Organize your ideas using a tool that complements the way you think. Drag in text and images from Safari, Word, the Desktop and most other OS X applications. Place them anywhere on multiple worksheets within a single document.
Use the content you've gathered to build elaborate visual hierarchies. Add annotation. Link to external web pages and desktop documents. Easily mastered, surprisingly powerful.
Introductory Tutorial available via the Help menu and support site.
This version fixes an issue where text elements failed to attach when worksheets became too complex.
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Useful and simple mindmapping app
If you're looking for fancy layout options, this app is definitely not the one. It also offers fewer bells and whistles than some other mind map apps. But I like it because it lets me make quick mindmaps. It makes quick entry and moving around a breeze, thereby facilitating the thought process. I used it to map (and remap) my dissertation many years ago. I've used it to plan classes, and I've used it for brainstorming sessions in class with my Mac attached to a projector.
There are some limitations. This version has added a bar on the left to help navigate through the different mindmaps one is using. That makes sense, but I would sometimes like to make that huge (often empty) space go away so that I can focus on the mind map at hand. The fact that I can't get rid of this distraction seems counter to the philosophy of simplicity that the developers espouse. I would also like to see them incorporate full screen mode, to minimize destractions.
But I'm not holding my breath. Development was pretty rapid maybe a decade ago, but things have slowed down considerably since. Hopefully this latest release is a sign of new energy.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.