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:
||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|
|Lucidchart||Personal, team and enterprise pricing. Can be used for Business and Education. Also a free version.||Lucid software Inc|
|Novamind||One subscription and six ways to access – all at one price.||Novamind|
|iMindQ||iMindQ is a desktop and online Mind Mapping tool.||Seavus|
|ConceptDraw MINDMAP||Windows® 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|
|MindMeister||MindMeister was one of the first to bring the concept of Mind Mapping to the web. A free basic version available.||MindMeister.com|
|MindVisualizer||The providers offer a 60 day money back guarantee. Mac is not natively supported by MindVisualizer.||InnovationGear|
|FreeMind||Free basic Mind Mapping software written in Java™||Various|
|XMind||XMind is a professional Mind Mapping software with a brainstorming and visualization toolbox.||XMind|
|Mind Pad||Basic Mind Map software. One version.||AKS Labs|
|MindMapper||MindMapper is a visual thinking and data management tool.||SimTech
|Edraw||Free Mind Mapping Software with an on-line tutorial.||Edraw Software|
|MindView||Task Management Mind Mapping software including Gantt chart.||Matchware|
|Visual Mind™||Mind Mapping Software from Norway.||Mind Technologies|
|iThoughts||iThoughts 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.