Mind Map Software

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Create great-looking mind maps: brainstorm new ideas, run meetings, clarify your thinking, organize information, plan projects, and more

SmartDraw's automated mind mapping tools are the best way to facilite the free flow of ideas during a brainstorming session, run a meeting to help strategize or make decisions, organize information, or plan out an entire project.

Our mind map software lets you work and think without getting in your way. You can easily add, move, or delete ideas and everything aligns and connects automatically.

Mind map tool

What You Get with SmartDraw's Mind Map Software

  • Automatic Formatting
    Click simple commands and SmartDraw builds your mind 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. Collapsible branches and automatic spacing will help you focus and make your ideas shine.
Automatic formatting
  • Professional Design Themes
    Apply colors, gradients, and fonts that make you look like a designer. Your mind maps will be presentation-ready without any extra effort.
Mind map themes
  • Add Icons
    Flag items for review or rate them with emojis. SmartDraw also has automated icons for task progress updates.
Mind map icons
  • Connect Your Mind Map to Trello®
    Brainstorm and run meetings using a mind map and make your ideas actionable with Trello. Select any item on your mind map and make a Trello card for it in just a few clicks.
Connect any item on your mind map to Trello
  • View Your Mind Map as a Gantt Chart
    One of the most common uses for mind maps is to brainstorm ways to get a job done—in short, plan a project. With this in mind, SmartDraw makes it easy to go from planning to doing by allowing you to instantly transform your mind map to a Gantt chart. Changes made in one view will be automatically reflected in the other.
  • Free Support
    Have a question? Call or email us. SmartDraw experts are standing by ready to help, for free!
View your 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.

Work on the same mind map with your team

Smart Integration

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

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

Share your mind map easily when SmartDraw integrates with the tools you use

Mind Mapping Examples and Templates

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

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