Mind mapping helps you organize your thoughts, remember things and generate new ideas. We've created a beautiful, intuitive app, so you can mind map wherever you are and whenever you want.

SimpleMind is designed to synchronize your Mind Maps across platforms. For example (as a separate purchase) for Mac -

Free Functionality
• Everything you need to get started with mind mapping.
• No ads.
• No need to sign up for an account.
• Upgrade to full functionality is a one-time single purchase.
NOTE: In-App purchases are not shared via Family Sharing, purchase SimpleMind Pro instead.

• Easy to use.
• Continuously fine-tuned based on customer feedback.
• Trustworthy and reliable: 7 years of updates and improvements.
• Used in a wide range of applications: business, education, legal and medical.
• Unique free layout or different auto layouts.
• Seamless synchronization using Dropbox or Google Drive.
• Add media and documents.
• Share Mind Maps.
• Change and customize the appearance.
• Tools to help you maintain overview.

• Create
○ place topics anywhere you want in the free layout
○ or use one of the different auto layouts (great for brainstorming)
○ virtually unlimited page size and number of elements
○ supports multiple Mind Maps on one page
○ start with an image at the center of the Mind Map
○ reorganize and restructure using drag, rotate, re-arrange or reconnect
○ use single select or multiple select
○ use checkboxes, auto-numbering
○ link any two topics with a crosslink
○ label relations

• Seamless synchronization using Dropbox or Google Drive
○ sync your Mind Maps with other devices using Dropbox or Google Drive as a conduit
○ avoid data loss by recovering deleted Mind Maps
○ restore previous versions of a Mind Map
○ Dropbox stores deleted files and file versions for at least 30 days

• Add media and documents
○ voice memos
○ videos
○ images
○ photos
○ notes
○ icons (stock or custom)
○ links (navigation or hyperlink)

• Share your Mind Map
○ for example as PDF or Image
○ outline, can be imported in word processors
○ import/export as Freemind or opml
○ use the presentation mode to show your Mind Map to others
○ print

• Change and customize the appearance
○ apply our pre-defined style sheets
○ pick colors from the style color palette or choose custom colors
○ change the appearance of topics and lines
○ customize background color

• Maintain overview
○ collapse and expand branches
○ hide or show branches or topics
○ highlight branches by displaying branch borders
○ organize your Mind Maps in folders
○ search

What's New

Version 1.21.0

• Crosslinks can be used to make a summary or merge paths.
• Nextcloud support added. Use your own Nextcloud based cloud server to synchronize mind maps across devices.
• 坚果云 – Nutstore cloud support added. Use this Chinese cloud service to synchronize mind maps across devices.
• Manually toggle the crosslink style via the relation toolbar to style as “normal” hierarchy or crosslink.
• Maximum image thumbnail size increased to 480 pixels.
• Working around Dropbox time outs when synchronizing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
85 Ratings
85 Ratings

Very useful app!

I've used a few different mind mapping tools over the years, each having it's own USP, but overall this is the easiest to use. I never have to think about how to use it which just allows me to quickly map out and organise my thoughts. I tend to create an central index map that links to all my other maps, as creating links to other maps (and files, folders & websites) is so easy. I use both the iPad and Windows desktop version storing the maps on Dropbox. As others have said, it keeps improving through regular updates and the developers are responsive and helpful.



I visited this app some time ago and in my mind was not up to some of the competition. Well all I can say is that this is no longer the case.
For an iPad mind mapping app SimpleMind is just great. For me a mind mapping tool needs to be very quick to use and flexible. The developers have obviously put a lot of though into the user interface here and as a result the app is very snappy, colourful, and flexible... I have to say it has now overtaken my previous long standing mind mapping app.
It is a great high quality and stable app .. highly recommended +++


Simplemind +

Excellent app. Powerful, flexible and so easy to use, share and display. MAC app quite expensive but enables flawless sharing across iPhone, and IPad via Google Drive. Exports to pdf mean plans can be shared and displayed. A revelation after wrestling with Excel for too long! One improvement would be a web based app to allow me to use it in places I’m not allowed to use my MACBOOK: Company networks..


xpt Software & Consulting B.V.
20.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. upgrade to full version £6.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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