Video: iThoughts vs alternatives

Last updated: September 20, 2017

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iThoughts is a mind mapping app for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.). iThoughts for iOS and Mac are not just about making beautiful context maps. They are utilities for getting your ideas down and then out to somewhere else. If you've never explored the file import and export options in iThoughts, then you are in for a treat.

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MindMeister

MindNode

NovaMind
Recent iThoughts news:

2017. iThoughts adds import to Mindmeister and SimpleMind

The new version of mind-mapping app iThoughts is now live. It features Siri integration, Drag/Drop and a new way of marking tasks as complete. There is also a feature called focus lock. With focus lock, you can now keep a bunch of topics in focus regardless of which one is selected. There is a new button in the top corner. If you drag/drop a topic onto it then the topic will be marked as 100% complete - great for check lists. Mindmeister (.mind) and SimpleMind (.smmx) mindmaps can now be imported. The Doodle feature now supports a resize option to resize selected parts of your doodle (see the +/- button in the toolbar.) Doodle also has better support for Apple Pencil.


2017. iThoughts gets compressed layout and costs

Mind-mapping app iThoughts got an update for iOS, macOS and Windows. Maps now have a new Style option called Compressed. This will trim back the margins at the edge of topics and also the inter topic spacing in order to present more information on the screen. There is a new task attribute called Cost. This is a simple floating point number that can be attached to a topic. The Cost field also supports rollup which means that the sum cost for immediate child topics is calculated automatically (similar to effort.) In addition to the headline features above, there is a spell check and new keyboard shortcuts (in Windows version).


2017. iThoughts comes to Windows

Mind-mapping software iThoughts is now available for Windows . It is designed primarily for the desktop/laptop (keyboard mouse) environment - but it does also work with touch. The goal in developing this has been to enable people to work seamlessly between iOS, macOS and Windows. To that end, you can use either iCloud or Dropbox to keep your maps all in sync. Maps will look pretty much identical across all devices (subject to installed fonts etc.) Just like iOS and macOS, the Windows version is an additional purchase.


2015. iThoughts launched free app for iOS

Standard iThoughts app for iOS costs $10. For those who wants to try it first there is a new free app called iThoughts2go. It is a FREE version of iThoughts (with one small caveat). The caveat is that maps of any size may be viewed - only maps with fewer than 20 topics may be amended. Maps can be loaded into iThoughts2go via email, browser or app sharing. Maps can also be synced automatically via iCloud, Dropbox or WebDAV cloud services. You can also import and export maps to and from many of the most popular desktop application formats: MindManager, iMindmap, Freemind/Freeplane, Novamind, XMind, Mindview Mindmeister, Mindnode, Mindmapper, SimpleMind and MyThoughts.