Rough it Out

Ever scribbled ideas on a piece of paper and drawn lines between related thoughts? Then you already know what Scapple does. It's a virtual sheet of paper that lets you make notes anywhere and connect them using lines or arrows.

Scapple's main window.

Make Connections

Join up your thinking however you want. Scapple doesn't force you to make connections—every note is equal, so it's up to you which notes have connections and which don't. You have complete freedom to experiment with how your ideas fit together.

A Scapple map.

It's Scapple Simple

Creating notes is as easy as double-clicking anywhere on the page; making connections between ideas is as simple as dragging and dropping one note onto another. And unlike real paper, in Scapple you can move notes around and never run out of space.

  • Write notes anywhere.

    Write notes anywhere

  • Connect notes.

    Connect notes using drag and drop

  • Completely freeform.

    Completely freeform

  • Stack notes.

    Stack notes in columns of related ideas

  • Create background shapes.

    Create background shapes to group notes

  • Customise notes.

    Customise the appearance of notes

More features

  • Move and arrange notes easily
  • Full screen mode
  • Export or print your ideas
  • Drag notes into Scrivener

Video Tutorial

Watch a brief eight minute introduction, demonstrating the Mac version of Scapple.

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macOS

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Requires macOS 10.7 +
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Windows

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Requires Windows XP (SP3) +
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