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About this app

TheBrain lets you see and connect everything across all your devices. Capture ideas, web pages, files and notes and always find them - just like you think of them. With TheBrain you will even see related items that would otherwise be forgotten.

Described by Wall Street Journal as “Software that thinks like you do” and MacLife as “the most compelling mind mapping adaption we’ve encountered.”

TheBrain combines the best of note taking, file synchronization and mind mapping apps to give you the ultimate digital memory. See your ideas and information like never before with your own digital Brain.

Key Features

Navigate across all key topics and information within your Brain's Thought network and connections.

Move beyond conventional mind maps and linear folder storage with TheBrain’s animated links and visualization that enable any Thought or file to be connected to anything else.

Just type in a new Thought, make a connection or take a note. Your Brain stores it all.

Your Brain can be accessed anywhere. This means all your key ideas, notes and files are available to you on all your devices!

Find any file, web page or idea in seconds.

Add web pages, photos and documents to your Thoughts. All linked the way you think.

See your ideas, make connections and gain new insights in TheBrain’s visual interface

Get ready built template Brains for brainstorming, project management and personal organization.

Publish and share your Brain on the cloud. You can even synchronize Thoughts with Team members through TheBrain Desktop software.


Here are a few ideas how you can use TheBrain for work or life:

• Digitize your mind. Start with your name then create Thoughts for all aspects of your business and personal life. Your Brain will be become a reflection of your mind and grow more powerful as you use it.

• Use as "everything in your life manager" or for key projects. You’ll get the big picture on all your information and drill down to the right file or detail within seconds.

• Capture your ideas and interesting content and activate it in your Brain when you need it.

• Use the Brain to organize trips, travel and key events.

• Add Thoughts to deepen understanding on key concepts for smarter research.

• Go from ideas to action by capturing all your goals and then adding even more connected Thoughts and all the right information to achieve and get things done.

• Brainstorm and build a complete knowledgebase to foster innovative ideas and inject some spark in your projects.

• Aggregate all your inspirations in a way that captures your vision and take any writing project to the next level.

• Link people, projects and the right information to get a smarter view of business operations.

• Create a topic oriented Brain on your key passion or special interest to bring all the right content to life and get the big picture.

• Create Brains and add Thoughts for your personal projects like home renovations or new product purchases for personal productivity and organization.

• To make the most of TheBrain install it on your computer and all devices. TheBrain is cross-platform and can synchronize on all your devices so you’ll always have your best ideas and information with you.

In addition to this universal Android App, TheBrain is also available for Windows and Mac OS X computers.
Updated on
Aug 20, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info and App activity
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

544 reviews
A Google user
December 15, 2018
Started a brain on my desktop and wanted to have a way to keep track of new thoughts on the go. However, I'm unable to open any thoughts that have content. Seems like lots of other folks are experiencing issues on Pie as well. Seeing as how the mobile sync and cloud functionality was my primary motivation for purchasing a license once my trial expires, it looks like I'll be holding off until this gets sorted out.
14 people found this review helpful
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TheBrain Technologies
February 28, 2019
Matt, Latest release is now compatible with Pie.
Davide Recchia
September 5, 2020
I'm a new user and absolutely love the desktop app. On the other hand, saying the Android app lags behind is an understatement: frequent crashes when pasting links, annoying syncing in the foreground while editing, help menu not working. Overall lacking too many features of the desktop app. Would be nice to see some improvements in the near future.
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A Google user
April 6, 2020
The app does what it should and the interface is - I guess - as user-friendly as it can be. With the cloud feature one can keep the brains in sync with their desktop copies. The half-breaking missing feature for me is the inability to remove auto-capitalizing at thought creation (forcing me to edit all the thoughts when I'm back at the desktop). This discourages me from creating thoughts on mobile and so from using the app entirely. Looking forward the inclusion of such a simple option.
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What's new

• Fixed: Thoughts with events cause an error when the content view is opened
• Various fixes and improvements