Total Recall is the simplest and most elegant mind mapping solution on the iPhone and iPad. You will instantly create beautiful mind maps and share them with colleagues and friends.

Organize your professional and private life with a few simple strokes – mind mapping has never been more fun.

- Intuitive touch interface
- Unlimited size of mind maps; panel enlarges itself when adding bubbles
- Various shapes, colors, sizes, arrows
- Automatic layouting of mind maps
- Send mind maps by e-mail to other users
- Universal app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
- Free version is limited to 3 mind maps

What's New

Version 5.0

Revamped graphics engine and a couple of new features. Try it out!

Ratings and Reviews

Color now broken


I love this app, but the recent update has broken the color functionality. Custom colors are no longer added to the "in this mind map" section, and do not "stick" within the mind map itself--the colors revert to standard shades or something else, which is not at all helpful when the color is used for something meaningful in the visualization. Please fix this so that it functions the way that it did in the previous version!! I'm also having difficulty moving the bubbles around on my newly-created mind maps, so I'm wondering if there may be a bug there also...

Not great, not bad, but better than most.

O, Ok.

Out of all the apps and extensions I've checked, this is the only one that turned out to satisfy me at all. The fact that the bubbles float around slowly for a bit gives it a contemplative feel, which somehow gives me some sort of thinking edge. In efficiency, this app is simple and clear to get by with, which is good.

However, my concerns are the appearances. I hate the childish colors. It seems too elementary school-oriented. I'd like some sort of option that changes the interface of the whole thing. I want a more serious look. Instead of just cute little bubbles, how about thought clouds that slightly change shape, and the priority colors would be from white clouds to very dark clouds with a lightning bolt (doesn't matter how it looks)? Or a picture of a neuron, and the lines that connect the neuron bubbles are the leg things that protrude from them? Or how about just circles that slightly glow? Anything that looks very professional, because that helps (me specifically) get in the zone of putting everything together. Add that bit to the app, and I will gladly pay at least 99c for the app, guarantee that I will be satisfied, AND vouch that this app is the way to go.

Until then, I give this app 3/5, but specifically a 3.7 out of 5.

Quite Good, But Needs Work


Let's start with the good: If you're looking for a mind-map app, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you start with this one. Not only is it free, it's better than many of the paid apps. Yes, there is an in-app purchase option, but it looks like the app is totally free and unlocked unless you want to save more than three mind-maps, in which case, you'd buy the in-app purchase. That's totally fair. In fact, I think it's a great system.

Also - this app works quite well on both the iPhone and iPad.

Overall, this app is quite good, but the interface needs a bit of refinement. For example, if you click the settings icon, a menu pops up. The only way to close that menu is to click the settings icon again. Usually, in most apps, clicking outside of the menu will close it.

The show/hide ignores its previous status and always opens as "show" when the app is launched. And the black background (seen when fully zoomed out) doesn't match the white background of the mind-map.

Also, the look of the bubbles could use a bit of professional polish. It looks like it's a child's app, but really, it's quite powerful.

Like I said... the app needs work. And yet, I'm rating it 4 stars because despite its flaws, this is a well done and powerful app.

I really hope the developer works on refining the UI. This could easily be a five star app.


Michel Neuhaus
1.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Mind Map Unlock $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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