Mind Mapping Software Packages

Below you will find a short list of Mind Mapping software packages. Click on the Mind Map® software package you are interested in to go to a page that gives a brief overview of the product and links to other sites that provide more detailed information and purchasing facilities:

Name Comments Manufacturer
iMindMap®
Tony Buzan’s iMindMap is a very popular Mind Mapping tool endorsed by Tony Buzan.ThinkBuzan
MindManager®MindManager® is another very popular Mind Mapping software available from Mindjet®.Mindjet®
MindGenius®Business and Education versions available. Also considered one of the more popular Mind Mapping tools.MindGenius Ltd
LucidchartPersonal, team and enterprise pricing. Can be used for Business and Education.  Also a free version.Lucid software Inc
NovamindOne subscription and six ways to access – all at one price.Novamind
iMindQiMindQ is a desktop and online Mind Mapping tool.Seavus
ConceptDraw MINDMAPWindows® and Mac® versions – part of a suite of quality graphics products.CS Odessa
SmartDraw®Business graphics package incorporating Mind Maps® – not specialised Mind Map® software.SmartDraw.com
MindMeisterMindMeister was one of the first to bring the concept of Mind Mapping to the web. A free basic version available.MindMeister.com
MindVisualizerThe providers offer a 60 day money back guarantee.  Mac is not natively supported by MindVisualizer.InnovationGear
FreeMindFree basic Mind  Mapping software written in Java™Various
XMindXMind is a professional Mind Mapping software with a brainstorming and visualization toolbox.XMind
Mind PadBasic Mind Map software. One version.AKS Labs
MindMapperMindMapper is a visual thinking and data management tool.SimTech
EdrawFree Mind Mapping Software with an on-line tutorial.Edraw Software
MindViewTask Management Mind Mapping software including Gantt chart.Matchware
Visual Mind™Mind Mapping Software from Norway.Mind Technologies
iThoughtsiThoughts is a Mind Mapping app for iPhone and iPad.toketaWare.com

 

Why have we provided this information about Mind Mapping software?

As the world’s leading provider of Mind Mapping training for business, we are often asked which Mind Map software we recommend. We have studied various products on the market and have come to the view that the Mind Map/Visual Mapping software market has developed so rapidly in the last few years, that a site containing details of all of the major software packages, including; Mindjet MindManager, MindGenius, iMindMap (the offering from Tony Buzan himself)… and many others – would be of real benefit.

Each of these visual mapping or Mind Mapping packages have different features, although the major ones have many similarities. They can be an exceptionally useful way of capturing, organising and communicating information and ideas, and also a great technique for brainstorming.

Some providers have different versions, with differing functionality, for different user groups – individuals, business and education being the main groupings. Others use different pricing regimes to differentiate their offerings.  You can find some free versions but with basic functionality which may suit your needs.

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