Version 2.4.0 – Released 11 June 2024

  • Android 14 support, minimum version now Android 8.
  • Sort Children: sorts child topics alphabetically using the topic toolbar. Note: topic positions are only adjusted when in auto layout.


Version 2.3

Version 2.3.4 – Released 4 April 2024

  • Service Update: many minor improvements and bug fixes.

Version 2.3.3 – Released 8 March 2024

  • New Layout Mode picker on tablets.
  • Improved contrast in Auto Focus and Search modes.
  • Compatibility problems with older Android versions fixed.
  • Service Update: many minor improvements and bug fixes.

Version 2.3.0 – Released 8 January 2024

  • Switch to another layout inside an auto layout. For example start in horizontal layout and switch to a linear layout. Watch the video or read more…
    Switch to a different layout
  • Labels are included in outline exports and when copying as text.
  • On Tablets: Note side panel available.
  • General improvements and minor bug fixes.


Version 2.2 – Released 28 August 2023

  • New Matrix auto layout
    • The matrix layout is ideal for compactly displaying your mind map.
      Matrix layout in different stylesheets
    • As in all layouts you can add checkboxes, icons, links etc to the topics.
      Meeting Matrix Exmple
    • Create multiple matrices and connect the topics with crosslinks.
      Multiple matrices
    • Read how to apply a layout.
  • Add Labels in Topics to add additional information inside the topic. Read more…
    Add labels in topics

    • Change the order by using drag and drop, or via the Label Toolbar.
  • Automatic Left/Right Text Alignment in auto-layouts. Optionally disable this via Preferences – General.
    Automatic Left Right Text Alignment
  • Easily create a New Mind Map from what’s currently on your Clipboard. Select “From Clipboard” in the template picker.
    New Mind Map from clipboard
  • New “read only” mode that shows all toolbars. Switch to a different mind map and remain in “Read only” mode to avoid unwanted edits.
    Phones: access the command via the menu. Tablets: Use the blue arrow in the bottom corner.
    Read Only Mode Android
  • Android 13 supported
  • Turkish Language supported.
  • General improvements and minor bug fixes.


Version 2.1 – Released 11 April 2023

  • Images can be cropped to a shape via Element Style.
    Crop to shape
  • You can now add multiple cross-links between any two topics.
    new feature add crosslink to parent
  • …and add cross-links between parent and child topics.
    New feature Add crosslink to parent
  • Use ChatGPT to help you create mind maps. We have added features to streamline exchanging information between ChatGPT and SimpleMind. Read more in this post or in this support article.


Version 2.0 – Released 5 January 2023

  • Dark mode supported.
    Dark Mode new feature Android
  • Full screen mode improved.
  • Fixes problems with foldable devices.
  • Fixes cloud sync problems on Android 12+
  • Fixes problems in Multi-window mode


Version 1.32 – Released 7 September 2022

  • Version 1.32.1 – Released 20 September 2022
    • Bugs reported on v1.32.0 fixed.
  • “Add Image in Topic” or “Add Image” adds the image directly to the mind map. No need to select thumbnail size or the linked image size. Read more…
  • The image maintains the same quality when resizing. Increasing the image also increases the number of pixels ensuring your newly added image will still look good.
    New features
  • An Image in a topic, this used to be called embedded image, can be as large as 640*640.
  • Adding images results is large mind maps, this can take longer to sync.
  • “Add Linked Image” adds an image as in previous versions: a thumbnail in the mind map opens the full-size image.
  • Use Preferences to set the default size and the density of the image shown in the mind map.
  • Improved look of Labels.
    New features rounded labels
  • In Preferences disable “Center Connected Central themes” to show the bracket like shape. This bracket will be applied when using a free form or horizontal layout, with a “baseline” or “right-left” connection and has a border. An example of this is “Naturals+Colors”.

    new features center connecten

  • Android 12 supported.
  • General improvements and minor bug fixes.


Version 1.31 – Released 10 January 2022

  • The style sheets have been updated with a fresh new look.
  • The built-in style sheets support dark mode. You can turn this off via the options wheel above the stylesheets.
  • When making your own stylesheets you can set set levels for topics and relations. For example, set the first 2 topic levels to “rounded” and the rest to “none”.
    new features in custom stylesheet
  • Topics have more padding and there is more room in-between icons, checkboxes, topic text and links — making it easier to read and maintain oversight.
    More room inside topic
  • The hide tool will be displayed in central themes (if “display hide tool for topics” is checked in Preferences – General Options – Topic Tools)
  • General improvements and minor bug fixes.

SimpleMind is also available for Mac and Windows.
Read more…


Version 1.30 – Released 11 October 2021

  • Use the new Full Screen Button to easily switch to full screen editing on tablets.
    Full screen editing
  • Improved look of topics with borders in the Natural Stylesheets.
  • Google Drive now includes “Shared with me”. This shows files and folders that you do not own, but that have been shared with you. In SimpleMind navigate to the root of Google Drive to see the folder “My Drive” and “Shared with me”.
    Shared with me on Android
  • Word wrap improved for far east languages.
    Word wrap Far East Languages
  • Reorder stocks icons and stylesheets by tapping on “edit”, next use drag and drop.
  • Maximum thumbnail size increased to 640 pixels.
    Note! Adding large thumbnails can slow down performance and take longer to sync.
  • Thumbnails can be locked to a fixed position via the lock icon. This is especially useful when working on small devices.On smaller devices use two-finger-swipe to move the mind map when you see only the thumbnail and the image is not locked.
  • This update requires Android 5.0 or higher.
  • Improvements to the look and feel of mind maps.
  • General improvements and minor bug fixes.


Version 1.29 – Released 3 May 2021

  • Version 1.29.2 – Released 22 July 2021
    • Google Drive integration lists files and folders “Shared with Me”
    • Auto Derive Stroke Color added to Style Inspector
    • Workaround for OneDrive problems
    • Bug fix for External Directory in Android 11
  • New brainstorm bar: designed to quickly get ideas on the canvas. It frees you from having to think about where each idea belongs within your mind map, and enables you to focus on idea generation. Once done, order your ideas using drag and drop. Read more…
  • External Directory access redesigned for continued support on Android 11+