WikiBrains is a visual tool for knowledge discovery. It pulls from both brainstorming and mind mapping, though it’s not exactly like either concept. Crowdsourcing and visual knowledge curation are the main themes underpinning WikiBrains, and the aim is to encourage creativity by connecting the dots between topics. Users can browse and modify collections of related topics (“bubble maps”) or create their own.
Mindmeister is a mind mapping tool that can be used to create individual mind maps or share maps with others, allowing for online collaborative thought organization. Mind maps store and structure information, visually depicting hierarchies and relationships between topics, generally within a single concept. Mindmeister is available as a web-based platform or as mobile applications (iOS and Android), and maps can be shared privately or as part of Mindmeister’s public maps.