MindNode makes mind mapping delightful. Mind maps are a visual representation of your ideas, starting with a central thought and growing from there. MindNode allows you to brainstorm, organize & share your thoughts in an intuitive way, so you can focus on the idea behind it. The clean interface lets you concentrate on generating and connecting thoughts, and an infinitely expanding canvas means that no matter how big or complicated your project gets, MindNode can keep up.

MindNode has helped students, artists and project managers to be more creative with less effort.

Brainstorming — Just Start With Your Ideas
• Create new ideas with a tap of your finger
• Create multiple mind maps on a self-expanding canvas
• Create connections between otherwise unrelated topics
• Add photos and stickers to illustrate your ideas
• Full VoiceOver support including gestures and other accessibility features

Organizing – Think Content, not Layout
• Simply rearrange your thoughts and hide entire branches to stay on top of your idea
• Automatically keep complicated mind maps organized using Smart Layout
• Highlight important nodes using different colors, fonts, and strokes
• Add notes to topics and labels to connections for additional details
• Easily browse large and complicated maps using a built-in outline
• Get things done by turning nodes into tasks, with parent nodes showing your progress

Sharing — Spread Your Thoughts Easily
• Access all your mind maps from your iPhone, iPad or Mac using iCloud Drive
• Share interactive documents publicly via the web through our MyMindNode service
• Import your mind map from MindManager, FreeMind, OPML, Markdown, TaskPaper, CSV, or text outline
• Export your mind map as a PDF, FreeMind, OPML, PNG, Markdown, TaskPaper, CSV, or text outline
• Export your tasks to Apple’s Reminders and OmniFocus

MindNode for AppleWatch
View your mind maps and tasks directly on your wrist using MindNode for Apple Watch. Free with MindNode for iOS.

MindNode for Mac
Create mind maps on your Mac and automatically share them between all your devices using iCloud Drive. MindNode for Mac is available on the Mac App Store.

If you have any feedback or questions, we’d love to hear from you! IdeasOnCanvas offers free support. You can reach us by email at, or on twitter at @mindnode. You can also read our User Guides or browser our FAQs on

What's New

Version 4.5.8

• Fixes TextBundle import
• Improves MindNode 5 compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Editors' Notes

Big ideas have hundreds of little components. If you want to start a business, run a marathon—anything—tracking all the pieces can be tough. That’s why we’re digging MindNode. Its simple layout helps us visually connect all those moving parts, which helps us organise it all. Plus, MindNode's got an awesome Apple Watch app, so we can always check out our ideas on the fly.

Distraction free


The interface gets out of the way. Greeting you with a blank canvas can be intimidating but after a quick tour it seems natural. Distracted free writing for mind mapping. MindNode has been setting the standard for years.

Developer Response


Getting Left Behind


It's really great to own the previous version only to have another one release and get left behind when it comes to updates. No support for the iPhone X means a big 0 out of 5 stars for me.


IdeasOnCanvas GmbH
47.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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