xLine
xLine 2.0.3
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Mind-mapping application.   Demo ($41.15)
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xLine is the easiest mind-mapping app, the best way of brainstorming. It's perfect for idea collection and thought structuring. It allows you to visually organise your thoughts or ideas.

A mind map is considered a great way to brainstorm and generate more ideas. It helps you create a number of small ideas from one big idea, to see how different ideas could be connected, and to create a plan of action. Visualize your plan of action and carry out those strategies with your team. xLine is your ideal partner for brainstorming new ideas which can be brought to life on mind
What's New
Version 2.0.3:
  • [Fix] Improved undo management
  • [Fix] Improved keyboard navigation
  • [Fix] Improved reliability
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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Bowlerboy_jmb commented on 12 Feb 2014
I downloaded a trial version, and I created a simple mind map of family relationships. When I moved any item around, all of the other items attached to it also moved around the layout in unpredictable ways that really began to irritate me. I did not like that, for it made me feel that I had no control over my layout.

I opened up my licensed copy of Mind Node Pro, and I duplicated the items. When I moved an item (box) in Mind Node Pro, only that item moved. The others stayed where they were, which is how I want the program to work.

So, on first impression, I won't be investing in software that irritates me when I use it. I don't have the time or interest to figure out how to make xLine work in its default just like Mind Node Pro functions in its. I don't even know if it can. All I know is that is that if I get a bad first impression, I am not inspired to investigate further. Some things out to work right out of the box, and placing objects where you want them on the page ought to one of those fundamental features, it seems to me.

It would not be fair to rate this program with any star(s) since I am unwilling to spend more time with it. So, I am merely making this brief comment on my first impression.

If you try xLine out and it works for you, fine. Just keep in mind that if you can't find a way to control where you want you boxes of text to appear on the layout, then you need not stick with this program, for there are others which can do that with ease.

If the program will allow you to get control of object placement on the layout, then you'll have to compare its features with its competitors to see if it matches them in value, or if it falls short in respect to the price requested.
[Version 2.0.2]

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Bowlerboy_jmb replied on 12 Feb 2014
For the heck of it, I exported my Mind Node Pro as an OPML file, which is importable into xLine. For some reason, xLine inserted an additional iteration of the Main Idea and presented it as an item at the far left of horizontal tree structure. It is impossible to remove that redundant item, for deleting it ends up deleting the entire tree.

Also, while moving a single item (box) this time does not create the same level of layout chaos as the version created by xLine itself, it still is not possible to move only one item without affecting the placement of other objects. Out of "politeness," I suppose, other items move out of the way if your replacement of one item comes too close to them, again making it impossible to get exactly the placement of objects that you want. Have fun!
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Mrchips commented on 19 Nov 2013
Just a heads-up for anyone interested in this app. It's on sale until the end of November for $0.99. I don't know whether it's any good or not, but at that price point I'm willing to take a chance! :)
[Version 1.1.1]

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Mrchips replied on 19 Nov 2013
I should have added that this sale price is apparently only available if you buy thru Apple's App Store. I took a quick look at adnx's online store and it was quite a bit higher.
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Version Downloads:2,203
Type:Productivity
License:Demo
Date:20 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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xLine is the easiest mind-mapping app, the best way of brainstorming. It's perfect for idea collection and thought structuring. It allows you to visually organise your thoughts or ideas.

A mind map is considered a great way to brainstorm and generate more ideas. It helps you create a number of small ideas from one big idea, to see how different ideas could be connected, and to create a plan of action. Visualize your plan of action and carry out those strategies with your team. xLine is your ideal partner for brainstorming new ideas which can be brought to life on mind maps that resemble the informational structure of your brain using text, shapes, and images.

Mind mapping allows you to concentrated on the core ideas, reducing time spent and increasing productivity. xLine is the main partner of your brain! It features a very clean and simple design based on more than 10 years of experience in application development.


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