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MindNode – Mind Ma‪p

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

With practice, mind-mapper lets kids visualize ideas.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac Free to try Productivity
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This digital mind mapping tool can be a versatile way for kids to organize their ideas -- that is, if they can figure out how to use it. MindNode – Mind Ma‪p has a clean interface. And if kids stick to the most basic functions, it's also relatively easy to use. As kids branch out and look to the various icons, menus and submenus to create more complex maps, things can get more complicated. The developers have lots of support, including a massive user guide, but not all kids will have the patience to learn all the nuances. The free version helps keep kids to the basic features since those are the only ones available. But that also keeps the maps quite simple, and limits the ways that kids can personalize their visuals. In general, for kids who want to use a mind map to guide brainstorming and organize thoughts, MindNode – Mind Ma‪p can be a good start though it may have a learning curve.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: making conclusions, part-whole relationships, Creativity: brainstorming, combining knowledge, developing novel solutions, Self-Direction: academic development, initiative, motivation, personal growth, work to achieve goals, working efficiently, Communication: multiple forms of expression, Tech Skills: using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (14-day free trial, then subscribe for full access: $2.49/month or $19.99/year)
  • Release date: February 3, 2021
  • Category: Productivity
  • Publisher: IdeasOnCanvas GmbH
  • Version: 2021.1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 13.4 or later; macOS 10.15 or later
  • Last updated: March 10, 2021

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