Mind Node vs GoodNotes 5

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Mind Node

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

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Free

GoodNotes 5

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Students, Businesses, Professionals

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Free for 3 notebooks

₱449.00Pay once Unlimited notebooks

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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 GoodNotes 5

I'm amazed by how well thoguht out this app is. I use it primarily as a tool for teaching and presenting. I import my slides, create new slides and create new lessons. The cross platform capabilities are terrific. I can pick up my Mac and see all the notes I created 2 minutes ago. The only area where this app falls short is graphics. I wish there was an emoji and graphics library to add to my notes as there is in other apps. But it's a small price to pay.

Doctor Bill 68

About GoodNotes 5

Use GoodNotes on Mac to access your digital notes wherever you work. With iCloud, your digital notes will be synced on all your devices, making the GoodNotes Mac app the perfect partner to access your digital notes on your computer. NEVER LOSE YOUR NOTES • Search your handwritten notes, typed text, PDF text, document outlines, folder titles, and document titles. • Create unlimited folders and subfolders, or mark your Favorite ones to keep everything organized. • Create custom outlines for easier navigation through your documents. • Add hyperlinks to external websites, videos, articles to build your knowledge map. • Back up all your notes to iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive and sync across all devices so you will never lose them. ESCAPE THE LIMITS OF ANALOG PAPER • Move, resize, and rotate your handwriting or change colors. • Draw perfect shapes and lines with the Shape Tool. • Navigate through imported PDFs with existing hyperlinks. • Choose to erase the entire stroke, only parts of it, or only highlighters to leave the ink intact. • Select to edit or move a specific object with the Lasso Tool. • Add, create, or import your stickers, pictures, tables, diagrams, and more with Elements to enrich your notes. • Choose from a large set of beautiful covers and useful paper templates, including Blank Paper, Ruled Paper, Cornell Paper, Checklists, To-dos, Planners, Music Paper, Flashcards, and more. • Upload any PDF or image as a custom notebook cover or paper template for more customization. SHARE, COLLABORATE, & PRESENT FROM YOUR MAC • Present a lecture, a lesson, a business plan, a brainstorming result, or your group study without distractions when you connect your Mac via AirPlay or HDMI to an external screen. • Use Laser Pointer on your iPad to guide your audience’s attention during your presentation. • Collaborate with others on the same document using a sharable link. Source: App store

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

GoodNotes 5 reviews

I love this app. It helps me keep all my business notes, digital calendars and to-do lists all in one place. I never had to worry about losing a bid sheet or having to print something to fill out a form. Love it with my ipad and pencil.

- Fabfavor, United States

I use this app everyday for work and it works flawlessly I couple it with google drive and so all my notes are backed up. I have also used this to present lessons (love the in-built laser pointer). The best app on my ipad for sure.

- PhysicistWhoLikesWriting, United Kingdom

A thing that all students need is order and Good Notes makes it really easy to have an organised note taking system. The writing experience is superior to other apps imo, everything is so customisable. The search tool is amazing, a big time safer!

- Carla, Germany

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

GoodNotes 5

Pros
Combination digital notepad and PDF markup tool
Can be used using keyboard or apple pencil
Many other excellent features
Cons
Typing is clunky and not intuitive
Typing is horrendous

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