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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)
SimpleMind Pro+ Mind Mapping

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

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

Grafio 3

Ten Touch Ltd.

For those who want a mind map app with audio note recording and multiple support options.

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...

MindMeister (Mind Mapping)
MindMeister (Mind Mapping)

MindMeister (Mind Mapping)

MeisterLabs

For those who want a mind map app with Apple Watch support and real-time collaboration.

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.

For those who want a mind map app both iPhone and iPad with iCloud support.

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...

SimpleMind Pro+ Mind Mapping
SimpleMind Pro+ Mind Mapping

SimpleMind Pro+ Mind Mapping

xpt Software & Consulting B.V.

For those who want a mind map app with syncing for Dropbox and Google Drive.

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...

SimpleMind (Legacy)
SimpleMind (Legacy)

SimpleMind (Legacy)

xpt Software & Consulting B.V.

WARNING: This edition is superseded by SimpleMind Pro

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.

This app is still available because our first customers have bought this app. If we delete it, those customers must buy SimpleMind again when they want to (re)install or update SimpleMind. We don't think that's fair....

Also Good

Apps with average score

Mind Vector
Mind Vector
Mind Vector

Mind Vector

i2e Consulting LLC

With Mind Vector, you can create unlimited mind maps, drag-and-drop items, collapse and expand branches, use icons, colors, and line styles, and check out the smart search for easy navigation. The app offers import and export options for iCloud and Dropbox, is available for iPhone and iPad with Apple Watch...

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

SimpleMind+ 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...

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

Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing

Thinkamingo

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...

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...

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...

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...

iMindQ – Mind Mapping
iMindQ – Mind Mapping
iMindQ – Mind Mapping

iMindQ – Mind Mapping

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...

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

Mindomo (mind mapping)

Expert Software Applications Srl

With Mindomo for iPad, create as many mind maps as you need and work with them offline. The app provides multiple layout options, map customization, image embedding, and a full map history. You can use the real-time collaboration if you work with a team, export your diagrams, and create interactive...

Headspace
Headspace
Headspace

Headspace

Flat Black Films

Mind map in 3-D with Headspace. You can use simple gestures for navigation, flick up or down to move between lists, search for notes and files, and create to-do lists. The app offers syncing with Dropbox, is designed for both iPhone and iPad, and provides a PDF export option.

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...

Connected Mind (mind mapping)
Connected Mind (mind mapping)
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...

Connected Mind Classroom
Connected Mind Classroom
Connected Mind Classroom

Connected Mind Classroom

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...

Fly Mind Free-Clear Mind Map
Fly Mind Free-Clear Mind Map
Fly Mind Free-Clear Mind Map

Fly Mind Free-Clear Mind Map

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...

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...

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

Fly Mind-Clear Mind Mapping
Fly Mind-Clear Mind Mapping
Fly Mind-Clear Mind Mapping

Fly Mind-Clear Mind Mapping

kofokoo

This is the full version.Less is more.Very easy and speedy to create beautiful mind map.Very easy to use.Many kinds of theme(57 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...

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...

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...

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...

iLKA - ideas grow wings!
iLKA - ideas grow wings!
iLKA - ideas grow wings!

iLKA - ideas grow wings!

Coscico Technologies Corporation

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

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...

Thortspace
Thortspace
Thortspace

Thortspace

Gooisoft Limited

3D visual thinking for creative brainstorming, problem solving, collaborative research and education. Beyond 3D mind mapping – reflecting how minds work.

Thortspace diverges from conventional mind-mapping and concept-mapping software in a number of ways:
* Maps are structured around the surfaces of one or more spheres which are presented to the user...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

MindLayout 2 - mind mapping

MindLayout 2 - 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’.

Whether you want to create a business presentation or wish to learn complex theorems in a classroom, ‘Mind Layout’ for iPad and iPhone is the “must have app” rightly suited for your needs.

Available in 10 languages, namely English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Thai, Russian, 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
• Make Travel Plans
• Create health & diet charts
• Formulate Project roadmaps
• Create Presentations and more


Feature Highlights
• 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
• Add notes and URL to nodes and open it with a single tap.
• Multiple line styles-Dotted, Straight and curve to arrange nodes
• View Map in List Format

[Contact]
[email protected]
@breadfy https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=breakfy

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 powerful.

The tablet is the perfect medium through which to draw flowcharts. In ZenChart, your ideas are neatly translated through automatic shape, connector, and line recognition. Text can be input through the keyboard or through free-form script. Save precious time and frustration by skipping the search through bloated menus for that one object you need.

Flowchart documents created in ZenChart can be saved and emailed to other ZenChart users. And most importantly, a flowchart can be exported as an image, a PDF, or a powerpoint PPTX file and emailed for easy integration into your workflow.

Key Features:
· Five types of chart objects: shapes, connectors, lines, labels, and scripts
· Automatic shape, connector, and line recognition
· Chart object styling for properties like color, border width, and font size
· Perfect autosave that will never lose your work
· Group selection and editing to accelerate your work
· Endless zoom so you never run out of space
· Save your document and share with other ZenChart users through email
· Integration into your workflow with image, PDF, and PPTX file export and share by email

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.

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 generating ideas, and real-time sharing with cloud services, will all provide a powerful support for your creative processes.
Use IdeaBoost in a variety of ways, for free-range brainstorming using handwritten sticky notes, arranging and managing ideas, generating ideas with different thinking methods and frameworks, online brainstorming, real-time shared whiteboards, and more.
Ideal for anyone who needs to generate new ideas, from professionals such as entrepreneurs, project managers, consultants, marketers, advertisers, researchers, teachers, and writers, to students wishing to learn about creative thought processes.

―Perfect for Rough, Free-range Brainstorming―
With IdeaBoost, you can use handwritten sticky notes to generate ideas in a stylish way.In creative processes, it is said that it is extremely important to generate a large number of new ideas first and then evaluate them later.This app is particularly useful for the stage where you create a large number of rough ideas using handwritten notes.
It also makes it extremely easy for you to arrange and manage ideas by freely categorizing notes by color, adding tags, re-using them, and more.
We believe that during the initial stage of the creative process, your brain tends to work more at random, rather than in a straight line, with ideas almost radiating outwards from its center. Writing horizontally on a notebook requires you to move from left to right in the proper order, which goes against this random movement of the brain. By using a sticky note as the starting point and then developing new thoughts as they radiate outwards, we believe that you will be able to generate news ideas more naturally.

―Encompassing a Wide Variety of Thinking Methods and Frameworks―
IdeaBoost offers a wide range of idea generation methods including SCAMPER, Mandala Charts, the Matrix Method, and Phoenix Checklists.
It allows you to generate a large number of ideas using a wide variety of thinking methods.In addition, it has a carefully selected range of high class frameworks designed to help professionals with their planning tasks.It includes classic frameworks such as 3C, 5 Forces, and SWOT analysis, to the latest innovative theories such as Blue Ocean Strategy, and Business Model Canvas. The frameworks can be very useful for helping you think of new ideas from a variety of angles, so generating new ideas in line with the frameworks can be extremely effective. Of course, you can also create and save your own framework by writing it on a canvas. You can also import photos or PDF files into the background, providing you with great flexibility.

―For Online Brainstorming―
Generally speaking, brainstorming can be more effective when performed as a team; however, good ideas do not only manifest themselves during a meeting. Also, as modern working conditions nowadays allow for more freedom in terms of location, it is not always necessarily the case that all members of a team can be often in one place at the same time. With IdeaBoost, you can create a cloud canvas that can be shared in real time, allowing all team members to brainstorm online. IdeaBoost includes a variety of frameworks which you can use to request new ideas, allowing you to obtain more effective results.

―Learn and Put into Practice―
Our support site provides an introduction to the basic principles and concrete methodologies in relation to ideas and planning. Even complete beginners can use our support site to learn principles and techniques that they can put into practice using the app. We also recommend it for educational and training purposes.

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.

iBrainstormer - Simplemind inkflow visual outline. Take Notes on Whiteboard, note taking, productivity, note-taking

iBrainstormer - Simplemind inkflow visual outline. Take Notes on Whiteboard, note taking, productivity, note-taking

iVinny

No more Ads! Completely free for a limited time!

Great Mind Mapping tool with awesome features at an attractive price! Brainstorm, To-do Lists, Spider Graphs, you name it! One of the only mind mapping tools that allows printing and the addition of pictures.

Just double click to make a Node!

Easy to use help feature! Ask questions, view tutorials, FAQ, etc.

Dropbox, Peer to Peer Networking, Printing, PDF, Email, and Pictures!

Features
- Cut & Paste Nodes
- Advanced COLOR PICKER!
- Add Pictures
- Start Date/End Date
- Change Colors
- Add Notes
- Upload to Dropbox
- Download from Dropbox
- Peer to Peer Networking integration
- Undo/Redo
- Printing!
- Save as PDF
- Email Picture, PDF, or BSMM File

If your looking for a mind mapping app that can do it all... Then you've found it.

If you're have any issues or want to make a suggestion please email me at [email protected]

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]

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.