iMindMap is feature-rich software utility that sports a highly interactive interface and intuitive features for creating mind maps, which can help you better manage ideas and tasks, even throughout group brainstorming sessions.
The app takes quite a while to load the working environment at the first run. It comes packed with a help documentation and video tutorials on how to use its features to your best interest.
A project can be started from scratch or you can choose a template from a wide array of options, organized into general, personal, educational, business and 3D enhanced categories.
The initial phase of a mind map focues on defining the central idea, after which other ideas are branched out as they flow. It is possible to create subdivisions of branches, build a child map, as well as insert flowing texts and charts, along with links, text and audio notes, sketches and spreadsheets.
The mind map can be translated into 3D or presentation viewing mode with the click of a button in the ribbon bar. You can clean up the layout, use a search function, manage an icon and image library, edit SmartLayout settings (branch style, spacing, auto condense), customize the design (e.g. background color, layout), as well as apply a spellchecker to review your project.
The project or just parts of it can be exported to audio notes, PDFs and documents, images, interactive presentations, OPML files, spreadsheets, and other formats.
iMindMap uses a pretty high amount of RAM and low CPU. It is very responsive to key strokes and mouse events, and performed well throughout our evaluation. We have not come across any issues, since the app did not hang, crash or show error notifications. Overall, iMindMap proves to be a reliable software solution to creating mind maps using attractive and powerful features.