Mindmapping Tools Compared - Chart Produced by Richard Byrne, FreeTech4Teachers.com

Web / Mobile options

Multimedia support

Registration Required

Limitations on free plans

Other notes

iBrainStorm

iBrainStormapp.com

iOS only

Text and free-form drawing.

Teacher - No

Student - Yes

None

Supports collaborative brainstorming.

SyncSpace

infinitekind.com/syncspace

iPad app

Android app

Text and free-form drawing.

iPad version supports importing images.

Teacher - No

Student - No

None

Supports collaborative mind map creation.

Coggle

coggle.it

Web only

Text

Teacher - Yes

Student - Yes

Google Account required.

None

Integrates with Google Account.

Spider Scribe

spiderscribe.net

Web and iPad app

Text and images

Teacher - Yes

Student - Yes

3 mind maps for free.
Edu plans available.

Flash required for web version.

Connected Mind

bitly.com/1uXgtAJ

Chrome app

Text and free-form drawing.

Teacher - Yes

Student - Yes

Google Account required.

None

Integrates with Google Drive.

MindMup

mindmup.com

Chrome app

Text

Teacher - Yes

Student - Yes

Google Account required

None

Integrates with Google Drive.

LucidChart

lucidchart.com

Web

Chrome app available

Text

File upload

Teacher - Yes

Student - Yes

None for registered for K-12 schools.

lucidchart.com/pages/education/K12

Can integrate with Google Drive.

Stormboard

stormboard.com

Web

Videos, images, text.

Teacher - Yes

Student - Yes

5 collaborators per mindmap.

Education plans available.

stormboard.com/main/pricing_edu

Collaborators can comment on entire mind map or just one element at a time.