REQUIREMENTS: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.1 or later
Ranked one of the Best App in 2009 by Apple Japan
Announcing the Creation of a Tool of Human Thought !
You’ve heard the saying “Man is a tool-using animal.”
The tools we use can be classified into two types.
First there are tools that stimulate and develop human abilities, and second, tools that serve as human replacements.
Tools that serve as human replacements may be convenient, but at the same time they cause the decline of unused human skills.
Yet there is one skill that absolutely cannot decline.
That is the ability to think, to use brain power.
Because the essence of a person’s individuality lies in that person’s ability to think powerfully with their own unique brain.
So it should be maintained by themselves.
MandalArt assigns visual forms to digital age thoughts.
On an iPhone palmtop device, MandalArt concentrates questions about what to do and how to do it, with the aim of creating one’s own individual life.
MandalArt contains many brain-activating structures.
These structures revive the pleasure of thinking.
Thinking and the outcome of thinking become daily pleasures.
Notice and feel how much fun it can be to simply think.
That in itself is to live―it is life.
=The Basis of MandalArt=
Initially, MandalArt started out from a notebook. After the release of HyperCard version for Macintosh in 1995, MandalArt made its foray into the digital field. Having been ported to many platforms, Newton, Windows, Palm, and so on, iPhone version of MandalArt -- iMandalArt has finally been introduced.
You may have complicated images about MandalArt, however, its basis is very simple.
Draw a 3 x 3 grid consisting of nine cells, and in the center cell, write down what you would like to think of.
Next, on surrounding cells, write down what you would associate or something related to the center cell.For the basics, this is it.
Repeat this process again and again. Your aim to do something, and things that you would like to think of, will become more clear and concrete.
-Straighten up what you are thinking.
-Elaborate the idea of the new design.
-Build up your business strategy.
-Plan your menu for dinner.
-Collect your impressions about a book.
-Plot out the idea of song composing.
-Make your plan for the exam.
-Think about directions of the band.
-Generate new ideas for innovative iPhone apps.
Like this, MandalArt will become an essential tool for your everyday life. Come on, enjoy thoroughly.
* Editing text,adding images or audio
* Passcode lock feature for folder cells
* Backup and restore feature
* Mailing GET files in OPML format
* Wi-Fi sharing feature via a Mac or PC web browser
- Download GET files as OPML files
- Upload OPML files
- Upload backup files
- Read uploaded OPML files into file cells
We recommend you to store your backup data on your computer periodically, with our Backup and Wi-Fi Sharing features.
Please use these features for not losing your data unintentionally.
- Fixed a bug on iOS 3, where the file structure update had been accidentally enabled on newly installed iMandalArt.
What's New in Version 2.6
- Supported file sharing via iTunes. *1
- Fixed a problem where export to Dropbox fails if the exporting cell were containing 'return' character.
- Fixed additional mandala after importing OPML file.
- Minor bugfixes.
- Supported ATOK Pad. *2
*1 iOS 4 required. Please perform file structure update within the app to enable it.
*2 An input assistant app for Japanese. May be unavailable outside Japan.
“ATOK” and “ATOK Pad” are registered trademark or trademark of JustSystems Corporation.
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