SimpleMind - Mind Mapping 4+

Capture your ideas and notes

xpt Software & Consulting B.V.

    • 4.5 • 848 Ratings
    • Free
    • 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: 14+ years of updates and improvements.
• Used in a wide range of applications: business, education, legal and medical.
• 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
○ voice memos
○ videos

Seamless synchronization using clouds
○ sync mind maps with your iPads and iPhones
○ sync mind maps across platforms. For example with Mac - as a separate purchase
○ sync using iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, 坚果云 - Nutstore and Nextcloud

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 (Tablet only)
○ 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 2.4.0

• Spotlight Search support – use Spotlight to search for text in mind maps – including notes.
• Sort Children: sorts child topics alphabetically.
• Importing the basics of iThoughts files (*.itmz): hierarchy, text, notes, navigation links, icons and images in topics.
• Customize Topic Toolbar – show only the commands relevant to you on the topic toolbar.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
848 Ratings

848 Ratings

steveylang ,

Wonderful interface that gets out of the way, great customization options

This is the best mind mapping app I have found for iOS/MacOS. IMO the most important ‘feautre’ for a mind mapping or creativity app is being able to get your thoughts down without having to devote attention to the interface, and the interface here is simple and elegant- especially if you have a keyboard. After only a day I found the app pretty effortless to use (my other favorite app is Scapple, but there is no iOS version yet.)

The app comes with a good library of prebuilt styles but also has a lot of customization options so you can create your own styles, apply style elements to just individual items in a map, etc. There are multiple connection types available which is important if you like creating ‘free form’ type maps, most apps force you into a rigid connection scheme that looks bad if you want to move items around.

Finally, the app has some deeper features such as item notes, multiple link types, labels, checklist toggles, images, and an outline view. All for a single one-time registration fee (you’ll need to buy both iOS and MacOS apps separately though). The free version is completely usable on its own, and gives you plenty of opportunity to decide if you want to pay for the extra functionality of the Pro license.

Fuser-Invent ,

Great & one time cost!

I use this on an iPad and iPhone. There are so many mind mapping apps that are subscriptions or you only get a couple maps with the free versions. It took me way too long just to find one that I could just buy with a one time cost. I think I did read that you purchase it per platform though, so if I want to use it on my laptop I would have to buy that version. I probably won’t use it on the computer but even if I did, the software is good, so I’d be okay with the cost.

There’s one really big problem for me though which I hope is fixed in a future update. When I’m using the Apple Pencil on the iPad and enter a field to write into, it centers that field on the screen. That means I have to lift and move my hand to the center every time I want to write and then move the whole map back to the position I had it in. The palm rejection in the app isn’t great, both these together have caused some frustration. I’d much rather have an option to toggle this off so I can just write in the field where it already is.

damnsothiswasagreatapp ,

AI features are AMAZING

You can paste an entire mind map (or a section of a mind map I think) into this app from PURE TEXT, if you ask ChatGPT to output a mind map in a certain format (specifically “XML based OPML 2.0”).

You can also OUPUT this format from the app and paste it into ChatGPT and it understands it and can help you understand it, elaborate on it, expand certain branches, brainstorm, think about how to connect sections, etc. Or it can even turn a mind map into a paragraph form and understand it like perfectly, which is shocking. Or it can literally do almost anything you want.

I think these things may have been paid features on the pro or premium purchase of this app (which was a one-time fee.) I can’t remember if I got them with that upgrade or if they already existed and I just found out about them after having already upgraded. But either way, the paid upgrade was very much worth it.

In-App Purchases

Unlock Pro Functionality
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All premium features and functions

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The developer, xpt Software & Consulting B.V., 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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