Download Brainstorming - Best Software & Apps

  • FreeMind

    0.9.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free and easy to use mind mapping tool

    7
    1589 votes
    • PROS: Easy to add subjects and related items, Many annotations to choose from, Free to use
    • CONS: Annotation bar is very crowded , Many annotations not particularly useful
  • XMind

    3.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easily create concept maps and share them online

    7
    605 votes
    • PROS: Includes several templates and themes, You can share maps online, Compatible with MindManager and FreeMind
    • CONS: No spell-check
  • ConceptDraw PRO

    10.2.0.62

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Tool used for professional flowcharting, diagramming and illustrating

    7
    23 votes
    • PROS: Decent alternative to MS Visio, Lots of templates, Imports Visio files, Sharing tools
    • CONS: No autosave, Not as intutive as MS Visio or Omnigraffle
  • MindMeister

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    A free app for Windows, by Mindmeister

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    No votes yet
    • iMindMap

      8.0.3

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A mind-mapping tool with added planning functionalities

      6
      409 votes
      • PROS: Available in 19 different languages , The radial map is this program’s best feature , Shading on the org charts makes them look more professional , The free trial is for the fully-featured ultimate edition
      • CONS: Many of the 2D objects look cheap and tacky , The controls are not as smooth as advertised , Some of the fonts should have been retired in 1996 , The drag-and-drop features are clunky
    • Final Draft

      8.0.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      The professional solution for script writers

      6
      74 votes
      • PROS: Lets you concentrate on writing, Automatically formats scripts to industry standards, Integrated with Scrivener
      • CONS: May be unstable at times, No big changes in this version
    • MindManager

      2012 10.0.445

      License
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      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Organize ideas, people, plans and resources

      6
      481 votes
      • PROS: Easy to get started and use, Great help options, Fully modifiable maps, Offers a variety of styles and templates
      • CONS: Must register to share documents
    • Blumind

      1.3.16.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Tool for Mind Mappers

      8
      17 votes
      • PROS: Supports different chart layouts, Easy to use, Customisable colour schemes, Available in different languages
      • CONS: A little bit basic, Rather dull interface, No tutorial, Some features are a little bit tricky
    • MindMaple Pro v1.3

      1.31

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      MindMaple Pro is mind mapping software created for educators, anyone organizing projects and brainstorming with visual maps.

      8
      16 votes
      • MindNode

        1.7.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Easy mind mapping for Mac

        6
        70 votes
        • PROS: Mind mapping made easy
        • CONS: Not highly advanced
      • Mindomo

        5.22

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Multimedia conceptual maps

        7
        111 votes
        • ConceptDraw MindMap

          8

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          ConceptDraw MINDMAP supports numerous map inputs, including Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project, EverNote and Outlook

          8
          51 votes
          • PROS: New interface, much easier to use, Excellent tutorial and ready-to-use templates , Great Brainstorming tool, Exports to a bunch of formats
          • CONS: You can't use drag-and-drop to add new topics, Formatting map elements is uncomfortable
        • Allrecipes for Windows 10

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Turn your Windows 8 tablet into a cookbook

          7
          8 votes
          • PROS: Big, touch friendly interface, Search by ingredients, Good 'ideas' section for brainstorming, Comments and ratings
          • CONS: No full screen mode with pictures, Text heavy recipes
        • SimpleMind Free

          1.15

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          A free program for mac

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          No votes yet
          • Incubator

            2.6.1

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Intuitive outlining and brainstorming

            9
            1 vote
            • Ulysses

              2.0.4

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac
              iPhone

              Text editor designed especially for creative writers

              8
              12 votes
              • Idea Manager  Your Brainstorming Buddy

                1.0.4

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Android

                A free program for android

                -
                No votes yet
                • Aibase

                  2.5.2

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Structure thoughts and ideas efficiently

                  9
                  1 vote
                  • RealtimeBoard

                    2.7.6

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    iPhone

                    A free program for iphone

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                    No votes yet
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