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 iPad/iPhone -

• 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
○ 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 1.20.1

v1.20.1 fixes bugs reported on v1.20.0
Translated: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portugese, Russian, Spanish.
Breadcrumb bar in Cloud Explorers (Dropbox etc.) for quick navigation between folders.
Order Up (Command+PageUp) reconnects the selected topic to its parent parent (grand-parent).
Default Layout Direction for new mind maps can be set in Preferences | General.
Several bugs fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

43 Ratings

43 Ratings

What a great way to map out your thoughts


I am new to this program, used the lite version for about six months and then upgraded to the full version just before year end 2017. The solution is fantastic for anyone who “thinks” for a living and needs a tool to help them more easily brainstorm, deconstruct, massage, and rationalize ideas or organize them ino a cohesive visually appealing structure. I use it to capture key concepts for writing projects, build out work flows and processes, and also create and synthesize semantic relationships between topics or domains of knowledge for AI corpus creation.

Great Mapping Tool, but drops google drive


I love using this product for work, however, it often drops the link to my google drive. I like to save everything in my drive so I can back it all up but I have a difficult time keeping Simplemind connected to my google drive. If there is an update or a fix please let me know. The export to a text outline but I would love to be able to export it to an editable format (word, excel, etc.) instead of just a pdf. However, this export option thing is not a deal breaker for me but simply a limiting factor in my productivity. Other than that, I love this product.

Wow! Wowza! Wowzeritamisamo!

Shark Beast

Wow, wot a gamechanger!

I LOVE this app --I've got both the desktop and the ipad version. It's never been easier to take notes, make easily-arrangeable lists, write entire works -- and wot's even better, it's never been more FUN. I love just brainstorming, and then turning those thoughts into actual scripts, songs, poems, wotever. Moving bits around, playing with ideas, and you can even write more elaborate bits of text in the little notebox. The tops, hands down, no comparison. It's even fun to watch how smoothly the boxes move around, mesmerizing. An app with personality, not just grids and input boxes. Super cool.

This has replaced all my other notes and stickies and outliners and wotnot.

All I ask is pleeease don't make some weird update or go out of biz or wotever -- there's no other app this fine. It took me forever and tons of lessor apps to find this one, so be cool.


ModelMaker Tools BV
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English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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