Mind Node vs Clear Todos

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Mind Node

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

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Free

Clear Todos

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Students, Professionals

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Priced at less than $5

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Most popular feedback for Mind Node

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.

Mieke VanderBorght

About Mind Node

Putting your thoughts into words ought to be a speedy, painless, and aesthetically pleasing process. We've taken something as simple as writing down your ideas with a pencil and paper and paired it with an unlimited canvas to produce a breathtaking map in an instant. MindNode does not get in the way, allowing you to concentrate solely on the material you are producing without being distracted by unnecessary details. What Affects Us Most and Why CREATIVITY as well as JOY Make the users' interactions fun and enjoyable while providing a canvas for their creative expression. PAY ATTENTION TO THE SMALL THINGS Focus on the particulars and go over each and every facet several times until you get a good feeling about it. STRICTLY CONCISE YET EFFECTIVE Embrace simplicity and look at it as a tool that can be used to release your powerful side. CONSISTENCY & FAMILIARITY Effortlessly blend in with any setting to give you the impression that you are totally at home. FLEXIBILITY & DIVERSITY Maintain your own distinct point of view while retaining the ability to adjust to a wide variety of circumstances.

Most popular feedback for Clear Todos

I love the feel and layout to this app. I can organize and see my individual lists in a simple way. BUT it is missing 1 big thing and has 1 minor annoyance. It is missing the ability to have daily repeating lists. If you don’t intend to have everyday repeating things on this app, then ignore this part and see the annoyance below. However I have a daily list for the things I need/want to accomplish every common day, but I can’t mark each item complete or I’ll have to retype them tomorrow. Why can’t I set daily repeating reminders for the same time for at least 1 list?! I just don’t touch my daily list, I look at it and it’s ordered how I go about it and I just have to know what is and isn’t done. The annoyance....I like the dark purple theme, it looks great on my lists. But my upper tier list (the list of your lists) doesn’t follow that theme, that tier is ugly bright yellow/orange that I can’t read well, so I can’t use the purple theme on my lower lists because of its opposite effect on the upper tier. If the theme I choose isn’t going to be universal across all my lists, then let me at least change the other tier theme to something else. The dark themes are the only ones that stay constant on both tiers. I’ll stick with boring black or noir until that’s fixed....

Tommy_Canada

About Clear Todos

Clear is incomparable to any other to-do list application that we have tried. It takes the most advantage of the iPhone's multitouch interface of any to-do list app we've tested, using swipes and pinches to not only control the screen you're looking at but also navigate through the app. This is our top pick for best use of the iPhone's multitouch interface. It gives the impression that it provides a workflow that was developed specifically for use on the iPhone. In addition to that, the way it appears to the eye is very well thought out. Despite this, we have no plans to replace our current to-do app with Clear. When using Clear, you will have an experience that is pleasant, productive, and, well, cool. The interface is the point at which everything begins. Clear makes excellent use of the multitouch capabilities already present in Apple's iOS operating system. You won't find any traditional user interface elements like buttons, checkboxes, or anything else like that on this page. Instead, everything in Clear is accomplished through the use of gestures. Do you want to make a fresh list of things to do? Navigate to the page that contains the main list overview, and then drag the lists down. There will soon be a new one. The process of including items on to-do lists follows the same format. By pinching into the middle of the screen, you can move up one level in the app's hierarchy, moving from the to-do level to the list level or from the list level to the settings level, depending on which level you are currently on. Simply swiping from left to right across an item will mark it as finished. Simply starting over will undo that completion. Swipe the screen in the opposite direction to delete it. When it comes to reordering to-dos, you can forget about the standard method of tapping, holding, and dragging on the icon depicting three bars, which is required by the majority of apps. Simply tap the to-do list item, and then drag it. It's not a huge adjustment, but it does sound and read much better. In addition to this, there is intelligence incorporated into to-do lists themselves. For instance, every list features a color-coding system that uses a more prominent font for the items that are considered higher priorities. The items at the very top of the list are displayed in a brilliant red color (this is the default; you can select from a variety of other color schemes), and the colors of the items that follow progress further and further down the spectrum. In addition, there is no prioritization system in place for these items. Simply move an item to a different location in the list, and Clear will automatically assign it a different color based on its priority. When it comes down to it, Clear is a stunning illustration of the kinds of potent and natural apps that can be crafted using the iOS platform.

Mind Node reviews

Essential productivity app MindNode has been my spatial planning tool of choice since Version 4. Now V6 has been released with some important updates, at no charge for recent V5 purchasers. One feature that I specifically requested is being able to edit multiple items on iPad like the Mac OS app. Thank you for listening and adding this feature. Of course I appreciate the free update; I’m also good with purchasing major upgrades when the time comes. Just keep doing what you do best. Here are a few quick comments about the product. It has been rock solid with a very uncluttered UI. Import / export modes simplify moving data between apps and quickly creating a complex mind map in MindNode. Theme chooser and outline view work great and stay out of the way until needed. Kudos Update: This is still an excellent app. There are a few features that would make it even better. First, the ability to copy and paste object styles. Second, the ability to assign horizontal and vertical layouts per level; I would like an org chart layout that is horizontal at the top and vertical below each branch for example.

- Skytouch

Life Changing I have a way of doing things but this has introduced me to a new way of spatial mind mapping. I absolutely how clean the UI is and how I can add notes inside of nodes. Since I started school this is the only way I can take notes and clearly organize everything. I advise anybody wanting to try something new, to use this app and give it 100% effort. I will add just a few “personal” things I hope they add, these are just my own opinion and reflect no negativity to the app: More in depth note section and better way to add bullet points. MOREEEEE COLORS If the connections could “flow” better instead of some kind of boomerang looking line. Again this is just my personally opinion, this app is amazing and I know new users will love it! Keep up the amazing job!

- HunterAllenRice

I have been using this program since it was first introduced. Until now I have used it for every condition where I needed to relate unrelated things. As promised, I am rewriting my review since the app support people discovered that my problems are not caused by this app. I had begun using iCloud with all my MindNode documents. One document, in particular, I updated daily and frequently updated from different devices. My problem occurred because iCloud did not handle my more complex documents property. Worse than wrecking my document, iCloud is set up to delete any documents that iCloud does not control. So if I turn off iCloud from holding and updating my MindNode documents I cannot recover them to my local device (iPad or iPhone). There are tricks I could play to keep or recover a single document, but I have over 30 MindNode documents so that is impractical. The MindNode support staff were extremely helpful and emailed me with questions until they narrowed the problem to iCloud. From there they had no suggestions except to not keep my documents in the cloud. I will continue to use MindNode if or when I can get my documents back, but I won’t create new documents or update existing ones until iCloud is out of the picture. Solved my iCloud issue by emailing my MindNode documents to myself. Then turned iCloud off.

- MEB1938

Clear Todos reviews

Used for years on iPhone happy to rediscover it on Android. Simple, fast, and without confusing overhead. It is more basic gestures wise than to older iPhone app. Hopefully it regains the lost gestures/features like sounds and more. I miss the pinch open to insert an item. Now you have to add then drag and drop. Used to be able to pinch to collapse and close to go back. Several other gestures are lacking.

- Jack

Been using this app for years and literally couldn’t live without it. As a teacher I constantly have separate lists of things to do and this allows me to keep everything organized and prevents me from having a million sticky notes all over the place that I forget to take with me. The only thing I wish this app had was the ability to send lists to someone, especially if they have the same app. For instance, I use this most for grocery lists and would love to be able to share the list with whoever is shopping with me so we can work on the list together. Would be reallyyyyy cool if you could find a way to work on the same list together (when I swipe something, it does the same thing on their list etc).

- M1cr0wav3

I have been using this app for years and love it. It is simple to use when you want to make quick notes and lists, but it also provides options and settings that allow you to do more organization of lists if you want. I recently got a new iPhone and was no longer able to sync between devices. After doing everything I could to work out the problem myself, I contacted Clear via email. They responded within 24 hours with the perfect solution to my problem. I could not be more impressed in a time when good customer service is hard to come by. Thanks, Clear!!

- Msrwhite

Pros & cons

Mind Node

Pros
Visual Tags
Has a Focus-Mode feature
Tracks progress
Cons
Some formating functions are hard to manage
Too simple
Limited icons and templates

Clear Todos

Pros
Awesome interaction with gestures
Reliable sync
IPad support
Cons
Very restrictive
No group/shared to-do features
Task-based lists only (no date-specific lists)
To-do length limited to screen width

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