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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.

Mind Mapping - MindMeister
SimpleMind Pro+ Mind Mapping
Mindly (mind mapping)
Grafio 4 - Diagram Maker
SimpleMind+ Mind Mapping

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

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 one and only mobile mind mapping app you'll ever need. Whether you're using it in the boardroom, the classroom, the presentation hall, or the lunch meeting, MindMeister can help you organize, prioritize, and even generate new thoughts.

Designed from the ground up as an extension to our award-winning, browser based interface, the MindMeister app stores your mobile creations...

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...

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...

Grafio 4 - Diagram Maker
Grafio 4 - Diagram Maker

Grafio 4

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 9 years already, polished, efficient and full of features. No hidden subscription costs, no upgrade costs. What you purchased once is yours...

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

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 Functionality
• Everything you need to get started with mind mapping.
•...

Also Good

Apps with average score

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.

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...

iMindMap
iMindMap
iMindMap

iMindMap

OpenGenius Limited

**NEW: iMindMap has evolved. Today we bring you, Ayoa. Ayoa is a collaborative, fast and powerful Mind Mapping and innovation app for individuals who want to capture their best ideas, while on the go, and turn them into actionable tasks. Available now on the iOS app store. Visit www.ayoa.com to...

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 building mindmap quickly, which is straightforward designed and easy to use, but contains powerful functions. You can make notes, organize ideas, arrange tasks, and take a brainstorming here. We support cloud service to backup and sync files, that make your data safe...

Map Note -Infinity Size Note-
Map Note -Infinity Size Note-
Map Note -Infinity Size Note-

Map Note -Infinity Size Note-

Naoya Enokida

Using map notes, you can spread your ideas anywhere on an infinitely spread canvas.

I think the brain's work when considering ideas is a random and radial working image rather than linear. Traditional notes that need to be written sequentially from left to right are not very suitable for this process....

iMindMap HD
iMindMap HD
iMindMap HD

iMindMap HD

OpenGenius Limited

**NEW: iMindMap has evolved. Today we bring you, Ayoa. Ayoa is a collaborative, fast and powerful Mind Mapping and innovation app for individuals who want to capture their best ideas, while on the go, and turn them into actionable tasks. Available now on the iOS App Store. Visit www.ayoa.com to...

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...

Mind Vector Mind Map
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...

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...

Coggle
Coggle
Coggle

Coggle

Coggle

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

Log in with your Google or Microsoft account to get started instantly!

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

Mindomo Mind Map
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 Mind Map
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.

Mind Mapping – Visualize Ideas
Mind Mapping – Visualize Ideas
Mind Mapping – Visualize Ideas

Mind Mapping – Visualize Ideas

New Technologies

Organize your ideas in block-schemes with interconnections forming handy mind maps. Focus on an idea or key details and make visual representation of your brainstorming process.

WELL-STRUCTURED DATA
- Maps of thoughts and things to do;
- Memorization of a lot of info without any effort;
- Structured information.

VARIOUS EDITING TOOLS
- Create/delete map elements;
-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

BigMind - Mind Mapping
BigMind - Mind Mapping
BigMind - Mind Mapping

BigMind - 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....

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...

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...

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...

Trout
Trout
Trout

Trout

Digital-Dirtbag

Trout is a mind mapping application that allows you to rapidly associate words and images, and help you organise your ideas in a non-linear way.

It could assist you with organising an event, writing a document or solving a problem.

Your ideas can be categorised by color and shape and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Mind Expert - RoadMap Office for Draft & Thoughts

Mind Expert - RoadMap Office for Draft & Thoughts

Rassulzhan Poltayev

Mind Expert makes mind mapping delightful. Mind maps are a visual representation of your ideas, starting with a central thought and growing from there. Mind Expert 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 expanding canvas means that no matter how big or complicated your project gets, Mind Expert can keep up.

Mind Expert has helped students, artists and project managers to be more creative with less effort.


Brainstorming — Just Start With Your Ideas
• Create new ideas with a tap of your finger
• Create multiple mind maps on a self-expanding canvas
• Create connections between otherwise unrelated topics
• Add photos and stickers to illustrate your ideas
• Full VoiceOver support including gestures and other accessibility features


Organizing – Think Content, not Layout
• Simply rearrange your thoughts and hide entire branches to stay on top of your idea
• Automatically keep complicated mind maps organized using Smart Layout
• Highlight important nodes using different colors, fonts, and strokes
• Add notes to topics and labels to connections for additional details
• Easily browse large and complicated maps using a built-in outline
• Get things done by turning nodes into tasks, with parent nodes showing your progress


Sharing — Spread Your Thoughts Easily
• Access all your mind maps from your iPhone, iPad using iCloud Drive
• Share interactive documents publicly via the web through our MyMindNode service
• Import your mind map from MindManager, FreeMind, OPML, Markdown, TaskPaper, CSV, or text outline
• Export your mind map as a PDF, FreeMind, OPML, PNG, Markdown, TaskPaper, CSV, or text outline
• Export your tasks to Apple’s Reminders and OmniFocus

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

IdeaMapper - Visualize your thoughts.

IdeaMapper - Visualize your thoughts.

Jayant Sardeshmukh

IdeaMapper(TM) - For Visual Thinkers and Learners

This app is a versatile toolkit for diagramming ideas and concepts. You can create mind maps and diagrams in minutes.

Studies (see wikipedia) have shown that mind-mapping has a positive impact on understanding and retention of ideas.

If your job is to be creative , be innovative and think up new things and new methods or you study and research ideas and teach/explain them to others - this app is for you.

"With diagramming you are able to see the underlying structure and connections of a concept. You can also see the concept at a glance"

"You'll be amazed at the difference diagramming makes to your understanding and communication of ideas."

The features that make this app very useful to the visual thinker and learner are:

1. It is really- very easy to use. And produces nice looking idea maps.

2. It has an innovative SHAPES capability. This allows you to attach shapes as content to the nodes - enabling you to quickly do arrows, flows, swim-lanes and simple charts .

3. The capability to attach extensive text notes to a node - makes it very effective for note taking. Web Links and Phones are clickable

4. The app Integrates with the Photo Album and gives you the capability to include pictures as part of the nodes

5. The app allows you to download Templates for common use scenarios e.g. Structured Study Notes, Outlines, Pros & Cons, Timelines,Root Cause Analysis

While it's great on the iPad - you'll be amazed at how much you can get on the few inches of writing space on the iPhones as well.

6. Share Editable Maps and Collaborate - with ANY device (*This feature requires a portal membership signup)

7. It is a universal app - so is available for the iPhone as well as the iPad.