iThoughts is a mindmapping tool for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (Mac and Windows versions also available.)

Mindmapping enables you to visually organise your thoughts, ideas and information.

Not sure if iThoughts is right for you? Try the free iThoughts2go app first.

Typical Uses:

      • Task lists.
      • Summarising.
      • Brainstorming.
      • Project planning.
      • Goal setting.
      • WBS
      • Course Notes/Revision.
      • Meeting Notes.
      • GTD


Import and export to and from many of the most popular desktop application formats:
      • MindManager
      • iMindmap
      • Freemind/Freeplane
      • Novamind
      • XMind
      • Mindview
      • ConceptDraw
      • OPML (OmniOutliner, Scrivener etc.)
      • Excel/Numbers (CSV)
      • Markdown
      • Plain/rich text
      • import only support for CMAP, Scapple, Mindmeister, Mindnode, Mindmapper, SimpleMind and MyThoughts

Export to:
      • MS Powerpoint/Keynote (PPTX)
      • MS Word/Pages (DOCX)
      • MS Project (XML)
      • PDF
      • PNG
      • Markdown
      • Website (HTML + attachments)
      • Flashcard ( /
      • Things (Task Management App)
      • iCloud Calendar/Reminders

Plays nicely:
      • iOS Document Picker (to enable iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive access)
      • Dark Mode
      • Drag and Drop
      • Full page screenshots
      • Siri
      • Multitasking (side by side windows)
      • Handoff (start editing a map on one device - finish up on another)
      • Send and open email attachments
      • Share (Twitter, Facebook and other apps e.g. GoodReader, Keynote, Pages etc.)
      • Cut/Copy/Paste within and between maps and other apps (e.g. Mail, Safari and Notes etc.)
      • Upload and download community generated maps from Biggerplate

Flexible Topic Attributes:
      • Colour / Shape
      • Images / Icons
      • Notes
      • Rich text (using Markdown)
      • Hyperlinks (websites, other maps, other topics)
      • Callouts / Floating topics
      • Boundaries / Groups
      • Auto-numbering
      • Named relationships between topics
      • Style support (predefined collections of colors, fonts, shapes etc.)

Task Management:
      • Assign start/due date, effort, progress, priority and resources
      • Email task reports (by project, by resource)

Advanced Mindmap Features:
      • Multiple layouts (horizontal, vertical, fishbone etc.)
      • Multiple link styles (curved, tapered, right angled etc.)
      • Embedded documents (PDF, XLS, DOC etc)
      • Over 100 builtin icons and 90 clipart images.
      • Over 30 background canvas patterns (with option to import more.)
      • 14 system 'Map Styles' (with option to import more.)
      • Doodle (finger drawing)
      • Multiple topic selection
      • Search and Replace text within topics and notes.
      • Filter topics (text, date etc)
      • External bluetooth keyboard support.
      • External Projector support
      • Rule based sorting - including option to sort continuously
      • Encrypted, password protected maps (integrated with TouchID and FaceID)
      • Outline View

Please visit the website for more information, screenshots and videos.

What’s New

Version 7.7

New Features:
• Symbol Browser - to insert common symbols into text

• Much improved MS Word Export (more formatting and images)
• Option to restrict drag resize to change width without font
• Attach option to embed images and documents in the notes
• Option to move the text cursor toolbar over to one side

• Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

TomHamp ,


A refugee from MindManager here, after they appear to have dropped support for their iOS products.

Have been using on MacOS and IPads, and am extremely impressed with ease-of-use and interface on all platforms.

This product has enlivened MindMapping for me! Finally now a frequent user of the technology...has greatly helped me visualize and think through complex issues. All thanks to the great interface, integration, and affordable products.

Highly recommended!


Qclan3 ,

A fantastic tool!

I’ve been using iThoughts for years but I took a break from it for awhile because I had completed the projects I originally got it for. Now that I’ve started using it again I’m blown away by how many features have been added and the changes in the UI. I love the flexibility of this app. It’s so versatile that I can use it for a ton of different tasks. At the moment I’m using it to put together chore charts for my three kids. I’ve also used it for mind mapping, household projects, packing for trips, tasks and todos. I could go on and on. And it’s loaded with such professional qualities that it can easily be used for work projects, presentations, etc. I’m always impressed with iThoughts.

elvis supreme ,


I am putting my rating back to 5 stars, as what has been causing freezing for the last 6mos is that the app was saving maps to icloud rather than my ipad.. causing freezing, delays, lag.

Problem solved.

This issue was caused by the move to ‘files’ that is different than the legacy ithoughts tree.. so was not easily diagnosed on my end.

This app is exceptional so i will put my rating back to 5 stars.


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51.1 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Unrestricted Web Access


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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