Lately I have been spending a lot more time just thinking about SMJ Online Studios, due to holding and spending time with Elizabeth, and not reading or researching online. The first few days when i would come up with an idea, I caught myself stuck in my recliner without a pen or I would have a pen but i was without my notebook. My iPad always seems to be within an arms reach,so I thought why note just take note on it. But flipping through my note pad seemed a little time consuming, and usually my notes are organized into a mind map. Why not find a mind mapping app, SimpleMind+ fit that bill and is free.

Here is a screenshot of a simple example mind map. As you can see starting in the middle with the name of your project, you can then tap this item to add a branch or idea to the map. There are many different color options for your maps, the one above is the default, below the colors are changed to Pastels and the black & white. The third, and my favorite, changes the background color from white to black.




Each mapping can use up to 6 colors for each branch of your map. Once you add a seventh branch from the center of your map the first color(usually red) will be used a second time. You might think that Lu colors after this point would rotate through a second time, but actually every branch after the sixth will stay this same color. This would be the only negative thing hat I have to say about this app. It is very simple yet effective and has made my brainstorming much easier and nicer to look at. I would recommend this app to anyone using the iPad, i have yet to use it on any other device.

Thanks or reading.