A beta version of the new MindMaple for Mac was recently released, according to its developer, and is now available for download.
As you know if you’ve been reading this blog for the last year or two, I’m a big fan of MindMaple. Why? Because the well-designed user interface of MindMaple for Windows is intuitive and unambiguous. It offers a lot of functionality for a free mind mapping program. A paid version with more functionality is also available. Its developer also released a version of MindMaple for the iPad last year, which was equally impressive (click here to read my review of it). I’m expecting similar things from MindMaple for Mac.
What’s in MindMaple for Mac
According to the MindMaple blog, you can expect to see many of the features that users have come to love in the Windows and iPad versions in the new MindMaple for Mac, including:
- Import images from iPhoto, Photo Booth
- Support for multiple maps
- A customizable toolbar
- The ability to prioritize tasks, track progress and schedule tasks
- Export your maps as images, PDF and text
- Import mind maps from MindManager, Freemind, XMind and text files
- Add notes to map topics
- Customizable color themes
- Links to URLs, topics, files, folders and e-mail addresses
- Attach documents, photos, videos and audio to map topics
- An assortment of map themes, clip art and map backgrounds are included
- The ability to customize the design of topics and subtopics
- Add boundaries and relationship lines to your maps
- Balance your map’s topics with a single click
- Expand and collapse map branches for presentations
Not your average beta
What do you think of when you hear the term “beta” software? Probably something that is buggy, unfinished, unstable. Not something you want to trust your most important work with. Not so with MindMaple for Windows. When this mind mapping software program debuted, it did so at a higher level of functionality and stability than any software I had seen in some time. I was impressed, and continued to be pleased with its evolution. Why am I sharing this with you? Because I expect that MindMaple for Mac will deliver a similar, very positive experience.
What do you think of MindMaple for Mac?
I don’t own a Mac, so I haven’t had a chance to play with it myself. I look forward to hearing what you think of it. Please post your reactions and thoughts about MindMaple for Mac in the comments area below. Thanks!