To use Popplet Lite, you double-tap the screen and a “popple” appears. If you tap once in the middle of the popple, you can write (which is what my students do when they are brainstorming). However, the bottom of the square has more options.
1) The first icon is a square and that will allow you to change the color of the outline.
2) After that is a “T” which will also provide the cursor so you can write. At the bottom right side of the screen, you can choose the size of the text as well as the alignment.
3) Next there is a pencil icon that would allow you to draw in the popple.
4) Finally, there is the image icon that would allow you to either open your photo library, take a photo or paste an image.
Making the popples is quite easy, but the best part of the app is moving them around and connecting them. To move a popple, all you have to do is select it and then place your finger on the popple and drag it to where you want it. If you want to connect it to another popple, click on one of the surrounding dots and it will create a popple nearby that connects to the original one. If you forgot to connect them, though, all you have to do is drag the dot to the popple you want to connect.
Finally, once your mind map or brainstorm is complete, you can export your work as a PDF or JPEG. It’s that easy. Give Popplet Lite a try and let me know what you think.