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More than 4 million people use MindMeister for their creative work.

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Online Mind Mapping

MindMeister is an online mind mapping tool that lets you capture, develop and share ideas visually. More than 4 million people already use our award-winning mind map editor for brainstorming, note taking, project planning and tons of other creative tasks. MindMeister is completely web-based, which means there's no download and no updating! Whether you're working on Windows, Mac OS or Linux, you can always access your mind maps right inside the web-browser.

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Meetings are done faster, more efficiently, and with greater comprehension thanks to the added visual element that MindMeister provides.

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Team Collaboration

Mind mapping in a team setting has never been easier. MindMeister lets you share your mind maps with as many friends or colleagues as you want and collaborate with them in real-time. Whether you're in a face-to-face meeting or thousands of miles apart, everyone can see changes made in the mind map immediately. Collaborators can quickly comment on topics, vote on ideas or discuss changes in our integrated chat.

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With MindMeister's free mobile apps for iOS and Android you can view, edit and present your maps even on the go.

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Stunning Presentations

Visualizing your ideas is the most powerful way to communicate them to others. With MindMeister's built-in presentation mode you turn mind maps into beautiful, dynamic slideshows within seconds. As soon as you're done you can export the slides as PNGs, embed the whole presentation on your website, or even broadcast it live to your collaborators online.

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We first started out using MindMeister through casual means, but it quickly became an indispensable tool for our projects.

Srikanth Rajamani

Simple Project Management

MindMeister seamlessly integrates with MeisterTask, the intuitive online task and project management app for teams. As soon as you've completed the brainstorming and planning phase in MindMeister, you can simply drag and drop your ideas into a connected MeisterTask project, where they are turned into actionable tasks.

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After a presentation with MindMeister people often come up to me and tell me how engaging it was, how easy they found it to follow my explanations because of the map.

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Top Mind Mapping Uses

The application possibilities of mind maps are almost endless. Businesses mostly employ mind maps for strategic planning, collaboration and ideation while teachers and students use maps to visualize complex problems and drive engagement in the classroom. Here are four of the most common uses of mind maps:

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Brainstorming

Mind mapping fosters a free flow of ideas and helps spark new thoughts through association. It's the perfect tool for creative brainstorming alone or in a team.

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Note Taking

Whether you're at a conference or in a lecture hall, taking notes in a mind map is not only more efficient, the notes are also easier to review and memorize.

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Planning

You can use maps to outline project plans, create business strategies, plan events and much more. Planning with mind maps is simple, visual and doesn't even feel like work!

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Meeting Management

Prepare and distribute the meeting agenda, create quick presentations, take meeting minutes and assign actionable tasks all within one single mind map.

MindMeister is considered the best online mind mapping software currently on the market. With its award-winning online version and its free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android, users are able to mind map at school, at home, at the office and even on the go. With MindMeister, mind mapping is so simple and intuitive that anyone from first grader to CEO can use it to improve their productivity and turn their creative ideas into action. MindMeister offers a number of powerful features that let users collaborate and brainstorm online, plan projects, develop business strategies, create dynamic presentations and utilize the countless benefits of mind maps for their education. To this end, MindMeister provides great student and teacher discounts, and even offers free accounts with up to ten mind maps in total that provide all the features you need for a simple yet powerful mind mapping experience.