Free online brainstorming tool

Efficiently brainstorm together on EdrawMind by editing a mind map simultaneously.
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AI-powered brainstorm map maker

Organize and visualize ideas easily

Use the intuitive interfaces and appealing visuals to effortlessly organize your thoughts. Transform complex ideas into clear, manageable structures with ease.
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Brainstorm with templates quickly

Access a variety of ready-made templates to start your brainstorming sessions. Save time by using structured formats tailored to different brainstorming techniques.
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Brainstorm ideas together in real-time

Collaborate seamlessly with team members in real-time, regardless of location. Share ideas instantly, build on each other’s contributions, and innovate through synchronized brainstorming.
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Brainstorming tool for everyone

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Project managers
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Hear what they say

As a teacher, I find EdrawMind my helper for organizing lesson plans and brainstorming educational strategies. It was exhausting to make these plans every day, but now it is surprisingly easy to make these plans; it rarely takes 15 minutes. These plans are a hit with students too - they love the visual effects!
Brooklyn Larsen
Teacher
EdrawMind is really an impressive versatile tool. Our engineering team uses it to create mind maps, fishbone diagrams, and other diagram types needed to efficiently structure our ideas. The only setback in the free version is that you only get to create 100 topics, although that is enough in most cases.
Cindy Vaughan
Engineer
Integrating EdrawMind with our promotion plans boosted our marketing strategies. Our ad campaigns were kind of messy and started to mix but then we started using this software. Now, we are always ready for our next ad campaign and have a plan of execution for each.
Anas Austin
Marketer

Free templates for brainstorming

vegetarian circular map
mckinsey 7-S model
5w1h analysis method
six thinking hats
tiktok operation knowledge map
habits of brilliant presenters

How to brainstorm with software?

  • Choose the right tool: Select a reliable online brainstorming tool that supports real-time collaboration like Wondershare EdrawMind.
  • Set clear objectives: Define the purpose and goals of the brainstorming session to keep everyone focused and on track.
  • Use organized formats: Create a structured agenda: Outline the session’s flow, including time limits, specific topics, and techniques to be used, ensuring everyone knows what to expect.
  • Use templates: Start with pre-designed templates to organize ideas quickly and maintain a consistent structure throughout the session.
  • Encourage participation: Foster an inclusive atmosphere where all participants feel comfortable sharing their ideas. Use features like anonymous input if needed.
  • Collaborate in real-time: Enable real-time editing and commenting so participants can contribute simultaneously, build on each other’s ideas, and engage in discussions.
  • Organize and prioritize ideas: After generating ideas, categorize and prioritize them using features like color-coding, voting, or grouping to identify the most promising solutions.

FAQs about brainstorming tools

A brainstorming tool is a software application that helps individuals and teams generate, organize, and manage ideas and concepts effectively. These tools often include features like mind mapping, idea clustering, real-time collaboration, and integration with other productivity tools.

The four methods of brainstorming are:

  1. Mind Mapping: Visualizing ideas and their connections.
  2. Brainwriting: Writing down ideas individually before sharing.
  3. Reverse Brainstorming: Identifying problems and then solving them.
  4. SWOT Analysis: Evaluating strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Seven easy ways to brainstorm are:

  1. Mind Mapping: Visual diagrams of ideas.
  2. Free Writing: Writing nonstop about a topic.
  3. SWOT Analysis: Assessing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
  4. Role Storming: Brainstorming from another person's perspective.
  5. Brain Dump: Quickly jotting down ideas.
  6. Reverse Thinking: Considering the opposite of conventional solutions.
  7. Collaborative Brainstorming: Group discussions and idea sharing.
  • Define the objective: Clearly state the purpose and goals of the brainstorming session to keep everyone focused.
  • Select participants: Choose a diverse group of individuals with different perspectives and expertise to enrich the idea pool.
  • Set the agenda: Outline the session's structure, including time limits, topics to cover, and specific activities or techniques to use.
  • Create a comfortable environment: Ensure a relaxed, open space where participants feel free to share ideas without judgment.
  • Generate ideas: Use various brainstorming techniques like mind mapping, brainwriting, or SWOT analysis to encourage creative thinking.
  • Encourage participation: Foster an inclusive atmosphere where everyone can contribute, and encourage building on others' ideas.
  • Organize and prioritize ideas: After generating ideas, categorize and prioritize them to identify the most viable solutions.
  • Follow up: Summarize the session’s outcomes, assign action items, and establish a timeline for implementation and further discussion.
Common features include mind mapping, idea clustering, real-time collaboration, templates, and integration with other productivity tools.

Learn more about brainstorming

Brainstorming Topics:
10 Inspiring Brainstorming Topics
For Students:
10 Fun Brainstorming Activities
Brainstorming Examples:
Free Examples to Make Ideas to Action