March 18, 2015
Looking for some good mind mapping and brainstorming tools? Below are 4 of the best tools we would recommend for you. All of these tools are integrated with Google Drive which means that you can easily create, edit and share your mind maps and diagrams right from your Drive.Also, these tools support real-time collaboration, a feature ideal for students group work. Different participants can work on the same mind map with the ability to see each others edits as they happen.
This is by far the most popular of them all. MindMeister is a very good tool students can use to create mindmaps and brainstorm complex topics. Mind maps can include a wide variety of multimedia including: text, images, icons, links, and attachments. It also supports offline editing and syncing. Mind maps can be exported to Word, PowerPoint, PDF, and in the form of an image.
“Lucidchart is a visual collaboration tool that makes drawing diagrams fast and easy. Work together with an unlimited number of others to create and edit diagrams in real time, with changes merged and synced instantaneously -- great for team collaboration and working with clients. Because it's web-based, Lucidchart is the perfect alternative to Microsoft Visio for Mac, Windows, Linux and more.”
This is another excellent tool for creating mind maps. Students can use it to visually outline complex concepts, tasks, ideas, and other related information in a structured form. Mindomo also allows you to embed videos and files in your maps and provides you different layouts to work with ( mind map, concept map, org chart, tree org chart) and many more.
MindMup is a free online mind mapping tool that works seamlessly with Google Drive. Like the previous tools, MindMup supports real-time collaborative mind mapping and cloud storage. MindMup is available everywhere: you can access your maps with a browser or a mobile device, and cloud storage ensures you have access to your data where ever you are, and the application works nicely with both desktop, tablet and mobile browsers.