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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
Mindly (mind mapping)
SimpleMind Pro+ Intuitive Mind Mapping
SimpleMind (Legacy)
Mind Vector- Mind Mapping & Brainstorming

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...

Lighten - Brainstorming & Mind Mapping by XMind
Lighten - Brainstorming & 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
-...

Map your thoughts
MindNode – Delightful Mind Mapping

MindNode

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...

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+ 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...

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.

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 Vector- Mind Mapping & Brainstorming
Mind Vector- Mind Mapping & Brainstorming

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

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...

Mindscope - the Mind Mapping Outliner
Mindscope - the Mind Mapping Outliner
Mindscope - the Mind Mapping Outliner

Mindscope - the Mind Mapping Outliner

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...

MindMeister (Mind Mapping)
MindMeister (Mind Mapping)
MindMeister (Mind Mapping)

MindMeister (Mind Mapping)

MeisterLabs

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...

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...

XMind Cloud-Mindmapping and Brainstorming Thoughts
XMind Cloud-Mindmapping and Brainstorming Thoughts
XMind Cloud-Mindmapping and Brainstorming Thoughts

XMind Cloud-Mindmapping and Brainstorming Thoughts

XMind Ltd.

***** FREE *****

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...

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...

Todo Maps- Mind Mapping for To do
Todo Maps- Mind Mapping for To do
Todo Maps- Mind Mapping for To do

Todo Maps- Mind Mapping for To do

WEN WU LI

“TodoMaps” use the form of “Mind Mapping” to organize your to do's.

Features:
-Auto arrange.
-Colorful maps.
-Reminder and Memo.
-Share map to friends with reminders.

Any suggestions email to [email protected]

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...

MindLine - Simple Mind Mapping
MindLine - Simple Mind Mapping
MindLine - Simple Mind Mapping

MindLine - Simple Mind Mapping

Zhanhui Chen

MindLine is one of the best tools for a quick brainstorming & thought provoking session available to iOS users.Simply streamline and envisage your thoughts at the snap of a finger by creating, editing and sharing your mind maps with MindLine.

If any question and suggestion, please contact [email protected]

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mydea (mindmap)
Mydea (mindmap)
Mydea (mindmap)

Mydea (mindmap)

Zhang Guangjian

Mydea is a smart mind mapping app, which helps you to visually organize your thoughts, remember things and discover new ideas.

Features:

• Auto layout nodes;
• 5 layouts: orgnization, directory, fish bone, mindmap,logic structure;
• 11 pre-defined themes for appearance of nodes and lines;
• Customize font styles;
• Add image to node;
• Add notes...

cartesian
cartesian
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...

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...

MindMapping Inspiration : Diagram & Workflow
MindMapping Inspiration : Diagram & Workflow
MindMapping Inspiration : Diagram & Workflow

MindMapping Inspiration : Diagram & Workflow

xiaojie he

MindMap is a mind mapping tool for the iPad. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch then please check out MindNode.

**Educational Discount Available**

Mindmapping enables you to visually organise your thoughts, ideas and information.

Typical Uses:

• Task lists.
• Brainstorming.
• Project planning.
• Goal setting.
• WBS
• Course...

Fly Mind Free-Clear Mind Mapping
Fly Mind Free-Clear Mind Mapping
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...

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Could be good for special cases

MindLayout - mind mapping

MindLayout - 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

MindMap - Mind Mapping for Draft & Diagram

MindMap - Mind Mapping for Draft & Diagram

pengfei zheng

Mindmap lets you easily enter ideas, tasks, and meeting notes into intuitive visual maps that help you quickly organize concepts and prioritize action items.
Highlights
Finger Slide Topic Creation
Just tap a topic and slide your finger to create a new topic! To minimize tapping, all gesture for common tasks create, edit, move, delete, fold, and unfold requires no more than 2 taps.
In-Context Menu
Menu at your fingertips! Cut, paste and delete topics.
Dropbox® and Box.net® Integration
Export your maps directly to Dropbox and Box
Drag & Drop
It’s easy to organize your information by dragging and dropping topics.
Features
•Create child and sibling topics in one tap
•Edit, cut, copy, paste, and delete topic
•Drag & drop topics
•Undo/Redo
•Zoom
•Expand & collapse branches
•Export to PDF and images
•Assign colors and icons to topics
•Add notes & links
•Save maps locally on your device
•Integration with Box.net and Dropbox
•Auto-layout topics and automatic canvas resizing
•Rename and duplicate maps
•Presentation mode – present your mindmap in a zoom and pan format right from your device!
•Layout styles - choose from an array of layout styles

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.

iMindMap Edu

iMindMap Edu

ThinkBuzan Limited

This is an educational version of the iMindMap HD (for iPad) app for use by schools and students. For the original iMindMap apps please search for iMindMap (iPhone) or iMindMap HD (for iPad). All features are the same, but the original apps have a limited free version available with optional in app purchase options to unlock the full feature set.

iMindMap EDU is a Mind Mapping app designed to encourage creative thinking, boost memory and enhance engagement. It is the perfect visual thinking tool for teachers and for students.
Teachers can use iMindMap to create hand outs, organise tasks, plan lessons, set creative homework assignments, create and deliver presentations and so much more.
Students can use iMindMap HD for everything from note-taking during lessons and creating revision notes to brainstorming ideas and planning essays.
iMindMap is packed with intuitive, time-saving features to help you display key information clearly and concisely and add a touch of creativity to everything you do. So, ditch the endless lists of notes and monotonous slideshows and get students thinking creatively with the inspired tool for all tasks, iMindMap.
iMindMap HD is the only Mind Mapping app bearing the badge of approval from inventor of Mind Maps, Tony Buzan.

Feature highlights:
- Create and deliver stunning presentations
- Send and open iMindMap maps (.imx) from emails
- Add Audio Notes, web links and text notes to branches
- Colourful Image and Icon Library
- Ready installed templates to get you off to a flying start
- Sketch Tool to add your own artwork
- Inbuilt SmartLayout technology to stop your branches overlapping
- Customise your maps with Styles & Freehand Branches
- Undo/redo feature to quickly amend your Mind Maps
- Insert images from your own Photo Album or even take photos whilst using the app from your camera (iPad 2 or newer required) for a completely unique and personalised Mind Map
- Schedule tasks to stay on top of your workload with start and finish dates and duration times
- Insert Floating Text and Floating Ideas
- Export as Image (PNG/PDF) and .imx files
- Speed Mind Mapping Function
- Create new Folders to store and order your maps by date or alphabetical order
- Tidy up and balance your maps in an instant with the Clean Up button

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.

iMindMap

iMindMap

ThinkBuzan Limited

Also available on iPad

iMindMap is the ONLY Mind Mapping app that is endorsed by inventor of Mind Maps, Tony Buzan, allowing for truly organic Mind Maps and freedom to draw as if by hand.

It is your limitless workspace for brainstorming ideas, note-taking during meetings or lectures, organising tasks, planning events, creating and delivering presentations and so much more.
iMindMap is packed with intuitive, time-saving features to help lighten the load from your busy schedule and add a touch of creativity to everything you do.

So, ditch the endless lists and dull slideshows and take refuge from the status quo with the creative tool for all tasks, iMindMap.

PLEASE NOTE: iMindMap syncs your maps between all your supporting devices, so will ask you to sign up for a free account on the first start.

Feature highlights:
- Create and deliver stunning presentations
- Limited access to iMindMap Cloud, allowing access to your maps from other iMindMap apps
- Open .imx email attachments from iMindMap desktop
- Add Audio Notes, web links and text notes
- Colourful Image Library
- Templates to get you started fast
- Sketch Tool
- Inbuilt SmartLayout technology to keep your maps tidy
- Tailor your maps with Styles & Freehand Branches
- Undo/redo feature to quickly amend or alter your Mind Maps

The following features are available through an in-app subscription to iMindMap Freedom:
- Sync your maps to iMindMap Cloud and share them with other users
- Full access to iMindMap for Web in your browser and iMindMap apps on other supported devices
- Insert images from your own Photo Album or camera (iPad 2 or newer required)
- Schedule Tasks to stay on top of it all with start dates, finish dates and duration times
- Insert Floating Text and Floating Ideas
- Export as Image (PNG/PDF) and IMX files
- Speed Mind Mapping Function
- Create new Folders to store and order your maps by date or alphabetical order
- Tidy up and balance your maps in an instant with the Clean Up button
- Premium Technical Support