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…
    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.


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
  • Bugs fixed


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.
  • 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).
  • 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.