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Brainstorm Ideas with

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If you’re brainstorming, it can be helpful to visually map out your ideas and connect them to each other. With, you can create different colored “bubbles” to organize your thoughts and ideas into one cohesive mind map.

  • Head to You can try without creating an account by clicking Start Brainstorming. You’ll want to sign up for at least a free account later on if you decide you enjoy the app, as doing so will unlock some essential features like sharing and saving your work.



  • To create your mind map, just click into a bubble and start typing.



  • You can drag and drop elements around the screen, and if you want to add a new element to your map, click on the Add button button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Click the “A” box to change the color of your bubbles:



  • If you want to connect two unconnected elements, just select one, click the arrow button, and draw your arrow.



  • You can also create elements that are automatically linked by using the Quick Add buttons (the plus icons) on either side of the box to create another element that is already linked to the origin point, like this:



  • A really cool feature available to premium users is the ability to attach files to elements in the mind map, which can turn this from a simple brainstorming tool to a fully functional collaboration platform. Premium users can also simultaneously edit mind maps with others in real time.



  • Another useful tool if you want to eliminate some distractions and just focus on the product that you’ve created is to use the Present mode. You can adjust text size as well and make your text larger or smaller.



  • Click Share and you can either generate a shareable link, or you can share directly with someone via email. You can also decide what type of permissions (read-only or edit rights) you wish to assign them while sharing.



  • When you do that, they will get an email that looks like this and all they have to do is click on the link to be taken to the mind map.



  • Free users can make up to three free mind maps, but premium users can make unlimited mind maps. Teachers and students receive a 50% discount.

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