Mind Mapping Makers

Sometimes, the best way to flesh out a project is to start with a singular idea and then branch out in many directions with related descriptors and other pieces of key relevant information. The best way to handle situations like these is by making a mind map. Mind maps start with a central idea and then branch out in different directions. Software on this page assists in making organized and easier-to-follow mind maps and concept diagrams.

  1. A second brain, for you, forever. The human brain is non-linear: we jump from idea to idea, all the time. Your second brain should work the same.
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  2. diagrams.net (previously draw.io) is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. No login or registration are required and features include the ability to save locally (including SVG), a range of stencils, .
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  3. XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows sharing of created mind maps via their website.
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  4. FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool.

    Discontinued

    Last version from 2016. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/freemind/files/

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  5. Freeplane is a powerful and free software for building mind maps. It is a redesigned version of the well known FreeMind , and is created by one of FreeMind's key developers.
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    Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time.
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  6. TheBrain helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map. Items are linked in a visual network that is designed to mimic the way you think.
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  7. MindNode helps you connect your thoughts and clarify your ideas. Try a free 2-week trial of the full app.
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  8. MindMeister is the market-leader in online mind mapping. Unlike traditional mind mapping tools, MindMeister allows for real-time brainstorming sessions between an unlimited number of users and requires only a standard web browser.
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    Create instant task lists, share notes, and video chat, all on the same page. Taskade is a modern organization and collaboration tool for getting things done. Get our app on Web, Mobile, Chrome, Mac and Windows. Taskade is simple, flexible, and fun!.
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  9. Coggle is a simple, beautiful, powerful way of structuring information. It's designed to help you understand things, and then share your knowledge by arranging your document in the same way that your mind works.
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  10. Scalable, secure, cross-device and enterprise-ready team collaboration tool for distributed teams. BETTER TEAMS, BUILDING BETTER THINGS
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    SimpleMind is a great Mind Mapper with focus on simplicity and ease of use. Multiplatform, with live mindmap transfer.
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    Mindomo is the easiest online software for creating mind maps, concept maps, outlines and various other types of diagrams.
  11. AllMyNotes Organizer is a multi-functional hierarchical information manager for Windows. Store all your Notes in virtual folders in one file! Everyone is unique so AllMyNotes Organizer offers freedom of individualizing your notes in totally customizable tree structure.
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