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
    1598 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
  • Blumind

    1.3.16.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Tool for Mind Mappers

    8
    22 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
  • ConceptDraw PRO

    10.2.0.62

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Tool used for professional flowcharting, diagramming and illustrating

    7
    25 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

    10
    1 vote
    • XMind

      3.3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Easily create concept maps and share them online

      7
      617 votes
      • PROS: Includes several templates and themes, You can share maps online, Compatible with MindManager and FreeMind
      • CONS: No spell-check
    • 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
      483 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
    • iMindMap

      8.0.3

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      A mind-mapping tool with added planning functionalities

      6
      410 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
    • MindMaple Pro v1.3

      1.31

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      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

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

      8
      16 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
      • 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
        • 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

          9
          1 vote
          • Ulysses

            2.0.4

            License
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            Platform
            Mac
            iPhone

            A simple text editor that will let you focus on your writing

            8
            12 votes
            • PROS: Has a single library, Powerful search function, Simple interface, Easy exporting to WordPress
            • CONS: Style editing is done through Markdown, Must manually separate chapters when importing, Exporting requires CSS knowledge, Not good for story development
          • Idea Manager  Your Brainstorming Buddy

            1.0.4

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            A free program for android

            -
            No votes yet
            • Incubator

              2.6.1

              License
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              Platform
              Mac

              Intuitive outlining and brainstorming

              9
              1 vote
              • Aibase

                2.5.2

                License
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                Platform
                Windows

                Structure thoughts and ideas efficiently

                9
                1 vote
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