Mind-Mapping Apps

Those listed in this article are:

  • MindNode (iOS) – $10
  • Mind Vector (iOS and Android) – $10
  • Popplet (iOS) – $5
  • Mindly (iOS and Android) – $7
You can download a basic version of some of these apps that has limited features. I don’t use and can’t recommend or critique any of them.

Google Keep – One Stop Storage Solution for all Your Files

Google Keep is a note-taking app similar to Evernote, which I have used for several years. You have to buy one of the pay versions of Evernote if you need more features than the very limited free version, but Google Keep is free. Keep works seamlessly with all the Google apps, such as Chrome, Drive, Docs, Gmail, and Calendar. You can capture notes, audio, and photos with the press of a button. You should know that all your captures are stored on Google Drive and count against your storage limit. I downloaded on my Samsung phone and my iPad and am looking forward to using it.

Grafio 3 Transforms Your Rough Sketches into Polished Drawings

Grafio 3 is a an app that lets you transform your sketches into pro-level designs. You begin by drawing a shape with your finger, and the app uses algorithms to straighten and transform your sketch into a polished shape. This app costs $8 and is available for iOS devices only.

Bossier Parish Community College’s Unique Mobile App

Bossier Parish Community College is developing an app for mobile devices that will improve developmental courses. Student who used the app will have access to their courses any time, any place. It will also provide analytics data so the college can track which efforts are working. This is part of the OpenCampus pilot project which rolled out in April, 2013. This initiative is being funded by a Department of Education First in the World grant.