Concept Map Maker

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Create great-looking concept maps, mind maps, and other diagrams with templates

Concept Mapping with Templates

The concept map method allows a person or team to collect their ideas about a central topic in a visual way. This is known by a few different names: concept mapping, mental mapping, mind mapping, and even concept webbing.

The main topic will be in the center of the map and related ideas will radiate out from it.

A concept map maker like SmartDraw lets you visualize your ideas without interrupting your creative flow. As you think of a new idea just add a shape to your concept map and type. Ideas will be loosely connected to each other. You can always go back to organize and create logical groupings and hierarchies later.

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How SmartDraw Shines as a Concept Map Creator

  • Intelligent Formatting
    Click simple commands and SmartDraw builds your concept map for you, automatically, so you can focus on your brainstorming session, not aligning boxes and connecting lines. Add or remove an idea, and SmartDraw realigns and arranges all the shapes in your chart so that everything looks great.
Intelligent concept map formatting
  • Professional Design Themes
    SmartDraw's professional themes let you apply colors, gradients, and fonts that make you look like a designer, even if you have no artistic talent.
  • Presentation-Ready
    Not only will your concept maps look great, but they can be inserted into your next presentation or report with just a single click. SmartDraw works easily with the tools you know including Microsoft Office® and G Suite® apps.
Automatic concept map formatting
  • Connect Your Mind Map to Trello®
    You can easily create a Trello card for any item on a mind map. Brainstorm and run meetings using a mind map and make them actionable with Trello.
Connect your concept map to Trello
  • View Your Mind Map as a Gantt Chart
    With SmartDraw, you can instantly convert your mind map into a Gantt chart with just a click. Changes made in one view will be automatically reflected in the other. You can use a mind map to brainstorm ideas and organize and group information. When you're ready, turn your brainstorm into an actionable project plan with assignments and due dates.
  • Free Support
    Have a question? Call or email us. SmartDraw experts are standing by ready to help, for free!
View mind map as gantt chart

Effortless Collaboration

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

SmartDraw collaboration

Smart Integration

Export your mind map to Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, or Google® Docs and Sheets in just a few clicks.

SmartDraw also has apps for Trello, Confluence, and Jira.

Share mind map

Concept Map Templates

Here are some examples of concept maps created with SmartDraw. You can edit them in your browser and quickly make your own.

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