WriteMapper 2: Mind Map (iPad‪)‬ 4+

Turn mind maps into text docs


Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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WriteMapper is the app that helps anyone with writing deadlines quickly and easily produce text documents using mind maps.


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WriteMapper was built to leverage the visual nature of mind maps to give you a bird's-eye view of your writing structure. Just one glance is all it takes for you to get a good feel for the flow of your work.

In doing so, you get a comprehensive yet clear picture of what's going on in your content. And, if you need to rearrange your writing sequences or move stuff around, it's as simple as drag and drop.


Ever write down the title, and then face a mental struggle with the rest of the blank page? WriteMapper helps you overcome writer's block by turning your writing process into a brainstorming exercise.

This allows you to rapidly and relentlessly generate ideas and points for your writing. Just spend a couple minutes on this quick-fire process, and before you know it, you'll have a fully-formed content structure all ready to go!


Each node on the mind map has a content section you can jump in to edit at anytime. Besides being able to style and format your writing however you like, you can also edit the title of this sub-point from this view as well.

The distraction-free writing mode helps you shift gears from the all-aspects-considered nature of the mind map outline, to the focused task of detailing the contents of the individual sub-point you're zoomed in on.


WriteMapper uses the nested structure of a mind map to automatically create and export a text document for you, right in your computer's file system. You can choose from a variety of file formats, including Markdown, HTML, Microsoft Word, plain text and Rich Text Format.

You can then edit the exported document in your text editing app of choice, to give that final draft the polish it needs to bring it to completion. With this supercharged content generation workflow, you'll get your writing done in no time at all!


"It has the perfect balance of elegance and features, and the text-editor itself is killer."—Charlie Sorrel, Cult of Mac

"WriteMapper is such a powerful tool. This workflow is so logical and intuitive."—Michael Levy

"Holy graphic design, that's one beautiful interface."—/u/bengiannis


WriteMapper was reworked from the ground up to be deeply integrated with and optimised for an incredible iPad experience. Here’s a couple of features and capabilities which we’ve leveraged from the power of iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, to help you do your best work:

1. Files
With the help of the new Files app, you can easily save, sync and access your WriteMaps (.writemap files) across devices.

2. Drag and Drop
Magically move text and images from other apps into the distraction-free editor, or rearrange the nodes in your WriteMap by dragging them around.

3. Keyboard Shortcuts
Typing is even better on the iPad with an external hardware keyboard; and we’ve made it even easier to keep the typing flow going by integrating multiple handy keyboard shortcuts.

4. Split View
You can also have the app open side by side another app with the Split View feature of iOS. No more constant switching between multiple apps!

5. Apple Pencil Support
The app also plays nice with your Apple Pencil. It's just another thing that helps make WriteMapper for iPad more versatile, powerful, and natural than ever.


Get WriteMapper for your Mac or Windows desktop computer to experience the full power of working on your .writemap files across your devices (sold seperately), accessing your WriteMaps using your preferred cloud syncing service.


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What’s New

Version 2.10.1

Fixed issue with image data not being saved correctly.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

lil nordy ,

Authors, start here

WriteMapper is the tool for journaling, blogging, or drafting your next novel. Cleanly displays your outline. Visual elements have imbedded text fields to capture narrative, images, and links. Exports fully formatted (narrative and/or images) documents in the hierarchical form of your map. Free 7 day trial has full capabilities available. Also provides a tutorial and reference manual. Low learning curve, no cost demo, no paywall = no risk.

I enjoyed playing with it, but as I am not a writer, it wasn’t what I needed. Since I can see where it would be a great tool for creatives to capture a linear process, I wanted to write a review to describe its abilities.

loureedtunes ,

A great app

This is a real nice and simple app. I am surprised it doesn’t have more downloads and reviews.

It is simple to use and very beneficial to the writer.

It exports in many different formats and also give a nice preview of the entire document.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the kind words - we hope you’ll continue to find WriteMapper useful! :)

Luigiskates12 ,

A great app, but there was a change from what I liked about it before

Hi, this has been a great app so far.

Before, what I really liked about it and found helpful was being able to export the mind map to a “Full Document Preview” and being able to then edit the text of all the content/nodes. This was helpful because in the actual map, I can’t see the full text contained in each node.

I use this format to read through and edit my thoughts, and being able to do that in the Full Document Preview was important for me. But this seems to have been taken away in this version. I would like to see this feature being reinstated, and it would also be nice to have an option to display all of the text contained in the nodes in the mind map (before exporting it).

Thank you.

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out to us to let us know about this issue.

We’ve just checked to be doubly sure - version 2.10 on the iPad doesn’t remove any existing functionality for the Full Document Preview feature. It’s still available in the toolbar in the mind map view > Export (right-most button) > Full Document Preview.

Anyhow, please do let us know more about what you’re seeing on your end via email (hello@writemapper.com) should you continue to have trouble with this, as we’d like to help you get this resolved.

Cheers and take care,
The WriteMapper Team

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