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Visualize your ideas with these great mind mapping apps

Having great ideas is one thing, but actually acting on those ideas is quite another. To help you do just that, you can visualize your ideas to be able to organize and work on them using these mind mapping apps. With these apps, you can easily sketch out your ideas by connecting thought bubbles, projects, and more. Whether you're working alone or with classmates or colleagues, these mind mapping wonders can help you be more creative and productive.

Grafio 3 - Diagrams & ideas
MindMeister (Mind Mapping)
Lighten-Mind Mapping by XMind
Mindly (mind mapping)
Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Grafio 3 - Diagrams & ideas
Grafio 3 - Diagrams & ideas

Grafio 3

Ten Touch Ltd.

Allow Grafio to become an extension of your fingertip

Allow Grafio to become an extension of your fingertip. Draw a rectangle, circle or an ellipse and watch Grafio recognize and replace it with a perfectly looking shape for your diagram or schematic. Grafio has been around for 7 years already, polished, efficient and full of features achieved through more than 30 updates and free upgrades.

Drag and drop objects...

Map your thoughts
MindNode 4

MindNode 4

IdeasOnCanvas GmbH

MindNode makes mind mapping delightful

MindNode makes mind mapping delightful. Mind maps are a visual representation of your ideas, starting with a central thought and growing from there. MindNode allows you to brainstorm, organize & share your thoughts in an intuitive way, so you can focus on the idea behind it. The clean interface lets you concentrate on generating and connecting thoughts, and an infinitely...

MindMeister (Mind Mapping)
MindMeister (Mind Mapping)

MindMeister (Mind Mapping)

MeisterLabs

MindMeister is the market-leader in collaborative mind mapping

MindMeister is the market-leader in collaborative mind mapping. Create, share and edit mind maps quickly on the go with our intuitive app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch!

"[...] the syncing, sharing, rapid-entry features of MindMeister make it my top pick."
The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Description:
MindMeister is the one and only mobile mind mapping app you'll ever need. Whether you're using it in...

Lighten-Mind Mapping by XMind
Lighten-Mind Mapping by XMind

Lighten

XMind Ltd.

Proudly Presented by XMind

Proudly Presented by XMind

Lighten is a mind mapping app for the best way to clarify thinking, boost productivity, brainstorm, and visualize concepts on your iPhone and iPad.

It offers a perfect balance between powerful features and ease of use.

Feature highlights:

- create mind maps by simple taps
- many business style themes to choose
- create folder to organize maps
- highlight topics with stars
-...

Mindly (mind mapping)
Mindly (mind mapping)

Mindly (mind mapping)

dripgrind Oy

Mindly helps to organize your inner universe

Mindly helps to organize your inner universe. Give a structure to your thoughts, capture ideas, plan a speech, take notes. It is up to you. The universe is yours.

Use it for:
• Thought structuring
• Idea collection
• Brainstorming
• Planning a project
• Preparing a speech
• Preparing for a meeting
• Writing a quick summary

If you are a visual person (like us) you will love...

Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing
Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing

Lists for Writers

Thinkamingo

Lists for Writers is a great addition to any writer’s toolbox

Lists for Writers is a great addition to any writer’s toolbox. Helpful to both novice and expert writers alike, this app delivers list after list of prompts and ideas for your brainstorming sessions: names, character traits, plot lines, occupations, obsessions, action verbs, and much more! Whether you are working on a creative writing project, a short story, an essay assignment,...

SimpleMind Pro+ Intuitive Mind Mapping
SimpleMind Pro+ Intuitive Mind Mapping

SimpleMind Pro+ Intuitive Mind Mapping

xpt Software & Consulting B.V.

Mind mapping helps you organize your thoughts, remember things and generate new ideas

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 Mac - https://simplemind.eu/download/full-edition/

Highlights
• Easy to use.
• Continuously fine-tuned based on customer feedback.
• Trustworthy...

Mind Vector
Mind Vector

Mind Vector

i2e Consulting LLC

Mind Vector is the most popular choice for collaborative mind mapping

Mind Vector is the most popular choice for collaborative mind mapping. Use this tool to create, share and edit your mind maps using iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch!
All your maps and nodes from built-in app will appear on Apple Watch instantly.

“Brainstorming sessions are all about creating great visual cues that will spur you on to new ideas and Mind...

Also Good

Apps with average score

iMindMap
iMindMap
iMindMap

iMindMap

ThinkBuzan Limited

iMindMap users, keep your creativity flowing by accessing your Mind Maps on your phone with iMindMap iPhone. iMindMap iPhone gives you the freedom to develop and adapt your Mind Maps wherever you are. Download today to enjoy creative thinking and flexible productivity on-the-go.

You can’t always be at your desktop, but...

SimpleMind (Legacy)
SimpleMind (Legacy)
SimpleMind (Legacy)

SimpleMind (Legacy)

xpt Software & Consulting B.V.

WARNING: This edition is superseded by SimpleMind Pro. This app will continue to be updated, but we strongly advice new customers to purchase SimpleMind Pro.

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...

Mindscope - Thought Organizer
Mindscope - Thought Organizer
Mindscope - Thought Organizer

Mindscope - Thought Organizer

John Goering

Mindscope is a new and powerfully simple way to store your thoughts without getting lost in the details.

• Quickly create text entries with a double-tap and drag them around, aligning them to each other. Perfect for brainstorming, capturing, and sorting thoughts or taking notes.
• Tapping an entry enters...

iMindMap HD
iMindMap HD
iMindMap HD

iMindMap HD

ThinkBuzan Limited

iMindMap users, keep your creativity flowing by accessing your Mind Maps on your iPad with iMindMap HD. iMindMap HD gives you the freedom to develop and adapt your Mind Maps wherever you are. Download today to enjoy creative thinking on-the-go.

You can’t always be at your desktop, but inspiration can strike...

Mindomo (mind mapping)
Mindomo (mind mapping)
Mindomo (mind mapping)

Mindomo (mind mapping)

Expert Software Applications Srl

Unleash the power of your ideas with mind mapping.

Capture your thoughts directly on mind maps, turn them into presentations on the fly, and share them with others. Synchronize your maps to the cloud, from any device.

The Mindomo platform creates a powerful environment where you can easily collaborate with others...

SimpleMind+ Intuitive Mind Mapping
SimpleMind+ Intuitive Mind Mapping
SimpleMind+ Intuitive Mind Mapping

SimpleMind+ Intuitive Mind Mapping

xpt Software & Consulting B.V.

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 Mac - https://simplemind.eu/download/full-edition/

Free...

reteNoteLite
reteNoteLite
reteNoteLite

reteNoteLite

Tokyo Cartographic CO.,LTD.

reteNoteLite is a simple application.
This is a ios application that you can create a note in a favorite colors and shapes.
With reteNote, you can create a practical and beautiful note.
By taking notes graphically, it will expand your thinking. reteNote make that help.
reteNote will be simple from now on.

*This is the...

Headspace
Headspace
Headspace

Headspace

Flat Black Films

*** PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A MEDITATION APP *** (There is another app called "Headspace: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness" and this is NOT that app!)

THIS, the original Headspace, is iOS's coolest mind-mapping app! Do your mind-mapping in 3D space.

"Five stars on iPhone, completely off the scale on iPad"

"This is...

Headspace Lite
Headspace Lite
Headspace Lite

Headspace Lite

Flat Black Films

Headspace is iOS's coolest mind-mapping app!

"Love the program. Favorite app. Useful and looks great. "

"The implementation is beautiful! In my opinion, Headspace is becoming one of the best apps in the store."

"I bought Headspace last night on a whim - been fooling around with mindmapping apps lately. This is a...

MindMapper
MindMapper
MindMapper

MindMapper

SimTech Systems Inc.

Mind Mapper is a mind mapping tool that helps users to capture and organize information visually. It is the only iPhone/iPad app available that supports multiple mapping directions with a planner that links to the map.

Capture and draw your thoughts on the canvas of MindMapper. Visually organize them and see...

Total Recall - Mind Map
Total Recall - Mind Map
Total Recall - Mind Map

Total Recall - Mind Map

Zyense

Total Recall is the simplest and most elegant mind mapping solution on the iPhone and iPad. You will instantly create beautiful mind maps and share them with colleagues and friends.

Organize your professional and private life with a few simple strokes – mind mapping has never been more fun.

- Intuitive touch...

TheBrain Tech
TheBrain Tech
TheBrain Tech

TheBrain Tech

TheBrain

Described by Wall Street Journal as “Software that thinks like you do” and MacLife as “the most compelling mind mapping adaption we’ve encountered.” Winner of KMWorld's Trendsetting Products.

TheBrain lets you see and connect everything across all your devices. Capture ideas, web pages, files and notes and always find them...

XMind Cloud
XMind Cloud
XMind Cloud

XMind Cloud

XMind Ltd.

Proudly presented by XMind Ltd.

XMind Cloud is a synchronization tool for XMind across devices. It provides mind mappers with easy access of mindmaps whenever they want.

Highlights:
• Dedicated to XMind mind mappers like you;
• Mind mapping to capture fast-waning thoughts;
Key Features:
• Mindmaps automatically saved and synchronized:
• Check for your...

reteNote
reteNote
reteNote

reteNote

Tokyo Cartographic CO.,LTD.

reteNote is a simple application.
This is a ios application that you can create a note in a favorite colors and shapes.
With reteNote, you can create a practical and beautiful note.
By taking notes graphically, it will expand your thinking. reteNote make that help.
reteNote will be simple from now on.

Features
-Create a note.
-Link...

iBlueSky (mindmapping)
iBlueSky (mindmapping)
iBlueSky (mindmapping)

iBlueSky (mindmapping)

Tenero Mobile Limited

Elegant, intuitive & clutter-free mind mapping. Wherever inspiration strikes. Capture and develop your best ideas. Realise your full potential with iBlueSky.

Key Features:

- Optimized for iPad Pro, iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch (only one purchase required to run with an optimized experience on all device types).

- Huge page size

- Easy import...

MindLayout
MindLayout
MindLayout

MindLayout

Nian Luo

Visually Outline Information > Streamline Thoughts > Plot thoughts in a map > Increase Productivity > Get Organized

Simply streamline and envisage your thoughts at the snap of a finger by creating, editing and sharing your mind maps with ‘Mind Layout’.

Whether you want to create a business presentation or wish to...

ZenChart
ZenChart
ZenChart

ZenChart

Nigiri Studios, LLC

"Flawless Charts" - rated 9.0 awesome by AppsZoom

ZenChart aims to elevate flowchart drawing to sublime levels. When mind mapping or getting a quick idea down, the last thing you need is for the program to get in the way. Every feature in ZenChart is designed to be intuitive, quick, and...

iMindQ – Stylish Mind Mapping and Brainstorming
iMindQ – Stylish Mind Mapping and Brainstorming
iMindQ – Stylish Mind Mapping and Brainstorming

iMindQ – Stylish Mind Mapping and Brainstorming

Seavus DOOEL

Note: Requires a subscription in order to create and save new mind maps.

iMindQ is a mind mapping app that will help you to inspire creativity, stimulate thinking and brainstorming, provoke innovation, enable visualizing of ideas, manage information overload and present information in a powerful visual format.

The free version...

IdeaBoost : Tool for Brainstorming and MindMap
IdeaBoost : Tool for Brainstorming and MindMap
IdeaBoost : Tool for Brainstorming and MindMap

IdeaBoost : Tool for Brainstorming and MindMap

Naoya Enokida

―For All People and Organizations Requiring Creativity―
IdeaBoost is a powerful thinking tool designed to match the workflow of your creative thoughts. Its simple and intuitive interface integrates seamlessly with a wide variety of thinking methods.Its main features which include smooth handwritten sticky notes, editable canvases, a variety of frameworks for...

Mindo
Mindo

When you need to map out your thoughts before writing, this app does the job

Mindo

Mindo

Laterhorse

Mindo is a powerful mind mapping tool. You can easily organize your thoughts, ideas, and information in this app.

Coggle
Coggle
Coggle

Coggle

Coggle

Coggle gives you a clear way to share and understand complex information. It's a collaborative mind-mapping tool that simplifies complex things.

Log in with your Google account to get started instantly!

Features:
- Real-time collaboration
- Unlimited diagrams
- Unlimited image uploads
- Markdown support

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

iLKA - ideas grow wings!

iLKA - ideas grow wings!

Coscico Technologies Corporation

iLKA Visual Knowledge Organizer and Presenter
(mind mapping on steroids)

*** In a special context of the "Back-To-School" initiative, iLKA can be downloaded for free for a limited duration of time ***

iLKA is the FIRST 4th generation visual knowledge organiser which enables creating, visualising and presenting information that can integrate in a global knowledge exchange network for education and business, or can just be used stand alone for your private visual knowledge database.

- 5 basic tools: Card, Stack/Gallery, Connector, Pro/Contra Box, Sort Box
- Each iLKA desktop can contain multiple slides, each slide is an unlimited sized canvas
- Standard and Prezi-like customised animation
- Beaming whole iLKA desktops or single elements to local peers
- Upload/Download iLKA desktops to/from iLKA community, modify locally
- Social knowledge and learning community with searching, sorting, commenting, likes, following and chatting

BigMind Pro - Mind Mapping

BigMind Pro - Mind Mapping

Appxy

BigMind is a perfect tool to create a mind map. It can record your ideas, create to-do list, take note at meeting and anywhere else you require a fast, intuitive method to collect ideas and information and think things through.

BigMind has been carefully designed, with efficient and professional characteristics. More quickly and Convenient operations, it will greatly improve your personal productivity.

Powerful Features
•Adjust the topic's color, border, shape and text freely.
•Allow add icon, attachment, callout for topic. Built-in rich library, makes your mind map more convincing.
•Create relationship and boundary easily, and include lots kind of style.


Efficient and professional
•Folder for archiving, more structured.
•Provide a rich typical template, improve efficiency.

Quick and Convenient operations
•Add child and sibling topics in one tap, more quickly.
•Unique Action Plate, integrates 6 common functions, slip to select. Easy to complete complex operations.
•Smart zoom in/out.

Supports various formats.
•Export mind map to jpg, pdf, txt, html.

Security
•Password protect your mind map, prevent important information leakage.
•Using Trash, Prevent accidental deletion.

BigMind is constantly updated with new features. Please write to us before leaving negative reviews, as we can often help with your problem or help you better use the app.

If you have any problem or suggestion, please send mail to [email protected], you will get the response and solution in a short time.

Retro Mind Map-XMB Mind Mapping notepad memo notes

Retro Mind Map-XMB Mind Mapping notepad memo notes

kofokoo

Similar to PS3 using the XMB menu to show the mind map, it mainly uses the game virtual key operation. The operation is smooth and powerful, you can create infinite level nodes, every step of the operation can automatically be saved. Retro Mind Map use the special Rmp formation, as long as you are willing, you can input an entire Encyclopedia into a mind map with Rmp file formation! Also you can save your mind map very conveniently. You can connect the computer iTunes to upload or download the Rmp file, or directly send map file in Rmp format via email, if your friend has downloaded the Retro Mind Map, he can easily open it. Retro Mind Map is your work and learning helper.

MindLayout Pro - mind mapping

MindLayout Pro - mind mapping

Nian Luo

Visually Outline Information > Streamline Thoughts > Plot thoughts in a map > Increase Productivity > Get Organized

Simply streamline and envisage your thoughts at the snap of a finger by creating, editing and sharing your mind maps with ‘Mind Layout’.

MindLayout for Mac
Create mind maps on your Mac and automatically share them between all your devices using iCloud Drive. MindLayout for Mac is available on the Mac App Store.


Available in 10 languages, namely English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish,Korean, French, German and Japanese, the app is a must to boost productivity significantly.

Use Mind Layout to:
• Explore ideas, Brainstorm them
• Create School Projects, Class Notes with Mathematical Formula
• Make Travel Plans
• Create health & diet charts
• Formulate Project roadmaps
• Create Presentations and more


Feature Highlights
• LaTex language for mathematical formula.
• Create, edit and import mind maps.
• Add Child and Sibling nodes
• Search node feature allows easy nodes discoverability
• Simply drag or drop the nodes to cut-copy-paste
• Color coded nodes
• Select theme for your map- Follow color, Level Color, No Border mode, Grayscale mode, Night mode
• Multiple line styles-Dotted, Straight and curve to arrange nodes
• View Map in List Format
• Multiple theme.
•Support for opening Mindjet xml document(.mmap).
•Support for opening Xmind document(.xmind).
[Contact]
[email protected]

Fly Mind Free-Clear Mind Mapping

Fly Mind Free-Clear Mind Mapping

kofokoo

This is a free version that contains advertisements. If you like it, you can buy the paid version.Less is more.Very easy and speedy to create beautiful mind map.Very easy to use.Many kinds of theme(56 kinds of theme).Freely change line style(9 kinds of line style).Clean and beautiful interface.Foldable and movable menu.Help you organize your thoughts very quickly.Infinitely expanding canvas.You can create your project as big as you can.Infinitely central thoughts.Freely move any mind map node.Automatic line adjustment.It can also be saved as photo to your photo library.Easy and beautiful.This software uses game engine to develop,so it has some dynamic effects.The mind map list uses big screenshots,so you can see all your mind maps very clearly!

Connected Mind (mind mapping)

Connected Mind (mind mapping)

Keith Coughtrey

Designed for learning, made for the classroom. Connected Mind is approved by teachers, for teachers.

EXCITING & PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Connected Mind allows students to visually connect ideas and organize information as it makes sense to them. Our revolutionary finger-drawing technology combined with a toolbox of design elements turns dull information into dynamic memories. Create a map, drag and drop lines of thought, connect ideas and add a rainbow of colors, shapes and images to make a memorable masterpiece, just as you see it in your mind.

UNLIMITED MAPS in UNLIMITED LOCATIONS
We understand that today's student needs access to mind maps both inside and outside of the classroom. In response, we've developed the Connected Mind Map Cloud that safely and instantly syncs your mind maps with multiple mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

WHAT IS MIND MAPPING?
Mind mapping helps you to visually organize and link concepts, ideas, words and images around a central topic. In today’s world we suffer from information overload. Connected Mind provides you with a creative way to structure the information as it makes sense to you.

THE TOOLBOX INCLUDES:
-- 34 funky fonts
-- 38 adjustable character sizes
-- 46 different resizable shapes
-- Gorgeous color gradient fills
-- An unlimited rainbow of colors
-- Creative control over the layout of your map
-- Unlimited undo & redo (no mistakes!)
-- Share an image of your mind map with friends

BORING (BUT IMPORTANT) TECH STUFF:
-- Backup mind maps to the Connected Mind cloud
-- Delete or rename maps
-- Pinch-zoom and double tap to zoom in/out
-- Autosaves when you leave the app
-- Works offline
-- Import mind maps created in Freemind format via the Chrome version
-- Automatic smoothing of hand drawn lines
-- No account or login required - uses your existing Google sign in
-- Supports 2 factor authentication

cartesian

cartesian

Agustin Iturbide

All the Might of Analytic Geometry created by René Descartes.
Powerful app for Drawing, Mind Mapping, Flowcharts and any other type of graph.

Express your ideas, organise information with nodes and relations.
Easy to use, fast and with many options if you feel like editing every detail.
You will have a diagram ready to share in no time.

■ Add figures to your project
■ Make connections or relations between them
■ Resize, rotate, change colour
■ Add text
■ Your project will be saved automatically, edit it anytime.
■ Share diagrams
■ If you feel real proud of your creation make it public, so anyone can get inspired in the Gallery

MindGenius for iPad

MindGenius for iPad

MindGenius Ltd

MindGenius for iPad is the perfect tool for capturing information on the go.

Use it for taking notes in meetings and seminars, creating quick to do lists, and anywhere else you require a fast, intuitive method to collect ideas and information and think things through.

MindGenius for iPad can help you improve your personal productivity and can be used in conjunction with MindGenius for PC. Open maps created in the desktop version and vice versa.

MindGenius for iPad is developed by MindGenius Ltd, developers of leading business mind mapping software for over 10 years.

Highlights

Simple gestures to add and move branches, allowing you to quickly capture and structure your thoughts.

Use Output Tree or Map diagram layouts.

Add multiple branches without interruption, initiate Add branch to access the keyboard then simply Type and select ‘+’ to add multiple branches.

Includes the unique MindGenius Map Explorer which allows you to focus in on any branch in your map to expand and add more detail.

Pan mode, extends the navigation capability of the map explorer while browsing large maps.

100% compatible with MindGenius desktop; Notes, categories, resources, pictures and action properties are all retained.

Send maps between the desktop and iPad using Dropbox integration or email.

Ideament+

Ideament+

Nosleep Software

Ideament lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Ideament for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more!

Create Ideas Instantly
Copy text from another app, such as an email, document, or web page, and import it into Ideament to automatically create an idea.

Share Your Ideas
Diagrams and outlines can be easily shared via email or the cloud (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box) and copied directly into other apps. Diagrams can also be saved to the Photos app (to sync to your desktop) or uploaded to Facebook.

Try It Out!
Download for free, create an idea, and check out everything it has to offer. The in-app upgrade allows you to create an unlimited number of ideas.

This is the paid version that allows you to create an unlimited number of ideas. If you would like to try the app before buying it, you can download the free version and then upgrade via an in-app purchase if you like it.

Looking for Idea Sketch? You've found it! Idea Sketch became Ideament in 2015.