SimpleMind − Mind Mapping 4+

Capture your ideas and notes

ModelMaker Tools BV

    • 4.8 • 162 Ratings
    • $39.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Mind mapping helps you organize your thoughts, remember information and generate new ideas. We've created a beautiful, intuitive app, so you can mind map wherever you are and whenever you want.

Free Functionality
• Everything you need to get started with mind mapping.
• No ads.
• No data collection.
• No need to sign up for an account.
• Upgrade to full functionality is a one-time single purchase.

• Easy to use.
• Continuously fine-tuned based on customer feedback.
• Trustworthy and reliable: 10+ years of updates and improvements.
• Used in a wide range of applications: business, education, legal and medical.
• Unique free-form layout or various auto layouts.
• Seamless synchronization using clouds.
• Add media and documents.
• Share Mind Maps.
• Change and customize the style of the Mind Map.
• Tools to help you maintain overview.

○ place topics anywhere you want in the free-form layout
○ or use auto layout - great for brainstorming
○ reorganize and restructure using drag, rotate, re-arrange or reconnect
○ use checkboxes, progress bars, auto-numbering
○ connect any two topics with a crosslink
○ label relations
○ virtually unlimited page size and number of elements
○ supports multiple Mind Maps on one page

Add media and documents
○ images and photos
○ notes
○ icons (stock, emojis or custom)
○ link to a topic, mind map, contact, file or webpage

Seamless synchronization using clouds
○ sync mind maps with your Mac computers
○ sync mind maps across platforms. For example with iPad&iPhone - as a separate purchase
○ sync using iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and more

Share your Mind Map
○ for example as PDF or Image
○ outline, can be imported in word processors
○ create a slideshow to present your Mind Map
○ print
○ export to Reminders or Calendar

Style your mind map
○ change the appearance by selecting one of the 15+ style sheets
○ create your own style sheets
○ style every detail, exactly how you want it
○ change borders, lines, colors, background color, the checkbox color, and much more

Maintain overview
○ collapse and expand branches
○ hide or show branches or topics
○ block out distractions with autofocus
○ highlight branches by displaying branch borders
○ visually group topics with group borders
○ organize your Mind Maps in folders
○ outline view
○ search

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

• We redesigned the way SimpleMind works with Mind Map files, making it easier for you to find, open and save your files.
• Link to mind maps and documents on your Mac.
• Each mind map is opened in a new window.
• Favorites view gives fast access to your favorite mind maps.
• Bugs fixed reported on v2.0.0 and v2.01

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

FirstSideways ,

Pensioner’s Thoughts.

As an old person on several medications I find I walk from one room to another and forget what I was doing. Simple mind helps me keep order in what I am doing, in projects around the house, and in my shed. It is too easy to just say “I’m getting old" and sit back. Simple mind gets me back to what I was doing and at the end of the day I feel I have achieved some thing. The layout is easy to follow and it is easy to learn how to use SimpleMind. I can only imagine how much more help it will be for a project manager, writer, teacher or other professional who at the start of a new project needs to put their ideas together.

JLZ999 ,


I was taught to do something like this in high school when I had to write an essay. I've used this strategy ever since to map out my thoughts and arguments. I was looking for a way to do it on a computer and share with my colleagues. This has been fantastic to use, easy to learn, and proven to be a great tool.

I would ask for the ability to link separate branches so I can show the inter-relationship of an argument or idea. Not all ideas are lineal, and sometimes there are synergies across ideas, and the ability to link them would be excellent.

SethHadman ,

Excellent a tool for productivity

I didn't know that making notes and reorganizing thoughts are this easy. SimpleMind is a powerful yet easy-to-work-with tool that everyone should have. Specificaly for those who are spatial and visual thinkers, dealing with verbal/written-data analysis, and planners. Also terrific for those who want their life more organized. The only downside of this app is that you dont have a choice to save your working mindmap if you are also working with windows computer. I would give a seven stars if it is possible.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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