A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can plan writing and other projects visually to help organize ideas. While it provides an alternative way to present information, some features limit its potential as an educational tool.
Ease of Play
Kids may find it challenging to add child and sibling content (and to understand what this even means in the help tab included on the main screen). Additionally, it may be difficult for some kids to modify content preloaded in templates.
Products & Purchases
The majority of the worthwhile features are only available through a subscription.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
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.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.