Mind mapping app Focusplan is the latest to get a macOS Big Sur refresh

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

What you need to know

  • Apps continue to be updated to support macOS Big Sur and it's new design language.
  • Focusplan is a mind mapping app that's all set for the Big Sur world.

Mind mapping is something that I've tried to get into before and failed miserably, but I've heard very good things about the practice. If you're someone who mind maps their life out you're going to be pleased to know that Focusplan has been updated to fit right at home on the newly released macOS Bug Sur.

Available for download now, the updated Focusplan has a new interface as well as redesigned icons and artwork to better match the new aesthetic that macOS Big Sur is bringing with it. That means Focusplan will look right at home in your Dock alongside Apple's own first-party apps. The same can't be said for all third-party options, unfortunately.

Here's the full rundown of what's new in Focusplan version 1.4.11.

What's New

  • Adds the feature to navigate the mind map between topics via the left and right arrows keys of the keyboard
  • Improves the user interface, icons and artworks optimized for the latest macOS release
  • Fixes an issue where the application at launch in some cases does not properly display the open dialog

Focusplan is a mind mapping app that tries to make things a little less daunting than some alternatives and I think that might be enough to make the process stick for me this time. If you're keen to try it out you can download the app for free with in-app purchases available.

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.