Free tool for mind maps, diagrams and charts
EDraw Mindmap is a complete tool for diagrams, flowcharts, graphs and mapping. It will allow you to organize your thoughts - or plans - in graphic form, making it easier and simpler to put them into action.
The EDraw Mindmap interface is attractive and simple to use - it uses the popular ribbon layout, which means that most users will be able to find their way around intuitively. There's a large selection of Help options, and the start-up screen displays all the templates available, making it easy to start any process.
Once you have picked the best mind map template for your needs, you create the chart by dragging elements from the EDraw Mindmap Libraries on the left into the main interface. You can then rename, modify and move each element until it accurately represents the idea in your head. EDraw Mindmap elements are varied, ranging from simple geometric shapes to universally recognizable symbols and even floor plans and fashion design elements.
Naturally, since mind map software is especially suitable for multi-level projects, EDraw Mindmap has bunches of export/import options. Unfortunately, that's where the integration ends, and there doesn't seem to be options for other sharing features, such importing documents or adding hyperlinks. This means that although EDraw Mindmap is an excellent mind mapping tool, it is probably best suited to personal, individual use.
EDraw Mindmap, a great tool for visually representing even the most complicated ideas.
EDraw Mindmap supports the following formats
Imports: EDD, BMP, DIB, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, WMF, EMF
Exports: TIFF, PDF, HTML, BMP, DIB, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, WMF, EMF
Opens: EDX, EDXZ, EDD
Saves in: EDX, EDXZ, EXE, PDF, HTML, SVG