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Mind Mapping & Brainstorming

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

Mind Mapping & Brainstorming


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  • Create mind maps, flowcharts, flashcards, notes, slides, and more
  • Enable email notifications for study material for subjects that are relevant to you
  • Share your created content with others
  • More information: GoConqr Website

Cost: Free or Upgrade for $1.25/month

Compatibility: Online Resource

Inspiration Maps

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  • Brainstorm and create mind maps using this app that’s similar to the fill Inspiration Program
  • Organize projects to create flow charts
  • Take notes using the visual system and icons to create maps and diagrams
  • More Information: Inspiration Maps Website

Cost: $9.99

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, Mac, iPhone


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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- monthly fee
  • More Information: MindMeister Website

Cost: Free or Pro- $8.25/month

Compatibility: iOS & 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: MindMup Website

Cost: Free or MindMup Gold for $2.99/month

Compatibility: Online Resource


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  • Brainstorming and mind mapping tool for iOS devices
  • Mind map and outline modes to help organize thoughts and track progress
  • Add visuals to the customizable mind map and turn on focus mode to reduces distractions with Plus version
  • More Information: MindNode Website

Cost: Free or $2.49/month for Plus

Compatibility: iOS & Mac


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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: Popplet Website

Cost: Free for online or $1.99/month for upgraded version and $2.99 for iPad app

Compatibility: Online Resource; iOS: iPad

SimpleMind Pro – Mind Mapping

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  • Mind mapping tool for organizing and structuring ideas
  • Has a free-form layout with options for dark mode and other personalizations
  • Mind maps can link to websites or documents, and users can add images and more
  • SimpleMind’s website also contains instructions for how to get started with mind mapping
  • More Information: SimpleMind Website

Cost: $9.99 for iOS, $8.49 Android, and additional costs apply for Mac and Windows download. There is also a limited free version available.

Compatibility: Mac; Windows; Android; iOS

Download a printable copy with live links of the list of Free and Low-Cost Assistive Technology for Writing Support, please click on the following link: Mind Mapping AT

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