Websites and software for mind maps?
May 26, 2020 6:03 PM   Subscribe

What websites or software do you enjoy for making mind maps, and why? Bonuses if they work on a Mac, are free, and are fun!
posted by mortaddams to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I use Xmind, and I paid for the pre-subscription version. I liked how much it can be customized and the different templates. I tweaked it to look how I want it to, and I just really enjoy using it.
posted by medusa at 6:23 PM on May 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

I've used Mindmeister collaboratively. Not sure if other platforms have those same features but our project team found it very easy to use and it really helped clarify our group goals and workflows.
posted by PaulaSchultz at 7:21 PM on May 26, 2020

We use Miro, and I have to say I really prefer Mindmeister; Miro's export-to-Excel function is horrendous, and Mindmeister's is perfectly OK.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 7:34 PM on May 26, 2020

I really love Mural! It's a giant whiteboard and sticky note system, and you can create groups that arrange or organize content, and color code. It really works for the way I think!
posted by rebent at 7:38 PM on May 26, 2020

+1 for Miro (formerly Realtime board)
posted by teststrip at 4:30 AM on May 27, 2020

Everyone at my work use Miro for that. Easy to try out.
posted by snarfois at 7:33 AM on May 27, 2020

Workflowy is not mind-mapping software per se, because it create outlines and is not graphical like a typical mind map. But I use it to organize my ideas like many others use mind-mapping software. It's a really cool idea for program and suits my brain better than typical mind mapping. The free tier is enough for my usage, too.
posted by Leontine at 7:48 AM on May 27, 2020

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