SimpleMind - Mind Mapping

Developer: ModelMaker Tools BV

Current Version: 1.19.0

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 4.2 MB - Download


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 iPhone/iPad - check the web site.

• Easy to use.
• Continuously fine-tuned based on customer feedback.
• Trustworthy and reliable: 8 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


Release Notes:

• Image (file) and text drop is much improved
- drop an image on a topic to add image as floating image, embedded image or icon.
- drop an image in empty space to add a floating image or a new topic with an embedded image.
- drop Text to add a child or central theme.
• Link to Contact by phone number or email address. Mac OS 10.11 minimum.
• The Top-Down auto layout has 2 new layout directions, Top-RightToLeft and Bottom-RightToLeft.
• Super script and sub script markdown support ^^super^^ ,,sub,,
• Markdown text markup commands via main menu Style | Font (Bold, Italic etc)
• Outliner shows dates and has a filter to show only topics with a date set. Click date icon to change date.
• Default Word Wrap (long press wrap tool or Ctrl+W).
• Import Mind Map added to main menu.
• Finder-like sorting in Dropbox and Google Drive listings.
• Several minor bugs fixed


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.6.6
Review by BJPlays

Love the Simplicity of SimpleMind - I first used this product on my iPad. When I got a MacBook Pro, I immediately went to the Mac App Store to find out if there was a counterpart, and sure enough, here it is. It works the same way and the very best part is that I can connect the two devices through Bluetooth and all of my maps from the iPad were imported in about five to ten minutes. All of my class sessions (I teach at a small liberal arts school) are mapped, and from one semester to the next, I begin thinking about the next class by visiting the map and revising it if necessary. Love this product--it thinks like I do!

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.15.2
Review by walden69

Sych Is So Bad it is unusable on IOS/Mac - Let me first get this out of the way…. I am an expert user. I’ve used Google Drive and Dropbox for years and I have both properly configured. They work. Simplemind’s implementation of sync is so terrible, that it is functionally broken. Here is why: For starters it does not sync to its own directory or give an option of syncing to a default directory. It therefore wants access to your entire cloud drive and defaults to root. This should have been my first clue that the programmer implementing this had never done this before. A well implemented Sync would offer to create a subdirectory under apps (on dropbox) like Scrivener, 2Do, Carrot, Plex, and all other well implemented apps do. That is not the worst problem, however. The REALLY big problem is that changes on my mac to not show up on my iPhone and changes on my iphone do not show up on my mac. Sure initial sync works ok ( in the ROOT directory!) but even after forcing a sync the other machine refuses to pick up the change. I have tried using it by writing the file to a dropbox folder on my mac as well as using the API implementation. Closing and reopening the app makes no difference. For god sakes people, read up on how to do this and fix your app. Claiming you support sync is disgraceful. Customers… beware. If you want a great mindmapping program maybe this is it… as long as you have one device...

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.19.0
Review by vjeafx

Simplemind - Great UX. It just works - SimpleMind works well. Simple, stable steady. Been using it since 2009. Thank you SimpleMind.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.19.0
Review by Romcosx

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.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people