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In this week's show, you'll learn how to quickly and easily create digital mind maps for collecting and sorting information and ideas. MindNode is an absolutely beautiful application for Mac and iOS that strikes a balance between form and functionality. With a great user interface that makes mind mapping approachable for anyone, MindNode is a great productivity tool whether you use mind maps for note taking, brainstorming, problem solving, book summaries, or anything else where thinking visually about ideas can be helpful.

With MindNode version 5, every part of the application has been reconsidered. It's a huge upgrade to previous versions, but because many of the changes are subtle, you may not notice it right away. Much of the design and layout has been completely revamped to make it easier to use and to discover the important features.

The full tutorial covers:

  • MindNode's pricing structure

  • Application preferences

  • Attaching Files and Stickers

  • The Inspector and Toolbar

  • Advanced Features

  • Tasks

  • Export options

  • Styles and Themes

  • Quick Entry

  • iOS interface

App Store Links:

MindNode for Mac - Mac App Store

MindNode for iOS - App Store

Video Tutorial Comments

(9 comments posted)

Mujadad Ahmed

how do compare with other mindmaping apps?


Mike Schmitz

I used to say that MindNode was easier to use but more limited than something like iThoughts, but MindNode has come a long way. While iThoughts does have some crazy features missing from MindNode (like x-callback URL support and a dedicated research browser on iOS), MindNode has matured into the application that I would recommend for just about anyone. If you have a SetApp subscription I'd say check out iThoughts since it's included, but IMHO none of the others really come close to those two.

Mujadad Ahmed

excellent presentation!


Mike Schmitz

Thanks :)

Iain Dunn

One of the best features of MindNode is the realtime 2 way syncing of tasks with Reminders.
I use MindNode to visualise Projects I am undertaking and export it to Reminders. I can then update the individual Tasks in Reminders or 2Do (which syncs with Reminders) and MindNode will update to show the completion of the Tasks and the overall status of the Project.
If the Project structure changes you just need to update the mind map in MindNode and re export it back to Reminders.


Mike Schmitz

That's pretty cool! I tend to use my mind maps just at the beginning of project planning, but I can see where that would be useful. Great tip.


Steven Bianchi

This would make a pretty awesome "quick tip" video! Hint, hint!

Seriously, I'd love to see this in action and to know if it can be made to work between MindNode/iThoughts and Drafts and/or OmniFocus/Things.


Lee Vinson

Steven, I too was intrigued by Iain's tip. I've found the instruction on how to do this via the online user guide. It's brief and only about 200 words long. Check it out here:

iOS version #_tasks

macOS version #_tasks


Yohannes Tilahun

Outstanding Presentation. Really learned a lot. I am going to start using Mindmap more. Thank you.

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