ixnote — An outlining and mind-mapping tool which actually works

2 min readAug 22, 2022


I discovered this fabulous outlining and mind-mapping tool which actually works! Ok, no need to get offended, if you are a hardcore user of other outlining tools and mind-mapping apps.

So What works in ixnote?

All other outlining and mind-mapping tools have failed me when transitioning from mac to iOS. With ixnote, it seems they have built the iPad first and the same UI has beautifully been replicated on the mac.

The iPhone app is a bit different due to the limitations of space, but nevertheless, it works for me.

What kind of notes can you write?

ixnote has a small text window which is perfect to jot down very short ideas.

I use it to write my book notes, brainstorm project ideas and task, record insights about my relationships, write my daily expenses, jot down meeting notes. The founder of ixnote told me that someone was using it to learn a new language which seems like a great idea.

I think it is a refreshing take on outlining and mind-mapping.

Normally in outlining and mind mapping apps, you can infinitely nest your notes but the problem is when the notes become too huge you lose the picture of connections with other notes.

Coming to Import and Export

ixnote currently supports CSV import and for export, it supports CSV, MD and Freemind .mm format.

For a bit more comprehensive review with screenshots, check this blog post.




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