Mind map and brainstorm app Focusplan 1.5 adds a new theme editor and more

Focusplan On Macbook
Focusplan On Macbook (Image credit: Focusplan)

What you need to know

  • Focusplan has been updated to version 1.5 with new features in tow.
  • Users can now create and export custom mind mapping styles via a new theme picker and more.

The excellent mind mapping and brainstorming app Focusplan has received a new update to version 1.5. This new version adds a few improvements and features, not least the ability to create and export custom styles using a brand new theme picker.

Available as a free update for existing users, the new update makes it easier than ever to create beautiful mind maps using any color palette you choose. That's all made possible thanks to a brand new theme picker that was added in this new release.

Within the new theme picker, you can import themes created by friends and colleagues or just downloaded from the internet by mind mappers like you.The most powerful feature introduced in Focusplan 1.5 was the option to create custom themes and reuse them in your mind maps.

There's more going on in this update as well, including a ton of fixes including improved localization for Simplified Chinese.

  • Adds 8 new beautiful, flexible, and stunning themes
  • Improves the purchase and restore license process
  • Improves the Simplified Chinese localization
  • Fixes an issue where typing on a topic in some cases cut the first character of the text
  • Fixes an issue where dragging a theme inside the theme picker can crash the application

You can read more about what's gone into this Focusplan 1.5 update over on the developer blog and the update is available in the Mac App Store right now. Go grab it!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.