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Free or Low Cost Apps

Mind Mapping

Enjoy these apps that make organizing and getting your ideas down even easier.  These are available for anyone to use and provide various support for creativity, organization, and brainstorming.

Inspiration Maps

Inspiration Maps app logoInspiration Maps:

  • create mind maps to organize thoughts 
  • variety of templates to choose from such as Venn diagrams, flowcharts, outlines, and more
  • organize by folders
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: iOS


MindMup app logoMindMup:

  • unlimited mind maps
  • create new or use existing maps
  • choose from different themes
  • converts easily to PDF, Powerpoint
  • publish and share maps online
  • create storyboards, post to social media, plant and manage projects
  • save to Google Drive
  • Cost: Free or personal version for $2.99 per month
  • Compatibility: online


Popplet app logoPopplet:

  • mind mapping tool to organize thoughts and ideas
  • print maps to share with others
  • free-floating boxes that you can connect to one another
  • Cost: Free or $2.99 per month for the full app
  • Compatibility: online, iOS