Mind mapping is the current generation of what we used to know as brainstorming… and it just sounds so much more interactive, with good reason. Mind mapping software has been around for a while -- it's a fun way to plan projects and develop connections between ideas. When these time-tested techniques meld with slick Android functionality and a bunch of new-school features, mind mapping sheds some of its intimidation factor. What's the point of software that takes so long to learn that the inspiration is simply gone?
Kinesthetic Ltd charges $4.94 for its top-rated Thinking Space Pro, and users report that the cost is well worth the upgrade from the free version. The basic app lets users illustrate ideas with links to connect color-coded notes and icons. The upgrade enables file hyperlinking so reference information stays close at hand, developing and saving custom styles, and tagging and organizing projects with folders and categories. Whichever version finds its way to your tablet, let's admit it: nearly everything feels more creative on a touch screen.