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How to Make Mind Maps in 5 Steps
Map ideas visually by jumping into Visme’s mind mapping software and connecting ideas to one another. Brainstorm and get your ideas on paper quickly and easily with Visme. Learn more in these five simple steps.
- Log in to Visme and enter the dashboard. Choose a new project in any size.
- To use the mind map creator, click Data in the left panel and choose the flowchart icon.
- Choose one of the available shapes and place it on the canvas. Click on it to access the chart lines.
- Place your shapes across the canvas and insert your content and ideas onto them.
- Download your mind map as a high-resolution image or PDF file to share.
Features of the Mind Map Maker
Creating a mind map has never been easier than it is with Visme’s diagramming tools. With a variety of shapes and line styles and the ability to move your bubbles anywhere on your canvas, you can create a unique and visual mind map in minutes.
Beautiful mind map templates
While you can easily create your mind map from scratch with Visme’s mind mapping tools, there is also a full library of beautiful mind map templates to choose from and jumpstart your brainstorming process.Create Your Mind Map
Build your mind map
Create mind maps online by hopping right into Visme’s design dashboard, selecting your desired shape and customizing your line style. You can even use different shapes for your central idea versus each of the ideas branching off of it.
Customize every aspect of your mind map to fit your ideas
All shapes in the bubble map maker can be customized while keeping the lines connected. Every line is attached by default but can be moved to another section if necessary. Change the colors of the shapes and background to fit your vision. Customize the fonts with the typography tab.
More Great Features of the Mind Map Maker
What is a Mind Map?
Mind maps and bubble maps are perfect graphic organizers for visualizing ideas and concepts. The free online mind map maker allows anyone to create intricate and easy-to-follow bubble maps in minutes.
Choose from many available shapes, different types of lines and use the integrated connectors within the mind mapping app for a seamless design experience.
Use the mind map maker to visualize ideas and concepts.
Access the free mind map maker from inside the Visme editor, either in a new project or an existing one. Click on the Data tab on the left-hand panel and choose the flowchart icon on the top right. Select one of the available shapes and use the integrated expansion tools to add connecting lines and shapes.Create Your Mind Map
More Than a Mind Map Maker
Visme’s online mind map creator gives its users the power to create so much more than basic mind maps. Learn more about the features available to you when you create your mind maps online with Visme.
Images and Icons
- Choose from thousands of high-quality, vector icons with editable colors
- Tap into a searchable image bank with millions of photos
- Crop images into shapes and apply color overlays and image filters
Create Your Mind Map
Charts and Graphs
- Choose from all types of charts, including bar, line, pie and pyramid charts
- Select from 2D and 3D formats and more than 16 types
- Easily connect shapes and lines together to create flowcharts and more
Mind Map Templates
Mind mapping online doesn’t have to be a complicated process. With a premade mind map template, you can easily customize the design and pop in your information to quickly and easily create a mind map. Browse our template selection below.
How to Use the Mind Map Maker
- Choose the main idea or topic you want to expand on with the bubble map maker. Write down the text that will go in the first main shape so that you are prepared before starting.
- Log in to Visme and start a new project or enter an existing one. The mind map maker is inside the editor and can be accessed at any time.
- Click on the Data tab on the left-hand panel and choose the icon which looks like a flowchart. This will open a selection of shapes and lines which you can select from.
- Choose a first shape and place it in the center or near the top of the canvas. Click on it to access the integrated building tools with choices to add one, two or three connected shapes.
- Build the mind map by adding more shapes and lines until you feel like you have reached a resolution to your concept.
- The mind map maker will let you customize everything. Arrange the shapes, change their sizes and colors to differentiate certain topics or tangents.
- Customize the fonts inside the shapes to your brand fonts or any of the ones provided in the typography tab.
- For added visual emphasis, you can add animation effects to the different sections and then embed the mind map to your website with a snippet of code.
- Add the finished mind map into any project by saving it as a content block. Download it as an image file from the mind map maker and share easily on social media or via email.
Questions About the Mind Map Maker
How much does it cost to create a mind map with the mind map maker? It’s 100% free to make mind maps ads with Visme. Download it easily as a JPEG. If you want to download as a PNG or PDF, you’ll need to upgrade to a premium plan.
Does the mind map maker let me customize everything? Yes. All the shapes and lines are customizable. You can change the fonts, the shapes, and the colors easily. If you need to move or resize a shape, the lines will stay connected unless you need to disconnect and add it somewhere else.
Can I keep the finished mind map to add to other projects? Yes. You can save the map as a content block and then add it to any other project in the future. It will stay in your content block library. The next time you want to use that mind map, you don’t need to use the mind map maker again.
Is there a limit to how big my mind map can be? Not at all, you can create a mind map of any size. It can be accessed from any kind of project or template. If you do it as an infographic, you have the added option of stretching the canvas vertically with the draggable enlarging tool.
Can I share my mind map on social media easily? Of course. You can do it one of two ways. Either publish it to the web via the internal social media options or download it as an image first.
Can I create an interactive mind map with the mind map builder? Absolutely. Every section in your mind map can be animated and have interactive elements added. To download it as an HTML5 file you will need a Standard Plan, but embedding it on your site is free.
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