Those of us in need of brainstorming tools to organize thoughts and ideas are familiar with the shortcomings of note-taking software. Too often they’re prohibitively clunky, too rigid, unshareable and beyond, ending up with a jumble of disorganized thoughts like so many scraps of digital paper. The difference is clear in Scapple, a program for both Mac and PC to write down ideas, move them around and connect one concept to another – and it couldn’t be easier to use. At $8.99, it’s never been cheaper either!

Scapple is a simple, sparse app that’s free of unnecessary frills, a freeform text editor that allows you to make notes anywhere on the page and connect them in a variety of manners, building a web of interconnected ideas and projects. It comes to us from the team at Literature & Latte, the developers responsible for the ever-popular Scrivener word-processing and writer’s management app.

When you’re sketching out ideas, you need complete freedom to experiment with how those ideas best fit together. If you don’t have a central concepts to branch satellite ideas from, don’t worry – there’s no built-in hierarchy in Scapple, as every note is equal, so you can connect them however you like. Simply double-click anywhere on the pad and start typing. You can then attach new ideas with arrows, lines, or just leave them on their own.

Bloggers, entrepreneurs, tech aficionados and beyond are singing Scapple’s praises. Turbocharge your workflow and join the choir of satisfied – and organized – voices with Scapple, now 40% off on iDB Deals.