Popplet is a versatile mindmapping tool that allows you to create 5 free mindmaps, add pictures and draw small pictures in the symbol. The computer version will allow you to add youtube movies and Google maps. It can be embedded and is available as a free lite version or $6.49 app for the iPad and for the iPod Touch/iPhone

If you are not going to add to the mindmap or use the multimedia functions, then once it is finished take a screen capture of it, delete it and then you will be able to make another one


Bubbl.us is a great looking mindmap where you can organise your thoughts by changing colours, change the parent symbol and the child symbols will change to a shade of the colour of the parent symbol. You can have up to 5 mindmaps free. It can be embedded and shared. If you are not going to add to the mindmap once it has finished then take a screen capture of it, delete it and then you will be able to make another one.


Mindmeister is easy to navigate, simple to create maps, graphics are limited, and embeds a diagram that is hyperlinked. You can add notes and attachments and it can be collaborated on. It is also free, but you can upgrade for a price to a more sophisticated product with more features. Mindmeister is a free app for the iPhone/iPod touch and the iPad.


Wise Mapping is very similar to Mindmeister in all of the features. There is quite a range of colours, you can add notes and others can collaborate on it as well. There are limited graphics. It embeds easily enough.


aMap (Argument Photo)

Create your own arguments in aMap and embed into a blog or a wiki. As you add to your argument you are guided by keyword starters. Once you have stated your position you are directed to a window where you have to add your name and email.