Mind Mapping Software

Best Mind Mapping Software

Looking for mind mapping tools to brainstorm better ideas? If you are, GoodFirms presents you a list of Mind Mapping Software apt for teams of any size and verticle. Mind mapping applications offer some of the coolest features for brainstorming such as concept mapping, presentation tools, project planning, team collaboration, templates, embedding & publishing, and styling. So, at GoodFirms, we researched many of the tools for the standard features mentioned above and curated details along with the list. Also, client reviews are provided for the service-seekers to compare, assess, and select the best app for their teams. Here is the list of top brainstorming tools:

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List of Best Mind Mapping & Brainstorming Tools


1. MindMup


Capture ideas at the speed of thought – using a mind map maker designed to help you focus on your ideas and remove all the distractions while mindmapping. Create unlimited mind maps for free, and store them in the cloud. Your mind maps are available everywhere, instantly, from any device. Brainstorm, create presentations and document outlines with mind maps and publish your ideas online an... read more

Free version

2. XMind

Ideas Grow on Trees.

XMind, a full-featured mind mapping, and brainstorming tool, designed to generate ideas, inspire creativity, brings you efficiency both in work and life. Tens of million people love it.

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The world's most powerful mind mapping software.

MindManager helps individuals, teams, and enterprises do great work faster by simplifying the way they capture, organize, and share information. Transforming scattered ideas and unstructured data into dynamic visual maps, MindManager gives people a clearer understanding and greater control over their time, work, and the world. Millions of global users choose MindManager to brainstorm ideas, plan a... read more

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Communicate with your team anytime, anywhere.

Lucidchart is an essential visual productivity platform that helps anyone understand and share ideas, information, and processes with clarity. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, anyone can learn to work visually and collaborate in real time while building flowcharts, mockups, UML diagrams, and more.

Free version

5. iMindQ


iMindQ is a premier mind mapping solution with powerful project planning options and advanced integration with Microsoft® Office tools. Mind mapping inspires innovation by stimulating creative thinking, brainstorming, and visualization of ideas and concepts. With iMindQ users can create and share interactive mind maps, concept maps, flowcharts, diagrams, organizational charts, WBS and Gantt chart... read more

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Have ideas. Share ideas. Refine ideas.

Ideaflip makes it easy for your team to quickly turn thoughts into ideas, share and refine them – whether they’re in the same room or on the other side of the world. It’s a beautifully simple web app that’s perfect for group brainstorms and individual ideas. Compose, collect and clarify your ideas with Ideaflip.

14 Days
Brainstorm Online.

MindMeister is an online mind mapping tool that lets you capture, develop and share ideas visually. More than 10 million people already use our award-winning mind map editor for brainstorming, note taking, project planning and tons of other creative tasks. MindMeister is completely web-based, which means there's no download and no updating! Whether you're working on Windows, Mac OS or Linux, you c... read more

Free version
Mind mapping and visual thinking tool.

Novamind enables you to quickly organize your ideas and thoughts by putting them in an interactive visual map. This Mind Map starts out with your central topic and allows you to brainstorm and organize all the details of your project while providing you with a literal big picture along the way.

Free version
World leader in cross platform Mind Mapping tools.

SimpleApps is the developer of SimpleMind, the popular Mind Mapping app for mobile and desktop. Mind Mapping helps you to organize your thoughts, remember things and generate new ideas. We've created beautiful, intuitive apps, so you can mind map wherever you are and whenever you want.

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Can Be Simpler. More Complete. More Enjoyable.

MindGenius is a cognitive power tool. It improves the way people create, plan, strategize and solve problems. In business, MindGenius can make a real difference to your bottom line.

14 Days
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11. Compedium

Dedicated to Building Shared Understanding of Wicked Problems

Compendium is the powerful, open-source (and free) software that CogNexus recommends for Issue-Based Information Systems (IBIS) based work, from problem-solving and critical thinking through Dialogue Mapping™. Using Compendium makes IBIS structures easier to read and easier to change than working with indented text IBIS (itIBIS) or creating a hand-written IBIS structure on a whiteboard or paper... read more

Free version

12. Freeplane

Free mind mapping and knowledge

Freeplane is a free and open-source software application that supports thinking, sharing information and getting things done at work, in school, and at home. The software can be used for mind mapping and analyzing the information contained in mind maps. Freeplane runs on any operating system that has a current version of Java installed. It can be run locally or portably from removable storage like... read more

Free version
Visual Thinking Evolution

WiseMapping is a free online mind mapping editor for individuals and business -Create mind maps online - Download the software to your own servers. You don't have to install anything on your computer because we are using HTML5. Share your maps with your friends.

Free version

14. Semantik

Mind maps for KDE

Semantik (formerly kdissert) is a mind-mapping application for KDE that helps to create documents such as reports or presentations. Mind-maps are edited either as flat trees (linear view on the left) or in two dimensions (center). Each node on the map can be associated with tables, text, pictures or diagrams (bottom-left corner).

Free version

15. Coggle

Simple Collaborative Mind Maps & Flow Charts

Coggle is a freeware mind-mapping web application. Coggle produces hierarchically structured documents, like a branching tree. This contrasts with other collaborative editors, like Google Docs, which provide either linear or tabular document formats. Its authors promise that it will be "free forever".

Free version