What are the best mind mapping apps for iPhone or iPad?

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    Thinkfield is an app for iOS devices that allows you to create ideas and take as many notes as you want. This app lets you insert text, images and websites links, drag & drop external information, preview pictures and websites, and more.




    Sebastian Hermes
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "The great things about thinkfield are its infinite canvas, the abstraction of information when zooming out, the integration of various data types and the possibility to work with multiple users on one project. Currently it is just a basic version, I am looking forward to what is coming next..."
  2. 27



    iThoughts is a mind mapping application developed by toketaWare for iOS devices. With the app, users can list tasks, brainstorm, set goals, write course or revision notes, meeting notes, project plans, and more.




    Diana Williamson
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "This is hands down the best mind mapping tool for iOS! I have this app on my iPhone and iPad and it has helped me immensely in my brainstorming and goal setting. The interface is clean and simple and it offers a lot of features so that it's easier to use."
  3. 20

    #3SimpleMind Pro

    SimpleMind Pro
    SimpleMind is an app that helps you to make mind mapping, a technique that organizes your thoughts, helps you remember things and can generate a lot of new ideas.

    Android, iOS


    Justin Hopkins
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "This is a really good app for organizing thoughts and coming up with new ideas. I would happily use this over the other similar apps that are out there. Very good and worth looking into. "
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    MindLine is a simple mind mapping app developed by Zhanhui Chen for iOS and Android devices. Through the tool, users can create mind maps and brainstorm ideas and concepts to be able to visualize them.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rakesh Subramanium
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "After testing every mind mapping app I could find in the app store this is definitely the easiest and quickest app on the market. I can simply create mind maps for hours and the app is super seamless."
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    #5SimpleMind Lite

    SimpleMind Lite

    SimpleMind Lite is a free version of the mind-mapping organizer for iOS and Android devices. The app offers a lot of features that make it useful for all kind of purposes.


    Android, iOS


    Susan Freeman
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "Well, this app looks like it maybe could be okay if I had an android device, but since I'm an Apple user this is pretty much worthless for my needs. Although, looking it over, I'm not sure how much I'd enjoy it anyway because I usually feel like apps that have a lite version and a paid version usually aren't that great unless you're willing to spend money."
  3. 15

    #6MindNode 5

    MindNode 5

    MindNode 5 is a free app that allows you to clarify all your ideas in a very simple way! It is the best tool for organizing thoughts, and for sharing documents.


    Web, iOS, Android


    Zhou Zhu
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "Ever since mindnode 4 went down, I decide to try this and so far so good! It makes it a piece of cake to visualize my ideas. It's a very useful tool that has helped me in my teaching and even my students ask me how i create my mind maps and i direct them to mindnode."
  4. 14


    Mindly helps to organize your inner universe. Give a structure to your thoughts, capture ideas, plan a speech, take notes. It is up to you. The universe is yours.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Roger Dunn
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "Mindly is a very neat and functional mind mapping tool that is truly easy to use on my iphone despite my small screen. I'm better at creating mind maps than writing full on paragraphs or drawing them and i'm able to explain my ideas in a really creative way without compromising quality."
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    MindMeister is a free app for iOS, Android and desktop that allows you to create mappings from your ideas, so you can order them and share with your teammates. It's indicated for starting or managing a business.

    Web, iOS, Android


    Ángel Madrigal
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I love the fact that there is the ability to share your map with a group. This is a great way to show your ideas and collaborate with people. The addition of a suite of presentation tools is great, letting you design and present your ideas directly within the app, without having to worry about format changes when transferring to other programs. Overall a good app!"
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    iBlueSky is a premium app for iOS devices that allows you to map your mind and have your ideas perfectly organized, no matter how much you have or when. It's perfectly usable on iPhone and iPad.




    James Wong
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "This app most definietly fits the bill of mind mapping app for apple products, but at a user review rating of only 3.5/5, there may be better options out there and certainly for less than the $10 price tag"
  7. 10

    #10MindNode 4

    MindNode 4

    MindNode 4 makes is a brainstorming app for iOS in which you can connect6 your ideas an generate a mapping between them, establishing a hierarchy and focusing on the creative part.



    Katherine Wilson
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I wanted a brainstorming app for my iPhone to help me brainstorm ideas for my work. I found out about MindNode 4 from a friend and I really like it. I love the layout of the app. It's simple and intuitive to use. I've had no issues with bugs or anything like that. What I love about it is it makes it so easy to brainstorm ideas and be creative. It's helped me tremendously at my work and is the best mind mapping app I've ever tried. Check it out!"


Best What are the best mind mapping apps for iPhone or iPad
1ThinkfieldApps 32 Free
2iThoughtsApps 27 Paid
3SimpleMind ProApps 20 Paid
4MindLineApps 16 Free
5SimpleMind LiteApps 16 Free
6MindNode 5Apps 15 Free
7MindlyApps 14 Free
8MindMeisterApps 14 Free
9iBlueSkyApps 11 Paid
10MindNode 4Apps 10 Paid

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