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The creators of iMindMap bring you, Ayoa

iMindMap has become one of the world’s most popular Mind Mapping software tools. However, we felt Mind Mapping could go further, so we’ve been busy implementing all of the best bits from iMindMap and adding a host of new features – the outcome is Ayoa.

An idea remains just an idea until actioned. Ayoa brings together the creative power of the Mind Map, with visual task management capabilities, communication and real-time sharing to take Mind Mapping to another level in personal or team productivity.

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Ayoa – The evolution of the Mind Map


Quick and powerful ideation

Unlike other Mind Mapping tools on the market, Ayoa allows you to add ideas as soon as they’re generated. Speed is one of our strong points in Ayoa, especially when it comes to creating and editing your Mind Map. Quickly arrange your thoughts as branches and then turn them into tasks, all from one place.

Work smarter

Painless, instant communication

Ayoa has been built with teams in mind. Use Ayoa to generate ideas together and watch updates appear instantly as your team works with one another on a collaborative Mind Map. By working together in one creative space, you’ll be able to build on each other’s ideas.

Practical ways of working

We’ve chosen a select few features from iMindMap that encourage you to think differently and achieve more. With the addition of these key features, including Autohide and Category grouping, you’ll be able to remove clutter and focus on just what you need. Did we mention that all of your work will sync across your devices? Pick up your work while on the go and never miss an idea with Ayoa.

Continuous feature updates

At Ayoa, we know how important it is to help find new ways for you to work faster. We aim to be the most advanced tool on the market; that’s why we’re continuously updating the app to ensure you’re getting the most out of your ideas.

Seamlessly Sync

NEW features we want you to know about:

  • Turn your branches into tasks
  • Instant and real-time collaboration on Mind Maps
  • Edit your Mind Maps while on the go
  • Quickly edit your Mind Map, faster than ever before
  • Seamlessly sync between devices using the Ayoa app
  • Create Task Boards to help turn your Mind Map ideas into reality

You’re in safe hands with Ayoa


How do I share Mind Maps with others?

You can share your Mind Maps with anyone and everyone. Simply ask the people you’d like to share your Map with to create an Ayoa account and invite them to your Mind Map. Depending on the permissions you’ve granted them, they’ll be able to view, edit, comment and add branches to your Mind Map.

How do I import Mind Maps?

Great news! You can import all of your existing Maps from iMindMap into Ayoa. You can do this by selecting the ‘Import iMindMap IMX File’ from within the Mind Map browser. You also have the option to import files from iMindMap Cloud. You can do this by logging into your Cloud account via Ayoa and then import your Mind Maps from iMindMap Cloud into Ayoa. Please visit our support guide for more information on how to do this.

Can I sync my Mind Maps to my phone?

Ayoa seamlessly syncs all of your work across the devices that you’re using. If you’ve created a Mind Map on your computer and want to access it on your phone, simply open the Ayoa app on your mobile device and ta-dah, your Map will appear exactly how you once left it.*

Psst – iMindMap users!

Here at OpenGenius, we’ve been developing iMindMap for over a decade. It’s a project and product we’re proud of, but now we’re starting a new journey with Ayoa.

Ayoa brings with it a lot of changes – and while change can be daunting, we firmly believe that Ayoa is the future of Mind Mapping. We say “the future” because there’s so much more to come – this is a continual mission of creativity, innovation, and development.

To give you more info, we’ve provided some F&Qs specifically for the iMindMap community – we hope you’ll join us on our new path to creativity.


What does Ayoa mean?

Why pick a name with a definition, when you can make one up and give it meaning? That was our thinking with ‘Ayoa’ – it’s a name that can grow to mean more as our software does the same. Trust us when we say, there are many exciting things to come.

Why does Ayoa have fewer views than in iMindMap?

On a surface level, you’re right – Ayoa doesn’t have all the Mind Mapping views that existed in iMindMap. However, it also has a lot of views and functionality that did not exist (and simply weren’t possible to implement) in iMindMap – with Ayoa you can collaborate in real time, access your Mind Maps anywhere in the world on any device connected to the internet. Ayoa is fast and agile for quick thought capture. These aren’t excuses; users help us shape the path our development takes. Needless to say, Early Adopters will benefit more from joining Ayoa now, than further down the road.

Where is Fast Capture?

Fast Capture was a feature favourite in iMindMap, and that’s why the same functionality still exists in Ayoa – now, it is under the name ‘Idea Bank’. But worry not, the concept and execution is still just as effective: fire out thoughts into your Idea Bank, and then easily restructure them in your Mind Map using the drag and drop functionality. Simples.

What if I want to use organic Mind Mapping?

We hear you. It’s true, organic Mind Mapping isn’t available in Ayoa, yet. There’s a reason for this – we developed Ayoa with a certain set of priorities; speed and ease of use was one of them. Many organic Mind Mappers are knowledgeable, experienced creativity specialists (we see you) – but we’re now trying to bring that same skill of creativity to the world. Teams and individuals who’ve never heard of Mind Mapping before need to be able to jump right in and use it efficiently. We haven’t forgotten organic Mind Mappers, we’re just asking that you bear with us as we continue to grow.

Why do I have to subscribe?

Unlike iMindmap, Ayoa is a Software as a Service product. Here at OpenGenius, we’re always moving forward – the single biggest benefit of using a SaaS model is we can easily provide continual updates and improvements to our users. Under a perpetual license product, we went through 11 versions of iMindMap – that’s a lot. Now, enhancements can be made instantly accessible to our user base.

The modern world is moving increasingly towards subscription-based products – even the entertainment industry has funneled into a new realm of streaming services; this is because it improves overall user experience and better facilitates growth. Ayoa is web-based which means it is accessible anywhere, from any internet connected device. Work is always safe (even if your laptop dies!) and collaboration is easy. We’re an innovation company, and ultimately we have to move with the times to keep providing our customers with the best software possible.


Have a question that still needs to be answered?


Drop us an email at support@ayoa.com where our customer support team will be able to put you at ease.

*Please note, Ayoa’s Mind Map feature is not currently available on Android devices. Mind Maps is only available on the Web, Desktop and iOS.

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