The Best 100% Free Mind Map Tool for PC & MAC
Introduction to Mind Map
A mind map is a graphical representation of ideas or topics in a radial, non-linear manner. Mind maps are used to visualize, organize, and classify ideas, making them perfect for study aids, organizing information, problem solving, writing and making decisions. The term "mind map" was first popularized by British popular psychology author and television personality Tony Buzan. Since then, mind mapping was widely used in the area of both business and education. In business field, mind mapping helps the organization to brainstorm products, set strategy, plan projects, and more. In education field, mind mapping helps students to retain information through interactive learning.
Totally Free yet Powerful Mind Map Tool
Using powerful software like EdrawMind to create mind map isn't difficult at all. It is 100% free. Included are free download, free symbols and free templates. Try it before you buy it. No forms to fill no gimmicks and no strings attached.
With EdrawMind, you can complete a mind map, simple or complex, more than 300% faster. It automatically adds symbols and connectors, assigns the right position, generate text boxes, plus many more powerful tools designed to keep things simple.
Full-Featured Mind Mapping Software
- Cross-platforms supported (Windows, Mac, Linux, Web)
- Brainstorming mode and presentation mode
- Group & real-time collaboration
Works on Windows 7, 8, 10, XP, Vista and Citrix
Works on 32 and 64 bit Windows
Works on Mac OS X 10.11 or later
Smart Mind Map Symbols and More
The Edraw mind map symbols are smart ones since they are attached with quick floating buttons. 1 click on the floating button will generate a new shape instantly, along with a connector and a text box. The text box acts as a property of the shape and moves in tandem with that shape. See how amazing these symbols are:
Use the Floating Button to Generate New Shape
1. Select a shape.
2. Click the floating button to add topic or sub topic.
Drag and Drop to Generate New Shape
1. Drag a shape over the target shape.
2. Release the mouse when an orange box shows.
From Edraw, you can not only get mind map symbols with auto generation function but also various shapes and clipart to make your mind map unique. Every time you open the mind map stencil, the Symbols library appears next to the canvas. Shapes from this library can be directly inserted into a mind map shape. The inserted Symbols become a glued part of the mind map and will move in tandem with the diagram.
Featured Mind Map Templates
Searching for mind map examples? We have a plenty of featured templates. All templates are elaborately designed, well-formatted, printable, editable and sharable. Click on the images below to view the large versions. Speed up your process to create mind map by downloading these templates. Spruce up your mind map by modifying them with beautiful backgrounds, symbols and clipart.
Mind Mapping Tips
- Choose Suitable Arrangement Direction
- Present Websites or other Resources in Mind Maps
- Save Your Mind Maps as JPEGs
- Combine Mind Map with other Diagrams to Enhance Persuasion
Please refer to article: Automatic Layout of Mind Map for more information.
Edraw offers you totally free yet advanced mind mapping tools for more effective mind maps. By following the basic principles and useful mind mapping tips, your mind map will surely amaze the audience effectively.