Finally, something free, and simple (and for Mac!). MindNode is a really simple and easy way to create MindMaps. MindNode can also even export to many filetypes, including TIFF, PNG, and PDF. Remember: This is supposed to be the most simplistic mind mapping software in existence (which it is), so there aren’t any super advanced features. there’s add node, get rid of a node, save a document, zoom in, and well, I can’t exactly say etcetera. Below is a mind map I made with MindNode about mindnode.

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As you can see, there is a central/topic node, and when you hover over it, there is a + that appear. Click and drag to make a node off of it.

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Just click and drag the plus to create a new node.
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You can create nodes off of nodes, and you can create as many nodes you want off of nodes. Off of Example, I could create 100 nodes. off of those nodes, I could create 100 nodes. and off of those hundred nodes on the hundred nodes, I could make a hundred more nodes Wow, I’m confusing myself!). This is demonstrated very well in the official MindNode example picture available on the MindNode site.
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As stated on the MindNode website,
MindNode is an easy-to-use mind mapping application for the Macintosh to help visually:
  • collect, classify and structure ideas.
  • Organize, study and solve problems.

Mind maps can be used for many different tasks – including to-do-lists, brainstorming, holiday planning, research, writing, project management – and in many different environments – school, meetings, workspace.”

And I agree. It’s streamlined, and is just great. I could very easily use this in school, for brainstorming, planning, and I know many people who would want a way to plan out holidays, and this is what I would recommend.
Overall, I give this 5 stars for easy-to-useness, simpleness and elegance. Someone with no computer experience or knowledge at all would be able to learn it in less than a minute.
Easy and simple mind mapping software–MindNode.

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