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Popplet Lite

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 12+

About Popplet Lite

Popplet app can be used to organise thoughts and ideas in visual form using diagrams, charts and mindmaps for elementary to high school students requiring a minimalist approach to presentations. Popplet is a terrific app for iOS devices that is also available on web browsers.

Teacher Review

Popplet is an excellent way for students to create graphic organizers to organize and share what they have learned! It is easy to use, allows the user to incorporate images and text, and can be exported to photos to be shared via a website. Popplet is a simple and innovative way to organize a student’s thinking by mapping their thoughts in a text, drawing, or image features. 

Classroom ideas:

  • Note down class discussion points and organise them in a way that works best for students
  • Export work to PDF or JPEG files for sharing with other students
  • Share and review online 'Popplet boards' to gather inspiration from others

How students use Popplet

Students can create their own graphic organizers combining text and multimedia.  They even have the option to customize colors and layout. Students use Popplet in many curriculum areas. In a language arts lesson, students created Popplets to analyze characters in a book, incorporating images that illustrated the characteristics that they were describing. They loved all of the options in the app, such as the ability to change font size and to group "popples" together by color-coding them.

During a science unit second graders used Popplet to demonstrate what they learned about composting by adding pictures of things that should and should not go into a compost. With both age groups, it took very little instruction to get the kids using the app. In large groups, it's a great way to introduce a topic to visually display what students already know, as well as for pre-writing and brainstorming sessions. I've even taught from a popplet I created in staff development sessions rather than presenting the information in a linear fashion as is so often done. This app has become one of my favorite go-to apps for students to use to share information in a visually appealing creative way.

Popplet as Visual Organizer

Unlike other presentation tools, Popplet allows users to connect one thought to another in the form of graphic organizers (i.e. Venn Diagrams, flow charts, tree charts, etc) that can be helpful for organizing ideas and details for papers, projects, and presentations. 

Popplet is a great mind-mapping and graphic organizer tool to aid planning and writing. Not only can you add text to your graphic organizer but you can also add a variety of sketches, graphics and multimedia. Collaborating with multiple authors is easy through a shared link as your file is stored in the cloud.


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App Details

Teacher Ratings


iPad, iPhone




Creative Development
Organisational and Productivity Skills


In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No



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Popplet is a click-and-drag platform that facilitates easy organization of information, pictures, and drawings. It gives students a quick way to organize information, color-code topics, type in data, and add comments.

Popplet is entirely appropriate for elementary to high school students or situations requiring a minimalist approach to presentations. For some high school level presentations, however, students may need more detail offered by other tools. You might ask students to showcase their knowledge of a given topic via a popplet instead of a written report. For example, on a mammal unit, you could have each student choose an animal to present, include pictures and informational text, and even post a video.

It's great for organizing data, but there are a couple of funky quirks. While Popplet allows editing of text, it doesn't allow editing, moving, or erasing of drawings, beyond clearing the entire drawing. Neither does it allow movement of imported images; once the image is in place, there it remains. There's no spell check for text or way to insert text in different locations, such as at the top of an image. However, the overall package provides a compact, straightforward presentation tool.

While revision isn’t supported (e.g., spell check or editing), students create presentations, organize information, and add content. Sharing and collaborating features allow for cooperative learning and social networking.

Popplet is great for school and for learning in the classroom and at home. Students use Popplet to think and learn visually. By capturing facts, thoughts, and images, students learn to create relationships between them and generate new ideas.

Popplet is also great for work and for generating ideas in the office or on the go. Professionals use Popplet to generate ideas and plan projects. By brainstorming visually or jotting down notes, Popplet helps professionals organize their thoughts and generate their next big idea.

Great for work. Great for school. Popplet is a platform for your ideas. Popplet's super simple interface allows you to move at the speed of your thoughts. With Popplet you can capture your ideas, sort them visually, and collaborate with others in realtime. Quickly and easily!

People use Popplet to:

  • Explore Ideas: Brainstorming, Mindmapping

  • Plan Projects: Diagrams, Process Charts 

  • Record Thoughts: Journals, Notes, Lists

  • Collect Inspiration: Mood Boards, Scrapbook, Travel Plans

  • Create Galleries: Photo albums, Portfolios, Presentations

  • Study: School Projects, Class Notes

The full version of Popplet lets you create an unlimited number of local popplets, which are stored on your iPad. You can also use the full version to create online popplets, which can be shared with and edited by other Popplet users, both on the web at and on their iPads.

Unlike similar apps, Popplet includes the following special features:

  • Boundless Boards

  • Pan and Zoom

  • Realtime Collaboration (ipad to ipad + ipad to web)

  • External VGA Display Support

  • Multi Language Support

  • PDF and JPEG Export

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