Idea Communication tool!
Mandala Charts are typically printed out to be filled in by hand, or done digitally by filling in the 3x3 matrix.
"MandalaChart for iPad" not only stores multiple files of a 3x3 matrix, but it also enables you to drill down with each of the 8 surrounding frames and create an expanded 64 frame Mandala Chart for a comprehensive view of a plan or project.
Aditionally, an Annual Mandala Diary for business and life planning, created by the founder of the method Matsumura Yasuo, is included.
For the English Users Guide visit:
● Edit your charts in a 3x3 matrix
● View your entire document in a 9x9 matrix view
● Print charts via AirPrint
● Export charts as excel/opml/mndl files
● Enhanced support for hardware keyboards
● Password lock
● Enhanced for iOS7 and retina display
● Languages: English and Japanese
Fixes bug that will not show Print menu on iOS8 iPad devices
Ratings and Reviews
OK, not great
This app works fine with the on-screen keyboard (KB). However, I generally use either the Apple Bluetooth KB or now the Logitech Ultrathin BT KB. Unfortunately with either of those, after you zoom in to add notes in any "child" cell -- for example, B | Business -- and then press the up-arrow on the center square to return to the "parent" topic, instead of returning to "parent," the "child" replaces the "parent"!! In other words, if you start with My Life Plan 2011, go to Business, and then try to return, Business ends up saved as the new "parent."
Just to be clear: None of this happens with the on-screen KB. But it is very limiting not to be able to use a BT KB. Also, I am spelling all of this out here, because there is no obvious place on the Website to report a problem in English.
Overall this app is fine if you think in words. I love the mandala chart organization but I need to show ideas visually and connect them outside the mandala. This mandala chart has a nice, simple layout with a limited number of matrices.
iMandalArt is the other mandala chart app. It has the ability to include images, audio recordings, and Dropbox integration, although it's expensive and imposes a structure that I find restrictive. At this point it is my mandala chart app of choice.
My dream Mandala Chart app would provide:
- use of images and videos
- WebDAV integration
- web links (w/ integrated browser)
- links between cells, giving the ability to cross-reference ideas
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.