Mind Map Template

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Create great-looking mind maps, brainstorming diagrams, and more in minutes.

Easy Mind Mapping

In its simplest form, a mind map is the product of brainstorming on paper. It consists of a central idea (normally represented by a large circle), related ideas (smaller circles), and lines connecting them together. Mind maps are also referred to as concept maps or cognitive maps.

Mind map template

Here are some of the ways mind maps are used:

  • Organizing ideas
  • Planning projects
  • Decision making
Mind map use

Top reasons SmartDraw is the ideal mind map maker:

  • Automatic Formatting
    Click simple commands and SmartDraw builds your mind map for you, automatically, so you can focus on your ideas, not aligning boxes and connecting lines. Add or remove topics, and SmartDraw realigns and arranges all the elements so that everything looks great.
Mind map keyboard shortcuts

  • Quick-Start Mind Map Templates
    Dozens of mind map templates for common projects make you instantly productive. Choose the mind map template that is most similar to your project, and customize it to suit your needs.
  • Free Support
    Have a question? Call or email us. SmartDraw experts are standing by ready to help, for free!
Mind map keyboard shortcuts

Effortless Collaboration

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

SmartDraw collaboration

Smart Integration

Add your mind map to Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint® or Google® Docs or Sheets in just a few clicks, easily. SmartDraw also has apps for Trello and Atlassian's Confluence and Jira. SmartDraw works where and how you work.

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