Version 1.26 – Released 21 April 2020

  • 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.

Version 1.24 – Released 2 Sept 2019

  • Version 1.24.2 b1864 released 18 October 2019:
    • Fixes crash problems related to entering text and spellchecker.
    • Fixes .pdf files not selectable for import
  •  Slideshow support. Define slides by selecting topics and play slideshow inside SimpleMind or export as zipped set of .png images. Read more…
    new features SlideShow
  • Auto focus extended with Lock Auto Focus on Selected Branch. The branch remains focused until Auto focus style is changed (disabled etc).
  • Improved toolbar images
  • Improved inplace topic editor


Version 1.23 – Released 15 April 2019

  • Version 1.23.2 released 9 May:
    • Bug fix for Email Mind Map on MacOS 10.14
    • Bug fix for opening .smmx file from Finder in AppStore edition
  • Version 1.23.1 released 19 April: bug fixes related to Mac OS 10.10 – 10.12
  • 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.
    • AppStore edition: Mind Maps in Files tab do not support linking to documents or mind maps.
    • SimpleApps edition: Mind Maps in Files tab behave like in a cloud and have full linking capabilities.
  • Wysiwyg (What you see is what you get ) rich text support in notes, topics and labels:
    Bold, Italic, Underline, Strike-through, Superscript and Subscript.
  • User Interface Modernized
    • Dark mode support. (MacOS 10.14)
    • Enable Dark Mode, even when MacOS is light, via Preferences | General.
    • Style Sheet selector in inspector (MacOS 10.13)
  • New style sheet “Natural+Colors on Black”.
  • 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)
  • Copy Branch as Outline and Copy Branch as Image
  • New command Checkboxes | Reset state – checkboxes are unchecked, progress bars are set to 0.
  • Drag-drop reconnect topics in auto layout mode no longer fully expands dragged topics
  • Full size image is displayed with Preview app
  • Bug fixed in access to Contacts and Photos Library
  • Bug fixed: Notes included in full text search


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.
  • 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.
  • Nextcloud support added.
    You can now use your own Nextcloud based cloud server to synchronize mind maps across devices.
  • 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.
  • 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.