Mind Node vs Spikenow

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Mind Node

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

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Free

Spikenow

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Enterprise, Small Business, Startups, Educations, Organizatios

Pricing

Free For everyday use $ 0 Free forever

Pro

For professionals & small teams $ 5 Per user / month billed annually

Business For power users & large teams $ 10 Per user / month billed annually

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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 Spikenow

The Spike app is a great blend of email and messaging. It strips away the unnecessary parts of traditional email and has added bonuses that save me and my business so much time. It’s genius!”

Jozsef Juhasz

About Spikenow

The first platform for collaborative email that makes it possible for groups of all sizes to connect, create, and work together to accomplish more.

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

Spikenow reviews

“Spike has done a really good job of getting the features I need from messenger apps into email, like a business chat. Spike is the best of both worlds, with zen-like simplicity across all platforms.”

- Darren Olstad Founder, Crowne Law

"Less noise. Less clutter. It’s like finding the holy grail of efficiency.”

- Conrad Levine Business Advisor

“As someone who receives hundreds of emails every day, the efficiency and speed with which I can process and respond to messages is everything.”

- Micha Kaufman CEO Fiverr

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

Spikenow

Pros
I really like the clear and clean interface, I love simple and non-confusing things
It has everything it takes to get into the toolbox of marketing
The incredibly fast customer service - The CS team is really fast (and personable, and friendly and helpful) when I have an issue
And I feel super well-taken-care-of
I love the way it takes out the extra elements in a mail like images and branding, and makes it 100% text
Which helps you get to the point and understand what need to be understood.
Cons
Their business approach is misleading - they actually alter the contents of your emails without clearly stating they will do so
The organization got very confusing when one person wrote to more than one of my accounts
It got worse when I wanted to write a new email to a person who wrote me at more than one account
Some of the more advanced features still need some work
I'd love to see tagging in notes (so collaboration would be smoother), or the option to add a call link into an invite directly (like in Google Calendar).

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