Tool
Description
Usefulness Rating
(1-5)
Ease-of-Use Rating
Glinker
Free mindmapping tool. Ideas can include expandable details & links to URLs. Ideas can be linked together, edited and final product includes embed code. Unique Feature: select the license type for your mindmap.
Example: Oil Supply Crisis http://www.glinkr.net/examples/
3
Medium
Bubbl.us
Intuative mindmapping tool. Students can start creating right away without creating an account. Maps can be printed & saved with a free account. Embed code, sharing, collaboration included.
Ideas for using Bubbl.us
4
Easy
Mindmeister
Free account available. Visually appealing interface with extra features. Maps can be shared for collaboration, published, printed/exported as a pdf and embedded.
Example: How to Win Friends
3
Medium
Mindomo
Free acount with 7 mindmaps. Maps can be public or private and password protected. Number of features include: multimedia (image, audio, youtube video), formatting & topic relationships editing & unique mindmap URL.
Example: Mindomo Tutorial
4
Medium
Text2MindMap
Completely stripped down mindmapping tool with no frills. Begin with a list and then tab in ideas from the list to indicate new nodes & subnodes on the mindmap. Maps can’t be saved using this tool
Example: Months of the Year
4
Easy
WiseMapping
Free mindmapping tool that allows for collaborative mindmapping. Finished mindmaps are printable and exportable as pdf or image files. Key Features include:
Publish & share a mindmapInsert a link into any map node & view a tiny screenshot of the website.
3
Medium
exploratree
Free account provides pre-made, web based “Thinking Guides.” Use the categorized templates to organize ideas. All templates can be customized or an original template can be created. Projects can be shared and edited by other users.
Example: Appraisal SWOT
4
Hard