SimpleMind – Mind Mapping for Mac

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 mind mapping app for mac
simplemind mind mapping app for mac

SimpleMind Highlights

  • Easy to use.
  • Continuously fine-tuned based on customer feedback.
  • Trustworthy and reliable: 7 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, Google Drive or your own Nextcloud based server.
  • Add media and documents.
  • Share Mind Maps.
  • Change and customize the appearance.
  • Tools to help you maintain overview.


  • 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, Nextcloud or Google Drive

  • sync your Mind Maps with other devices using Dropbox, Nextcloud 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

Download & availability

Buy this mind mapping app on Mac App Store here.

Similar Apps

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