iThoughtsX for Mac

iThoughtsX is a mindmapping tool for the Mac (iOS and Windows versions also available.) Mindmapping enables you to visually organise your thoughts, ideas and information.

ithoughtsx mind mapping app icon

Typical Uses:

  • Task lists.
  • Summarising.
  • Brainstorming.
  • Project planning.
  • Goal setting.
  • WBS
  • Course Notes/Revision.
  • Meeting Notes.
  • GTD

Highlights:

Import and export to and from many of the most popular desktop application formats:

  • MindManager
  • iMindmap
  • Freemind/Freeplane
  • Novamind
  • XMind
  • Mindview
  • ConceptDraw
  • OPML (OmniOutliner, Scrivener etc.)
  • Excel/Numbers/Outlook/ToodleDo (CSV)
  • Markdown
  • Plain/rich text
  • …plus import only support for CMAP, Scapple, Mindmeister, Mindnode, Mindmapper, SimpleMind and MyThoughts

Export to:

  • MS Powerpoint/Keynote (PPTX)
  • MS Word/Pages (DOCX)
  • MS Project (XML)
  • PDF
  • PNG
  • Markdown
  • Website (HTML + attachments)
  • Flashcard (Quizlet.com / Cram.com)
  • Things (Task Management App)
  • iCloud Calendar/Reminders

Plays nicely:

  • Cloud synchronisation with iCloud, Dropbox and WebDAV
  • Handoff (start editing a map on one device – finish up on another)
  • Send and open email attachements
  • Cut/Copy/Paste within and between maps and other apps (e.g. Mail, Safari and Notes etc.)
  • Upload and download community generated maps from Biggerplate

Flexible Topic Attributes:

  • Colour / Shape
  • Images / Icons
  • Notes
  • Rich text (using Markdown)
  • Hyperlinks (websites, other maps, other topics)
  • Callouts / Floating topics
  • Boundaries
  • Auto-numbering
  • Named relationships between topics
  • Style support (predefined collections of colors, fonts, shapes etc.)

Task Management:

  • Assign start/due date, effort, progress, priority and resources
  • Email task reports (by project, by resource)

Advanced Mindmap Features:

  • Multiple layouts (horizontal, vertical, fishbone etc.)
  • Multiple link styles (curved, tapered, right angled etc.)
  • Embedded documents (PDF, XLS, DOC etc)
  • Over 100 builtin icons and 90 clipart images.
  • Over 30 background canvas patterns (with option to import more.)
  • 10 system ‘Map Styles’ (with option to import more.)
  • Rules based filtering engine.
  • Presentation mode.
  • Rule based sorting – including option to sort continuously
  • Encrypted, password protected maps.
  • Outline View
  • Search (map names, topics, notes, links) across all maps.

First class macOS integration:

  • Retina support
  • Versions support
  • Fullscreen support
  • Spotlight integration
  • Quicklook support
  • Pinch to zoom
  • Dark Mode support

Download & Availability

Similar Apps

  • SimpleMind: a beautiful, intuitive mind mapping app helps you organize your thoughts, remember things and generate new ideas. 
  • MindNode: MindNode is a mind map and ideas brainstorm app for Mac helps you get all your thoughts out of your head and create a clear picture of your ideas.

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