Garros Li
Garros Litech sales @ aws • harvard mba

What's the best app for brainstorming ideas?

- Like a virtual whiteboard - On desktop / web (mobile optional)
17 recommended
  1. 51
    Taskade 3.0

    All-in-one collaboration. Chat, organize, get things done!

    John Xie
    John XieSimplicity is the key to brilliance. · Written
    John Xie made this product
    Taskade is perfect for brainstorming and collaborating on the same page using mind maps, outliners, and kanban boards. The app is built for web, mobile, mac and windows, and syncs in real-time across all devices and team members.
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  2. 35
    RealtimeBoard 2.0 (Miro since 2019)

    Web-based whiteboarding & team collaboration tool

    Randy Ellis
    Randy Ellis5ivehat Founder | Instructor @GA_Chicago · Written
    Our team uses this one. Would give it's 30 day trial a try.
    Law Smith
    Law SmithDigital B2B SMB CEO | Stand Up Comedian · Written
    Love RealTime Board - like Slack 5 years ago, it took me awhile to 100% come around and implement it
    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    Best tool for brainstorming innovative ideas.
  3. 14
    Reduce by Flawless App

    Compress huge Sketch files in an instant

    ValiaAll Problem Solver at · Written
    Valia made this product
    Check this collection of 500+ design tools. Definitely, you find tools for brainstorming here as well. Hope, it helped.
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  4. 13
    A Web Whiteboard

    Whiteboard with others in your browser, in real-time

    KateMarketer; prev Product Hunt, GitHub · Written
    This is literally an interactive whiteboard for mapping / brainstorming (like the real thing), but in your browser! It's really easy to use.
  5. 10

    Visual collaboration platform for marketing and remote teams

    о.Creative at DMNSNS · Written
    I would suggest this one.
  6. 1
    Smart Kapp Whiteboard

    Connected whiteboard that saves notes to your app

    KateMarketer; prev Product Hunt, GitHub · Written
    Use a whiteboard to brainstorm / mindmap / etc. as per usual for your meeting, but then instead of taking poor pictures of the board, this one will save the contents to an app for you.
  7. 1

    Real-time team messenger tool

    Flock provides channels where multiple users on the channel can brainstorm/chat on any particular idea or project. It comes with a set of inbuilt productivity tools, one of them is the polling app - that'll help you consider everyone's opinion when taking a decision. It's also a cross-platform app, available across Mac, Windows, Android, Iphone and Chrome. There's ton of features for collaboration. Also, did I mention it's free?
  8. 1

    Online brainstorming on a realtime sticky note whiteboard.

    A great way to bring remote teams together to brainstorm rather than holding a web cam up to a whiteboard.
  9. 1

    Create and share diagrams easily

    Xmind is pretty good for brainstorming. Realtimeboard let's you do a lot of other stuff. is awesome for online storage and it's FREE
  10. 1
    Cody B. Gaskin
    Cody B. GaskinHelping founders succeed · Written
    Works well, simple and UI is easy enough for even the most non-tech savy team member to use
  11. 1
    Idea Generator

    Level up the quantity and quality of your ideation sessions.

    Montana Mertens
    Montana MertensDigital prototyper @boardofinnovation · Written
    Inspiration database to help you come up with non-obvious ideas!
  12. 1
    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    Bob Ryskamp
    Bob RyskampDesigner, cyclist and dad · Written
    I use the iPad app to draw and often Airplay it to a big screen. Collaborative with others. Desktop sync means I can share links to drawings. No desktop editing though. Free!
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  13. 1
    MindNode 5

    Visual brainstorming on your Mac, iPhone and iPad

    usrnk1Product Designer · Written
    Nothing beats MindNode for single user.
  14. 1

    Real-time whiteboard for distributed teams

    Neil Kinnish made this product
    Simple, powerful with guest access and audio for real-time discussion
  15. 1

    A web whiteboard app for real time collaboration.

    Marko Miletić
    Marko MiletićSoftware Developer · Written
    Marko Miletić made this product
    WebBoard is ideal for real-time collaboration online, without the hassle of setting anything up. It features unlimited drawing, audio, video and text chat, file sharing, screen sharing and recording. On top of that you can embed the app in you web sites for a nominal price. It's got freemium and paid options, In-app calendar and storage. Check it out!
  16. 1

    Free online diagramming tool for developers

    Vladimír Seman
    Vladimír SemanI work at e-commerce · Written
    Vladimír Seman made this product
    I suggest trying Gleek diagram maker. It is a super-fast text-to-diagram tool that is free to use (only for desktop). Even it is primarily used for creating UML diagrams and flowcharts, you can use it to quickly create diagrams during mind mapping process. 👉 Try to type "Shape1-->Shape2" to get an idea
  17. 1
    FlowCreate Innovator
    This tool makes your brainstorms productive by pushing you to think more laterally. It also lets you analyze connections between ideas and records them easily.