Version 1.22.5 – In beta now

  • Save mind map files in any directory – including iCloud Drive.
  • Open mind maps via “Mind Map | Open”
  • Open mind map files via Finder.
  • Mind maps opened via Finder or “Open” are shown in the Files tab.
  • Mind Maps on Files tab behave like in a cloud, links are stored relative to mind map file.
  • Wysiwyg rich text support when editing Note, Topics and Labels:
    Bold, Italic, Underline, Strike-through, Superscript and Subscript.
    Rich text

The new features in this beta require that you have installed version 1.22 minimum on all you non-Mac devices. Available for registered customers via the full edition download page.

Version 1.22.0 – Released 4 Dec 2018

  • Improved display in Image Preview.
  • Adjustable font size in note panel (context menu)
  • Removed options for shadow support in mind maps
  • Keyboard shortcuts for subscript Ctrl+= and superscript Shift+Ctrl+=
  • Bug fixed in Export Outline scope radio buttons
  • Bug fix for Nextcloud servers that have path at the end of the server url

Version 1.21 – Released 22 Aug 2018

  • Version 1.21.1: released 14 September 2018. Fix for Google Drive sign in problem.
  • Open multiple Mind Maps with “View | Open in New Window”. Shortcut Cmd+O. Read more…
  • Crosslinks can be used to make a summary or merge paths (A in image below).
  • Manually toggle the crosslink style via “Toggle cross link style” in the relation toolbar . You can use this to style as a “normal” crosslink or to style as a hierarchical relation and merge paths or make a summary. Read more..
  • Nextcloud support added.
    You can now use your own Nextcloud based cloud server to synchronize mind maps across devices. Read more…
  • 坚果云 – Nutstore cloud support added.
    坚果云 Nutstore is a free Chinese cloud service and can now be used to synchronize mind maps across Mac, iPad/iPhone and Windows devices. This is great news for our Chinese customers that could not use Dropbox or Google Drive. Also available for non-Chinese customers. Read more…
  • Maximum image thumbnail size increased to 480 pixels.
  • Press Alt-key to force scrolling rather than moving elements. This can be used when an image leaves no empty space to scroll.
  • Allows Drag-Drop on collapsed topics.
  • Hide Inspector Cmd+0 replaces Toggle Inspector Cmd+Shift+I.
  • Animated scrolling (outliner, search, spell check etc).
  • Working around Dropbox time outs when synchronizing.

Version 1.20 – Released 13 Feb 2018

  • Version 1.20.2 – released 14 March 2018: Local mind maps support multiple selection for delete, move to folder and copy to cloud; bugs fixed
  • Translated into 11 languages: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. The language is set by Mac System Preferences | Language and Region
  • Breadcrumb bar in Cloud Explorers (Dropbox etc.) for quick navigation between folders
  • Inplace text editor changes:
    Press “Escape” to cancel editing, for a new topic also cancels topic creation
    Press “Enter” to accept any text, including empty text for a new topic (no longer cancels topic creation when text left empty)
  • Order Up (Command+PageUp) reconnects the selected topic to its parent parent (grand-parent).
  • Default Layout Direction for new mind maps can be set in Preferences | General
  • Bug fixed: Local Mind Maps “Empty trash” could result in random errors.
  • Dropbox and Google Drive: “Refresh Listing” removed, Synchronize performs both: sync + refresh list.
  • Bug fixed: Dropbox and Google Drive could open wrong file in editor when mind map was opened via history
  • Bug fixed: main menu edit | order back/forward on image or label could cause crash
  • SimpleMind Lite: fixed bug in printing orientation

Version 1.19.0 – Released 5 Dec 2017

  • Image (file) and text drop is much improved
    • drop an image on a topic to add image as floating image, embedded image or icon.
    • drop an image in empty space to add a floating image or a new topic with an embedded image.
    • drop Text to add a child or central theme.
  •  Link to Contact by phone number or email address. Mac OS 10.11 minimum. Read more…
  • The Top-Down auto layout has 2 new layout directions, Top-RightToLeft and Bottom-RightToLeft.
  • Super script and sub script markdown support ^^super^^ ,,sub,,
  • Markdown text markup commands via main menu Style | Font (Bold, Italic etc).
  • Outliner shows dates and has a filter to show only topics with a date set. Click date icon to change date.

  • Default Word Wrap (long press wrap tool or Ctrl+Shift+Command+E).Read more…
  • Import Mind Map added to main menu.
  • Finder-like sorting in Dropbox and Google Drive listings.
  • Bug fixed for navigation links containing #.
  • Bug fixed: forcing portrait orientation in outline generation.


Version 1.18.0 – Released 8 August 2017

  • Progress bar checkboxes (0% – 100%) and roll-up progress checkboxes (progress automatically calculated by averaging progress from children).
  • Set a date for a topic.
  • Mind Map Editor search bar (in advanced mode) allows searching for topics with a date before or after a certain date
    Use Command+F to search
  • Insert Sibling Topic: similar to add sibling, but orders new sibling before current topic in parent. In auto layout mode the position on the mind map page is set accordingly. Ctrl+Cmd+Enter
  • You’ll get a warning when delete/cut results in an empty mind map.
  • Essential Dropbox API version update
  • Keyboard shortcuts changed: Alt+Cmd+T = toggle style toolbar, Ctrl+Cmd+T = add central theme
  • Bug fixed: a link in the note field made it impossible to edit topic text


Version 1.17.0 – Released 17 July 2017

  • Print a mind map across multiple pages:

  • Print or Export Selected branches only.
  • Print or export the outline. Click image to see the .pdf.
    Click to open .pdfClick to open .pdf

  • The font used in Print / Export Outline is adjustable in Preferences | Fonts.
  • Checkboxes in Outline.

  • Live Checklist, TODO list and DONE list added in Outline.

  • Optionally disable markdown based rich text in Preferences | General.


Version 1.16.0 – Released 18 April 2017

  • Version 1.16 requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or newer.
  • Labels can have Call-out styles.
    Labels and call outs
  • Tapered line styles added.
  • Standard style sheet Natural + Colors uses Auto Tapered line style.
  • Make topics and labels underline or strikethrough (via font style).
  • Rich Text in topics and labels using markdown similar syntax: *bold* _italic_ and ~underline~ . Read more…
  • New Flat Stock Icons, existing icons available on “Classic” tab
  • Rectangular lasso selection: Command+Drag selects, Shift+Command+Drag extends selection. Read more…
  • Auto scroll support for node well, moving elements and lasso selection
  • Word Wrap tool maintains paragraphs and lists (markdown syntax).
  • Option “Apply Word Wrap” controls default word wrap when adding topics and labels.
  • Dropbox v2 API supported
  • Displaying “up” folder navigation item in Dropbox and Google Drive
  • Added png and tiff image export quality (Normal, Medium, High, Extra High)
  • Touch bar support
  • Dropbox v2 API support – requires OS X 10.10 minimum
  • Google Drive new sign-in method supported
  • Bugs fixed

Version 1.15.2 – Released 16 December 2016

  • High denstity monitor support
  • Copy to Cloud across all clouds: Local, Dropbox and Google Drive
  • Bugs fixed


Version 1.15.0 – Released 29 November 2016

  • Use Google Drive to synchronize with other devices
  • Diamond and Cloud border shapes
  • Rounded corners in angled paths
  • Toggle Checked State, assures checkbox visible then toggles checked state. Keyboard shortcut Command+Space
  • Order Forward and Order Backward also works for Topics. Default keyboard shortcuts Command+Up and Command+Down
  • (Backward) Delete deletes the selected element, and no longer navigates to the parent element.
  • Redesigned Preferences panel
  • Restore Default fonts added in Preferences
  • Font panel integration removed (fonts can only be adjusted via Preferences)
  • Restoring Mind Map Explorer collapsed state
  • Performance improvement for large mind maps
  • Bugs fixed


Version 1.14.0 – Released 18 July 2016

  • Outliner – in the Inspector panel (on the right), displayed in the image below. Outliner synchronizes with the selection in the editor. Also useful when Searching in the Mind Map. Use drag & drop in the outline to reorder topics.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for Show Outline ?1, Show Note ?2 allow fast switching between topics in outline and note.
  •  Angled relation paths and Adjustable relation paths. Read more…
  • New build-in style sheet: Chart (angled paths + arrows)
  • Check spelling for entire Mind Map, shortcut ?;
  • Live spelling and automatic spelling correction support for Mind Map editor
  • Paste Text as List and Import plain text .txt files. Each new line creates a new topic, leading tabs are interpreted as hierarchy level.
  • “Enable Snap Options” check added to Snap Options. Snap to guide lines and snap to grid are only active when this option is checked. Pressing ? (Command) while dragging a topic, temporarily inverts this option. This allows easy enabling/disabling the snap feature in specific cases.
  • Relation style presets, create and apply adjusted relation styles
  • Export as Encapsulated PostScript (eps) (Export, Mail, Export to Dropbox)
  • Removed “reorder topics” panel, reordering sibling order is now more conveniently done with the outliner.
  • Bugs fixed


Version 1.13.0 – released 2 May 2016

  •  Layout Direction options (Auto, Left, Right, Top, Bottom, Manual) for auto layout modes.
  •  Snap to guide lines and/or grid, available from main menu SimpleMind | Snap Options.
  • Auto focus, see image below. Read more…
  • (Tinted) Collapsed and Hidden topic markers are clickable tools, also when the topic is not selected (see image below).
  • Option “Display Hide tool for topics” (in SimpleMind Preferences) shows hide tool for topic and moves collapse tool and collapse markers to opposite side (see image above).
  • Long press Hide/show tool shows hide/show options (hide children , full hide etc.)
  • Bugs fixed.


Version 1.12.1 – released 7 March 2016

  •  Embedded images in topics
  • Tinted checkboxes: topic check boxes appear in the topic’s stroke color (see image below). Change via Mind Map Style | Custom check box color. Defining (near) white as custom checkbox color results in plain black and white checkboxes.
  • New style added: “Natural + Colors”, colorful paths without topic boxes (see image above)
  • Export to Dropbox, in Mind Map menu, for mind maps on Dropbox
  •  Advanced search options in Mind Map editor: search for checkbox state (unchecked, checked) or icon
  •  Pdf bookmark extraction: Import pdf, Convert .pdf to mind map, link to bookmark in pdf document, support for linking to “page=number” in pdf links. Note: App Store edition only allows importing .pdfs on Dropbox. Links to local files are not supported.
  • Add Icon from File, add a custom icon without adding it to the custom icons library
  • Double click in empty space adds a Central Theme when nothing is selected
  • Style sheet selector shows preview images.
  • Improved lines in auto Top Down layout
  • Performance improvement for dashed lines in low zoom factors


Version 1.11.0

  • Auto Layout added. Read more…
  • Use drag&drop to rearrange Topic order in auto layout modes.
  • Default Layout Mode for new Mind Maps in Global Style Options.
  • Keyboard navigation with arrow keys improved.
  • Alt+Drag-Drop image adds the image as icon, Command+Drop adds it as Image – like before.
  • Add as Image in Icon Picker: when pressed an icon will be added as floating image rather than as Icon.
  • Select All Topics, Relations, Images etc. added to main menu.
  • Warning to prevent loosing local changes when disconnecting from Dropbox.
  • OSX 10.11 support added.
  • Bugs fixed


Version 1.10.1

  • Multiple Selection support. Read more…
  • Rotate and Flip commands added – main menu | Edit
  • Long Press on rotate tool invokes Rotate and Flip commands


Version 1.9.8

  •  Copy / Paste Link to Topic allows linking to a specific topic in any mind map
  •  Hide/Show Branch support
  • Improved Navigation History
  • Toggle Mind Map Explorer (Ctrl+Command+M)