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[Android] Visually capture ideas and information with Mindjet, a mind-mapping tool

Posted By Brendan Lynch On March 12, 2013 @ 12:10 AM In Android | No Comments

unnamed (11) [1]Mindjet is a mind-mapping application that will allows you to visually organize nearly any idea or piece of information that needs simplifying. This application is perfect for visual learners that have difficulty interpreting information orally. This application is also great for those who are dealing with complicated projects or ideas and need an intuitive way to break them down in order to make the task seem more easily accessible.

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

This application is designed to give you a web-like interface that can easily organize a variety of different projects and ideas that you may need help with. It is designed to be as logical and simple as possible so that people can focus more on the content that they are inputting rather than the application itself.

Pros

  • Add information via attachments, links and notes
  • Dropbox support
  • Variety of possible adjustments to map
  • Tags and keywords
  • Gesture shortcuts
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Cons

  • Occasionally buggy
  • Cannot insert media

Discussion

unnamed (12) [2]There are many different types of learners and thinkers out there that require different tools in order to learn and understand efficiently. However, one thing that always remains constant is that there will always be people who learn and understand more deeply when they have a concrete visualization in front of them. As a result, mind maps have become very popular because they allow you to visualize nearly any idea or concept. Mindjet is a mind-mapping application for Android and will allow you to go beyond typical pen and paper maps. This application is not only useful to visual learners, but nearly anybody who has to organize and simplify a complicated idea or project.

While the application typically performs nicely, there are some missing features and occasional instability. I have personally encountered an overall buggy and laggy experience when using this application for a long period of time. It seems as though the application is very resource-intensive and will only perform properly on high-end phones. In addition, you cannot add any media such as music or videos. This is likely due to the amount of space they take up, but it would be a nice feature nonetheless.

Conclusion and download link

Overall, this application should perform acceptably for most users. It will be a godsend for those who need a portable method of visualizing specific types of data. There are actually a couple of mind-mapping applications out there, but this one is by far the most intuitive and easiest to use. These types of programs are great because they can be used in a variety of different settings because they can service an even larger variety of potential ideas and projects.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 2.5

Requires: Android 2.2 and higher

Download size: 5mb

Mindjet on Play Store [3]


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[3] Mindjet on Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.thinkingspace

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