iThoughtsX 5.17 – Mind-mapping utility on both iOS and OS X

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iThoughtsX For Mac

iThoughtsX is a mind mapping app for the Mac. It is based upon and fully compatible with iThoughts for iOS. Mindmapping enables you to visually organize your thoughts, ideas, and information. You may also like Parallels Desktop

Typical Uses:

  • Course Notes/Revision
  • Summarising.
  • Project planning
  • Task lists
  • Brainstorming
  • Goal setting
  • WBS
  • Meeting Notes
  • GTD

Import and export many different file formats:

  • Mindjet MindManager
  • Freemind/Freeplane
  • Novamind5
  • XMind
  • iMindmap
  • Mindview
  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP
  • OPML
  • Markdown
  • Plain/rich text
  • CSV
  • MyThoughts (import only)
  • Mindnode (import only)
  • Mindmapper (import only)

Export maps as documents:

  • MS Powerpoint / Keynote (PPTX)
  • MS Word / Pages (DOCX)
  • MS Excel / Numbers (CSV)
  • MS Project (XML)
  • PDF
  • Image (PNG)
  • Website (zip package of the map, HTML and attachments)

Flexible Topic Attributes:

  • Color/ Shape
  • Images / Icons
  • Notes
  • Rich text (fonts, colors etc.)
  • Hyperlinks (websites, other maps, other topics)
  • Callouts / Floating topics
  • Boundaries
  • Auto-numbering
  • Named relationships between topics
  • Style support (predefined collections of colors, fonts, shapes etc.)

Task Management:

  • Assign start/due date, effort, progress, priority, and resources
  • Email task reports (by project, by resource)

Advanced Mindmap Features:

  • Multiple layouts (horizontal, vertical, fishbone etc.)
  • Multiple link styles (curved, tapered, right-angled etc.)
  • Embedded documents (PDF, XLS, DOC etc)
  • Over 100 builtin icons, 90 clipart images and 35 background canvas patterns.
  • 10 system ‘Map Styles’.
  • Rules-based filtering engine.
  • Presentation mode.

First class macOS integration:

  • Retina support
  • Versions support
  • Fullscreen support
  • Spotlight integration
  • Quicklook support
  • Pinch to zoom
  • Find/Replace


Version 5.17:

  • Updates: official site does not provide any info about changes in this version


OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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