The (external) keyboard shortcuts that SimpleMind supports differ per platform.

iPad & iPhone


Use the main menu to explore all keyboard shortcuts. Assign shortcuts via your Mac’s System Preferences.


See, or change, the list of commands via the main menu use "SimpleMind Pro"- "Preferences" - “Keyboard shortcuts”.
Using a touch screen? Press-and-tap opens the context menu (right click). Two-finger-tap selects the entire branch selection. Learn more about Microsoft Touch Gestures.

iPad & iPhone

  • Stop editing topic: Command+Enter or Command+D
  • Add
    • Child topic: Tab (use stop editing first)
    •  Sibling topic: Enter (use stop editing first)
    • Cross Link: Command+L
  • Copy selected element: Command+C
  • Cut selected element: Command+X
  • Paste: Command+V
  • Delete: Backspace
  • Edit Text: Command+E
  • Edit Note: Command+N
  • Navigate between topics: Arrow keys
  • Bold: Command+B
  • Italic: Command+I
  • Underline: Command+U
  • Undo: Command+Z
  • Redo: Shift+Command+Z
  • Apply default Word Wrap: Ctrl+W
  • Toggle checked state of checkbox: Ctrl+Space
  • Remove checkbox: Shift+Ctrl+Space


  • Add
    • Child topic: Tab
    •  Sibling topic: Enter
    • Cross Link: Ctrl+L
    • Line break (enter): Ctrl+E
  • Copy selected element: Ctrl+C
  • Cut selected element: Ctrl+X
  • Paste: Ctrl+V
  • Delete: Del
  • Edit Text: Ctrl+E
  • Edit Note: Ctrl+N
  • OK: Ctrl+Enter
  • Escape: Cancel
  • Navigate between topics: Arrow keys
  • Bold: Ctrl+B
  • Italic : Ctrl+I
  • Underline: Ctrl+U
  • Undo: Ctrl+Z
  • Redo: Ctrl+Y
  • Apply default Word Wrap: Ctrl+W
  • Zoom in: Ctrl+[ or Ctrl+Num Add
  • Zoom out: Ctrl+] or Ctrl+Num Subtract
  • Toggle checked state of checkbox: Ctrl+Space or Ctrl+K
  • Remove checkbox: Shift+Ctrl+Space