Version 1.28

  • Version 1.28.3 – Released 3 March 2021
    • Thai translation
    • Minor bugs fixed
  • Version 1.28.0 – Released 7 Dec 2020
  • We have been very busy adding built-in OneDrive support on iPad/iPhone and Mac. All platforms now support OneDrive. Also on all platforms built-in Dropbox support has been updated to the latest API to ensure continued Dropbox cloud support.
  • Open linked mind map in new window: Shift+Click on link or keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+H.
  • Sort Local Mind Maps by name or date.
  • Second click on Inspector tab hides the inspector.
  • Clear history in the Files tab via the right click context menu, clears the history of opened files without deleting these files.


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.
  • 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
  • New command: “View | Focus Editor”, default shortcut Shift+Ctrl+0
  • 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.

      new feature templates

    • Add your own templates. Read more…
  • Export topics with a date as .ics events. This can be imported in calendar apps. Read more…
  • Path style “rounded” added.
    Rounded lines
  • New layout directions for the List Layout: “Top – Right to Left” and “Top – Left to Right”.
  • Add new topics directly in outline. Use the shortcuts or menu.
  • Add date directly in outline.
  • Show dates, or filter topics with dates, in export outline and print outline.
  • Wifi link has been removed, we recommend to use clouds instead.
  • Paste on collapsed topics.
  • Drag and drop URL or filename into empty space to create a new topic with link.
  • Mind Map Style restored in main Style menu.
  • Bug fixed where SimpleMind could not save a mind map with an error like “unable to access ..\SimpleMind\1.0\.cache\providers\smmx_0\mindmap.xml”
  • 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 Ctrl+5. Read more…
    Style in inspector
  • As a result the old style toolbar is hidden by default.
  • Tap once in blank space to display the mind map style when the style inspector is open. Read more…
  • Hide or show the standard toolbar via the main menu View | Toggle Toolbar.
  • Map searchbar: Restore State – restores collapsed and hidden topics when search bar closes.
  • The standard toolbar and style toolbar can again be placed on a single dock row.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Version 1.24 – Released 2 Sept 2019

  • Version 1.24.1 – released 5 Sept 2019. Fixes bugs reported on v1.24.0
  •  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

Version 1.23.0 – Released 15 April 2019

  • Version 1.23.1 – released 30 April 2019. Fixes bugs and introduces dark mode user interface support.
    Dark mode on SimpleMind for Windows
  • Save and open mind maps anywhere on your computer.
    • Save mind map files in any directory.
    • Open mind map via Windows Explorer
    • Open mind maps via “Mind Map | Open”.
    • Mind maps opened via Windows Explorer 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.
  • Notes have Wysiwyg (What you see is what you get) rich text support:
    Bold, Italic, Underline, Strike-through, Superscript and Subscript.
  • Windows edition: Wysiwyg rich text is not displayed in topics and labels.
  • UI Modernized.
    • The size of the icons in the toolbars are adjustable via Preferences | General | Use Large Images. (not on high density screens)
    • Style sheet selector in inspector. The size of the preview thumbnail is adjustable.
  • “Natural+Colors on Black” stylesheet added
  • Auto Focus can include cross linked topics.
  • Group borders
    • Display a group border around any group 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)
  • Checkboxes: Reset state – checkboxes are unchecked, progress bars are set to 0.
  • Drag drop rearrange topics in auto layout mode no longer fully expands dragged topics
  • Extract Images from Mind Maps: reduces mind map file size, via menu Topic | Image.
  • Hide/Show mind map editor status bar
  • External directories allow sorting on name or sort on date (like previously) via context menu.
  • New mind map for Cloud asks for file name rather than using “New Mind Map”.
  • Option ” Apply default Word Wrap” also controls importing text, .mm, .opml and .pdf
  • Bug fixed: related to directories containing &

Version 1.22.0 – Released 4 Dec 2018

  • Improved display in internal Image Preview.
  • Optionally use system default application for previewing images: Preferences | Images
  • Removed options for shadow support in mind maps
  • Bug fixed: export as web site would not insert back links between linked mind maps.