Are you sure you mean Mindnode? It’s a native app on Apple platforms, I don’t think it has a web app and I’m not seeing one on their site. They did do myMindNode for a while but it’s deprecated and read-only.
I did see that The Brain video, it’s absolutely fascinating and I had no idea you could control Excalidraw programmatically like that so I too am hoping that may be a solution for a visual tool like Scrintal or Heptabase. I do find it a bit ironic that someone recreated The Brain’s UI patterns, The Brain is really cool but I gave up on it because I felt the UI was awful in its limitation.
Sorry for the late answer. Yes I did mean myMindnode, wasn’t aware that it was deprecated.
There is also Mindmeister of course which is web based and may work in an iframe, but I never really liked it.
This is extremely clearly expressed, and I’m so glad someone else is thinking about the gap this fills. My note taking style now constitutes abuse of mindnode. The siloing of files and lack of native linking or a ‘meta map’ is a critical missing piece. Their dev cycle is glacial, so I’m not sure it’ll be coming any time soon.
Heptabase looks like the best solution: yes it is offline storage, but the vendor lock-in isn’t ideal. They do say on their site that if they go bust, they will opensource it.
At this point it’s making the jump to something suboptimal without clean exporting functionality is a big risk.
EDIT: Just checked their discord - turns out you can export to markdown, stripped of spacial formatting.
I imagine a mindnode-like app that has actual note windows instead of simple text, which can be zoomed into (like Prezi) but also can be folded, just like a regular mindmap.
And maybe the note windows could also be collapsed into thin bars like Hover Editor does it.
That would be great. Mindnode has a great feature for ⌘5 to add text to a node (and viewing the whole map as outline with ⌘7), but the siloed files are a killer.
Brainio and Writemapper solve that problem, but aren’t as slick as mindnode
Wow that looks amazing Editing a note in text blocks and as mindmap at the same time! I find that for having an overview of contents of a large text, as well as for studying, a mindmap structure can be enormously helpful.
Being able to see a note as mindmap, but also to arrange a miro-like workspace with notes, graphics etc spatially arranged to have a bird’s eye view of your topic area or whole vault, would be the dream.
I guess none of the mentioned apps would work with local markdown files, correct?
Side note, the markmind plugin allows to edit your note as mindmap, similar to Brainio. But also not as slick.
Hello! I’ve come here in the forum to suggest this feature. Just need to say that when I discover that you are already working on the feature, I’ve become really excited!
There are a couple of currently accessible tools to get inspiration like Heptabase, Scrintal and Roam Spatial Graph, I see that other members already mentioned those here. Just can’t wait for it.
Excitement builds - Erika moved the Corkboard / Whiteboard task card to “Working on” !
While I agree and also fantasize about the advanced use of visual mapping in this thread, I believe it is useful to keep in mind the new core plugin name - Corkboard / Whiteboard.
We have related notes, links, and tags already. A core plugin that provides me a corkboard visual of this connected data is all most folks need at this point. A simple visual to ponder the growth of our notes.
Great point! For some reason, I wasn’t thinking of automatic generation. Instead, I had it in my mind that the Corkboard / Whiteboard would be something we had to build out independent of the actual links. It might still be useful to have some visual mapping capabilities, but I totally understand what you mean, and agree.
As I try to imagine the potential display and filtering settings for both local and global Corkboard / Whiteboards, I can’t help but consider the possibilities for an implementation where linked headings, blocks, and perhaps even images and external links are represented. Maybe something like Display headings and blocks in graph view but with actual previews. If they were editable in the Corkboard / Whiteboard, that would be incredible, but isn’t absolutely necessary.
Regardless of what it is, this is so exciting! I am sure it will add a lot of value. Perhaps it is no coincidence that this is being implemented immediately after Tabs. There is so much potential. I can’t wait!