I've always loved the concept of mind mapping, but it's not something I've done regularly. It's something I'd prefer to use software for rather than one of my white boards but, quite frankly, I found every solution I came across to be ugly. Petty, I know, but if I'll be looking at an organizational tool a lot, I prefer it to be clean and visually interesting.
I've finally found a tool that suits me. It's Mindly -- an Android and iOS app that creates simple yet beautiful mind maps.
Mindly uses an orbit-style organizational structure to help your organize anything from your next book to your next blog launch. It features flat, modern design and a simple interface for moving between layers of your mind map.
In addition to color coding elements in your mind map, you can also add icons and notes. And you have the ability to share your mind maps by exporting Mindly files or .pdf versions.
If you upgrade to the premium version, you can also export as OPML, text, or HTML formats. Personally, I love the .pdf export because it offers an at-a-glance view of your entire mind map. Here's a screenshot from a current project I'm organizing with the app.
Gorgeous setup, right? If you're looking for a more visually appealing mind mapping tool, or you want a simple touchscreen interface, Mindly might be a great fit for you. I highly recommend it.
Why not download the free version and test it out for yourself? I'd love to hear what you think of it after trying it.