Top 5 Mind Mapping Apps for Students

Both teachers and students have been using mind maps for many years. Moving from paper to apps has been an easy transition. Mind mapping apps have made it more efficient to visualise and understand concepts, improve critical thinking and to organise one’s ideas. Take a look at our recommended mind mapping apps for teachers and students.

Mindomo (mind mapping)

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Mindomo is a mind-mapping app that helps unleash the power of your ideas. If you’re a quick thinker with a creative eye, then this is the app for you. With this app you can capture your thoughts and turn them into presentations on the fly, with the added value of being able to share them with others. You can also synchronise your maps to the cloud, from any device. When doing a group project, the Mindomo app provides you with a platform to collaborate with others by sharing ideas and working together on mind-maps in real time. 

SimpleMind for iPad (mind mapping)

( iPad - £3.99 )

SimpleMind+ is a mind-mapping tool that turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device. Although this app come with a price tag, it’s 4.6 out of 5 rating suggests this app is worth it. With a direct link to Dropbox, easy creator usability and striking visualisation tools, this app is definitely worth the investment. Practicality and speed are paramount features within the app, allowing users to create clean and effective mind maps on the go. This app is intuitive and created with ease of use in mind. 

SchematicMind Free mind map

( Android - Free )

SchematicMind is a mind-mapping app for the minimalist. It is a free tool that helps you create and edit mind maps quickly and distinctively. This app allows the user to create an unlimited amount of mind maps, designed for use on-the-go with an aesthetically pleasing design. You can apply styles, add icons, and use shapes and colours to make your map even clearer. If you’re planning a project, need to organise your thoughts or are simply looking for a way to visualise an idea then this is the app for you. 

Mindjet Maps for Android

( Android - Free )

MindJet Maps is an app based around visuals. You can mind-map ideas, take notes and track tasks all from the convenience of your Android device. This app works off a ‘quick information capture’ principle, allowing the user to ‘tag’ their files to help with organisation and ease of use. If you’d like your mind-map to be interactive with images, hyperlinks and added detail, then this is the app for you. You can also link this app to your DropBox for access on the go.

Mindly (mind mapping)

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Mindly is yet another popular app that not only looks gorgeous but enables you to create several different mind maps for planning a project, though structuring, idea collection, etc. Besides from creating logical and complex mind maps, you can use it for simpler things like writing a quick summary, preparing for a speech or meeting, etc. Mindly has all the necessary features you will ever need like the support for hierarchy between elements, ability to add colors, icons, and images to elements, ability to reorganize content, PDF or OPML or Text exporting, visual clipboard, password protection, Dropbox sync, etc. So, if you are looking for simple, beautiful, and capable mind mapping app then Mindly is for you.