Visual Thinking

  • yEd Graph Editor

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web BSD Website

    yEd is a powerful diagram editor that can be used to quickly create diagrams manually or import external data for analysis and auto-magically arrange even large data sets by just pressing a button. You can use yEd to quickly create flow charts, BPMN and UML diagrams, organization charts, mind maps, and many other kinds of diagrams, graphs, and networks. Choose from a wide range of highly sophisticated layout algorithms to automatically arrange diagrams in no time. An intuitive and visually appealing user interface makes creating diagrams fun. Once a diagram has been created, it’s easy to save, print, or export it to popular formats like PDF, SWF, EMF, SVG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, or HTML image maps.


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  • Cacoo

    Freemium Web Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Cacoo is a user-friendly online diagramming tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as wireframes, flowcharts, UML diagrams, network diagrams, mindmaps, sitemaps, database diagrams, and more.

    With Cacoo you get

    • An extensive collection of templates and shapes, so you can create any diagram you need
    • Collaborative features such as simultaneous editing, version tracking, and commenting, so you can create and edit diagrams with your team
    • Simple, cloud-based software you can access from anywhere with an internet connection.

    Join the 2,500,000+ users who choose Cacoo!


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  • Protégé

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Protégé is a free, open source ontology editor and knowledge-base framework.

    The Protégé platform supports two main ways of modeling ontologies via the Protégé-Frames and Protégé-OWL editors. Protégé ontologies can be exported into a variety of formats including RDF(S), OWL, and XML Schema. (more)

    Protégé is based on Java, is extensible, and provides a plug-and-play environment that makes it a flexible base for rapid prototyping and application development. (more)
    Protégé is supported by a strong community of developers and academic, government and corporate users, who are using Protégé for knowledge solutions in areas as diverse as biomedicine, intelligence gathering, and corporate modeling.


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  • Ideament

    Freemium Windows iPhone Windows S Windows Phone iPad Website

    Lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa.

    You can use Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more!


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  • Sorting Thoughts

    Freemium Mac Windows iPhone iPad Website

    Sorting Thoughts is a note-taking software for your personal information and knowledge management. It is designed to manage your thoughts such as moments of sudden inspirations, tasks, events, projects and anything else you may think of.


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  • Deskle

    Freemium Web Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Deskle is a tailored whiteboard for visual thinking, research, and collaboration. We carefully collected experience of subject matter experts in various industries and fields: rockstar project managers, agile innovators, digital marketers, modern engineers and freelancers to bring the exhaustive suite of capabilities that will help your organization to scale, collaborate and iterate faster!


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  • Miro

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Scalable, secure, cross-device and enterprise-ready team collaboration tool for distributed teams.

    It takes great teams working together to build outstanding things. Miro enables you to engage all your collocated, distributed, or remote teams across formats, tools, channels, and time zones, without the constraints of physical location, meeting space, and whiteboards.


    • Product Development: Create a centralized hub for strategy and planning and ship more, faster.
    • UX Research & Design: Ideate, organize insights, design flows, and collect feedback in real time.
    • Lean & Agile: Keep everyone aligned, increase team throughput, and deliver better results.


    • Real-time & asynchronous collaboration
    • Infinite canvas
    • Integration to Dropbox, Box, Google Suite, JIRA, Slack, Sketch and more
    • Enterprise-grade security


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  • Infolio

    Freemium Web iPhone iPad Website

    Organize your files, tasks, notes, email, and web links on visual boards. Invite your team to collaborate in one place.


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  • Hyper Plan

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Hyper Plan is simple visual planning software. Ideal for when pencil and paper or sticky notes are not enough, but a full project management tool is too much.


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  • TheBrain

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    TheBrain helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map. .


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  • Docstell

    Freemium Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Docstell is a real time content collaboration tool that lets you document projects, requirements, system specifications and processes in a super efficient new way. Built in diagram editor, markdown support, spread sheets, templates, file uploads etc.


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  • xMap

    Freemium Web Website

    Visually lay out information such as a curriculum and analyze it using tags. You can use xMap to plan a conference, software development sprint, or new hire training. Has free (fully functional but limits on # objects/file size) and paid plans.


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  • ThinkSpace : Mind Map & Note

    Freemium iPhone iPad Website

    For All People and Organizations Requiring Creativity

    ThinkSpace is a powerful thinking tool designed to match the workflow of your creative thoughts. Its simple and intuitive interface integrates seamlessly with a wide variety of thinking methods.Its main features which include smooth handwritten sticky notes, editable unlimited size canvases, a variety of frameworks for generating ideas, and real-time sharing with cloud services, will all provide a powerful support for your creative processes.

    ·Optimal for free form brainstorming: Develop and structure your ideas with smooth, hand drawn memos. Compatible with ApplePencil.
    ·Create mind maps: Branches can be freely moved, allowing you to create more flexible mind maps.
    ·Limitless canvas sizes: Canvases can be stretched into limitless sizes, so you can naturally expand upon your ideas.
    ·Diagram creation: Both hand writing and text are supported.
    ·Use clippings from online browsing: Cut and paste from web pages onto canvases. Use links to let you freely move to web pages.
    ·Reuse: Ideas are combinations of existing elements. Try taking out a card you've already made from the card box and applying it to a project you're working on now.
    ·Structure freely: Links from cards to canvases can be created, so you can freely create structures between canvases.
    ·Idea creation methods: Includes many different thinking techniques, such as SCAMPER and the Matrix Method.
    ·Frameworks: Includes carefully selected high end templates for business professionals, covering everything from standard models like 3C analysis and SWOT analysis, to innovation theories like Blue Ocean Strategy and Business Model Canvas.
    ·Synchronize data (Pro version): Synchronize data with your iOS device, and you can record your ideas wherever you go.
    ·Use a shared whiteboard for remote work (Pro version): If you invite other users, you can make it easier to communicate and share ideas.


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  • Brainio

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Mind mapping app with markdown support and online collaboration for building your knowledge.


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  • Creatlr

    Freemium Web Website

    Creatlr is the visual thinking platform.
    A place for visual thinkers to innovate, share and create more together. Collaborate visually in workspaces and an online workshop environment. Find and share your visual thinking toolkit and experts.


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