iThoughts is a mindmapping tool for the iPad, iPhone which enables you to visually organize your thoughts, ideas and information.

What you can do with iThoughts?

  • Task lists
  • Summarising
  • Brainstorming
  • Project planning
  • Goal setting
  • WBS
  • Course Notes/Revision
  • Meeting Notes.
  • GTD

Flexible Topic Attributes:

  • Colour/ Shape
  • Images / Icons
  • Notes
  • Rich text (using Markdown)
  • Hyperlinks (websites, other maps, other topics)
  • Callouts / Floating topics
  • Boundaries
  • Auto-numbering
  • Named relationships between topics
  • Style support (predefined collections of colors, fonts, shapes etc.)
ithoughts mind mapping iphone
ithoughts mind mapping iphone

Task Management:

  • Assign start/due date, effort, progress, priority and resources
  • Email task reports (by project, by resource)

Advanced Mindmap Features:

  • Multiple layouts (horizontal, vertical, fishbone etc.)
  • Multiple link styles (curved, tapered, right angled etc.)
  • Embedded documents (PDF, XLS, DOC etc)
  • Over 100 builtin icons and 90 clipart images.
  • Over 30 background canvas patterns (with option to import more.)
  • 10 system ‘Map Styles’ (with option to import more.)
  • Doodle (finger drawing)
  • Multiple topic selection
  • Search (map names, topics, notes, links) across all maps.
  • Filter (modified time etc)
  • External bluetooth keyboard support.
  • External Projector support (in addition to mirroring)
  • Rule based sorting – including option to sort continuously
  • Encrypted, password protected maps (integrated with TouchID and FaceID)
  • Outline View
ithoughts mind mapping styles iphone
ithoughts mind mapping styles

Plays nicely:

  • Integrates with Files app (to enable iCIoud, Dropbox, OneDrive access)
  • Drag and Drop
  • Siri
  • Multitasking (side by side windows)
  • Spotlight Search
  • Handoff (start editing a map on one device – finish up on another)
  • Send and open email attachments
  • Share (Twitter, Facebook and other apps e.g. GoodReader, Keynote, Pages etc.)
  • Cut/Copy/Paste within and between maps and other apps (e.g. Mail, Safari and Notes etc.)
  • Upload and download community generated maps from Biggerplate

Export to:

  • MS Powerpoint/Keynote (PPTX)
  • MS Word/Pages (DOCX)
  • MS Project (XML)
  • PDF
  • PNG
  • Markdown
  • Website (HTML + attachments)
  • Flashcard ( /
  • Things (Task Management App)
  • iCIoud Calendar/Reminders

Supported Formats

Import and export to and from many of the most popular desktop application formats:

  • MindManager
  • iMindmap
  • Freemind/Freeplane
  • Novamind
  • XMind
  • Mindview
  • ConceptDraw
  • OPML (OmniOutliner, Scrivener etc.)
  • Excel/Numbers (CSV)
  • Markdown
  • Plain/rich text
  • …plus import only support for CMAP, Scapple, Mindmeister, Mindnode, Mindmapper, SimpleMind and MyThoughts

Download & Availability

Mac and Windows versions are also available. You can try its free version, called iThoughts2go, before you buy iThoughts.

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