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User Guide

About Amymind

Every great idea starts with a single thought. And another. And a million more. Whether you’re sipping coffee or lying on a beach — AmyMind helps you capture those ideas and turn them into a clear visual.

This user guide is for the classic AmyMind app. Check out the section on AmyMind Next here.


AmyMind for Mac requires a Mac running macOS Ventura 13.0 or later.

AmyMind for iOS/iPadOS requires an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 16.0 or later or an iPad running iPadOS 16.0 or later.

AmyMind for Apple Watch requires an Apple Watch running watchOS 9.0 or later.


AmyMind is localized in 15 languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Thai.


Check out our Support Articles and read the answers to the most common questions if you have any questions. You can also email us at [email protected].


Node: a space where you can add text and images — each representing a thought, topic, or idea.

Node well: where you create a new node (represented by a + symbol).

Main node: the central idea or topic of your AmyMind mind map.

Child node: a thought/idea that is connected to another one.

Sibling nodes: thoughts/ideas on the same branch at the same level.

Parent node: the initial thought/idea that connects sibling nodes.

Branch: a group of thoughts/ideas related to one another.

Connection: an alternative way of connecting thoughts/ideas on the same or different branches.

Canvas: the area outside nodes, the background, so to speak.

Stickers: visual illustrations you can add to your AmyMind mind map to make things more fun.

Notes: a way to expand on your thoughts/ideas without them always being visible.

Tags: a way of making nodes (aka. thoughts and ideas) searchable, no matter where they are located on your AmyMind mind map.