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Posted by satis
May 21, 2018 at 10:30 PM


I’m not sure this app has been discussed here.

I was wandering around Reddit today and searched for ‘mind map’ and came upon this thread from last fall


that introduced a gorgeous-looking app for writing text drafts in a mind map format.


What I especially like about it is how each node expands into an editable document page that allows formatting, including bullet and ordered lists (no checkbox, cross-offs though). No editing in Markdown (yet), no pdf export (.dev recommends exporting as DOCX then printing to PDF in Pages or Word), no tags. Images can be inserted by linking but not embedding. TeX support “in the works”. Saves as text, RTF, Word, HTML and Markdown.


Lifetime license is $40 for one machine (was $27 in the Reddit thread last year), $50 for two, with 7-day free trial. (Annoyingly, it seems bound to a specific machine, not a license for use on *any* machine.) Currently Mac/Windows, with iOS/Android as possible but apparently not near.

An Electron app. (Sigh.)


Posted by Lucas
May 27, 2018 at 03:02 AM




Posted by bigspud
May 27, 2018 at 04:02 AM


looking at this reminds me of octopusnote.

I get why you like the concepts! Does anyone know if octopusnote went anywhere?

yeah, so many promising features moving into electron world. is the upside dev only??


Posted by satis
May 27, 2018 at 12:04 PM


One of the last tweets at https://twitter.com/octopusnote (January 2017) referred to a new product, MarkdownTree:


But that Twitter acount hasn’t posted since then, and the new website does not resolve either.


Posted by satis
Jul 25, 2019 at 03:14 PM


One step forward, one step back. Writemapper has increased its price to $50 (up from its initial $27 price a year ago), but at v2.6 it at least seems to be updating regularly.

“WriteMapper has had the ability to turn lines of words within a node’s contents into children nodes since the app was launched. In this version, we’re adding a new feature which allows you to do the reverse — turn nodes into contents.”

“This helps with generating ideas for writing out the contents of a node’s topic, by creating and ordering sub-points in the mind map interface before pulling them all into the parent node. From there, it’s a matter of turning those points into complete sentences, and that’s that node now taken care of!”

“You can check it out on your own copy of WriteMapper by right-clicking/long-pressing any node that has child nodes, and selecting the “Absorb Children” option. You can also select the node, and use the Cmd+Shift+A keyboard shortcut on macOS and iPad, or Ctrl+Shift+A on Windows.”


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