MindMeister is a collaborative online mind mapping tool – you can capture your thoughts and share them instantly with friends and colleagues.
MindMeister supports all the standard features of a classic mind mapping tool – only online, and with as many simultaneous users as you like!
MindMeister brings the concept of mind mapping to the web, using its facilities for real-time collaboration to allow truly global brainstorming sessions.
Users can create, manage and share mindmaps online and access them anytime, from anywhere. In brainstorming mode, fellow MindMeisters from around the world (or just in different rooms) can simultaneously work on the same mindmap – and see each other’s changes as they happen. Using integrated Skype calls, they can throw around new ideas and put them down on “paper” at the same time.
Create a Mindmap
As with any standard mind mapping application, you create new maps by adding ideas as they float around your mind. Whether you’re the keyboard type (press Ins/Tab to add an idea), or prefer using the mouse (double-click anywhere in the map, click the toolbar buttons and drag&drop to move ideas around), you can build your mindmaps within a few minutes. We’ll store them securely for you for as long as you like and you can export them for further processing, e.g. as a document outline or image file. And of course, you can also import your existing mindmaps into MindMeister (we currently support MindManager and Freemind as source formats). All you need is a standard web browser, no plugins or additional software required.
Share with Friends
You can share any of your mindmaps with friends and colleagues – maybe your future business partner, or just the marketing guy in Project F. Invitees will receive an email with a link and – depending on what access you give them – will be able to add their own ideas and comments. And don’t worry, we save all the old versions of a map as well, so if their ideas weren’t so hot you can just revert to any previous revision.
When two or more users open the same mindmap at the same time you are in brainstorming mode. Every change you make – be it adding new ideas, deleting bad old ones, or rearranging them within the branches – will be replicated instantly to your fellow editors’ screens via the MindMeister server. Through colour-coded effects they will see what you did and vice versa, no reload necessary. And, if you need to talk to them directly, just click on their name in the footer and start a Skype conference call.