I’m a long time user of iThoughts, but have recently nevertheless changed (at least for now) to MindNode. I experienced a strange cutoff on the left page when using a map via Marked 2 in the Decimal Outline mode. Talked to Brett Terpstra and he was kind enough to check it and said it’s not a Marked issue.
At the same time I saw the recent and very positive review of MindNode by Federico Viticci and gave it a try. Overall it is a nice app, however it lacks some of the excellent features of iThoughts.
Here is the issue:
One of big handling issues is the moving of topics on a map in Mindnode. It’s lacking an essential functionality.
You can’t freely position the topics, in iThoughts when you superimpose a topic over another you get an arrow pointing left, right, down or up so that you can move/drop a topic easily also to different levels and sublevels. You can comfortably move these in MindNode only when you use an external keyboard like the Apple smart Keyboard (and even then you can’t do it “directly”, you have to move it to the bottom of your higher or lower level and then move it up with the keyboard commands). Often times you don’t want to use a keyboard when you mindmap. And especially then this handling becomes a limitation in MindNode. Also the moving/positioning of topics e.g. up or down gives you only a very slim area to drop the topic into. Very difficult to hit your target. I have addressed this to the MindNode gang and hope that they will add this functionality so that it will be on par with iThoughts. In my view it would make the app definitely a better one. Has anyone experienced the same (or found a brilliant workaround)?