I am a big fan of mind mapping tools. My favorite tool has traditionally been Freemind, a free tool that works across Windows and Mac. I recently changed over to using XMind and have been exploring mind mapping tools on the iPad.
Mind mapping is one application that seems to be exceptionally well matched to the “touch” environment of the iPad. Adding nodes, moving around relationships, arranging the mind map graph display … are all much easier to do using “touch” then the mouse. Two mind mapping applications currently available on the iPad are:
The most promising of the two is iToughts HD. The features that set it apart from Mindnode include:
- Dropbox saving/importing for mind map files
- Ability to collapse child nodes
- Version recovery
- Ability to assign icons to nodes
Found another “touch” mind mapping tool? Let me know!