used cross platforms.
     
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  3. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I personally like the UI of MindNode better than FreeMind. You can download the free version of MindNode off the MAS and if you like then buy it... although for my use the paid version is useless so I just use the free version.
     
  4. robertcloud macrumors newbie

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    I second the mindnode suggestion. Recent updates make it compatible with icloud, and I frequently find mindmapping easier on the ipad because of the touch interface.
     
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Hmm I didn't know about the iCloud feature. Does that work on the Mac version too or just the mobile versions? I'm yet to try the mobile as the Mac version is substantial for now.
     
  6. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    But MindNode would not satisfy the cross-platform preference of the OP if by cross-platform he means OS X and Windows rather than OS X and iOS.

    Personally, I have not used any for a significant length of time but had a brief search for cross-platform mind-managers a while back.

    For desktop apps available on Mac & Windows, I believe the most popular ones are Mindjet MindManager, Xmind, and Freemind.

    There is also Mindjet Connect and MindMeister web-based mindmanagers (I think both have offline editing modes and mobile apps).
     
  7. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    MindNode can export in Freemind format.
     
  8. jojoba thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, everybody. I think I'll stay with freemind for now, and upgrade to novamind if I get to a point where my usage would justify the license fee.
     

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