Mind mapping & brainstorming support

The following Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology software programs are available for anyone to use. The following programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Support.

Mind Mapping & Brainstorming:


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  • Online and app based mind mapping too
  • Visually put your thoughts down to create mind maps easily
  • Print these mind maps for yourself or share with others
  • More Information: http://popplet.com/

Cost: Free: web and lite app, $4.99: full app

Compatibility: Online Resource; iOS: iPad; iPhone, iPod touch


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  • Mind Mapping/Brainstorming tool for use on personal devices and the web
  • Collaborate in real time with other people
  • Use the program to present your work
  • Full use of software program and features costs a small, monthly fee
  • More Information: http://www.mindmeister.com/

Cost: Free; Premium – $6.00/month

Compatibility: Online Resource; iOS: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch; Android

Idea Sketch

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  • Draw and create mind maps, concept maps, and flow charts
  • Convert your diagram into a text outline, or outline and turn it into a concept/mind map
  • Use to brainstorm, illustrate concepts, make lists and outlines, plan presentation and create organizational charts
  • Import text into Idea Sketch and automatically create diagrams and outlines
  • Share your idea using email, Dropbox and other
  • More Information: http://www.nosleep.net/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Windows; Mac; iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch; Windows Phone

Inspiration Maps

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  • Brainstorm and create mind maps using this app that’s similar to the fill Inspiration Program
  • Organize projects to create flow charts
  • Take notes using the visual system and icons to create maps and diagrams
  • More Information: http://www.inspiration.com/inspmaps

Cost: $9.99

Compatibility: iOS: iPad

Mindjet Maps

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  • Create visual mind maps to organize brainstorm, concepts, tasks, ideas, lecture or meeting notes, or action items
  • Easy to use gesture based commands
  • Mapping features include text styling, relationship, and various other tools
  • Integrate your maps to Dropbox for easy sharing
  • More Information: https://www.mapsforthat.com/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS: iPad; Android