Developer: Literature & Latte

Current Version: 1.3.4

Last Updated: 10 months ago

Download Size: 10.6 MB - Download


scapple: to work or shape roughly, without smoothing to a finish.
- The Chambers Dictionary

Ever scribbled ideas on a piece of paper and drawn lines between related thoughts? Then you already know what Scapple does. It's a virtual sheet of paper that lets you make notes anywhere and connect them using lines or arrows.

Join up your thinking however you want. Scapple doesn't force you to make connections—every note is equal, so it's up to you which notes have connections and which don't. You have complete freedom to experiment with how your ideas fit together.

Creating notes is as easy as double-clicking anywhere on the page; making connections between ideas is as simple as dragging and dropping one note onto another. And unlike real paper, in Scapple you can move notes around and never run out of space.

• Simple—and fun!—to use
• Write notes anywhere
• Connect notes using drag and drop
• Move and arrange notes easily
• Stack notes in columns of related ideas
• Label connections
• Create background shapes to group notes
• Customise the appearance of notes
• MathType support
• iCloud syncing
• Full screen mode
• Export to popular formats or print your ideas
• Easily drag notes into Scrivener for further development

If you have any questions or feedback, you can contact us by email on [email protected] or via our support forum at


Release Notes:

Miscellaneous bug fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2
Review by TheBarometz

Scapple is everything I never knew I needed - I expect there are an infinite number of uses for this app. I initially expected it to be useful in drafting story arcs, but within a few weeks I was relying on it for a number of other tasks as well. Character sketches, scene outlines, storyboards … This app is so versatile and easy to use that it’s now among my three favorite writing-related apps. My favorite features include the ability to save “note styles,” and to import images, but it does so much more. It allows me to manipulate text far more than should be expected from an idea-drafting tool. It lets me choose from a variety of fonts, text sizes and text colors. I can place text in any of several different bubble shapes with different background colors and border colors. Scapple lets me align, distribute, group and connect elements in ways so many ways … Scapple is everything I never before realized I needed. I’ve been using it for more than a year, and I can honestly say that I hope there never comes a time when I’ll have to write without it.

Found helpful by 80 out of 82 people
Version 1.0
Review by mindmapperbros

Not sure - For this price I was hoping for a little more and I can't seem to understand this app. It's not a mindmapping tool and neither a writing tool so it doesn't really cut it. The OPML export doesn't seem to work (can't save it... just opens the dialog and I have to quit the app to get out of it!!) and it isn't pratical to keep changing the border style in order to get the style that I want. The interface seems confusing for such a simplistic app! I advise you to wait for futher updates but I guess they got it wrong from the start. It also crashed twice but not sure if it wasn't my iMac blame still...

Found helpful by 38 out of 92 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.3.4
Review by Raman Pfaff

Simple yet powerful - For me this is one of my favorite little utilities. I have to give a lot of educational talks and I use this every single time when trying to sketch out my ideas. I also develop software and this is great for intial planning of features. It takes just a few minutes to learn most of the features. More than worth the price.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.3.4
Review by micho8400

Excellent product. Highly recommended!! - just what I was looking for.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.3.4
Review by JVPM9

This has become a go to - This app has become a go to for me in planning and plotting. Adding a few drawings from my iPad and then connecting the thought process. I've truly come to enjoy this software.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.3.4
Review by Big Appletite

A great app, but it's a real shame it isn't updated more. - The app is great. It's simple, but without even basic usability updates, it doesn't look like other apps have trouble catching up—and fast. Please keep developiong this!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people