Coggle is an easy-to-use mind-mapping tool that makes it possible to quickly make, share, and collaborate on notes or maps. It is easy to share the maps with others and collaborate in real time on the same map or note. Coggle is free, unless you want to add branding to your exports or control the sharing of Coggle within your organization. Your Coggles can include images, though large images need to uploaded elsewhere online. They can also include links to other documents or websites if you use the handy Coggle Markdown. You can add comments to your branches and even create additional connections or crosslinks between branches.


Overall, Coggle is a streamlined approach to mind-mapping that will be easy for students to use. An added feature that helps Coggle stand out is that you can organize your Coggles in Google Drive through the Chrome app. This makes sharing with a group of people even easier.



  • Organize ideas, meetings, and events
  • Brainstorm new ideas
  • Connect concepts
  • Evaluate student understanding
  • Communicate ideas
  • Promote collaboration



Free, paid plans have additional features and flexibility



Online or Android, but it is functional in your iPad browser window





The Coggle Blog has advice and step-by-step tutorials