SimpleMind − Mind Mapping 4+

Capture your ideas and notes

ModelMaker Tools BV

    • 4.8 • 652 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: 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 2.3.5

Service Update: minor improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
652 Ratings

652 Ratings

Chnstv2000 ,

Solid Mind Mapping Program

I've been using SM Lite for years, and when I had to change computers, I figured out how to transfer the old to the same folder, and it handled the incoming files efficiently! Sure, I had to delete some useless ones, but the old ones looked great!
Thanks SimpleMind developers! Thanks ModelMaker!

Some people complained about the upgrade. Sure, it's pricy, but the Lite version is fantastic for a Mac. And if you need to share a map as a PDF or PNG, you can take a screenshot. Sure, it's a cheap option and it's not as nice, but you can pay for the full version.
I personally would consider upgrading if the price were under 10 bucks but it's not mine to say and I'm on a slim budget. The developer can charge whatever he likes. May I be so daring to suggest a 'lunch money' payment for an upgrade? That means "whatever one would pay for lunch" can go to the developer. I've rarely run into this with developers, but it allows people to spend what they can for the upgrade. (There ARE people who would pay 30 bucks for lunch. But I can't afford it.)

RossQuest ,

Quick to learn, great program

I purchased the program to outline my doctoral dissertation. Love it! So easy to move things around, play with the outlines, play with the main topics, and see the big picture. I've always struggled with regular outlining. I've used paper mind mapping for writing, consulting, training development. Now I can do it faster and easier on the computer with quicker flexibility to accommodate a new way of thinking about something. I'm still early in usage, i haven't used the notes much and I have yet to link two mind maps. But the ability to link mind maps is super helpful to me working on such a big project. I can get the big picture, and then in separate mind maps develop the pieces and easily jump between them.

harleys dad ,

Missed the target slightly...

I put this on my iPad and Mac, started using it to organize my ideas a bit better than an outliner or list maker. It is a pretty good mind mapper, and if you need all the functionality of a full up mind mapper, go for it. Unfortunately, I discovered that if I actually wanted to share my maps across devices, I had to upgrade this to the $30 version. It’s a nice product, but since the only additional feature I needed was to share maps across devices, it wasn’t worth it to me. Back to list managers that do share.

Oh, I would be OK with a $10 upgrade to just add on sharing, but not $30… sorry.

One last thing… as a mind mapper, i was also disappointed that it did not support many-to-many associations… in other words, I could not get an existing parent node to link to an existing child node such that the child node had two parents. A pretty standard thing, really. Maybe that’s in the upgrade, but can’t say.

App Privacy

The developer, ModelMaker Tools BV, 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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