In 2011, I told you about MagicalPad, a list-making tool for the iPad that showed a lot of promise for capturing and organizing ideas. In the last three years, it has come a long way and now offers multiple ways to represent your ideas – using mind mapping, outlining, notes, tasks and images – all via a single, intuitive interface. What makes it truly unique is that you can intermingle these different types of visuals all on the same page, interconnected to one another.
A mind map is a perfect tool for tracking your to-dos and next actions on your many projects. It enables you to easily organize and prioritize these items in ways that make the greatest sense to you, while ensuring a “closed loop” approach to task management, in which nothing gets lost or “falls between the cracks.”