iThoughts is a mindmapping tool for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (Mac version 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 ( /

Plays nicely:
      • Cloud synchronisation with iCloud, Dropbox and WebDAV
      • Drag and Drop
      • Siri
      • Multitasking (side by side windows)
      • Spotlight Search
      • Handoff (start editing a map on one device - finish up on another)
      • Send and open email attachements
      • 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
      • 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, 90 clipart images and 35 background canvas patterns.
      • 10 system 'Map Styles'.
      • Doodle (finger drawing)
      • Multiple topic selection
      • Search (map names, topics, notes, links) across all maps.
      • Filter (modified time etc)
      • External bluetooth keyboard support.
      • External Projector support (in addition to mirroring)
      • Rule based sorting - including option to sort continuously
      • Encrypted, password protected maps.

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

What's New

Version 5.5

New Features:
• Things Integration

• Clear auto load map when closing manually
• When CMD->RIGHT to move a topic, add it to the bottom of the topic above rather than the top of the topic below

• Fixed bug when exporting emoji in MindManager notes
• ATS http: fix
• Compact layout and no shape issue
• Pasting image/pdf issue in OSX

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

A Must have app


I’ve been using the app now for over 5 years. When getting thoughts together for seminars, books, even Christmas presents, I get all of my ideas done in iThoughts. For books or articles I do the road map including text in the notes section and then export via opml or rtf to my desired writing apps. It works flawlessly. Can’t recommend highly enough.

Best experience on the iphone


I'm pretty sure I've bought and tried every major mind mapping app for the iphone and this is the best hands down. The interface is so well-thought out that no other app matches the speed and versatility of ithoughts. The customisation options are endless and even though the default templates are kinda ugly, you can make them crisp, colorful and beautiful. The import/export options are also the most diverse I'm aware of. I love being able to switch back and forth between ithoughts on my iphone and macbook, and combining it with various writing and project management apps I use for my work.

One of my most used apps


For many years, I have used mind maps to do everything from designing complex research projects to planning events. I also use it to practice and learn things. I often research other apps to see what else is on offer, but after using it for many years, I am still exclusively using iThoughts, both on the iPad and the computer.
It is an outstanding app. Easy to use, bright and colourful, lots of features. The app is so easy to use and has so many useful features. Very highly recommended.


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57.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Unrestricted Web Access
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