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Easy-to-customize concept map maker. Connect shapes and lines easily. Change text, colors, sizes, and positions easily.

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A concept map maker for non-designers

The shapes and lines in the concept map maker can be expanded to limitless possibilities. Choose from circles, rectangles, hexagons, diamonds, or ovals.

Choose from dozens of line styles and end points. Move the shapes to any position and the lines will stay connected. Download it as an image or PDF file to insert into any project or share online.

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Customize every section to better organize your thought process.

Everything inside the concept map maker can be customized. Enlarge or minimize the shapes while keeping the lines connected.

Stretch and shrink the lines or connect more. Insert relevant text inside the shapes and customize the color and shape. Animate your concept map with the effects tab found in the top-right menu.

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Quick Tips: How to use the free concept map maker

  • Decide on the concept or question you want to elaborate on. Write down the first idea as a title or main topic.
  • Sketch a quick rough draft of your concept map to get an idea of the directions you want it to have.
  • Log in to the Visme dashboard and choose a blank canvas of any size. The size can be changed later on if needed within the concept map maker.
  • Click on the Data tab which is located on the left-hand panel. Choose the concept map maker from the menu. It is at the top right corner.
  • Select the first shape to start building the concept map. It can be any shape, but try and stick to one type of shape for the entire concept map. Alternatively, use different shapes within the concept map generator for sections that need to be differentiated from the rest.
  • Use the integrated building tools inside each shape in the concept map generator to grow the concept map in all directions. Each shape can grow in four different directions in six different ways.
  • Customize the size of shapes and lines. They will stay connected even when resized. If you need to move a line and shape to another section, just un-attach it and attach it somewhere else. The concept map generator will suggest attachment points.
  • Insert the title in the main shape and relevant text to the other shapes. If you need to add text next to a line, use the “basics” tab on the left-hand panel in the concept map maker.
  • Change the font, color, and size of the text inside your concept map. If you have a Visme Brand Kit, your fonts will be readily available in the font tab within the concept map generator.
  • Download your diagram from the concept map maker and add it to an email or blog post. Embed an animated concept map to your website with just a little snippet of code.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you create a Visme account?

Type www.visme.co in your address bar and create a free account with just your name and email. Then, follow the instructions above to create your first concept map.

How much does it cost to make a concept map with the concept map maker?

Creating a concept map is completely free. You can add a concept map to any project or create one on its own. Download it as an image file in one click. If you want to have an animated concept map and download an interactive .html file, you will need a Standard Plan.

Can I make an animated concept map?

Yes. All sections in the concept map can be given an animated effect. When finished, you can embed it on your website, but if you want to download it as an interactive .html file, you need a Standard Plan.

Is everything customizable inside the concept map maker?

Yes. All shapes and lines inside the concept map maker are customizable in terms of size, color and position.

Are there any concept map templates I can use?

Yes. You can find some concept map templates inside the dashboard and we are creating more. Nonetheless, the concept map maker is so easy to use that you might not need a template at all.

If I move a shape to another position, will the lines disconnect?

No, that is one of the best features of the concept map maker. When you move a shape or even change its size, the connected lines will not disconnect unless you choose to do so. This helps so much with composition and organization of thoughts.

How to use the concept map maker in 3 easy steps:

Step 1

Log in to the Visme dashboard to begin a new project of any size. Within the concept map maker, look for the flowchart icon inside the data tab on the left-hand panel. Click on it and choose the first shape to start your concept map.

Step 2

Click on your initial shape on the blank canvas and you will notice a grey arrow on each side. These are the building tabs that will grow your concept map to elaborate compositions. The concept map maker offers six different growth options from each shape.

Step 3

Add relevant text to the shapes and customize the color, size, and font. If you need to change the size of a shape, the lines will remain connected but can be disconnected if needed. All the lines can be customized as well. They can be stretched, added on to and moved in different directions within the concept map generator.

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Use the concept map maker to organize ideas and visualize concepts.

The free online concept map maker can be found inside the Data tab on the left-hand panel of the Visme editor. Select a shape to begin building your concept map. Use the customizable building tools in each shape to expand the concept map in the directions you need.

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Embed or download your concept map.

Download the diagram from the concept map maker as an image or PDF file. Embed on your site with a snippet of code.

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