MindNode + Scribble = Awesome

On a whim I tried using MindNode with the new Scribble feature in iPadOS 14. It needs a little refinement and/or I need more practice but it works well. This is awesome because I brainstorm better using a pencil than typing. I can now do that with MindNode on my iPad. Give it a try.

I recorded a short screen recording, here.

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This is great! how did you find the navigation, adding nodes, etc.? Were you doing that with the Apple Pencil as well, or did you have to mode-shift to a finger or the onscreen keyboard?

I just tried the same with iThoughts and it also works in the same way. I think it may be a great way of focussing with iPad in tablet mode, and will spend some time today pushing it to its limits with a complex Service Design piece that I have been struggling to structure correctly

The most efficient way I found to add / move nodes, change formatting, etc was to tap the iThoughts menu bar icons with my pencil too. In my simple testing I found no requirement to use on-screen keyboard or touch the screen with my finger…

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That is very cool. I think the best I’ve seen so far is the Things implementation of scribble. You can just start writing in empty space and then it creates a new task! MindNode would be even better if you could do that and it creates a new node.

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I used the Apple Pencil and it works well!

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I agree. Hopefully they will move in the direction. Anyone have a connection with the developer to suggest this?

In our next update we will increase the input area a bit to have more space for the Scribble input.

It would be great to also create new nodes using Scribble, but so far we haven’t found a good way to make this work. In apps that have a list, it’s a bit easier to add this interaction as it’s clearer where to add the text.

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@MarkusMS Awesome! The quality of your app and your responsiveness is one reason MindNode is one of the few app subscriptions I’m willing to pay. Keep up the great work!

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Love this! Mindnode on iOS need some love for me. Writing in outline on a Mac works better IMO but this one would make me use the iOS version more.

The update I mentioned earlier is now available: https://twitter.com/mindnode/status/1311305824204185600?s=21 For best results I’d recommend to start text editing using a Pencil double tap on the screen as this will increase the text area right away. I hope we can ship more improvements in the coming months…

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