So many apps exist in the app store that has been designed in order to enable you to take your thoughts and ideas and cumulate them on the iPad. However, a lot of these apps tend to be repetitive and most of them simply allow you to make ordered lists and things like that. Now, there is a new iPad app that aims to change the way you collect your thoughts by giving you a new way to arrange them. In terms of iPad Apps, the Mindnode application is an extremely exciting app for the iPad that will open up a whole world of possibilities.

MindnodeThe idea of the Mindnode application is that it will allow you to arrange your thoughts and ideas into a mind map. Mind maps are an excellent way of putting your thoughts down and they have existed on paper for hundreds of years. You will all have probably created a mind map at some point in your life and already know what a great way it is to keep your thoughts. Now, the idea of Mindnode is that it brings this function to the iPad.

When you launch the app for the first time, you will notice that the design of the application is very minimal. You might have seen this app before if you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch as it has previously been available for those devices. As with many other iPad apps, the larger screen of the iPad really makes this app a lot more functional and increases the ease of use. The design is very minimal and you basically get a blank canvas (white screen) for you to start to put your ideas down.

When it comes to the actual features of the application, there are many. As well as the obvious benefits of having your thoughts arranged as mind maps on your device, there are a number of other great features. One of the best features is that you can actually export your finished mind maps as different file types on your computer. You will be able to turn your mind maps into Freemind documents, PNG images, and more. You will also be able to export your mind maps to the desktop application Mindnode Pro on the Mac. There is also full copy, cut, and paste support in the app making it easy to import things that you might have jotted down elsewhere on your iPad into the application.

Another great feature of the app is that you can actually use the VGA output on the device in order to export the mind map to a different screen or device. This is extremely useful if you are making a presentation or need to show others your thoughts.

Overall, Mindnode for the iPad is an extremely interesting app that works very well on the iPad. Although the app is quite simple, it has everything it needs and includes some great features. The app is available for $5.99 in the iTunes app store.