Collaborative mind mapping

Give ideas structure, share them across teams. The quickest, easiest way for teams to capture, organize, and map out their ideas.

Collaborate with your team within minutes


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An intuitive and robust mind mapping tool

Miro mind map helps distributed teams to brainstorm, plan projects, map out information architecture, create org charts, and develop sales strategies.


Collaborate with your team within minutes

How to create a Mind map with Miro

Miro offers the perfect balance of simplicity and function for bringing your ideas to life.

Start with a central concept

Click anywhere on the Miro board to add a node with a problem you’d like to solve, an idea you’d like to explore, or another concept for the mind map. All of your related ideas will extend from this core.

Add branches

For every new idea you have, create a branch (a line connecting the ideas) with a child node. In Miro, click on the plus sign on either side of a node to add a child node. Each concept can have unlimited branches and sub-branches, so the ideas can continue to flow.

Make it colorful and bright

Colorful and curvy or thin black and angular styles. Colors can help you keep your ideas visually organized and easily understandable. You can choose a new color for a branch using Miro’s palette tool. To move nodes around, simply drag and drop.

Choose the style and orientation

Сhoose the style for your mind map (the nodes can either use curved or straight lines) and change the orientation.

Collapse branches for the right level of detail

Navigate large mind maps more easily and collaborate with others. Collapse branches to view high-level concepts or zoom in on critical details.

Organize your mind map in one-click

Automatically keep your mind map aligned, even when you move or create new nodes.

Collaborate with your team within minutes

“Miro has helped us work across multiple sites around the world and has enabled us to be far more productive than before.”

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More than your average
mind map

As an infinite virtual whiteboard, Miro helps teams get any visual task done, such as user story mapping, agile planning, design iteration or visual project management.
Presentation mode
Toggle into presentation mode,
or break up your map into frames
to present slides.
Seamless communication
Built-in video, chat, @mentions,
and comments.
Real-time collaboration
Multiple team members can co-create synchronously.
Infinite canvas
Add any content or other
mind maps to the same board.
Manage and track your time while running a whiteboarding session
in real time.
Templates Library
Choose from 300+ Miro templates.
Get inspired and customize anything you want based on your specific needs.

Create your first mind map today!

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Mind map FAQs

  • Yes, Miro’s mind map is 100% free and requires no credit card. After you sign up, you can invite collaborators to your board and start creating a mind map right away.

  • Mind maps are great for any time you need to organize ideas, thoughts, or concepts and see how they are interrelated. They are especially useful for brainstorming sessions, problem solving workshops, or note-taking.

  • You can share your mind map with your team at any time by using the Share button at the top of your Miro board. You have the option to allow them to view, comment on, or edit your mind map. You can also download your mind map as a PDF, if you want an artifact to share in other channels.

  • To brainstorm with a mind map, start with one central idea or problem in the middle of the page or board. Establish a few rules, so people know how the session is going to progress. There are a ton of different brainstorming techniques you can use to generate multiple new ideas quickly. As each new idea flows, simply add it to a new node on your virtual mind map.