A mind map is a graphical way of illustrating thoughts, ideas and concepts. Mind mapping is one of the best way of brainstorming or turning ideas into steps needed to make it real. And yeah, that’s the reason these mind map applications are categorized under productivity apps.
Thankfully, there are excellent tools out there for mind mapping brainstorming and organising all the huge chunks of data you collect. Here’s a look at the best mind mapping tools.
The most popular and professional mind mapping software on this platform. A more elegant way to gather, analyze and utilize knowledge, information and ideas. It has a option to save to Evernote, which allows to access your mind maps from all devices. It’s an open source application and more flexible and versatile for use.
This software is more than a just mind mapping tool—it’s a complete suit of application for those who work more with brainstorming. It has visual framework, information management, Business and project tools. It works with current applications like Word, PowerPoint, Office and Excel. Mindjet has its mobile applications on both iOS and Android devices.
A clear way to clear all your complex information. Coggle is a very simple to use mind mapping webapp. It is easy to get started with this tool. Double click on any item to edit it click the plus symbol on both sides to add branches to your mind map. It automatically assigns different colours to branches. You can export it as a PDF or a PNG.
It is a premier mind mapping software written in java and it is General Public Licenced (GPU), so it runs just about anything you throw it at. Before XMind, Freemind is the number one mind mapping tool because of its flexibility, features and performance. It is a quite powerful mind mapping tool too. It is easy to operate hierarchical editor with strong emphasis on folding.
It is an graceful mind mapping and brainstorming software for iOS and OS X. It’s iOS version is best designed for touch devices like ipad specifically. MAC application is similar and options like exporting as Freemind project or PDF. It automatically hides the branches that has nothing to do with and it even automatically arranges the branches for you when they get messy. It supports linked mind maps.