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Connected Mind (mind mapping)


Mind mapping apps fall into two camps:
• true mind mapping - as first described by Tony Buzan in his book called "Use Your Head"
• pseudo mind mapping - a chart where text is horizontal and usually in bubbles with automatic layout

Connected Mind is the only app (other than Buzan's own iMindMap) that aims to support true mind mapping. The key difference is that true mind maps are unique, personalised and distinctive, which helps make them memorable. In contrast, pseudo mind maps all tend to look very similar.

Revolutionary free hand drawing
Using Connected Mind’s revolutionary freehand drawing features you can quickly create unique mind maps that are very easy to maintain. It’s just like using pen and paper but better. Connected Mind takes full advantage of touch interfaces, which are perfect for the hand-drawn approach. This gives you complete control over the layout of your maps. You can easily include images and shapes or select from a rainbow of colors and fonts to personalize your maps. Simple touch screen commands provide direct and intuitive control. Tap anywhere on a branch to change or resize, press down to reposition the branch on the canvas or press the end of the branch to quickly relink it to a new parent.

Safe, secure and available everywhere
Backing up your mind maps in the Connected Mind cloud is a breeze, free of charge and ensures your masterpieces always stay safe and secure. Once in the cloud you can continue to play with your favorite mind maps on any other android tablet or phone, iPad or a windows/mac/chromebook computer that has Chrome installed.

What is Mind Mapping?
Mind mapping helps you learn to visually organize and link concepts, ideas, words and images around a central topic. In today’s world we suffer from information overload. Connected Mind provides you with a creative way to structure the information so that it makes sense to you personally.

Helping students learn
When you learn a new concept, you add it to the appropriate place in the mind map. In order to do that, you have to analyze the patterns, structures, and connections of concepts within your topic. This promotes better understanding, memorization, and recall, as well as the ability to apply knowledge in new situations. Connected Mind offers enough flexibility to maintain interest and encourage curiosity while still providing the structure that keeps you on track as a learner.

The Toolbox includes:
✓ 34 funky fonts
✓ 38 adjustable character sizes
✓ 27 different resizable shapes
✓ Gorgeous color gradient fills
✓ An unlimited rainbow of colors
✓ Any custom image you want
✓ Size and clip images to any of the 27 shapes
✓ Creative control over the layout of your map
✓ Unlimited undo & redo (no mistakes!)
✓ Share an image of your mind map with friends

Boring (but important) tech stuff:
✓ Backup mind maps to the Connected Mind cloud
✓ Play with you maps on multiple devices – Android, iOS and Chrome
✓ Delete or rename maps
✓ Supports Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat
✓ Pinch-zoom and double tap to zoom in/out
✓ Autosaves when you leave the app
✓ Works offline
✓ Import mind maps created in Freemind format via the Chrome version
✓ Share a Mind Map image with any installed app that can accept images, such as Messaging, GMail, Twitter, etc
✓ Automatic smoothing of hand drawn lines
✓ No account or login required - uses your existing Google sign in
✓ Supports 2 factor authentication

Recent changes:
Version 1.3.6

Android 4.4 (KitKat) compatibility update - resolves an issue adding shapes to maps on devices running Android 4.4.

Version 1.3.5
Allow change of shapes for both colour shapes and images
Additional control points added to a straightened branch
Simplify editing of text on both branches and shapes
Provide an image of a Connected Mind map directly to another app
Fix bug adding Picasa images to maps
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About Connected Mind (mind mapping)
Mind mapping apps fall into two camps:
• true mind mapping - as first described by Tony Buzan in his book called "Use Your Head"
• pseudo mind mapping - a chart where text is horizontal and usually in bubbles with automatic layout

Connected Mind is the only app (other than Buzan's own iMindMap) that aims to support true mind mapping. The key difference is that true mind maps are unique, personalised and distinctive, which helps make them memorable. In contrast, pseudo mind maps all tend to look very similar.

Revolutionary free hand drawing
Using Connected Mind’s revolutionary freehand drawing features you can quickly create unique mind maps that are very easy to maintain. It’s just like using pen and paper but better. Connected Mind takes full advantage of touch interfaces, which are perfect for the hand-drawn approach. This gives you complete control over the layout of your maps. You can easily include images and shapes or select from a rainbow of colors and fonts to personalize your maps. Simple touch screen commands provide direct and intuitive control. Tap anywhere on a branch to change or resize, press down to reposition the branch on the canvas or press the end of the branch to quickly relink it to a new parent.

Safe, secure and available everywhere
Backing up your mind maps in the Connected Mind cloud is a breeze, free of charge and ensures your masterpieces always stay safe and secure. Once in the cloud you can continue to play with your favorite mind maps on any other android tablet or phone, iPad or a windows/mac/chromebook computer that has Chrome installed.

What is Mind Mapping?
Mind mapping helps you learn to visually organize and link concepts, ideas, words and images around a central topic. In today’s world we suffer from information overload. Connected Mind provides you with a creative way to structure the information so that it makes sense to you personally.

Helping students learn
When you learn a new concept, you add it to the appropriate place in the mind map. In order to do that, you have to analyze the patterns, structures, and connections of concepts within your topic. This promotes better understanding, memorization, and recall, as well as the ability to apply knowledge in new situations. Connected Mind offers enough flexibility to maintain interest and encourage curiosity while still providing the structure that keeps you on track as a learner.

The Toolbox includes:
✓ 34 funky fonts
✓ 38 adjustable character sizes
✓ 27 different resizable shapes
✓ Gorgeous color gradient fills
✓ An unlimited rainbow of colors
✓ Any custom image you want
✓ Size and clip images to any of the 27 shapes
✓ Creative control over the layout of your map
✓ Unlimited undo & redo (no mistakes!)
✓ Share an image of your mind map with friends

Boring (but important) tech stuff:
✓ Backup mind maps to the Connected Mind cloud
✓ Play with you maps on multiple devices – Android, iOS and Chrome
✓ Delete or rename maps
✓ Supports Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat
✓ Pinch-zoom and double tap to zoom in/out
✓ Autosaves when you leave the app
✓ Works offline
✓ Import mind maps created in Freemind format via the Chrome version
✓ Share a Mind Map image with any installed app that can accept images, such as Messaging, GMail, Twitter, etc
✓ Automatic smoothing of hand drawn lines
✓ No account or login required - uses your existing Google sign in
✓ Supports 2 factor authentication

Recent changes:
Version 1.3.6

Android 4.4 (KitKat) compatibility update - resolves an issue adding shapes to maps on devices running Android 4.4.

Version 1.3.5
Allow change of shapes for both colour shapes and images
Additional control points added to a straightened branch
Simplify editing of text on both branches and shapes
Provide an image of a Connected Mind map directly to another app
Fix bug adding Picasa images to maps

User reviews of Connected Mind (mind mapping)
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A Google User
4 days ago
Good, but still there is an obvious room for improvement User-friendly app. Useful for developing and sharing ideas but also for creating diagrams for presentations. Some improvements would be warmly welcome. Especially: option of saving different version of the same map under the different names and the wider choice of both target folder and the format of the saved file
A Google User
Sep 1, 2014
Junk, utterly useless for anything practical Placing one shape on the center works fine. Drawing a curve out of it works fine. But that's where it all ends. If you try placing another shape, it may disappear at random. Puff. Vanished. Any semi-decent mindmapping app keeps a track of nodes: you just can't lose a shape, it is in the list of shapes with relationships that you set. Here's it's just wild set of sprites placed randomly, unrelated, unaccounted for. There is no hierarchy. There is no collapsing trees. There is no linking between shapes. If you try to adjust a curve, it adds more pivotal points and quickly becomes unmanageable: instead of moving a point it adds one more and moves it. The curves replicate themselves at random. The fonts are distorted to the degree of being unreadable. Most menu/button actions result in this error message, quote: "Your update could not be applied. Please try again.". Here goes my award for the worst application feedback. No import or export,persist only in private cloud. For just drawing, this app is useless too, because lots of free drawing apps offer better features. You can't use this app for anything practical. This is total waste of money. It's not even alpha quality, it's junk.
A Google User
Aug 24, 2014
Julius Amazing app. Great customer support.
A Google User
Aug 5, 2014
No mindmapping tool I do not understand the positive testimonials. It is more a simple drawing tool than a mind mapping tool. The lines do not stick for example. It has almost NO options. I consider most of these testimonials fake.
A Google User
Jul 15, 2014
Pretty good but frustrating in places Overall this is pretty good, it does what I expect of a mind map and does it pretty well. Where it falls over, and ultimately becomes a non runner for me is: -shapes are not linked. If I move a shape on the end of a branch, I just want to move it to make room, it should still be connected via a line to its previous shape. There is no linking in this way tho, so reorganisation becomes a massive pain. -related to point 1,i can't select a full map and move it about my page, I have to do it one by One