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 single click
• Create multiple mind maps on a self-expanding canvas
• Create connections between otherwise unrelated topics
• Fullscreen mode lets you brainstorm without distractions
• Add photos and stickers to illustrate your ideas

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
• Export your tasks to Apple’s Reminders, Things, and OmnifFocus
• 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, Microsoft Word, CSV, or text outline

MindNode for iOS
Create mind maps with the tap of your finger on your iPad and iPhone. Browse them on your Apple Watch and automatically share them between all your devices using iCloud Drive. MindNode for iOS is available on the App Store.

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

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 browse our FAQs on

What's New

Version 2.5.7

• Fixes Quick Look integration on High Sierra
• Improves MindNode 5 compatibility

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Phenomenal app!

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I really love this app. I use it constantly whenever I get stuck writing something in my Markdown editor. “It just works” is used to describe a lot of apps nowadays, but it is 100% true with MindNode. Whenever I try to do something, use some kind of stray command or gestures, what I want to happens, happens. Whenever I run into a problem with some other app, I often think “why can’t they just do what MindNode does?!” In fact, I started using MindNode as a kind of intermediate when I want to export something to or from Markdown, simply because MindNode does such a good job of importing/exporting things. That’s just one example, but you get the point: it just works. Someone please give this developer a lot of money so that they can go on and also build the best outlining tool!

One of the best apps


I have used mindmapping for a long time and when I came across MindNode I was immediately sold. Very fast, intuitive, and “macOs” feel to it. I would love to see the ability to bring in some new features I used to have in MindManager (like workflow icons, etc.) but then this product is a fraction of the price and really does do what it says on the tin. Looking forward to version 5 to see where things are going but great job so far!

BTW, to reviews that talk about crashing. I’ve NEVER had it crash in years of use.

All around solid app


At first I was skeptical when I saw that the future set was rather minimal. After tinkering with it I gradually came to like it. The tasks feature is useful and the interface is clean. I would like some top down functionality as opposed to the auto-align only being left and right of the main node. The shortcuts are handy in this app especially the zoom functions. Picture importing and preview are awesome but I would like the ability to resize them. I’ll be interested in seeing how this app develops in the upcoming version!


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