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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
Mindly (mind mapping)
SimpleMind Pro - Mind Mapping
Grafio 4 - Diagram Maker
MindLine Mind Map

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...

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

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 information and generate new ideas. We've created a beautiful, intuitive app, so you can mind map wherever you are and whenever you want.

SimpleMind Pro 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.
•...

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.

Grafio turns 10. It's been around for a decade already - polished, efficient and with more features than ever before.

Grafio is not a tool for professionals only. Its smooth learning curve allows everyone to convey their ideas visually and with ease. Hundreds of thousands use Grafio worldwide, due to its simplicity and affordability.

There are no ongoing subscription costs or upgrade...

iMindMap
iMindMap

iMindMap

OpenGenius Limited

**NEW: iMindMap has evolved

**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 learn more about OpenGenius’ latest app.**

iMindMap users, keep your...

iMindMap HD
iMindMap HD

iMindMap HD

OpenGenius Limited

**NEW: iMindMap has evolved

**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 learn more about OpenGenius’ latest app.**

iMindMap HD gives you...

Mindomo Mind Map
Mind Map Maker - Mindomo

Mind Map Maker

Expert Software Applications Srl

For those who want an iPad mind map app with a full map history and unlimited map creation.

Unleash the power of your ideas with mind mapping and concept 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.

Update(01.04.2020): Completely redesigned application, accommodating for all screen sizes.

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

Headspace Mind Map
Headspace

Headspace

Flat Black Films

For those who want a mind map app with 3-D visuals and customizable options.

*** PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE 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 the app I've most wanted to run on the iPad...

Also Good

Apps with average score

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...

MindLine Mind Map
MindLine Mind Map
MindLine Mind Map

MindLine Mind Map

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....

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...

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...

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...

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 Apple, Google, or Microsoft account to get started.

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

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 information and generate new ideas. We've created a beautiful, intuitive app, so you can mind map wherever you are and whenever you want.

Free Functionality
• Everything you need to get started with mind mapping.
• No ads.
• No data collection.
• No need to sign...

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...

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...

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

iBlueSky (mindmapping)

Andrew Ebling

Elegant, intuitive & clutter-free mind mapping. Wherever inspiration strikes. Capture, develop and organize 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MinDgo 9
MinDgo 9
MinDgo 9

MinDgo 9

Jim Budet

MinDgo is primarily a companion app to FreeMind and Freeplane, two great open source mind-mapping applications for your desktop. MinDgo allows you to view and edit mind maps on your iPhone and iPad.

IMPORTANT: This version does not include all of the features in MinDgo. If you are actively using...

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...

Ideament+
Ideament+
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!...

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....

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;
-...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

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 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!

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 of iMindQ is fully featured and offers opening of sample maps only. To be able to create new maps with all functionalities in iMindQ, you need to select one of the following subscription options:
- 1 Month subscription - $1.99 USD
- 12 Months subscription - $6.99 USD

After purchase, subscriptions may be managed by the user under Account Settings. The Auto-renewal options may be turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
Information regarding the privacy policy and terms of use can be found on the following link: https://www.imindq.com/privacy-policy

You can organize ideas in a visually inspiring and understandable format and easily share them with your associates. By organizing your thoughts, ideas and workflows with mind maps, concept maps or flowcharts, you can make smarter decisions faster and become more effective in your work. Mind maps are useful for brainstorming, note taking, recording minutes of meeting, creating to-do lists, drafting project plans, presenting concepts and much more.

► Brainstorm creatively – use mind maps to inspire your creativity and come up with innovative ideas.
► Generate ideas – Let your ideas grow using different types of diagrams: mind maps, flowcharts and concept maps.
► Visualize information – make information more memorable by visually enriching your maps with colors, icons, hyperlinks, images, shapes, relationship, boundaries and symbols.
► Present concepts – Keep attention, present your ideas and concepts with style.
► Share knowledge – easily share your mind maps with your friends, family or colleagues.

iMindQ features:

► Map management:
- New map, open & save map, clone map

► Add topics with Quick menu:
- Faster mind map creation with the Quick menu options (subtopic, relationship and edit topic name)

► Format and styling of mind maps:
- Multiple mind maps in a map space
- Format different map elements: topics, relationships, boundaries
- Format map background
- Change map style

► Add different topic elements:
- Icons and images
- Notes
- Callouts (topics, relationships and boundaries)
- Hyperlink

► Free map layout – ideal for concept maps and flowcharts

► Supported file formats:
- iMindQ (.dmmx) file
- MindMeister (.mind) file
- Freemind (.mm) file
- Outline (.opml) file

► Share mind maps by sending them as e-mail attachments in the following formats:
- iMindQ (.dmmx) file
- Image (.png) file
- Text (.txt) file
- Outline (.opml) file
- Freemind (.mm) file

► Integration with external cloud storages:
- iCloud
- Google Drive
- Dropbox
- Box
- SharePoint

► Navigation and selection:
- Reposition topics in map
- Detach/re-parent topics
- Copy/Paste map elements

Other functionalities:
- Group familiar maps - Add “Tag” to a map => “Filter” by tag
- Keyboard accessory view for intuitive and seamless brainstorming
- Support for multiple selection
- Auto-saving
- English, German and Spanish language support

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 little piece of brilliance, you know that, right? "

"This app could not just be a mindmapping program,
It has the capability to become a new kind of U.I. That in my opinion that improved over apples U.I."


Hey, man. Get all up inside your own head with HEADSPACE LITE, the 'lite' version of Flat Black Films' revolutionary 3D mind-mapping application for iphone!

Big ideas, great thoughts, even boring to-do lists are more fun when they're in THREE DIMENSIONS. Create groups of related thoughts and position them in space. Rotate, pan, and zoom your view with finger gestures. Go all David Lynch and get DEEP with yourself.

Create hierarchical lists of items -- children of children of children -- and doubletap to 'stack' them in space. Change their color and translucency. Connect related items with 'link' lines. It's heavy.

This is the free version of the full app "Headspace". This version limits you to one "space", and you cannot export/import files.

Headspace Lite shares these cool features with the full version:

- pan view with one finger
- hold finger to slowly zoom in towards touch point
- add links and travel between them using the 'link balls'
- optional detailed notes for each item (text/URL/photo)
- search function (items, notes, and files)
- sample file
- checkboxes
- copy and paste items
- customize colors and rearrange palette
- drag group name to move group
- triple-tap to 'send' an item to another group
- optionally disable accelerometer tilt
- tap empty space to pre-specify new group placement
- YouTube video demonstration
- support for European characters like umlauts and the like

If you end up liking it, please get the full version!

Let me know what else you'd like to see added, email [email protected]

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 notes together.
-Limitless page area.

You can
-Map out your ideas, and organize your scattered thoughts.
-Use this app as todo list, mind map, diary and the any type notepad by devising the color and shape.
-Also create simple tables and graphics using a little idea.
-Start on any position in a page anytime, anywhere.

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 memories. Create a map, drag and drop lines of thought, connect ideas with detailed notes, 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:
-- Add personalised images from your camera roll
-- Add detailed notes behind each idea
-- 28 funky fonts & 38 adjustable character sizes
-- 46 different resizable shapes
-- An unlimited rainbow of colors & gorgeous gradient fills
-- Creative control over the layout of your map
-- Unlimited undo & redo (no mistakes!)
-- Share an image of your mind map with friends
-- Export as a PDF report

BORING (BUT IMPORTANT) TECH STUFF:
-- Quick & responsive even with large maps
-- 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

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 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!

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.