Muse — tool for thought 4+

Spatial canvas for your notes

Muse Software, Inc.

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Dive into big ideas with Muse: flexible boards for notetaking, whiteboarding, and connecting the dots.

For iPad & Mac, with local-first sync between your devices. Free for basic use, buy a membership for bigger boards and more storage.

The joy of visual thinking meets the efficiency of linear text — express your most complex ideas with ease.

Anything goes on a board — add images and videos, clip content from websites and emails, drop in documents and tweets.

A wide-open canvas mirrors how you think, with smooth navigation and a unique zooming interface.

A native approach takes advantage of each your device’s unique strengths with blazing fast, local‑first sync.

Drag and drop content between Muse and your favorite apps, switching fluidly from thinking to production work and back.


Muse is your creative sanctuary for thinking work. Use it to push yourself mentally and emotionally as far as you can go to find a pure, original, fresh result that is yours and yours alone. Here are some principles we used in designing Muse as a tool purpose-built for thinking.

→ Thinking is messy. Embrace the non-linear chaos of creativity. Don’t force labels, organization, or structure too early.

→ Ideas come from other ideas. Breakthroughs come from discovering new connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information.

→ Ideas love a sanctuary. Creativity is an act of vulnerability. Deep thinking needs a dedicated space that gives you confidence to express half-formed ideas, without fear of mistakes or judgement.

→ Tap the information firehose, but keep it at a distance. A thinking tool should help you take advantage of social media, email, and the web — without drowning out your own voice and original ideas.

→ People think best away from their desks. Reading in a relaxed posture in your armchair, sketching in a notebook in your favorite cafe, taking a long walk in the park — these are where some of our best ideas and freshest thinking emerge.


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What’s New

Version 2.0

Muse 2.0 is here! Now you can use Muse on your iPad and your Mac, with all your boards synced instantly between them. Seamlessly switch to the device that best suits the task at hand.

New in this release:
- A brand-new Mac app
- Sync your Muse boards between any number of devices
- Text blocks, a way to type spatial text directly onto the canvas
- Text cards are now Notes, intended for quick text or ink annotations

Users upgrading from Muse 1.x on iPad will need to do a short (10s - 90s) data migration. Afterward you will have the chance to opt in to syncing.

We’ve poured our heart and soul into this 2.0 release. We hope you find it a valuable tool in your creative process.

Ratings and Reviews

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Editors’ Choice

Brutal minimalism, be damned: Muse’s organized chaos wrangles your files, photos, drawings, and text to provide a perfect brainstorming workspace. If you need to go deeper, Muse’s unique file structure lets you jump in and out of its signature boards with a flurry of slick gestures.

cthom924 ,

The quality and usability of this app are off the charts

I’m a visual thinker, and I’ve tried a lot of brainstorming apps before. Muse blows everything I’ve tried out of the water.

The gestures are really intuitive and save a lot of time once you get used to them. The app does a great job teaching you how to use the functionality.

I didn’t even need the pro membership, but I upgraded because I appreciate the attention to detail and quality that the Muse team has obviously put into this application. You can tell they’re passionate about this product!!

10/10, 5 stars, 2 thumbs up, however you want to say it, this app is fantastic. You won’t regret downloading it, and it will change the way you do your work.

I’m an app junkie (especially productivity apps), and I don’t write too many reviews. However, I’ll be fangirling about the Muse app to anyone who will listen for a long time!!

CGunn5 ,

Game Changing App for Business and Life

The team at Muse have created an incredible product oriented toward creativity and organization. The app uniquely manages to combine a blank canvas with structural organization, in turn presenting an opportunity for unrestrained thought and productivity. Never before have I been more effective in terms of idea generation and project development than I have with Muse at my disposal. In addition, the founders behind Muse have been incredible to work with. Their ability to source feedback on the product (and most importantly, act upon it) has allowed them to take a game changing application and continually improve on it. With a dynamite product and a special team committed to improvement, Muse will only get better with time. I’ll be along for the journey, and am excited to see how this app will impact others in similar ways to what it has done for me.

App Privacy

The developer, Muse Software, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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