Idea Management

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Facilitate Employee-Driven Innovation

MindMeister enables you to build a sustainable culture of innovation by engaging the people who know the most about your business: your front-line employees, partners and customers. With online mind maps, you capture and manage their ideas with ease.

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1.2 Billion Ideas Mapped so Far

From lean startups to large enterprises — thousands of businesses around the world use MindMeister to improve their innovation process through crowdsourcing. More than 1.2 billion ideas have been generated with our idea management app to date.

Case Study Grupo JHR

Grupo JHR

Project Management

Grupo JHR use MindMeister, MeisterTask and Google Workspace apps to manage projects collaboratively across their four different businesses and offices.

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Case Study LiveBy


Product Development

LiveBy manage their product development, from design to implementation, using MindMeister, MeisterTask and Google Workspace.

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Case Study SAP


Computer Software

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

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MindMeister: Free Online Idea Management Software

With MindMeister, your team members not only generate more high-quality ideas but also see them through to implementation.


Capture, group, evaluate and prioritize ideas with ease. The popular mind map format fosters creativity and inspires you to come up with new ideas by association.

Real-time Collaboration

Brainstorm and collaborate in real-time, no matter which device you’re using. MindMeister lets you invite an unlimited number of participants to your idea maps.

Comment and Vote

Discuss ideas right inside MindMeister by leaving comments. Vote on ideas to quickly identify which projects will receive the most support from team members.

Multimedia Support

Add images, videos, mockups and feature specs to the ideas in your mind maps. Use icons, colors and different topic formats to highlight and group ideas.

History View

Retrace the entire change history of your mind maps to see who contributed which ideas and how ideas developed over time. Revert to previous versions any time.

Agile Task Management

Connect MindMeister with our online task manager <a href="">MeisterTask</a> to turn ideas into fully-featured tasks and insert them into your innovation pipeline at the click of a button.

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The Idea Management Workflow with MindMeister

MindMeister is an effective idea management tool that fosters creativity, facilitates collaboration and keeps team members engaged long-term. This is what sustainable innovation with MindMeister looks like:

Brainstorm and Collaborate

Invite your front-line employees and other stakeholders to brainstorm ideas in a mind map. Being fully web-based, MindMeister maps can be accessed via the browser as well as <a href="">mobile devices</a>, enabling even remote team members to join your <a href="/brainstorming">online brainstorming</a> sessions and provide input.

Manage Knowledge and Ideas

Knowledge and ideas are most valuable to your organization when they are shared openly. Using collaborative <a href="/knowledge-management">knowledge maps</a>, you manage knowledge assets, ideas and information in an intuitive format that’s easy to update and supports real-time collaboration among an unlimited number of participants.

Mind mapping at its core is a graphic representation of thoughts and ideas. Based on the nature of its use and positive output, mind mapping is a method ideally suited for today’s innovation management process.

Gerald Aquila, Founder & CEO, ONEPOINT

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Outline Project Plans and Strategies

Guide innovation by creating <a href="/project-planning">visual project plans</a> and outlining your entire innovation strategy. Mind maps offer a highly engaging format that shows goals, milestones and other project-related information at a glance. Using MindMeister’s <a href="/presentations">built-in presentation mode</a>, you can also turn plans into dynamic slideshows to present them to stakeholders.

Create an Innovation Pipeline

Use MindMeister’s integrated task manager <a href="">MeisterTask</a> to visualize your innovation pipeline in a Kanban board. Simply drag and drop winning ideas into the board to turn them into fully-featured tasks. With a transparent innovation process like this, employees can track the progress of their ideas, keeping them engaged long-term.

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Sign up for our free online idea management software today and start brainstorming with your team members within seconds.

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