Mindmapping apps uses diagrams to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing.

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iditia Free
Not available in US anymore.
Iditia is a mind mapping tool for your iPhone or iPod touch, and the iPAD

FEATURES
  • Support 3 map files only.
  • Tweet has #iditia hash tag when you tweet to twitter.
  • Simple and Quick editing map.
  • Export as PDF, PNG, JPG, FreeMind, Text format.
  • Support large Mind Map page.
  • Support Undo/Redo infinitely.
  • Support Drag and Drop.
  • Support Multi-line editing.
  • Support Preview map(Thumbnails).
  • Support Folding nodes.
  • Support Zoom In/Out.
  • Improve drawing.
  • Support to modify shape of the node
  • Support to tweet the mind map to twitter.

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Free
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iBrainstorm

Capturing and sharing your inner most creative genius has never been easier. The design of this application was based around the way that we work at Universal Mind. We expect you to have other use cases and needs. Help us to make iBrainstorm better by giving it a strong rating and sharing your thoughts on improving it. We'll do our best to support your requests and questions in a timely manner.

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Free

Inspiration Maps

Engage students in active learning with Inspiration Maps. Students build their knowledge by creating diagrams, maps and organizers that help them brainstorm, plan, organize and build thinking skills. Tap to transform visual work into outlines that export for writing. Use Inspiration Maps to:

- Brainstorm new ideas and capture insights
- Analyze information
- Understand cause and effect
- Organize projects
- Organize thoughts and topics for writing
- Take notes
- Study for exams

Features:
- Friendly design developed specifically for iPad
- Diagrams are easy to build - and save instantly
- Create an unlimited number of documents
- Diagrams transform to outlines with a tap
- Personalize with images, color, shape, arrow style, and backgrounds
- Use images from the web or the iPad camera
- Attach notes to any item to start writing
- Add hyperlinks
- Dozens of templates are included
- Share files with other apps on your iPad, such as Pages
- Share files with other iPads via Dropbox or iTunes

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$9.99

Inspiration Maps Lite

Work with up to five diagrams to create maps, edit and stylize content, transform diagrams to outlines, and preview templates. ---> For unlimited diagrams that you can export to Inspiration 9.1, use with other apps, and share with others: upgrade to Inspiration Maps, the visual thinking and learning application for the iPad. Students build their knowledge by creating diagrams, maps and organizers that help them brainstorm, plan, organize and build thinking skills. Tap to transform visual work into outlines that export for writing. Use Inspiration Maps to:

- Brainstorm new ideas and capture insights
- Analyze information
- Understand cause and effect
- Organize projects
- Organize thoughts and topics for writing
- Take notes
- Study for exams

Features:
- Friendly design developed specifically for iPad
- Diagrams are easy to build - and save instantly
- Create an unlimited number of documents*
- Diagrams transform to outlines with a tap
- Personalize with images, color, shape, arrow style, and backgrounds
- Use images from the web or the iPad camera
- Attach notes to any item to start writing
- Add hyperlinks
- Dozens of templates are included
- Optimized for the Retina display
- Additional templates available in Spanish and UK English
- Localized in Spanish and UK English

Share files*:
- Inspiration Maps files can be converted to Inspiration 9 desktop files, using Inspiration 9.1*
- Share files with other apps on your iPad, such as Pages*
- Share files with other iPads via Dropbox or iTunes*
- Email or export diagrams or outlines in vector PDF format*

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Free
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Popplet LT

Popplet Lite will be free forever, but is limited to letting you create only one Popplet. If you want unlimited Popplet boards, and features like naming boards, email screengrabs, higher image count and more… purchase the paid version of Popplet.

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Free
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Mindjet Maps
Mindjet Maps for iPad® lets you easily enter ideas, tasks, and meeting notes into intuitive visual maps that help you quickly organize concepts and prioritize action items. Instantly create new maps or import them from Mindjet Connect®.

Features
•Create child and sibling topics in one tap
•Edit, cut, copy, paste, and delete topic
•Drag & drop topics
•Undo/Redo
•Zoom
•Expand & collapse branches
•Export to PDF via email
•Assign colors and icons to topics
•Add notes & links
•Add relationship lines
•Auto-save for maps
•Save maps locally on your device
•Integration with Mindjet Web
•Integration with Dropbox
•Integration with Box
•Auto-layout topics and automatic canvas resizing
•Rename and duplicate maps or assign colors to them
•Smart Map List™ - the maps organize themselves by activity
•Save branches as new map or paste maps directly under a topic
•Map styles - choose Organic style for presentations or choose Kinetic style if you want a more productive environment
•Night mode - the map and user interface colors are specially chosen to reduce the strain on your eyes under low light conditions
• Access to PDF, Word, Pages, Excel, Numbers docs stored in Mindjet Web
• Mindjet File Format Support
•Read and save maps created with MindManager
•Map attributes created in MindManager are preserved

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Free

Lovely Charts
Create beautiful diagrams (flowcharts, sitemaps, org. charts, etc.) in minutes.

Using simple and natural gestures, you can literally draw diagrams as naturally as if you were sketching on paper.

FEATURES
- Draw shapes to add objects
- Draw a "Z" to delete objects
- Use one finger to select, move, resize
- Use two fingers to connect existing symbols together, or create new symbols (eg, "next step")
- Use 2 fingers to pan the canvas, and/or pinch to zoom in and out
- Touch & Hold to replace, duplicate or delete objects and links
- Double tap to edit labels
- Triple tap to fit on screen
- Swipe up near the top to enter "Focus mode": no navigation or status bars
- Swipe down near the top to recover navigation and status bars.
- Text formatting: set text font, color, size, attributes (bold/italic)
- Drop shadows
- Create custom styles presets
- Double tap on a style preset to apply to entire diagram
- Carefully curated color options, to quickly make gorgeous & consistent diagrams
- Straight, angled and curved links
- (Very) simple stroke options: arrows, line style (continuous, dashed, dotted)
- Limited (for now) symbols set: rectangle, circle, diamond, rounded rectangle, input/output, document. More to come.
- Simple export options: send via email, as image (png), vector PDF, or as editable diagram (.lcml), or save to Photos.

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$4.99

Mind Concept
Mind Concept an easy to use tool for rapid creation of complex mind maps:

Brainstorming, planning, organizing, creating concepts.

No matter whether you are preparing for an exam, organizing a wedding or planning a software project, Mind Concept lets you illustrate your ideas and their relationships clearly.

Unlike many other mind mapping apps, Mind Concept allows you to create cross-connections between nodes.

★ Create mind maps and cognitive maps with cross-links
★ Nodes can display texts or images
★ Innovative sub-map-node: A node can represent a further mind map, allowing you to create complex relationships really easily.
★ Personalize the app with different themes.

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$4.99
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MindMash
MindMash is a brainstorming & note-taking application for the iPad. It allows users to create an ideas mash-up by combining and manipulating text, images & drawings on the iPad in a visual and free-form manner.

MindMash turns the iPad into a canvas of ideas for students, bloggers, writers, designers, and other creative individuals. Users can add text, images & drawings (called 'bits') to a sheet or several sheets and use these bits to compose visual outputs for personal or professional use. It aids in the creative process by making use of a free-form layout for the sheets as well as helps in efficiently organizing thoughts and ideas by allowing users to easily edit bits of data.

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Free

EDNA

Enter your idea in EDNA and see it grow from a thought bubble to a neat outline in one step. EDNA is a dual-function writing assistant. Like a traditional mindmap EDNA helps you organize your thoughts by entering your main idea – even if it’s just one word – in a thought bubble and then add supportive topics and details. Simply type and EDNA will create new bubbles for you automatically. Enter a Main Topic, 12 Topics, 72 Subtopics and up to 288 Detail level items with unlimited text – once you’re on a roll why stop? Bubbles are fun.

Map up to 4 levels
Main Topic (1)
Topic (12)
Subtopic (72)
Detail level (288)

-If you’re a student who wants to organize your essays in a fun, easy way

-If you’re a teacher who wants to explain mindmapping and its uses

-If you want to break out of a rut with a new perspective

-If you just want to see your ideas from more than one view

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$1.99

iBrainStormer
Just double click to make a Node!
Dropbox, BUMP!, Printing, PDF, Email, and Pictures!

Features
- Cut & Paste Nodes
- Advanced COLOR PICKER!
- Add Pictures
- Start Date/End Date
- Change Colors
- Add Notes
- Upload to Dropbox
- Download from Dropbox
- Bump integration
- Undo/Redo
- Printing!
- Save as PDF
- Email Picture, PDF, or BSMM File

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$.99

Cubetto Mindmap
Cubetto Mind is an iPad and iPhone mindmap app. It supports fast structuring of your thoughts. Three different node and edge types help you to a clear hierarchy. With automated layout and the creation assistant your thoughts are put "on paper" more easily.

Diagram Types
- Mindmap

Features
- Auto-Layout of all diagrams, no manual positioning!
- Process-Flow-Wizard for faster modeling
- Undo / Redo during modeling
- Clear managing of your models in folders
- Create custom attributes for each object type
- Search for objects inside a project
- Create copies of diagrams and projects

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$.99

MindMeister
MindMeister is the one and only mobile mind mapping app you'll ever need. Whether you're using it in the boardroom, the classroom, the presentation hall, or the lunch meeting, MindMeister can help you organize, prioritize, and even generate new thoughts.

Designed from the ground up as an extension to our award-winning, browser based interface, the MindMeister app stores your mobile creations and seamlessly syncs them with your online account. Of course, you can also use MindMeister without an online account, as a stand-alone application on your iPad or iPhone.

Feature highlights:

✔ Create and edit unlimited mind maps and folders
✔ Seamlessly sync maps and folders with your free online account
✔ Can be used stand-alone (without online account)
✔ Share maps directly from the device
✔ Multi-touch support for drag & drop, zoom, pan
✔ Add icons, colors, styles and map themes
✔ View and edit notes, links, tasks and attachments on ideas
✔ Draw connections between nodes
✔ Manage Favorite maps
✔ Quickly insert ideas ("Geistesblitz")
✔ Export maps in RTF, PDF and PNG format

Additional features with Personal subscription:

✔ Add images and photos to topics
✔ Export maps in MindManager, Freemind, XMind, MS Word and MS PowerPoint format

Additional features through www.MindMeister.com interface:

✔ Real-time collaboration
✔ History view and unlimited undo / redo
✔ Import from MindManager, Freemind and text files
✔ Presentation mode, publish maps, synchronize tasks, etc
Free (subscription pricing on web site)
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Total Recall
Total Recall is the simple and elegant solution to mind mapping on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You will instantly create beautiful mind maps and share them with colleagues and friends.

Organize your professional and private life with a few simple strokes – mind mapping has never been more fun.

- Intuitive touch interface
- Unlimited size of mind maps
- Automatic layouting of mind maps
- Send mind maps by e-mail to other users
- Universal app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
- Free version is limited to 3 mind maps

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Free
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padBoard
padBoard is a collaborative whiteboarding application that turns your iPad into a virtual whiteboard. padBoard allows you to collaborate with other users - on their own iPads - as you all collectively edit a document in real time.

Let padBoard be your canvas for brainstorms, drawings, notes, ideas and more!

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$2.99
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Mindblowing
The ultimate mind map application for you. This app is for the iPhone, but works on the iPAD.

Mindblowing offers the following features:
• Colorized nodes
• Video/Image attachments
• Audio recordings
• Enhanced navigation
• Alternate Listed tree-view
• Exporting to email
• Cut and Paste
• Undo and Redo

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MindMaple HD
MindMaple for iPad is a fast and intuitive way of organizing and prioritizing information for project management, brainstorming sessions, idea sharing, drafting lesson plans, taking lecture notes, problem solving, managing schedules and more.

Create and edit collaborative mind maps with a user-friendly interface and numerous features to assist in maximizing productivity and efficiency.


Features
- Organize and prioritize tasks, concepts and more using relationship lines and subtopics
- DropBox Integration for collaboration with ease
- User-friendly interface
- Read, edit and save maps
- Add notes, links and images
- Add timeline and information to each task to keep tracking the project progress
- and drag from central topic to create subtopics easily and creatively
- Compatible with MindMaple for PC

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Headspace Lite HD
Headspace is a 3D listmaking/mind-mapping/to-do app.

Headspace allows you to create items and groups of items on a floating plane in three-dimensional space. The hierarchy of items and their various sub-items make for a beautiful display of information as they recede into the distance. Simple and familiar finger gestures allow you to move around the space. Use the "nothing" button to travel between various groups. The beautiful animated interface is like something from a sci-fi movie, but it isn't just eye-candy. You can go from an "eagle-eye" view of your entire map to focusing on a single item with a simple pinch of your fingers. There's just something about being able to manipulate the scale and space that goes perfectly with the idea of outlining.

    • NOTE The paid version of this app is just called "Headspace" -- it is a universal app that runs beautifully in both high-res on iPad/iphone4 and standard res for older iphones.


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Free
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myMind G-START
myMind is a mind mapping application built to be simple, intuitive and fast. Jot down, organize and share your ideas anytime, anywhere.
Mindmapping gives you the power to visualize your information. Unlike folder based systems, it gives you the big picture and lets your brain make associations that otherwise would not be obvious.

START edition is limited to 4 maps and 25 nodes per map. Whether you're curious about mindmapping or simply want to test our technology, this is the right choice.
Should you need more maps please check the standard version.

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Free
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Notetable
Notetable lets you quickly jot down short notes and organize them spatially in a fun and intuitive way.

Organize notes by simply arranging them on the screen. For example, you can put notes together that belong together, place important notes on the top, push notes out of the screen, if you want to deal with them later (or never), or use whatever organization scheme you want.
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Free

Stickyboard
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Note: The Free Edition of Stickyboard comes with one large board, perfect for a single project. It includes most of the major features of the Pro Edition.
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Nothing beats a whiteboard and sticky-notes for capturing lots of loose information and visualizing their relationships. It's easy to rearrange ideas, see the big picture, and discover important patterns.

Stickyboard takes that flexibility and adds the convenience and power of your iPad. Don't worry about losing notes after a meeting. Organizing notes are now a snap. It's much easier to carry around, and a lot friendlier for the environment.

Put all your ideas on a single board and easily see everything at once by zooming in and out. Use any color coding system you like. Effortlessly drag and drop your notes - unlike paper sitcky notes, they don't fall off after too may moves.
Free
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Infinote Pinboard for Todos and Notes Free
Designed from the ground up to take advantage of the unique iPad touchscreen, Infinote is the note-taking, todo managing, brainstorming application you've always wanted.

❖ KEY FEATURES ❖

✦ Notes with any length text
✦ Categorize notes with multiple noteboards
✦ Make each noteboard as big as you want
✦ Naturally move, size and rotate notes
✦ Add todos with deadlines and alarms
✦ Search your notes
✦ Customize fonts, colors, watermarks and backgrounds!

✦ Print your notes direct from your iPad
✦ Export your board to PDF, PNG or JPG
✦ Backup and Restore via Email
✦ Project your boards with VGA Output

This version has all the features of the paid app, except you can only create one noteboard and a limited number of notes.

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Free

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iCardSort
iCardSort is an excellent brainstorming tool that helps you to visually organize ideas quickly and easily. Whether working on a business project or trying to decide on this year's vacation destination, you simply place each of your options on a card. iCardSort allows you to group, order, and explore your possibilities. Then, when you are ready, share it with everyone involved.

iCardSort comes with a sample Decks to get you started and allows you to create and manage one of your own as well. An In App Purchase (IAP) is available to let you manage and create as many Decks as you like.
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Free