Do you have lots of ideas? Need a simple and graphical way to organize them? Well then Mind Mapping is for you.  A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing. (Reference: Wikipedia: mind map)

MindNode, the iPhone companion app to the superb Mac desktop software (Freeware and Pro Version available) makes mind mapping so easy that you can rapidly map your ideas or related items within minutes.

Highlight of features:

  • Easily flip between graphical view of nodes to hierarchical list of nodes
  • Apply different colours to lines
  • Email it directly from iPhone in various file formats (MindNode doc, Free Mind doc, PNG, etc)
  • Create multiple mind maps

Students, creative types and entrepreneurs (to name a few) can benefit from this crisp, simple and user-friendly app to document ideas, weigh out decisions or to just visualize related data easily.  Perfect for brainstorming sessions or to whiteboard ideas with colleagues. This time-saving tool can really enhance productivity.

The freeware desktop version is a great taste of what the software can do, however if you want to take advantage of the desktop/iPhone/touch sync and a whole slew of extra features, buy the pro version for a mere $15 US.

The price tag is not cheap ($7.99), however the amount you pay for a well designed app like this is priceless. Definitely the best mind mapping iPhone app on the App Store. Hands down!