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Cross-Platform CompatibilityRun on all available operating systems and all modern web browsers.
Real-Time CollaborationMultiple team members can co-create synchronously.
Smart LayoutSay goodbye to manual resizing and keep more concentrated on getting thoughts out.
Customizable ThemesStart with a theme that fits your thoughts from our gallery.
Abundant Structures22 differents structures to enrich your mind maps.
One-Click GenerationTransform your well-structured Word, HTML or Markdown document into a creative and engaging mind map with just one click.
ExportEasily export your mind maps into PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and images.
Dropbox IntegrationEnable to import/export mind maps from/to your Dropbox account.
ShareEasily share your mind maps to social media or simply send a link to your coworkers.
Password ProtectionPassword protect your mind maps and keep them unreadable and unusable unless get your permission.
Formula EditorCreate and present mathematical equations with built-in symbols in your mind map.
ClipartsThe 700+ ready-made cliparts make your mind maps more creative and aesthetic.
BoundaryHighlight some parts of your mind map by a variety of shapes as you like.
SummaryInsert a summary to summarize a set of targeting subtopics into a single topic.
Hyperlink & AttachmentAdd a hyperlink and attachment to make a reference for supporting views.
NoteNote down every detail to add larger bodies of text to the topics in your mind maps.
CalloutInsert a callout to supplement information about a topic.
How to Make a Mind Map with EdrawMind
Start with the main ideaDetermine the main idea of your mind map as it represents the core of the content you are going to show. Create a new blank file in EdrawMind and write down your main idea. All of your related ideas will extend from this core.
Add branchesAdd enough parent topics to outline the basic structure of your mind map. Just click Enter key to add topics under the main idea. No need to drag additional lines. Use the hotkey Insert or Tab to add subtopics in your mind map and fill up it with more detailed information.
Style your mapEasy to get bored with text only? Color themes, structures, images and cliparts will help illustrate your main idea and avoid getting readers' eye strain so fast.
Frequently Asked Questions
I write down my ideas in a word document. How can I use EdrawMind to build a mind map?
You can import the Word file in EdrawMind to automatically create a mind map. Make sure the content in Word is in the proper text style. So EdrawMind can correctly match titles and paragraphs with branches of different levels. Go to the File tab, click Import, and find Word option to import your document.
How can I present my mind map to others?
Click the Auto Create button under the Slideshow tab to generate a smart slideshow presentation on your mind map in EdrawMind. Alternatively, you can choose not to divide your mind map into small pieces, but travel across the whole map via the Traverse Topics or Branches features.
I want to share my mind map with my friends. What should I do?
Click the share icon next to your user name to generate the sharing link and select which social media you would like to share on.
We are in a brainstorming session. How can we transform our ideas into a mind map?
Use the brainstorming mode to collect every idea in the session. Determine the main topic, drag these ideas from the discussion panel and drop them into the canvas to build your mind map.