I don't understand the opposition by some people for Evernote to take on some mind mapping capabilities. I personally see mind mapping as yet another way to index pieces of information and is just a tool that allows people to define the interaction and relationship between various nuggets of info which seems to me to fit the evernote world very well. I like the ideas in evernote with notebooks and tags but honestly haven't you realized that notebooks and tags are basically 2 different ways to attempt to manage the same thing? We've all come up with some rules we use about putting things into notebooks or having tags by either using on our own method or by reading somebody elses recommendations and I'd venture to guess that you've changed your mind a few times - what made sense before doesn't now and so on - whatever - knowledge is fluid and having tools that allow you just see some of the possible interrelations of various nuggets just seems logical to me and If it doesn't work for you then don't use it... mind maps are usable as tools for conceptualizing a single idea which might be initially seen as a single note in evernote but I'd venture to guess that most ideas that have legs need further development and individual elements of what was initially a single note now might become much more elaborate in some cases requiring an entire new tree/map. I used to think of maps in two categories 'indexs' and 'concepts' but after playing with them for awhile I realize that they're really the same thing. Either way I find the lack of such a tool in Evernote to be disappointing. That doesn't mean I don't love evernote and don't get value from it but the lack of some sort of graphical dynamic multi-indexing capability limits its value IMO.
Could you share some examples of what does work? and more importantly how to get these things to work? As of version 1.11 I can get even the most basic of text handling capabilities to work on the MAC - it still completely obliterates the tabs and linefeeds. Is there any reason that there can't just be a different note type that is text as opposed to html? Its disappointing to look at this thread that "this is a priority - blah, blah, blah" for going on two years and still just basic stuff doesn't seem to work.