A serious challenger to existing iPhone mind mapping apps swam into my view today: iFreeMind.
The site says “iFreeMind is a native software on iPhone for reading, showing and modifing the files created by FreeMind, and also for creating, writing the FreeMind compatible format files.”
This appears to hold an impressive hand of FreeMind capabilities and sets the bar for other iPhone apps to beat: Icons; detailed colour control; built in help (press a button an keep it pressed to see what it does); import from and export to PCs and Macs; and portrait and landscape modes.
The sample map suggests that nodes can contain followable links, but I think they imported a FreeMind mind map that makes the claim for FreeMind itself (it does have this capability) but as far as I can see, iFreeMind does not have it yet.
There’s a blog (probably the software developer’s) that gives a potted help file.
Update: There is a free, read-only iPhone app from the same author call FreeMindLite. You will need to create your maps on a PC or Mac, and can then import them.
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