MindNode Lite
MindNode Lite
1.9.3

4.5

MindNode Lite free download for Mac

MindNode Lite1.9.3

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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29 Reviews of MindNode Lite

5
Dnem41
06 July 2008
Version: 1.1.1

Most helpful

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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5
Blackmacdaddy
14 August 2012
Version: 1.9
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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5
alexbrown
05 March 2012
Version: 1.7.4
Very easy and useful. All my thoughts are under control
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Doug-Engelbart
02 January 2012
Version: 1.7.4
MU says "Requirements: PPC/Intel" and "Platform: PPC/Intel", but it downloads an Intel version only!!! Please correct this, MU...
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4.5
Tbrizitsky
16 November 2011
Version: 1.7.4
Probably one of the best apps of its kind.
(1)
3.5
Vinkri
04 November 2011
Version: 1.7.4
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!
(0)
3
Joeshmoe200us
05 May 2011
Version: 1.6.3
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.
(0)
3.5
Barisart
23 February 2011
Version: 1.6.1
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.
(0)
4.5
Cocoanut
07 February 2011
Version: 1.6.1
Very nice app. Thanks for making it free.
(0)
5
NateuMacs
14 December 2010
Version: 1.6
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!
(0)
5
Filp
10 December 2010
Version: 1.6
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.
(0)
5
Ang
27 May 2010
Version: 1.5.1
This software is great ! Just like Freemind or others, but mac GUI is beautifull here. Very light, its open in 3 seconds. The very best and rare feature is the multi parents nodes. Freemind centralize each map with ONE parent node where mindnode is able to add thousand of parents node. The needs : - actually if you put the background color in dark, the URL colors are not modifiable ; - with a very big map, the best would be a shortcut to easily drag the map (curio and others use "SPACE+left click"); - full screen is not compatible with mac os spaces.
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5
Utrunn
15 May 2010
Version: 1.5
Works well and is simple. FreeMind always would hang whenever I tried to launch it but I've had no probs with MindNode.
(0)
Maced
14 January 2010
Version: 1.4.4
simply the best and slickest mindmapping app out there. i really hated mindmaps until i saw (and started using) mindnode. well done!
(2)
5
No-One
23 December 2009
Version: 1.4.4
This app is brilliant. Enough said.
(1)
Tekl
11 May 2009
Version: 1.3.2
I really like MindNode. I tried the Pro version but I'm missing some advanced Features. - A special node which contains a title and some descriptive content, the title should have different text and background colours - Curve adjustments like on the connections lines, - Decision, if the branch is left or right from the text (try to move a right aligned branch to the left - Style templates or at least a styles palette - The ability to paste graphics - Free movable objects (texts , boxes, circles? - More shape for filled nodes I think most features can be implemented without loosing the easy of use. Or can someone recommend an easy to use Mind Mapper with more advanced layout features? I tried NovaMind, where just moving nodes is complicated and OmniGraffle which is to powerful and complex.
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5
Danemcgregor
10 March 2009
Version: 1.3
Sweet and simple, like the developer said. Yes, XMind is more complex, but-- it's more complex :-). With MindNode, my kid could sit down, and with less than two minutes instruction from me she was creating mind maps for her class. Try THAT in Xmind. I also find it great for super-quick brainstorming where I don't want to get hung up on fiddling with the details (font, box shape, color, etc)-- having ADHLAH* makes this an all too common problem for me with XMind. Great app, thanks for the free version. *ADHLAH: Attention Defici- Hey Look! A Hummingbird!
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ehd
17 February 2009
Version: 1.3
XMIND is a MUCH more powerful and free alternative. The only reason I can think to use this elegant application is if you need Cocoa or Cocoa-based Services.
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5
Dnem41
06 July 2008
Version: 1.1.1
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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Dumond
12 May 2008
Version: 1.1
This looks like a neat little app; however, it lacks the cool features and control you'll find in the free mind-map application MyMind. (Unfortunately only PPC)
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Xplicit
18 April 2008
Version: 1.0.1
Am I wrong or is it not possible to insert a node between two existing nodes?
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5
gcoghill
11 April 2008
Version: 1.0.1
I've only just demoed this a short while, but it works really fluidly and seems to be a perfect little application for mind-mapping (which admittedly I don't know much about). This seems like it will come in handy.
(1)
leslieh18
21 March 2008
Version: 1.0
I'm so glad to see a new Leopard version of this applic. I tried MindNode a few months ago but decided to uninstall it after a few system freezes. I hope this version has solved those glitches because the interface is lovely and, as another commenter says, "MindNode makes mind-mapping fun." Best wishes to the developer for continued success with this application. Thanks!
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5
Dalahast
09 March 2008
Version: 0.9.16
Very fun, very easy to use. This makes mapping an enjoyable activity, something you might do for the fun of it. In fact, I have done some maps with this for the fun of it. MindNode is something you want to take out every day and make something interesting with it. Organise thoughts, collect information- MindNode does it all in a convenient, sleek package that captures the essence of the Mac- extra little bits and pieces that you don't need aren't present, and the user interface is intuitive, simple, and powerful. Very nicely done, fives all around for a pwnage app.
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n4nln
08 March 2008
Version: 0.9.16
The app is nice, but if you care about cross-platform use, FreeMind is a Java app which lets me move maps back and forth between Mac and Windoze boxes. in fact, i have a USB drive with the app and the maps. FreeMind has more features, but it's not materially more complex.
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5
Madmaxmedia
28 February 2008
Version: 0.9.15
The best of the freeware mindmapping apps IMO, covers the basics very well. The author is responsive to emails and suggestions, and I look forward to seeing how this app develops. There are a few $100+ full-featured mindmapping apps that are very feature-rich, but I just want something that does the basics very well at a freeware/shareware price.
(0)
5
Fishnchips
26 February 2008
Version: 0.9.15
What an excellent bit of software. Sure it's not exactly feature rich but it's simple and lightweight and does exactly what I need it to do - basic mind mapping. I'll be following this with interest as it continues to develop.
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Musubana
18 February 2008
Version: 0.9.14
(Here I go again…) Is there any technical reason this app is Leopard-only? I mean, it looks simple and cocoa-esque, so why this limitation? If it has anything to do with Spaces, or Leopard Preview, or TimeMachine - is there a file or a line in the pref file I can delete to make it work in Tiger? Sorry for this double rant, but I think it would be crazy to buy Leopard just to get a free mind mapping app…
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4
Pdwal
18 February 2008
Version: 0.9.14
A very elegant little app, and already quite useful for simple mind mapping and for making quick lists. If I could add notes to the nodes in a side or bottom or floating panel I could get some serious work done with this. I will certainly follow the development of what might be a gem.
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Musubana
18 February 2008
Version: 0.9.14
Please make this app available for Tiger users… There are a lot of us still!
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Free

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later
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