Crystallize your thoughts into actionable mind maps

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This app is available on Mac and iPhone. To unlock the iOS version, open Setapp on your Mac, then navigate to the app page in Setapp, click "iOS app", and follow the instructions.
Connect your thoughts and clarify your ideas using MindNode, Mac’s visual mind mapping and brainstorming software. Start with a core vision and then branch out into new levels of thinking using helpful support features before uncovering your eureka moment. Focus your ideas inside of a beautiful, clean interface designed from the ground up to extract the best of your thinking. See more
4.5 / 5
915 ratings
version 2020.6.1 macOS 10.15 required

MindNode features

Good ideas in any format

Bring visual thinking to your toolset using words, images, links, lists, tasks, notes, and more — all inside the same mind map. When complex ideas can take any shape or form, don’t let the limited scope of traditional tools get in your way. MindNode is always exploring new approaches to helping you extract your ideas loud and clear.

Capture thoughts on the go

Compelling thoughts and ideas can come at any time, so be prepared. MindNode supports devices like iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches which can synchronize with your Mac so you stay productive wherever you are. Store and access your files in iCloud Drive to make sure a damaged hard drive never takes your ideas down with it.

Share your thoughts far and wide

Achieve new breakthroughs in your thinking by collaborating with others. Export your project as PDF, image, csv, opml, txt, docx, markdown, or a text outline, and then send it to your colleagues. You can even share your mind map using the free web service myMindNode. Forward tasks to Reminders or OmniFocus to keep the momentum up, and your ideas will come to life faster than ever.

A beautiful canvas for thoughts

Bring a fresh perspective to your thoughts using MindNode’s beautiful themes, and stickers. Add individual styles to your text and nodes to help distinguish your ideas at a glance, or use the Smart Layout function to automatically organize your thoughts, so you don’t have to worry about the look of it.

Find new connections

Establish links between thoughts and ideas that you never considered before. Connect, reconnect, and detach nodes or fold your branches. Use the outline to visualize the flow differently, then play with your ideas to discover unexpected connections and create something unique.

Bring supercharged focus to your thinking

Tap into your flow zone by using MindNode’s focussed toolset. Set your theme to dark mode, or put a spotlight on a particular branch and fade out the rest for narrow thinking. Add new ideas using quick entry or take photos and save them for later dissection. You can even use Siri shortcuts to save yourself from distracting thoughts and focus on new breakthroughs.

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4.5 / 5
915 ratings
version 2020.6.1 macOS 10.15 required
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