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Noda (Oculus Quest)

Noda (Oculus Quest)

Noda (Oculus Quest)

VR Shop – Silver Award

Price at Time Of Review: Free (Subscription Fee)
Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement)
Genre: Tool/App
Supported Controllers: Oculus Touch
Best Playing Position: Standing, Sitting, Roomscale
Multi-Player: Yes
Age Rating: PG


Description: It’s time to stretch the limits of your imagination. mnOpen the door to your mind, and explore ideas like never before, with a virtual environment built for creativity. Noda is here to change the way you discover and share ideas, with a space for ingenuity that you can structure to suit you.

Review: Is your desk littered with post-it notes and the office whiteboards all filled with idea roads and work plans? Wouldn’t it be better if all that work could be in one space so you can mind map it and lay them out to help understand the plan a little better? NODA offers just that. It’s a virtual workspace that allows you to see workflows and data mapping a little clearer.

You start by using the Touch controllers to make thought bubbles and given them names (via a virtual keyboard) then you can add in some media and connect them all up while moving them around to your heart’s content. Maybe make a screenplay flow, make a work plan or even plan events all with just the squeeze and pull of the controller. Noda is a brave attempt to make a virtual mind map workstation that only fails because VR is limited at the moment. The virtual keyboard is not even worth mentioning as is the ability for network workspaces where lots of people can work on the same idea. There is no doubt in my mind that someone will find this program very useful, but maybe it is a little too far ahead of its time. Besides, the 60 €/year subscription fee will put most people off straight away.

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