My favorite mind mapping program for the Mac, PC, iPhone, and iPad is iMindMap. I have made no secret of that in this blog for many years.
However, I do get a lot of email after people get sticker shock looking at the iMindMap web site. For many the price is out of reach although I believe that iMindMap is expensive but very cost-effective in that you can accomplish more with it than other programs and I think the maps themselves have potentially more impact on a reader.
That being said, there are several very inexpensive alternatives that can produce quite good results. One of two current alternatives (the other is MindNode) that meets my criteria for an excellent starting-level program is MindMaple. MindMaple is available for the PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. MindNode is not available for the PC.
I do not see a lot of differences between MindMaple and MindNode except usability, especially for the novice, where MindMaple has a slight edge over MindNode. MindNode handles inserted images a little bit easier.
Here are some examples of some mind maps created on the iPad version of MindMaple.
Note that the maps all have the some content but the formatting changes to show possible variations. Note that the Mac version does have more formatting options than the iPad version. [I did not test the PC version.]
Both of the programs work well on the smaller screens of the iPad and iPhone.
Click on any of the images to expand it.
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