Concept Mapping Software

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

Easy Concept Mapping

Concept mapping software 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.

A graphic organizer like SmartDraw will let you brainstorm ideas by guiding you in making a concept map in just a few clicks.

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

Concept map example

How SmartDraw Shines as a Graphic Organizer

  • Automatic 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.
  • Professional Design Themes
    Create great-looking graphics you'll be proud to present. 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.
  • Free Support
    Have a question? Call or email us. SmartDraw experts are standing by ready to help, for free!
Concept map keyboard shortcuts

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

Export your mind map to Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PDF, or PowerPoint® with just a single click.

Best part is you can use SmartDraw on Windows® or Mac® or even a mobile device then share your creation online without worrying about device or compatibility issues.

Export to Office

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