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MindMeister (mind mapping)

By Ashley Kemper, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Create visual mind maps with solid tool; pricey features.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Productivity
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For a minimal mind-mapping tool, this app is a solid choice, but it's not perfect. The platform is clean, and the limited features will prevent some kids from wandering from the task of creating a mind map. Additionally, kids can share their work in plenty of formats, which makes it easy to work with someone on any kind of mobile device. Some features may be frustrating for kids with fine motor challenges since the bubbles are small and the multi-tap gestures can sometimes create more new circles than kids intend. Unfortunately, there are no built-in research options to allow kids to easily map out paragraphs, essays, or reports. Parents may want to let their kids try MindMeister (mind mapping) to get their take so they can decide whether they want to continue or upgrade the subscription.

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