Mindomo Review: Educate Tomorrow’s Thinkers TodayCindy
Mindomo is a piece of mind map software focusing on education use for teachers and students, excelling in concept mapping, outlining and mind mapping. As its slogan “Educate tomorrow’s thinkers today”, Mindomo aspires to be the leading mind map software for school service. It has to be mentioned that this Mindomo is an integration of offline working with online editing and collaborating. The following is a detailed Mindomo review mainly in terms of platform, price, interface, main features, pros & cons.
Mindomo runs on all operating systems, which has become a big selling point.
- Mac: OS X
- iOs: iPhone & iPad
- Android: phone and tablets
The free version allows users to make three mind maps, and more services and functionalities Users pay a subscription fee for Mindomo every 6 months. Functionalities differ slightly in storage and export formats according to the price. Different from other tools in mind map market, Mindomo is so confident that it guarantees 30-day money back if the consumer is not satisfied with their product.
- Premium: € 36 for 1 user
- Professional: € 90 for u user and 5 guests (Recommended)
- Team: € 142 for 5 users
Minodomo is cross-platform software with classy and intuitive user view. Since there are no texts instructions floating around each button on the ribbon, young students may find it confusing to figure out the navigation, icons, menus and files management if adults are not available for help.
Mindomo is powerful if you need to improve individual brainstorming, retain valuable information and keep offline-offline synchronization. The following are the main features that help it to stand out the crowd.
Native Mobile Apps
Mindomo has iPad and Android native apps for mind mapping online and offline while using a smooth, simplified interface. This software works well on devices with large screen size, so mobile phone apps are not that practical.
Web Image Search
Students can make their maps more engaging by searching web images directly from the map and adding them with just one click. This saves much time searching the Internet, saving appropriate images and uploading them from local files.
Mindomo allows you to record your explanation directly in the mind map. This would benefit lot to those who are not good at doing presentations. Besides, sound-recording can be used as a backup in case of accidents to the presenter.
Advanced Import and Export
This software supports to import the mind maps you created with other mind mapping tools into Mindomo, like MindManager, Freemind, MindMeister, X mind and Bubbl。us. You can also export your Mindomo maps to access them from other mind mapping tools like MindManager and Freemind.
Pros & Cons
- Cache maps locally when you are in office.
- Presentation mode can display mapping process and reveal the mind flow.
- Search multimedia materials such as images and videos directly in the software.
- Only 3 mind maps to create in free version.
- UI design is not intuitive enough for young schoolers.
- No connectors between topics.
- Not able to resize topics.
Despite its strict limitations in free version, Mindomo has always taken the leading position in mind map software for education. Beginners can start from pre-designed templates by simply altering the shape, backgound color or pattern, line color/ weight/ type.