Developer: ModelMaker Tools BV

Current Version: 1.16.1

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 4.1 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 -

• 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:

Bugs fixed
New Flat Stock Icons, existing icons available on "Classic" tab
Tapered line styles added: Tapered, Reverse Tapered and Auto Tapered.
Natural + Colors style sheet uses Auto Tapered line style.
Call-out styles for labels.
Added png and tiff image export quality (Normal, Medium, High, Extra High)
Rectangular lasso selection: Command+Drag selects, Shift+Command+Drag extends selection
Auto scroll support for node well, moving elements and lasso selection.
Make topics and labels underline and strikethrough - via font style.
Rich text in topics and labels using MarkDown syntax: *bold*, _italic_ ~underline~
Word Wrap tool maintains paragraphs and lists (mark down syntax).
Option “Apply Word Wrap” controls default word wrap when adding topics and labels.
Touch bar support
Displaying "up" folder navigation item in Dropbox and Google Drive
Bug fixed: Style Sheet previews not working
Bug fixed: presets preview could cause crash
Bug fixed: Keyboard shortcut Alt+Backspace would not invoke "Delete Single Topic"


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 7 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.16.1
Review by @thumbmac

Solid app - does a good job - When you Google reviews for Mind Map software, SimpleMind does not get first place. First place is great but not everything. SimpleMind is a easy to use and simple solution that gets the job done. The interface between the Mac app and the iOS app could use some work (even using Dropbox) but it’s enough to make me spend $25 on the product. So far I am happy with both apps and feel this was a good choice. The competition is not far ahead of SimpleMind and you might spend more money unecessarily.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.16.1
Review by Singerguy2010

The best mind mapping software available - I have been mind-mapping for 11 years now. I have mapped business process, root cause analysis, relationships, business ideas, writing outlines, inventions, and so much more. The greatest reward a user will have is to capture the wonder, imagination, and beautiful creativity of the human mind. Each of us have a unique outlook on life accompanied by thoughts, emotions, experiences that drive each moment of our day and the overall outcome of our lives. Mind mapping is not just a bunch of balloons grouped together on a virtual page, but a series of thoughts, YOUR thoughts, separated logically, but linked together by experience and the incredible diversity of this journey we call life. Happy mapping!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.16.1
Review by BO Blip

LIves up to its name - Simple to use, it is my first choice and I own several others. And like many others they use export of a common free mind map to enable one to use another one.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.16.1
Review by devoidofnickname

Terrific app! - This is an easy to use app that is constantly being improved. I use it at least 4 - 5 times a week, and it’s an easy way to take notes. Highly recommended!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.16.1
Review by JeffAnother

Good, but not perfect - Powerful feature, nice UI, easy to use. But, could you please add iCloud syncing?

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people