Firstly a thank you to everyone who has bought Fluent Mind Map so far – I hope it’s helping you organise your thoughts!
I have a new release on the way that has some improvements that I hope you will find useful: though its not the release that is just about to hit the App Store with a minor bug fix in.
Firstly I’ve been making some usability improvements to the iPhone version of the app. I’ve significantly reduced the amount of space the toolbars take up by removing some whitespace and shrinking the icon sizes. This stops them obscuring the content as much as they do in the current version. I’ve taken care not to make them more fiddly and in fact the “tap targets” (the space in which you can touch to press a button) are exactly the same size as they are in the current version.
Here’s a screenshot on a 4″ device before the rework:
And here’s a screenshot of the improved version:
It feels more balanced to me on the device and lets you see more content and so I hope you agree thats an improvement.
Secondly I’ve added the capability to collapse and expand child nodes. You can do this from the node properties tool and also via a gesture: I’m still playing with the gestures for this, currently it’s a triple tap. When collapsed there’s a subtle indication that there are more nodes available.