Trout (Mind Mapping)
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Trout is a mind mapping utility which is loosely based on the mind mapping concept that allows you to rapidly associate ideas and help you organise your ideas in a non-linear way.
You are not restricted from cross linking your nodes and links may be labelled.
The UI is keyboard oriented and can be used on a laptop without mousing which makes it ideal for lectures and seminars
You can also work with your mind maps on the iPad version.
*** For anyone reading reviews from 2012 about crashing when opening documents. That issue was fixed in 2012***
What's New in Version 1.6.1
Fixes bug that prevented some new users from opening documents.
Worth making more robust (and writing an actual manual)
This app has SOOO much potential! Incredibly flexible and capable of handling gobs of data. Finished charts can be beautiful, although the default settings aren’t that attractive or readable (black on red?!)
Not the easiest thing to learn; some well-organized tutorials with examples would go a really long way. Preferably they would be created by someone who didn’t write the app (i.e., hasn’t been “soakling in it” so long that everything seems obvious) but came in late and had to learn from scratch like a real noob.
Sadly I just had the first occasion in months to use it and it had actually LOST some of its former capabilities. All of a sudden the link labels don’t work so I can’t identify the internode relationships, which is important for what I’m doing. Heaven knows why they aren’t being displayed, and the extremely sparse information available didn’t help me solve it. I’d installed Sierra recently; maybe that’s why, or maybe not.