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Mind Mapping & Brainstorming

The following Free or Low-Cost Assistive Technology software programs are available for anyone to use. The following programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Support.

Mind Mapping & Brainstorming:

Inspiration Maps

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Cost: Free and offers in-app purchases

Compatibility: iOS: iPad and iPhone

Mindjet Maps

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  • Create visual mind maps to organize brainstorm, concepts, tasks, ideas, lecture or meeting notes, or action items
  • Easy to use gesture-based commands
  • Mapping features include text styling, relationship, and various other tools
  • Integrate your maps to Dropbox for easy sharing
  • More Information:

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS: iPad; Android


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  • Mind Mapping/Brainstorming tool for use on personal devices and the web
  • Collaborate in real-time with other people
  • Use the program to present your work
  • Full use of software program and features costs a small, monthly fee
  • More Information:

Cost: Free; Pro- $8.25/month

Compatibility: iOS: iPhone, iPad; Android




  • Includes unlimited mind maps (create a new map or select an existing map)
  • Cloud-Based storage
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Save to Google Drive
  • Distraction-free environment
  • More Information:

Cost: Free and personal version for $2.99/month

Compatibility: Online Resource


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  • Online and app-based mind mapping too
  • Visually put your thoughts down to create mind maps easily
  • Print these mind maps for yourself or share with others
  • More Information:

Cost: Free: web and lite app, $2.99/month: full app

Compatibility: Online Resource; iOS: iPad

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