Version 1.30.0 – Released 11 October 2021

  • Version 1.30.3 – Released 8 November 2021
    • Edit (embedded) Apple Pencil drawings made with 1.30.3.
    • Support for screenshots to capture the entire mind map as a Full Page PDF.
    • Minor bugs fixed
  • Watch Video on Youtube Use the Apple pencil to add drawings as images.

  • Use the keyboard accessory toolbar to quickly add a drawing as a new topic.
    iPad add drawing as topic
  • Use the new Full Screen Button to easily switch to full screen on iPad. Long press for options.
    ipad full screen editing
  • Improved look of topics with borders in the Natural Stylesheets.
  • The icon inspector shows recently used icons and all icons used in this mind map.
    iPad recently used icons
  • Reorder stocks icons and stylesheets by tapping on “edit”, next use drag and drop.
  • 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
  • Word wrap improved for far east languages.
    Word wrap Far East Languages
  • 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.
  • Swipe from the side to open the list with mind maps. Swipe from other side to open the inspector.
  • Improvements to the look and feel of mind maps.
  • Voice memos can be used in built-in clouds only.
  • General improvements and minor bug fixes.


Version 1.29 – Released 3 May 2021

  • Version 1.29.1 – Released 3 June 2021
    • Auto Derive Stroke Color added to Style Inspector
    • Minor bugs fixed
  • 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…
  • InApp unlocked Pro functionality now supports Family Sharing


Version 1.28

  • Version 1.28.3 – Released 3 March 2021
    • Thai translation
    • UI modernized
    • Long press to see context menus, for example in the mind map explorer, stylesheets etc.
    • Three-finger gestures supported
  • Version 1.28.2 – Released 25 January 2021
    • Arabic translation
  • Version 1.28.1 – Released 11 December 2020
    • fixes iOS14 related problems with editing notes.
  • Version 1.28.0 – Released 7 Dec 2020
  • OneDrive support Built-in cloud support for OneDrive. Connect SimpleMind to OneDrive and you’ll see all your existing folders and mind maps. With the built-in support you can now add links to mind maps, documents and images.
  • Sort Local Mind Maps by name or date.
  • New command Checkboxes | Reset state. Sets checkboxes to unchecked, and progress bars to 0.
  • Using latest Dropbox API
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • This update requires iOS 11.0 or later.


Version 1.27 – Released 24 August 2020

  • New Radial layout.
    Radial layout new feature
  • New Stylesheet “Colored Circles”, looks great with the new radial layout.
  • New Linear layout, great for making simple timelines.
    Blue steel stylesheet timeline layout
  • New Stylesheet “Blue Steel”, with a cool flat look.
  • Use emojis icons in topics. “Icons” has a new tab “Emojis” where you can add your choice of emojis. Read more…
    Add emojis as icons
  • The “external link” icon is tinted.
    Topic with link icon and checkbox
  • New Topic border styles: circle, left arrow, right arrow and parallelogram.
    Topic shapes and topics with custom width
  • The minimum width and height for topics can be set via element style or the new topic resize tool. This allows manual sizing of topics.
  • Enable the “topic resize tool” via Preferences | General | Topic Tools.
  • New keyboard shortcut “Remove checkbox” Shift+Ctrl+Space
  • When playing Slideshow, tap left or right in the mind map to go the the previous or next slide.
  • iPhoneLink removed
  • Bug fixes and other minor improvements


Version 1.26 – Released 21 April 2020

  • Open a blank mind map or start from a template.
    • 11 predefined templates available.
      templates ipad
    • Add your own templates. Read more…
  • Calendar
    • Export topics with checkboxes to Reminders.
    • Export topics with a date as events to Calendar.
    • Export topics with a date as .ics events. This can be imported in calendar apps.
    • Read how to.
    • Use the topic toolbar and select “add date” to add a New Event in Calendar. That date will be shown in the topic.
  • Path style “rounded” added.
    Rounded lines
  • Transparent .png image export.
  • New layout directions for the List Layout: “Top – Right to Left” and “Top – Left to Right”.
  • iPad: Double tap a topic in the outline view to edit the topic in the mind map editor.
  • iPhone: Double tap a topic in the outline view to close outline and select topic in the mind map editor.
  • Show dates, or filter topics with dates, in export outline and print outline.
  • Paste on collapsed topics.
  • Keyboard shortcut added: Ctrl+Space toggles checked state of checkbox.
  • Deleting a mind map in Google Drive moves the mind map to trash, rather than deleting the mind map permanently.
  • Mind Map Style restored in the tools dropdown (overflow) menu.
  • Small bug fixes and improved performance.


Version 1.25 – Released 2 Dec 2019

  • Version 1.25.1 released 5 Dec 2019 – bug fixes.
  • We’ve added a style panel so you can easily style topics, lines, and more. Simply tap the brush icon or select “style” from the overflow menu. The style panel is stays visible next to your mind map – every change you’ll make is immediately visible. Read more…
    Style Panel
  • Tap once in blank space to display the mind map style when the style panel is open. Read more…
  • The color picker has been improved.
  • iOS 13 Dark mode is supported.
  • Tools and Add dropdowns have been reorganized.
  • Bug fixed: Classic number icons were displayed too large.

Version 1.24 – Released 2 Sept 2019

  •  Slideshow support. Define slides by selecting topics and play slideshow inside SimpleMind or export as zipped set of .png images. Read more…
    Slideshow on iPad
  • Auto focus extended with Lock Auto Focus on Selected Branch. The branch remains focused until Auto focus style is changed (disabled etc).


Version 1.23.0 – Released 15 April 2019

  • Open Mind Maps from Files app.
  • Wysiwyg (What you see is what you get ) rich text support in notes, topics and labels.
  • Drag-drop rich text in mind map editor from other apps
  • “Natural+Colors on Black” stylesheet added
  • Auto Focus can include cross linked topics.
  • Group borders
    • Display a group border around any set of topics.
    • Improved appearance of branch borders
    • Branch borders can be added to central themes.
  • Topics support dashed line styles (via style toolbar – Line width)
  • Drag drop insert topics in auto layout mode no longer fully expands dragged topics
  • Bugs fixed