When comparing Gingko vs MindMup, the Slant community recommends Gingko for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note taking app?” Gingko is ranked 11th while MindMup is ranked 17th.
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Pro You can customize colors
Pro Allows focusing on one piece of information at a time
Since Gingko documents are "trees", they are always organized on the go. And since everything is written in cards, it is possible to focus on one chunk of content at a time.
Pro Easy to overview
Despite the complexity of the tree structure, it's always clear where you are, and how to quickly add your thoughts.
Pro Markdown support
All formatting is done via Markdown.
Non-linear notetaking allows you more flexibility, freedom and creativity.
Pro Frictionless interface
MindMup allows focusing on thoughts and productively capture them without getting in the way.
Don't need to install anything, just open the website and you are set.
Pro Just works
Pro Compatible with Google Drive and Github
Pro Easy sharing & presenting
After taking notes, it only takes seconds to share and/or prepare them for presentations.
Pro Free and open source
MindMup is free with source code available on GitHub.
Con Note capacity is limited
MindMup is good for mapping out thoughts that could be summarized in bullet points, but longer notes aren't as practical for this service.
Con Unconventional note taking style
It's a mind mapping application, not a traditional text based note storage platform.