I have been using this free App. for a week now record in as many situations as I can. I am extremely pleased with the ease of use and the how quickly that I was able to learn how to use this App..
See a demonstration here on Youtube.
To put my review into context I have to state that I am not an iPhone or iPodTouch user (until now I have been a ‘berry user). I had to learn how to use the iPodTouch and the App. I am however a very competent Mindmapper both digitally and hand drawn.
As with iMindMap you have to start with you central text and image, but unlike iMindMap the App. starts with text and then you choose the image. The text and the image are amazingly clear and crisp to view on the iPodTouch.
Branches are produced by ‘click and drag’ in the normal mode (speed mapping is available too), the branch text editor opens automatically allowing the adding of the text quickly and easily.
However once added the text cannot be edited, coupled with this the first letter automatically capitalises on every branch, this is a shame.
Images, notes can be added, the branch colour can be changed and hyper links added.
I noticed that when the branch is first produced it appears in one colour and then once you move to a new branch the original branch colour changes.
In speed mapping mode (which is really useful for mapping in meeting situations or researching ‘on the fly’, the branches are added automatically. But annoyingly all the branches are added anti-clockwise!
Exporting the map via email is easy using the export function and the map can be easily edited as required on the desk top version. Unfortunately on this first version it is not possible to import from the desktop version of iMindMap yet. However this is something which is being considered for future development.
I think this is a truly amazing App. I really feel that it is user friendly and makes a very useful addition to the iMindmap portfolio. I will certainly be using and promoting this product. The features far outweigh the minor frustrations and I am sure that they will be addressed by the developers at ThinkBuzan and BuzanOnline.
- Non editable text
- Capitalising every first letter on each branch
- Anti-clockwise speedmapping
- Importing from iMindMap
- Opening of notes and links