Canva’s mind map maker is ridiculously easy to use. We’ve made the process as simple and intuitive as possible. Choose a template – we’ve got an extensive collection of mind map examples that you can make your own. Then simply click the text to change the labels. Tweak the mind map to your tastes by adjusting the colors, fonts and more.
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Ever feel like you have too many thoughts floating around in your head? Then mapping them out could be just what you need. Mind maps help you to brainstorm, take notes or work through complex problems. This exercise helps bring your ideas to life by creating a visual organization of your thoughts so you can remember, identify correlations, and see the big picture.
With Canva’s free online mind map maker, you can easily create a beautiful mind map design. Our team of amazing designers has created professional templates so you can quickly edit and customize. Just choose the perfect template for you, edit the text, and start mapping your way to your next AHA! moment.
A mind map is used to show the different ideas associated with a particular concept. It is a useful tool for brainstorming. The concept is usually shown in the middle, while the different ideas are shown branching off in different directions. So, what is mind mapping?
Mind mapping is the process of creating a mind map. It involves brainstorming to document the different ideas associated with a concept, then placing those ideas onto the mind map itself.
Mind maps can leap from topic to topic – so keep your thoughts organized by color coding your design. Change a branch or text box color according to the topic they’re assigned to, so you can easily find and connect interrelated ideas. Use Canva’s color palette tool to choose any color in the spectrum, or type in a specific hex code.
Adding visual elements like images and illustrations can help you concentrate more because they help you visualize an idea, which means your brain can process it faster. In fact, we suggest that you use an image for your central idea.
Browse through Canva’s amazing media library of icons, photos, and illustrations to use on your mind map. Search from over a million stock photos and add it to your design by dragging and dropping it into the editor.
Brainstorm with your team anywhere in the world by inviting them to collaborate on your mind map design. It’s as easy as sharing a link to an editable version of your design. Then your team can access your mind map and add their own edits, thoughts and ideas. You can edit any time and from any desktop, laptop, iPhone, iPad or Android device.
When you’re all done, you can download your mind map as a JPEG, PNG or PDF file, share it on your social media, or email it directly to someone.
In fact, you can even embed it on websites or in reports. The options are endless – and always one click away.