Version 1.31 – Released 10 January 2022

  • The style sheets have been updated with a fresh new look.
    Fresh look for stylesheets in 1.31
  • The built-in style sheets support dark mode, meaning if you switch to dark mode the style sheet will as well.

    Dark Mode
  • Change the default style sheet setting using the settings button in style sheets. Optionally use classic styles if you prefer the previous style sheets.
  • Making your own custom style sheets has been made easier with the new stylesheet editor.
  • 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 iPad&iPhone and Android.
Read more…


Version 1.30 – Released 11 October 2021

  • Version 1.30.2 – Released 15 October 2021
    • Bugs reported on v1.30.0 fixed
  • Use the new Full Screen Button to easily switch to full screen editing.
    Mac 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.
    Icon history and all icons used in this mind map
  • Reorder stocks icons and stylesheets by tapping on “edit”, next use drag and drop. (MacOS 10.13+)
  • 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.
  • Maximum thumbnail size increased to 640 pixels.
  • Thumbnails can be locked to a fixed position via the lock icon.
  • Improvements to the look and feel of mind maps.
  • General improvements and minor bug fixes.


Version 1.29 – Released 3 May 2021

  • Version 1.29.1 – 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…


Version 1.28

  • Version 1.28.3 – Released 3 March 2021
    • Thai translation
    • Native support for M1 Macs
  • Version 1.28.2 – Released 25 Januari 2021
    • Arabic translation
  • 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.
  • Cloud explorers: Filter mind maps files only.
  • Second click on Inspector tab hides the inspector.
  • Define default label style in custom style sheet window.
  • Using latest Dropbox API
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • This update requires MacOS 10.12 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. Requires Mac OS 10.13 or up. 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.
  • iPhoneLink removed.
  • Bug fixes and other minor improvements.


Version 1.26 – Released 21 April 2020

    • v1.26.1 b1974 released 22 June 2020 fixes bugs reported on v1.26.0
      • In some cases customized Label font sizes would drift
      • “New Mind Map” could cause a crash – particularly, but not only, on MacOS 10.10 – 10.12
      • Inspector buttons had zero width in toolbar on MacOS 10.10 – 10.13
    • Open a blank mind map or start from a template. (Requires MacOS 10.13 or higher)
      • 11 predefined templates available.
        New Feature: templates
      • Add your own templates. Read more…
    • Calendar
      • Export topics with checkboxes to Reminders.
      • Export topics with a date as events to Calendar.
        new feature export to calendar
      • Export topics with a date as .ics events. This can be imported in calendar apps.
      • Read how..
    • Path style “rounded” added, read more…
      Rounded lines
    • Transparent .png image export.
    • New layout directions for the List Layout: “Top – Right to Left” and “Top – Left to Right”.
    • Edit in the outline view. Double click to edit topic text and use shortcuts, or the menu, to add topics.

  • Show dates, or filter topics with dates, in export outline and print outline.
  • Paste on collapsed topics.
  • Drag and drop URL into empty space to create a new topic with link.
  • SimpleApps edition: Drag and drop filename into empty space to create a new (child) topic with link.
  • 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 main Style menu.
  • Small bug fixes and improved performance.


Version 1.25 – Released 2 Dec 2019

  • Easily style topics, lines and more, with the new Style tab in the inspector. Open with Command+5. Read more…
    Style topics, lines and more
  • As a result the old style toolbar is hidden by default. It can be made visible via the main View menu.
  • Tap once in blank space to display the mind map style when the style inspector is open. Read more…
  • The Files tab supports Import en Import pdf bookmarks.
  • Clear history in the Files tab via the right click context menu.
  • To switch focus, for example from Notes tot Editor, use the Main menu View | Focus Editor or the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Cmd+0.
  • Mac OS 10.12 or prior: The Style Sheets are moved to the Stylesheet tab in the inspector. Open with Command+4.
    Style sheets are displayed in the inspector panel
  • Map searchbar: Restore State – restores collapsed and hidden topics when search bar closes.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.