Developer: MatchWare

Current Version: 4.0.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 191.5 MB - Download


* MindView 5 is now available through the MAC Store.


MindView 4® is an easy to use mind mapping software designed to help users brainstorm, organize and present ideas. Based on the proven Mind Mapping® theory, it enhances creativity, clarifies thinking and improves memory retention and recall. MindView 4 includes the new Lion OS X interface, a variety of ready-to-use templates, easy-to-use wizards and professional clipart to improve your layout. Export your completed Mind Map® to Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® PowerPoint, PDF, HTML or Mediator.

MindView is ideal for:

1.Visual outlining of written documents

2.Storyboarding and developing presentations or websites

3.Creating timelines

Develop your Mind Map in 5 different views including a timeline, depending on the nature of your data or the audience you are presenting for. Users can easily switch back and forth between views to help reinforce topics and relationships.

MindView 4 is fully integrated with Microsoft Office. With a click of your mouse, users can generate clearly outlined Word® documents or professional PowerPoint® presentations. Re-import exported documents into MindView while retaining or updating any additional work done respectively in Word or PowerPoint. You can even import native Word and PowerPoint files into MindView where the branch structure of the new Mind Map is based on the paragraph structure or slide structure of your original Word or PowerPoint file.

MindView is an ideal way to create an outline for written documents. Export to and Import from Microsoft® Word. When MindView exports to Word, main ideas are exported as main headings, sub-ideas as sub-headings and so on. Choose between professional templates, include a table of contents, choose a numbering scheme, decide how to display attachments and more.

1.Visually brainstorm ideas for main and sub headings in a non-linear way.
2.Use the text editor (the note card) to add comments and notes to each heading section.
3.Cite sources by linking to documents, websites, text files and so forth.
4.Visually reorganize your headings (i.e. branches) by dragging and dropping them in the map.
5.Export to Word as a linear outline, using professionally designed, customizable templates including APA and MLA for heading and citation formatting.

MindView is an effective way to structure and allocate assets for presentations. Export to and Import from Microsoft® PowerPoint. Native PowerPoint files can also be imported.

1.When storyboarding presentations, an idea in your Mind Map represents a slide or a page in your presentation, a sub-idea represents a sub-page or sub-slide and so on.
2.Attach assets to map branches (ideas), such as pictures, document files, sound and videos files. These files are included when you export to PowerPoint, HTML and Mediator, and are displayed on their respective pages or slides.
3.Create hyperlinks, branch connections and other interactivity which will also be included when exporting.
4.Export to PowerPoint, HTML or Mediator using professionally designed templates.

Create Timelines by adding dates and times

MindView is more than just Mind Mapping software. Use the Timeline view as an effective way of displaying your work. Easily add dates and times to your branches and switch to the Timeline view to see the information displayed along a horizontal time axis. This is great for projects, presentations and task management.

Create websites with HTML Export Wizard

Export to HTML quickly and effectively with no programming required! Use the Export Wizard or use the "One click" export option. Even the Timeline can be exported as HTML. The Export Wizard for HTML and Mediator includes ready-made templates offering optional top bar and side bar navigation styles. You can easily customize these templates according to your needs and save them for further use.


Release Notes:

• Added supporting of Numbering for all layouts
• Improved User Interface
• Improved Pack&Go functionality
• Fixed Export to Word functionality
• Fixed Export to PowerPoint functionality
• Fixed Export to HTML functionality


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 4.0.1
Review by lostontheedge

A solid 4 stars… - I needed a mindmapper that provided good printing and export capabilities. While the printing works as promised from the start. MindView responded to the issues I was having with exporting and the new version works as advertised. While some of the competing tools provide more "razzle-dazzle" formatting options, I find myself spending too much time tweaking format with those tool instead of brainstorming. Out of the tools I tried, MindView has struck a good balance.

Found helpful by 12 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 4.0.1
Review by draymer

Another solid 4-star rating ... - I've been using XMind for a number of years. XMind is a great app, however its not well integrated into the OS X environment. I bought a copy of MindView this morning for some new maps and I have to say that it works great, has the nice OS X look and feel. I would have given it 5-stars, however, their is an annoying focus jump when editing nodes on the map (instead of using the inspector). Kudos to the folks at MatchWare. Great application, would recommend to any one that does mind mapping as day-to-day part of their job.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 4.0.1
Review by OurLadyOfGuadalupe

so far so good - I've had this for a couple days. So far, so good. it's comprehensive, which is good. Of course it's not as simple as some other mind managers. And simple is good, too. What I really hope is added is the ability to export to other mind managers, especially iThoughts on iPad.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people