What follows is a long list of the key features within iThoughts (iOS) and iThoughtsX (Mac) - not a classic marketing approach, I grant you - but it does tell you what they do...


  • Supported languages:
    • English
    • German
    • French
    • Chinese (simplified)
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Dutch
    • Portuguese
    • Italian


  • Import maps created in:
    • Freemind/Freeplane (.mm)
    • Mindmanager (.mmap v6 and later)
    • ConceptDraw (.cdmz)
    • Mindview (.mvd and .mvdx)
    • Novamind v5 (.nm5)
    • XMind (.xmind)
    • iMindmap v5+ (.imx)
    • MyThoughts (.mytx)
    • Mindnode (.mindnode)
    • Mindmapper (.twdx)
    • OPML (.opml)
    • Rich Text (.rtf)
    • Plain Text (.txt)
    • Markdown (.md or .markdown)
    • CSV
    • Scapple (.scap)
    • CMAP (.cxl)


  • Export maps as:
    • Freemind/Freeplane (.mm)
    • Mindmanager (.mmap v6 and later)
    • ConceptDraw (.cdmz)
    • Mindview (.mvd and .mvdx)
    • Novamind v5 (.nm5)
    • XMind (.xmind)
    • iMindmap v5+ (.imx)
    • PDF
    • Image (.png)
    • MS Word / Pages (.docx)
    • MS PowerPoint / Keynote (.pptx)
    • MS Project (.xml)
    • Markdown
    • OPML
    • CSV
    • Web pages (html + image + attachments)
    • HTML task reports (per resource or per project)


  • 4 Map Layouts
    • Horizontal
    • Vertical
    • Top Down
    • Fishbone


  • Auto, semi-auto and manual layouts.

  • 4 Map Styles

    • Full color
    • Wireframe Color
    • Wireframe Color (+text)
    • Wireframe Mono


  • 6 Inter Topic Link Styles
    • Kinked
    • Straight
    • Right Angled
    • Curved
    • S Bend
    • Reverse tapered


  • Over 30 background canvas colors and patterns
  • Over 90 'stock images'
  • Over 100 'stock icons'
  • Topic Attributes
    • Shape (rect, oval, line etc.)
    • Color
    • Task
      • Priority
      • Start/Due Date
      • Progress
      • Effort (duration)
      • Resources
    • Boundary
    • Notes
    • Hyperlinks
    • Document Attachments (PDF, image, DOCX etc.)
    • Images/Icons (adornments)
    • Rich text formatting (using Markdown)


  • Callouts (sticky notes/comments)
  • Relationship link lines (with rich text labels)
  • Topic sorting (continuous or manual)
  • iCloud
    • iCloud Drive 'syncing'
    • Handoff (start editing on one device and resume on another)
    • Icon favourites synced.
    • Styles synced.



iThoughts (iOS) specific:

  • Finger drawn Doodle support (with SVG export)
  • Search across maps, topics and notes.
  • Built in 'Research' feature (embedded web browser)
  • AirPlay mirror screen
  • Dropbox integration.
  • WebDAV support (Box.com, OmniSync etc.)
  • iCloud Drive support
  • iOS9/10 multi tasking (side by side windows)
  • iOS9/10 Spotlight Search
  • iPhone 3D touch



iThoughtsX (Mac) specific:

  • Presentation mode
  • Text Filtering
  • Rules based Filtering
  • Zoom (with auto mode and trackpad pinch to zoom)
  • First class macOS app
    • CMD+F Search
    • Full Undo/Redo support
    • Auto save support
    • Versions support
    • Full screen support
    • QuickLook support
    • Spotlight integration
    • Retina enabled
    • Search/Replace in app
    • Pinch to zoom
    • Sierra Tabs
  • Cool integration with Marked2
  • Safari Extension (web clipper)