ArguMap User Guide

Check out the various tips below for using ArguMap!

Claim and group bubbles

Tap the map canvas to access the claim creation pop-up menu.

Double-tap a bubble to edit its text.

Tap a bubble to display arrows
for resizing the bubble.

Long press a bubble to access its pop-up menu.

Drag a bubble or group of bubbles onto another bubble or group of bubbles to make a group out of them.


Double-tap a map object—  on the second tap, hold and drag to create a connector.

Alternatively, tap two map objects at the same time to create a connector between them.

One final way to create a connector: via a bubble's pop-up menu

Long press and drag a connector to change its destination.

Tap a connector to access its pop-up menu.

Change a connector's type via its pop-up menu.

Reverse the connector's arrowhead via its pop-up menu.

Use a connector's pop-up menu to change the "strength" of the connector.

Selecting Multiple Bubbles

To select multiple bubbles, double-tap-and-drag over the bubbles to select them.

Tap on the map canvas to cancel a selection.

Once an initial selection is made, tapping on additional bubbles adds them to the selection (if they aren't already part of the selection) or subtracts them from the selection (if they are already part of the selection).

Once a selection is made, dragging on any of the selected bubbles will move the entire selection.

Use the cut/copy menu that appears to cut or copy the selection. (A connector is copied if its endpoints are both on bubbles in the selection.)

Once a selection is cut/copied, tap the map canvas and select the "Paste selection?" item in the menu that appears to paste the selection at that point on the map.


Use a bubble's pop-up menu to create a comment.

Tap a comment to read or edit it.

Tap and hold a comment to access its pop-up menu.

Resizing the Map

Double tap the map canvas to resize the map to the width needed to fit its components.

Sharing Items

You can share your map (in multiple formats) via the share option accessible in the map's pop-up menu.


ArguMap will be free to download and can be used forever to open and view maps in read-only format. A free 30-day trial of the app's "Pro" features allows users to try out the powerful editing functionality of the app. A one-time in-app purchase of $8.99 unlocks those Pro editing features for use beyond the trial period.

The editing features of ArguMap are also available in ArguMap's paid-up-front version— ArguMap Pro— which will be available for the same price, $8.99. ArguMap Pro is ideal for institutional purchases and for families seeking to share the app via Family Sharing.


ArguMap and ArguMap Pro will be available in the App Store, for any iOS device running iOS 14 or greater, in all territories the App Store supports, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Until that time, you can try out the open public beta here.

About Me

My name is Chad Mohler, and I’m the creator, developer, and designer of ArguMap. I’ve had a love of technology and All Things Apple ever since I started programming simple educational games way back in fifth grade, on one of my school’s two(!) Apple ][ computers. I am now a Professor of Philosophy at Truman State University, Missouri’s premier public liberal arts institution, where I bring my passion for technology to the classroom. I do my best to use it effectively to guide my students to a better understanding of important philosophical concepts and theories. ArguMap was borne out of my interest in helping my students develop in their ability to offer insightful philosophical arguments of their own. Partly in recognition of my efforts, I was selected in 2019 as an Apple Distinguished Educator.


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