Current computer based mind-mapping tools are much slower to use than pen and paper because users are distracted by tool operations such as finding and arranging widgets. The shift in focus from brainstorming to tool management interrupts the rapid brainstorming process that mind maps are intended to support. Our pen based mind-mapping software alleviates these intrusions as the user only has to worry about writing on the canvas. However usual digital document support is provided along with intelligent ink recognition, editing and export.

The intelligent system is capable of classifying pen strokes as node or connector. This allows users to move branches to and from different nodes with a simple select and drag. So unlike most computer based systems Intelligent Mind-Map is an extension of pen and paper mind-mapping, giving the same advantages but adding new functionality and abilities

Intelligent Mind Mapping, OZCHI2007