Brainstorming Software

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Unleash your creative genius with SmartDraw... the world's most intuitive brainstorming solution.

The Secret to Unleashing Your Creative Genius

Scientific research shows that our brains like to work using association and visual patterns. So it only makes sense to allow our minds to use these natural methods in the most efficient manner possible.

Mind maps are an ideal tool for brainstorming. They encourage our minds to use the natural process of association. Ideas develop in a more free-form manner; unlike the restrictive linear "laundry list" system most of us have been taught to use.

Visual brainstorm

Fast, Automated Mind Maps Free You to Capture Your Creativity in Real Time

SmartDraw gives you fast, automated mind maps that are the perfect tool for brainstorming, planning, and managing information.

Action Buttons Let You Build Mind Maps at the Speed of Thought

When you move your cursor over one of the shapes in a SmartDraw mind map, you'll notice a gold outline with four arrows appear. These are action buttons, and they make building a mind map effortless.

Click on one of the arrows to add a shape in that direction. SmartDraw will add the most recently used symbol type with an automatic connecting line. To change symbol types, select the type you want in the SmartPanel.

Keyboard shortcut

Formatting Made Easy

With our one-click compact formatting control, your mind map will fit into a small space and look more attractive—no matter the size or scale.

Compact formatting

Effortless Collaboration

You and your team can work on the same mind map using SmartDraw Cloud, or your favorite file sharing apps like Dropbox®, Google Drive or OneDrive®. You can also share files with non SmartDraw users by simply emailing them a link.

SmartDraw collaboration

Smart Integration

Insert your mind map into Microsoft Word®, Excel®, or PowerPoint® with a single click, automatically.

Export to Office

Use Your Mind Map as a Project Plan

SmartDraw mind maps can easily be turned into project plans using SmartDraw Enterprise. Just click the Project View button and you'll get an automatic Gantt chart for assigning tasks and scheduling implementation*.

Project plan

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Go ahead... unleash your creative genius with SmartDraw brainstorming software.

*Project charts and converting mind maps to project charts are only supported in the Enterprise Edition of SmartDraw.