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Some Of The Best Free Mind Mapping Tools And How You Can Use Them

Mind maps are one of the best digital tools to organize your thoughts and creative process. It is a visual representation of ideas which are interconnected with the help of  graphics. In creating a mind map, we start from a central idea, and then make our way out by mentioning other ideas and interconnecting all of them on the bases of relativity.

Mind mapping is visual type of learning, and is usually 60,000 times faster as compared to the text learning process. Yes, our brain understands graphics 60 thousand times faster than text. So, you can use mind mapping in your daily routine to get the most out of this amazing learning technique.

Here are some of the best free ways of creating mind maps that you can use right now.


Coggle is a free online min mapping tool for creating and sharing mind maps online. You can collaborate with your team on brainstorming sessions and online meetings with this tool. This is a great tools that helps you complete your projects on time.

Creating a new mind map with this tools is very easy. All you have to do is to simply click on the plus sign, and then add your text in the blank box that appears. After this, you can add images, edit your text, and do other cool stuff with the help of settings available.

The branches can keep going as long as you have new points to add. Additionally, right clicking on each branch gives you access to more information regarding the text.

There are lots of different features of this online tool that you can explore. But you can make only 3 mind maps for free on the tool. You will eventually have to buy a subscription if you like the tool and want to continue working with it. There are many export options available as well.


Canva is also an online application that makes it easy to create interactive mind maps. Canva generally focuses on the graphic design part, and is generally used by graphic designers to easily make graphic designs. Canva has a unique feature, and that is its collection of ready made mind map templates that can be used to make beautiful mind maps.

If you are having any issues finding the mind map templates, simply write mind map in the search field. You will find many templates to work with.

There are a few export options available on canva as well. And you can buy the paid subscription too.


Sketchboard stands out of the rest due to its unique whiteboard design. With this app, you can make mind maps with the help of available sketches. There are lots of features and icons that can be used in the process of mind map creation. The app works with dragging and dropping the icons into place.

Creating connection between different topics and subtopics is very easy with this tool. Like other apps, this one also allows you to create a limited amount of mind maps in the free version.

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