MindNode Lite
MindNode Lite
1.9.3

4.5

MindNode Lite free download for Mac

MindNode Lite

1.9.3
10 December 2012

Mindmapping application.

Overview

MindNode Lite is a free and very easy-to-use mindmapping application. It was created with the user in mind and features a very simple interface for quickly creating visual appealing mind maps.

What's new in MindNode Lite

Version 1.9.3
  • Fixes performance issues related to scrolling and text input.

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Dnem41
06 July 2008

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hi everyone. i noticed this app doesnt NEARly get the same amount of downloads as its "competitors". first of all, MindNode (whether intentionally or not), fits users that are more visually-geared. i mean by being able to easily manipulate the visual location, color, and position of a group of nodes with the child nodes, all with little effort and thinking makes this app very appealing to me. there was a lot in that sentence. there are like 2 keyboard shortcuts for you to know, then you can drag and place: a single node, a group of nodes either fellow sibling nodes and/or its child nodes and organize them in a way that makes the most sense for you. im really surprised this app doesn't get infinite downloads a week. but i tried a look at the other apps (like MyMind, MindJet, NovaMind & FreeMind) to see what the reasons might be that they are so much popular. first i notice they are much more text based. i mean that you write an outline, then it shows you a visual representation of a mind map. now you can move around the nodes in the mind map and they pretty just change the order of topics in the outline. now, this is good because it keeps your outline updated. there are set of rules in order to make that happen, so you cant really put the nodes any-gosh-darn-where you freely choose. now i guess that's good because it keeps your outline updated, but what if you don't give a fuck about an outline just yet? you, being a visual thinker, just want to put your ideas somewhere and arrange them visually. after some rearranging you will pretty much have a better idea of which are the main(est) ideas, separated into topics, subtopics, facts and analysis. so in short, this is the best mind mapping software for visually-based thinkers. while the others help you focus on writing the outline/paper while a mind map helps you visualize. obviously no software is perfect, which is why i gave 4 out of 5 stars under value. so developers, please perfect it. sorry to leave you hanging, but i don't feel like getting to much into it right now. im tired.
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Version 1.1.1
Blackmacdaddy
14 August 2012
What an awesome little app to explain basic concepts to my students! The is the perfect foil against some of my text heavy documents. I saw that someone mentioned there's no grid option (which I was also looking for.) However there is a free 131k utility on MacUpdate called GoldenMeanGrid that can help here. Great app for 'non-busy' big picture explanations. Thanks IdeasOnCanvas!
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Version 1.9
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Blackmacdaddy
Blackmacdaddy
14 August 2012
There's also Leopard & Snow Leopard older versions on the developers website, Google will get you there.
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Blackmacdaddy
Blackmacdaddy
14 August 2012
Free Ruler 1.7b5 2 is doing a great job for lining things up. You just need to position it outside of your MindNode document's boarders and it's the 'bee knees.'
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Kihoalu
Kihoalu
22 December 2012
Thanks for suggesting FreeRuler. It doesn't quite do the trick, but its definitely better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick! My issue is that FreeRuler has not seen development since 2007, but its still a band-aid that has value. The handles in MindNode are not necessarily where you want to measure if you use FreeRuler. FreeRuler doesn't appear to add gridsnap in my quick test. The Pro version of MindNode does not add grid. The biggest thing MindNode brings - is promise of future development & ease of use for simple charts. MindNode does that well without a lot of complication & it imports/exports OPML so you can use it with OmniOutliner (not even OmniGraffle seems to import/export OPML) & you can use it with CircusPonies Notebook.
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alexbrown
05 March 2012
Very easy and useful. All my thoughts are under control
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Version 1.7.4
Doug-Engelbart
02 January 2012
MU says "Requirements: PPC/Intel" and "Platform: PPC/Intel", but it downloads an Intel version only!!! Please correct this, MU...
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Version 1.7.4
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Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
02 January 2012
Thanks for the heads up!
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Doug-Engelbart
Doug-Engelbart
03 January 2012
There is (!) a PPC/UB version which should be linked here. Please correct this, MU...
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Tbrizitsky
16 November 2011
Probably one of the best apps of its kind.
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Version 1.7.4
Vinkri
04 November 2011
MindNode is a free mindmapping tool. Elegant, with bright colors and light interface. Easy to use with fast keyboard navigation. It's very good for what it does: write your ideas, organize your thoughts and thoroughly explore the topics you study. It's really a "tool" with a simple goal: it presents your ideas in a nice way, but some features are missing: personalize rtf exported data, for example. It's free, and therefore a very great software: can't beat the price, can you? But Freemind is better for its features. However, its defaults are Mindnode's qualities: stability, speed and look-and-feel. Free-Node would be great, then!
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Version 1.7.4
Joeshmoe200us
05 May 2011
Freemind is a lot more advanced and also free. Yet a slight bit more of a learning curve then MindPro. However, MindPro has a simpler user interface, a good and quick way to get into mindmaping. Once your'e ready to move on to more advanced features, I would upgrade to Freemind to get all the bells and whistles, not the paid MindPro program.
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Version 1.6.3
Barisart
23 February 2011
This piece of software lets you organize your thoughts very quickly. Its user interface is very elegant and easy to use. If you work on small projects and you don't have to think about really complex problems MindNode is perfect. Sometimes you wish you could add some notes or links to your nodes but I guess you then have to use a more complex program or buy MindNode Pro.
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Version 1.6.1
Cocoanut
07 February 2011
Very nice app. Thanks for making it free.
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Version 1.6.1
NateuMacs
14 December 2010
I Love MindNode. Would like to have just a bit more functions like some form of alignment or a grid to work on. Also connecting multiple nodes back to 1. In some cases this would be very helpful. But overall great app!
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Version 1.6
Filp
10 December 2010
If you need a hundred dollars worth of program, maybe you need Omnigraffle. But if what you want is, as the man says, "elegant" mind mapping, you can't do much better than this. And dev has been very responsive to problems.
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Version 1.6