Edraw Mind Map software helps create presentation-looking mind maps on Mac, Windows and Linux. It lets you add shapes and lay out the whole diagram automatically, with no drawing skills needed. You will love its powerful drawing features, together with thousands of built-in clip arts which you can use to decorate your mind maps for free.Try it Free Try it Free Try it Free
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Affordable Mac Mind Map Software
Edraw mind map for Mac is a powerful mind map development program that offers a full set of tools for the fast creation of modern and polished mind maps. It has been embraced as a solid mind map Visio alternative on Mac OS. Its simple and user-friendly interface helps you speed up your work and produce excellent result in minutes.
Cutting-egde Mind Map Abilities
This desktop mind map software includes comprehensive supports for project management, brainstorming, note-taking and knowledge management. It offers 9 sets of preset styles and thousands of clip arts to help you design presentation-quality mind maps. In addition, it integrets well with Microsoft programs and supports hyperlinks, attachments and notes. These user-friendly details will give you a pleasant user experience.
Abundant Mind Map Examples
Within the software, you can get dozens of mind map examples. The examples use different mind map themes and cover a wide range of topics. They are easy to customize so you can actually pick one as a template when you need to create similar mind maps. In this way you can save lots of precious time.
Easy to Use
Edraw makes it a piece of cake to build professional mind maps with its featured tools in the mind map Ribbon. You can easily change mind map theme, layout type and connection style, or add clip arts and local images to make personalized mind maps. The drawing process is automated by action buttons and ready-made symbols, amazingly fast and convenient. Click the video to learn how it works.
How to Create Mind Map
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Introduction to Mind Map
A mind map is a graphical representation of ideas or topics in a radial, non-linear manner. Mind maps are used to visualize, organize, and classify ideas, making them perfect for study aids, organizing information, problem solving, writing and making decisions. The term 'mind map' was first popularized by British popular psychology author and television personality Tony Buzan. Since then, mind mapping was widely used in the area of both business and education. In business field, mind mapping helps the organization to brainstorm products, set strategy, plan projects, and more. In education field, mind mapping helps students to retain information through interactive learning.
Totally Free yet Powerful Mind Map Tool
Using powerful software like MindMaster to create mind map isn't difficult at all. It is 100% free. Included are free download, free symbols and free templates. Try it before you buy it. No forms to fill no gimmicks and no strings attached.
With Edraw mind map maker, you can complete a mind map, simple or complex, more than 300% faster. It automatically adds symbols and connectors, assigns the right position, generate text boxes, plus many more powerful tools designed to keep things simple.
Works on Windows 7, 8, 10, XP, Vista and Citrix
Works on 32 and 64 bit Windows
Works on Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Smart Mind Map Symbols and More
The Edraw mind map symbols are smart ones since they are attached with quick floating buttons. 1 click on the floating button will generate a new shape instantly, along with a connector and a text box. The text box acts as a property of the shape and moves in tandem with that shape. See how amazing these symbols are:
Use the Floating Button to Generate New Shape
1. Select a shape.
2. Click the floating button to add topic or sub topic.
Drag and Drop to Generate New Shape
1. Drag a shape over the target shape.
2. Release the mouse when an orange box shows.
From Edraw, you can not only get mind map symbols with auto generation function but also various shapes and clipart to make your mind map unique. Every time you open the mind map stencil, the Symbols library appears next to the canvas. Shapes from this library can be directly inserted into a mind map shape. The inserted Symbols become a glued part of the mind map and will move in tandem with the diagram.
Featured Mind Map Templates
Searching for mind map examples? We have a plenty of featured templates. All templates are elaborately designed, well-formatted, printable, editable and sharable. Click on the images below to view the large versions. Speed up your process to create mind map by downloading these templates. Spruce up your mind map by modifying them with beautiful backgrounds, symbols and clipart.
Mind Mapping Tips
- Choose Suitable Arrangement Direction
- Present Websites or other Resources in Mind Maps
- Save Your Mind Maps as JPEGs
- Combine Mind Map with other Diagrams to Enhance Persuasion
Please refer to article: Automatic Layout of Mind Map for more information.
Edraw offers you totally free yet advanced mind mapping tools for more effective mind maps. By following the basic principles and useful mind mapping tips, your mind map will surely amaze the audience effectively.