Thoughtboxes. Official Mind Mapping software by Tony Buzan. Main Page. Welcome to coWonder! Brainstorm and mind map online. Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming - MindMeister. Mind map. Hand-drawn and computer-drawn variations of a mind map.
Mind maps can be drawn by hand, either as "rough notes" during a lecture or meeting, for example, or as higher quality pictures when more time is available. An example of a rough mind map is illustrated. Mind maps are considered to be a type of spider diagram. A similar concept in the 1970s was "idea sun bursting". Origins Although the term "mind map" was first popularized by British popular psychology author and television personality Tony Buzan, the use of diagrams that visually "map" information using branching and radial maps traces back centuries.