Free sale! Organize bits of info VISUALLY instead of using lists. TOGGLE your labeled “magnets” on/off with a tap. MOVE them, ARRANGE them, give them COLORS and SHAPES. It’s simple and fun!
Mind Magnets is like a little “bulletin board” you can fill with mini-notes about anything you want. Your magnets always snap into place in tidy grid rows. Each magnet has three states: TAP it on/off, or DOUBLE-TAP for “maybe” with a question mark badge.
WHY IS A GRID BETTER THAN A LIST?
• Lists lack organization. But Mind Magnets can be moved around and grouped any way you like, with 10 shapes and 40 colors.
• No scrolling: see 45 items at once on an iPhone, or 108 on an iPad, or 300 on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
• Quick and easy: color, shape and position help you remember where each item is at a glance.
Use Mind Magnets as a visual shopping list, to-do list, trip packing list, task organizer, habit tracker, or a way to track any small bits of info—from game scores and character sheets, to event RSVPs, to brainstorming and planning, to exercise routines.
TIPS AND TRICKS:
• Finished with an item for now? Tap to “check it off” and it will turn dark until you need it again.
• Want a label with no shape around it? Just choose the black color.
• Export a screenshot by clicking the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time.
LIMITATIONS: This app does not support emoji, Voiceover mode, or cloud sync. Magnets are quite small on 10.5" iPads—but on the bright side, this lets you fit the same 300 magnets as the largest iPads!
THANKS FOR TRYING MY APP! I’d love to hear what uses you find for it. Problems? Feature requests? Let me know at adamsimmersive.com.
YOU CAN HELP me improve this app by telling your friends about Mind Magnets! (Formerly: DotSpace.)
— Morgan Adams
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• Smoother motions and transitions, especially when dragging one magnet and others are “flowing” around it.
• New system for conserving power: the app now intelligently varies between three levels of power consumption.
• Minor UI tweaks.
• After changing a shape or color, the keyboard re-appears automatically after a short delay, saving a tap. (For people who like to set up shapes and colors first and add labels afterward, this should simplify the process.)
• Groundwork laid for bigger changes. (Stay tuned!)
AND IF YOU MISSED IT FROM VERSION 2.0: you can DOUBLE-TAP ANY MAGNET for a “?” state, neither On nor Off. (Plus there are new shapes and colors.)
I am working on other new features, guided by your helpful messages (while being careful not to lose the app’s simplicity). Need more space? So do I!
I can be reached at adamsimmersive.com. Thanks for letting me know how you use Mind Magnets, and how it could work better for you!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
This is an intriguingly simple and intuitive app, the only improvements I could recommend are multiple pages (as mentioned by others) and to have connected objects move together as a group. The latter would improve workflow by being able to move groups around the screen rather than having to move blocks individually. Then potentially a long press and drag could allow you to move it within the group or disconnect it from the group entirely.
I understand that this is probably easier said than done, and that this app doesn’t get a lot of attention since it’s free, but those would be my nice-to-haves. Keep up the good work!
The best organizational tool I've ever tried! The possibilities are endless. In addition to multiple to-do lists, I set up one area to track my daily meals and calories and another area for upcoming events. The option of including longer lists in a single dot works well for complicated tasks, even if the text is small. I only have to read the list on the keyboard screen to see it larger. I love the new shapes, colors and font. It gets better with each update! Version 2 adds almost everything I need! I installed it on both my iPad and my iPhone. I use the iPhone for my grocery list and toggle each item off as I put in in the cart. No more forgotten items! I use the double tap (?) for complex tasks I've started but not completed.
Found this as I was looking for a packing list app. Played around with it and am quickly finding it has real possibilities. The ability to color cod and vary the shape makes for sorting to-do list for various topics really easy and the shapes allow you to highlight one note vs another. I've only had for a day, but looking forward to seeing how this works out to keep me better organized.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.