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iThoughtsX (mindmap)

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Description

iThoughtsX is a mind mapping app for the Mac. It is based upon and fully compatible with iThoughts for iOS. Windows version now available too.

Mindmapping enables you to visually organise your thoughts, ideas and information.

Typical Uses:

      • Task lists.
      • Summarising.
      • Brainstorming.
      • Project planning.
      • Goal setting.
      • WBS
      • Course Notes/Revision.
      • Meeting Notes.
      • GTD

Highlights:

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/Outlook/ToodleDo (CSV)
      • Markdown
      • Plain/rich text
      • ...plus import only support for Mindnode, Mindmapper and MyThoughts

Export to:
      • MS Powerpoint/Keynote (PPTX)
      • MS Word/Pages (DOCX)
      • MS Project (XML)
      • PDF
      • PNG
      • Markdown
      • Website (HTML + attachments)
      • Flashcard (Quizlet.com / Cram.com)

Plays nicely:
      • Cloud synchronisation with iCloud, Dropbox and WebDAV
      • Handoff (start editing a map on one device - finish up on another)
      • Send and open email attachements
      • 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'.
      • Find/Replace
      • Rules based filtering engine.
      • Presentation mode.
      • Rule based sorting - including option to sort continuously

First class macOS integration:
      • Retina support
      • Versions support
      • Fullscreen support
      • Spotlight integration
      • Quicklook support
      • Pinch to zoom
      • Find/Replace


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

What's New in Version 4.12

New Features:
• Compressed Layout Option (see more on one screen)
• Cost field in Task Settings (with rollup option)

Tweaks:
• Markdown attributes now toggle (CMB+B etc)
• Show task panel for multiple selected topics
• Keyboard shortcuts for editing cost/effort quickly (c and e)

Fixes:
• Change to map style didn't redraw topics
• Attempting to remove progress from multiple topics can set the parent to be rollup
• Strip whitespace from topics when copy/pasting
• Bullet point layout issue
• Drag image onto topic which already has a link - the link will be removed.

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Wowza

iThoughts is amazing. It’s one of the two most useful and most used apps on my mac, the other one being omnifocus. iThoughts is an amazing productivity tool. Once you figure it out and how it flows, it’s a great and fast tool for generating thoughts and grouping them quickly and efficiently. It’s easy on the back side of that brainstorming to go back and add more organization by changing the colors of specific groups, changing the way the outline looks, etc. It’s all just so darn easy once you get the groove of it. I’ve probably been using it for five or six years and I have now bought this program for every device I own: mac, windows, iPad, iPhone.

This developer is very responsive with quick answers back by email to questions. There are a couple of things that I think aren’t in iThoughts yet and would be important additions. The first of those is the ability to password protect documents. Much of the information that I put into iThoughts is highly confidential from a business perspective and, since docs cannot be protected, I find myself trying to figure out how I can hide them on thumb drives or whatever. It’s less than ideal. It would also be good if there were a better flow for being able to access documents between computers and portable devices. It is possible now, but it seems tedious and doesn’t flow well.

Those pieces of input aside, I wouldn’t be deterred. iThoughts is the real deal and deserved a great review.

This app is essential!

I have been using this app for several years now after the demise of mindmanager for mac. I wish I had found this app sooner. It is very simple to use, intiutive, and the developer gives outstanding support! It is my go-to app when needing to brainstorm or even outline speeches/book chapters - it assists, rather than impedes, the flow of your thoughts. Highly recommended.

iThoughtsX (mindmap)
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  • $49.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.12
  • Size: 29.7 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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