MindFlow is an interesting new entry in the productivity category and is a very cool way to visualize your upcoming tasks and appointments.
It’s an enhanced calendar, to-do list, and mind map designed to help you stay on track and increase your productivity.
Developed by Peekme, Mindflow provides its users with an optimized way to view their calendar and tasks using their own mind map for an easier time getting work completed.
MindFlow features several options to help its users schedule events, complete tasks, set reminders, add locations, add contacts, and attach files to an event.
A key feature is how it helps its users organize their life by letting them add New Flows, which brings them to a blank calendar screen. Users can simply double-tap and add in an event or task. Given how it lets you quickly see so much related information about your schedule, we appreciate that it’s been optimized for tablet use.
After scheduling, users can then connect subsequent events by dragging a link between each of the dots. This helps form the mindmap for users to see how events are connected. Users can get rid of connecting flow lines by tapping a scissor icon and swiping across the strands.
Users can share their calendar as a .PNG image file with their friends or coworkers by tapping the share icon and shooting if off via email or another communication app. It would be much more useful if there were more options for exporting the calendar. Hopefully we’ll see them added in future updates.
Users can also add in icons to help make each event stand out more (e.g. a plane icon for an upcoming flight, a globe icon to represent a location, etc.). We loved this feature because it helps easily see what each event is without having to open it up and read several sentences of text.
MindFlow also includes a search function that lets users quickly find the event they are looking for.
Overall, MindFlow is fairly simple when it comes to its features, and functions like a more visually-friendly Calendar app.
Appearance and Layout
The appearance of MindFlow is unique in that it presents you with a blank slate to begin your mindmap. The simplicity of the design gives it a spreadsheet feel. The icons certainly help make MindFlow more unique and visually attractive.
The layout is both simple and complex. There is a mild learning curve that one must overcome, and the tutorial/Help menu is bland.
We felt that MindFlow’s developers could improve the user-friendliness of their app by adding in a more detailed tutorial that demonstrated the apps functions, instead of relying on the simple single Help page.
MindFlow is $2.99 on the Google Play Store and only 3.4 MB to download. We felt that it is a slightly steep price for an app that simply connects your calendar events together albeit more visually friendly, but its options for adding events could certainly help those who need the MindFlow style to be more productive.
Overall, for those who enjoy organizing their schedules and formulating mindmaps onto it, MindFlow is a perfect app to use. Check it out and let us know what you think.
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