Download Brainstorming for Mac - Best Software & Apps

  • Freemind

    RC13 0.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free and easy-to-use mind-mapping tool

    7
    57 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

    Create and share mind maps with ease

    7
    46 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Free, Easy to share online
    • CONS: Lacks some of the more advanced mind mapping features, Not possible to add video
  • Final Draft

    8.0.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The professional solution for script writers

    3
    26 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
  • MindNode

    1.7.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Easy mind mapping for Mac

    6
    71 votes
    • PROS: Mind mapping made easy
    • CONS: Not highly advanced
  • MindManager

    8.0.201

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Organize ideas, people, plans and resources

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

    8

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A versatile, yet easy-to-use tool for organizing ideas and data.

    8
    7 votes
    • SimpleMind Free

      v1.22.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      A free program for mac

      7
      3 votes
      • MindMaple Pro

        1.3.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        MindMaple Pro - Collaborative brainstorming app

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        No votes yet
        • PROS: Includes multimedia support for many file types, Easy to use drag and drop interface to link ideas, Export to several formats for easy use elsewhere, Useful grouping tools help to keep ideas organized
        • CONS: User reports of app freezing and crashing, Developer has stated their inability to continue working on app, Some default controls are unintuitive, Initial 'central topic' is required, cannot start disorganized
      • Ulysses

        2.0.4

        License
        buy Download
        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
      • Incubator

        2.6.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Intuitive outlining and brainstorming

        9
        1 vote
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