SimpleMind Review

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  1. What is SimpleMind
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is SimpleMind?

SimpleMind is a popular mind mapping application that simplifies the presentation, structuring, and analysis of thoughts. This is useful in many creative endeavors including the creation of business processes. Users employ this to create topic branches, tweak texts, and move topic clouds freely like rotating them among other manipulation possibilities. The maps are highly customizable with labels, call-outs, and notes. Furthermore, SimpleMind can also automatically arrange topics. This helps users minimize the clutter and mess of their creations. SimpleMind allows users to create and edit mind maps across different platforms. This helps users visualize their thinking better using many device types such as Windows desktops, Mac PCs, iOS and Android devices. Additionally, SimpleMind supports various media types and files. One will be able to embed images inside the topics for better visualization. Also, one can choose to add floating images around them as well. Video files and voice files are also supported and can be attached to created topics.

Product Quality Score

Features
7.8
Ease of use
7.9
Customer support
7.8
Value for money
7.7
7.8
TOTAL SCORE

SimpleMind features

Main features of SimpleMind are:

  • Add Images to Topics
  • Brainstorm
  • Checkboxes and Progress Bars
  • Create Parent and Child Topics
  • Cross Links
  • Display Branch Borders
  • Element Style
  • Embedded and Floating Images
  • Hierarchical Styles
  • Icons
  • Image Toolbar
  • Layout and Auto-Arrange
  • Mind Map Style
  • Move Topics Around
  • Full-Size Floating Images
  • Navigation Links
  • Notes, Labels, and Call-Outs
  • Relation Toolbar
  • Rotate Branches
  • Snap Options
  • Style Sheets
  • Topic Text Editing
  • Topic Toolbar
  • Video Recordings
  • Visual Appearance
  • Voice Memos
  • Word Wrap Tool
  • Line Breaks
  • Collapse/Expand & Hide/Show Topics

SimpleMind Benefits

Benefits

The main benefits of SimpleMind are its brainstorming tool, easily moving topics and branches, collapsing or expanding and hiding or showing tools, and arranging topics automatically. Here are SimpleMind’s benefits:

Brainstorming Tool

SimpleMind is ideal for users who want to keep their thoughts structured in a visual manner. This is useful in free-flowing brainstorming sessions where ideas get thrown in and the connections get vague especially when the pace is really fast. SimpleMind allows users to store ideas, revisit them, and make insightful connections between them. This can be done by connecting topics in the form of graphs or trees. Relationships can be specified using arrows and hierarchies can be made by stacking topics on top of each other. It provides a perfect balance between unrestricted creativity and creative yet practical problem-solving.

Cross Links

There may come a time during one’s structuring of thought visually that topics arise that seem to be weakly connected with each other but some degree of association can remain significant. This comes up when they are not hierarchically connected from the main topic or thought cloud. SimpleMind designers and developers understand this and thus created a go-around where topics that are not hierarchically connected can be associated with each other through cross links. Cross links can be activated by dragging the node and releasing it on the topic that a user wants them to be connected to. It is as easy as that.

Free Form

Mind maps in SimpleMind can be formulated using different layouts. A free form layout feature allows users to arrange topics in a way that makes sense to them and in ways that they can communicate it to collaborators easily. This flexibility makes SimpleMind a collaborative tool for people engaged in business planning, marketing communications, collaborative fiction writing, and many more.

Automatic Arrangement

SimpleMind comes with an auto-layout function. It instantly arranges topics in the mind map and structures them into four types such as vertical, list, top-down layout, and horizontal. Furthermore, different layouts can be used simultaneously in one mind map. This helps in de-cluttering and also aids users to see things in different positions or “angles”. Furthermore, there is a snap-to-grid and other alignment functions to personalize every map made with SimpleMind.

Rich Media Support

One can use different media types in their mind maps on SimpleMind. File documents can be attached to topics as well as pictures, videos, and audio recordings. One will be able to snap meeting notes and recordings into a topic and have important information handy within one single platform. An image can be added as an embedding or a floating one. For images, users may choose to save full-size images unto the mind map file itself, into a local drive, or on the cloud. This allows them to view them directly within a file and in any device depending on their preferred storage option and device storage capabilities.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Customer Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

SimpleMind Integrations

The following SimpleMind integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox

Customer Support

Phone
Online

Pricing Plans

SimpleMind pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
SIMPLEMIND FREE EDITION
$0
SIMPLEMIND SINGLE USER MAC
€24.99
SIMPLEMIND SINGLE USER WINDOWS
€24.99
SIMPLEMIND FAMILY/TEAM PACK MAC
€39.99
SIMPLEMIND FAMILY/TEAM PACK WINDOWS
€39.99
SIMPLEMIND 10-USER PACK MAC
€79.95
SIMPLEMIND 10-USER PACK WINDOWS
€79.95
SIMPLEMIND SITE LICENSE MAC
€449.00
SIMPLEMIND SITE LICENSE WINDOWS
€449.00
ANDROID
From $6.99
IOS (IPAD/IPHONE)
From $6.99
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