MindNode helps you connect your thoughts and clarify your ideas. Try a free 2-week trial of the full app.

A clean interface and focused feature set enable you to develop your project. Start with a thought, then take your project from first steps, to the next level, and into action.


• Capture your thoughts
Whether as words, images, links, tasks, or extended notes, capture your thoughts in any form. Don’t worry about order and importance. You’re just getting started.
Features like Quick Entry make adding different thoughts easy and intuitive. Smart Layout means you don’t have to worry about how your document looks. MindNode will always make sure it is readable and beautiful.

• Explore the connections
Your document reflects your changing understanding as you add more thoughts. Connect, reconnect and detach as often as you like. Folding branches to focus on one thought makes it even easier to explore an idea in-depth. Discover unexpected connections and create something unique.

• Organize your idea
MindNode helps clarify the context and connections from one thought to another. Add individual styles to text and nodes to understand complex information at a glance. Outline view gives a new perspective on the flow of ideas.

• Share your project
Present or export your document. Beautiful layouts and themes make sharing a MindNode document with your team or family a pleasure. Send tasks to Reminders or OmniFocus. Export your project as OPML, FreeMind or text outline to continue work on your project. Using our free web service myMindNode, you can share your documents with your colleagues, no matter the devices they are on.


"The app keeps out of your way, so it doesn't interrupt your thought processes." – New York Times

"Mind Node totally saved a client presentation today. Thank you. The speed with which I could translate my ideas to a flow… amazing." – Robert, Interaction Designer

"You have no idea how useful this Quick Entry feature is for a novel I’m planning. Over-organization in the planning stage has been my Achilles heel. Thank you! Truly best in class." – Eric A. Bowers, Author


Whether it's your iPhone when on the go, your iPad or Mac at work, or your Apple Watch during a workout, with MindNode you stay productive wherever you are. Deep system integration lets you store your files in iCloud Drive and access them on all your devices. MindNode for macOS sold separately.


• Nodes with titles, notes, images, tasks and links
• Drag and Drop content from other iOS apps
• Quick Entry
• Branches and connections to show different types of relationships
• Outline view, including search
• Multiple themes and unlimited personal themes
• Many styling options for all parts of the document
• Top-down and horizontal layouts
• Two branch shapes, multiple node shapes
• Full screen mode
• Dark Mode
• Export to text, pdf, image and outline formats
• Share tasks to Reminders and OmniFocus
• myMindNode, free web service to create sharable documents
• Redesigned UI, relying on Actions and Panels
• iOS 11 document manager


Reach us at and on Twitter @mindnode. Let us know if you have questions or issues. We’re always glad to help.


MindNode is a free app with In-App purchases. The free app allows you to view your documents, as well as share them.
• You can unlock a free 2-week trial.
• Unlock the full app with all features with a one time purchase.

What’s New

Version 5.2.3

• Adds actions to copy and paste style
• Adds actions to scroll to the start and end node of a connection
• Improves performance when selecting a node
• Improves performance during text input
• Makes folding indicator on nodes tap-able
• Opens Shortcuts app after running specific shortcuts
• Allows to specify document path and title, when creating a new document via URL Scheme

• Prevents folded nodes to appear in Voice Over
• Fixes a bug where the Outline would appear empty
• Removes white flickering background when rotating the iPad
• Retains strike-through text when applying a theme
• Tries to recover when sticker is not part of the document
• Fixes a bug which lead to wrong branch layouts in manual layout
• Ensure that a node in text editing or resizing state isn't covered by any other node
• Selects a cross connection when clicking on it's title
• Fixes a bug which prevented the selection of cross connections after folding
• Fixes a drawing glitch when resizing a node
• Fixes a crash when dragging first level nodes
• Fixes a crash when changing selection after text editing
• Improves the dialog that appears when a document has missing images
• Fixes an undo related crash
• Improves URL scheme generation for local documents

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
251 Ratings
251 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Capture your thoughts, then organise them.


Developer response please

First I love this app. But the option to merge two branches together in a tree instead of just connecting the nodes. Also a theme editor would make creating a theme much easier. Also adding gradients would be SO cool. Thx ,

App won’t work on my Mac version

Now that I bought it, it doesn’t look like I can crossover between the two, but surely they can make a version that works with Yosemite since that’s how many of my creative apps still work best. Installing a new operating system just so that I can run helpful apps just isn’t possible! Please make a version that will work on purposely older versions that will be most useful.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Yes, MindNode for macOS and iOS are two separat apps that run on two different operating systems. Currently Apple has not provided for cross-promotions, though we hope that will change in the future.

On the Mac we want to stay current and light. Each operating system we support requires continued effort in maintenance, which we would rather invest in new features and improvements.

If you are using macOS Yosemite please purchase MindNode 2 for Mac. You can upgrade to MindNode 5 for Mac for free a soon as you upgrade your macOS to High Sierra and Mojave (10.13 and 10.14), or newer.

In-App Purchases

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IdeasOnCanvas GmbH
71.9 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 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+
© 2018 IdeasOnCanvas GmbH
In-App Purchases
  1. Full App $14.99
  2. Upgrade from MindNode 4 $9.99
  3. Upgrade for Recent Customers Free


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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