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iThoughts and Scapple

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:11 pm
by Jordi Mora
Just seen that the newest version of iThoughts X (an iPad Pro favourite) has the ability to import Scapples, but doesn't mention any details. I shall try this out just as soon as I can and report back ...

Re: iThoughts and Scapple

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:26 pm
by Jordi Mora
It works - just the one way, but it's not a bad destination if - as sometimes happens here - I start a Scap that takes on a life of its own and needs a few more features.

Re: iThoughts and Scapple

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:17 am
by ptram
I use iThoughts when I have to. But I wish there was a Scapple for iPad. It's my preferred brainstorming and idea sketching tool. Clean, direct, elegant, with no added embellishments. Maybe with Keith now playing on his new iPad Pro…

Paolo

Re: iThoughts and Scapple

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:42 am
by Hugh
ptram wrote:I use iThoughts when I have to. But I wish there was a Scapple for iPad. It's my preferred brainstorming and idea sketching tool. Clean, direct, elegant, with no added embellishments. Maybe with Keith now playing on his new iPad Pro…

Paolo


After the launch of Scrivener for Mac 3? :wink:

Re: iThoughts and Scapple

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:28 pm
by cor_stellae
Since we don't know if there's going to exist a version of Scapple for iOS, maybe you should take a look to a little app called Grafio 3. Its shape recognition feature makes it quite attractive and easy to use. You just draw a circle or a rectangle, and it automatically transforms it into a perfect figure. It's clean, not as structured as iThoughts, but it has all the usual tools to make flowchart, mindmap, and diagram drawing easy, such as connecting figures easily and moving them in groups (something I truly wish Scapple had). It's cheap already, but it's half price this weekend. There's a Lite version, if you want to try it first.

Re: iThoughts and Scapple

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 1:41 pm
by stuartnorfolk
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I use MindNode. It's cross-platform, meaning it seamlessly syncs via iCloud, and there are iOS and OSX versions available. You can write, rearrange, insert notes and images.

Re: iThoughts and Scapple

Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 5:09 pm
by ptram
Thank you, cor_stellae, for pointing me towards Grafio. It looks really excellent!

Paolo

Re: iThoughts and Scapple

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:21 pm
by DJL
Reply to the above comment about MindNode, iThoughts also syncs between iOS and Mac versions, via iCloud. There's a single iOS version for iPhone and iPad.

As well as mindmapping, I use iThoughts to "mindsweep" - a Getting Things Done technique for figuring out all the things you have to do, in a 2 dimensional manner rather than a linear list. Items on the mindmap can be sent to the Mac / iOS Reminders apps and from there they could be automatically ingested by a traditional task manager such as Things or Omnifocus.

I use Scapple when I need to do a diagram that has no constraints. I too wish it was on iOS :D - after Scrivener for iOS.

Re: iThoughts and Scapple

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:28 pm
by GrahamGrün
And you can export from iThoughts to OPML and make it a Scrivener binder structure.
Good to know Scapple can go to iThoughts, I'll certainly make use of that.

Re: iThoughts and Scapple

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:57 am
by Tripper
iThoughts for iPad looks good but then I explored the Mac version for syncing purposes. £40 is hardly competitive pricing given the crowded market. :shock:

Re: iThoughts and Scapple

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:37 pm
by GrahamGrün
No, I didn't buy that either. Very expensive. I only use it on the iPad. On the Mac I use Scapple for stuff like that.