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World-Leading Mind Map Software


Ayoa brings together the creative power of Mind Mapping with visual task management and collaboration. For ideas that become reality.

“I’ve tried many Mind Map applications and Ayoa is by far the best I ever used”
– Michel M, Ayoa user, via Google review

The future of Mind Mapping

Every great success starts as an idea. But it’s what we do with these ideas that counts. Ayoa introduces the future of Mind Mapping, as it enables you to turn the ideas in your Mind Map directly into tasks you can track and manage from start to completion.

Created by the world’s leading expert in Mind Mapping in business, Chris Griffiths, Ayoa is backed by over 12 years of experience, expertise and development.


Three styles to choose from:

Organic Maps

Super-creative Organic Mind Maps in Ayoa use adjustable, curved branches to support your natural thinking processes, giving you more creative control over your designs.

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Speed Maps

Ideal for capturing ideas quickly, Speed Mind Maps in Ayoa offer 4 different, set styles to choose from, including Box Map, Direction Map, Line Map and Gradient Map.

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Radial Maps

Have specific goals you want to achieve? Radial Maps in Ayoa present your ideas in a visual pie-chart, making it easy to add structure to your aims and see your priorities at a glance.

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Check out Ayoa’s Mind Mapping features

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Quick and powerful ideation

Keep the momentum. When an idea strikes, instantly capture it in an Ayoa Mind Map. Quickly arrange your thoughts as branches and then turn them into tasks, all in one efficient space.

Formatting, color and style

Bring your ideas to life with Ayoa’s varied color palette, ideal for creating both professional and creative Mind Maps. Adjust the size, color and style of your branches so you can differentiate between different areas.

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Add images and files

A picture speaks a thousand words. Add images to branches to represent key themes and spark ideas. Upload them, select one from the Unsplash gallery or draw your own with the sketch tool! Turn your mind map into a powerful resource hub by adding files to branches, including documents, audio and web links.


Add notes and comments

Expand on your thoughts by adding more detailed notes to branches. Ideal for discussing ideas, use branch comments to ask questions, give feedback or simply show your appreciation for a great idea.

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Branch voting

Vote for your favorite ideas in a Mind Map by hitting the thumbs up icon. Share your Map with others and they can vote to indicate their favorite suggestions, helping you narrow your focus on your strongest ideas, especially when brainstorming multiple avenues of thought.


Present your ideas to others

Every idea is worth sharing, which is why Ayoa Ultimate offers multiple features to help you present yours. Use mind map present to enter a full-screen mode and reveal the branches of your mind map one-by-one. Alternatively, live share will let you walk others through your map and watch you make edits in real-time!

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Organize your map with ease by placing categories around your branches. Highlight different areas of your Mind Map and outline similarities and correlations between themes and ideas.


Turn your ideas into tasks

An idea remains just an idea until you bring it to life. Transform your ideas into action by turning branches into tasks. Easily send tasks into a Task Board, your Planner (or both!) so you can organize your workload efficiently, and watch your ideas blossom into reality.

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Auto-focus lets you focus your attention on specific areas by hiding away the rest of your map. Ideal for larger maps or presenting your ideas to others, hide the clutter and focus on what’s important. Brainstorm solo (available for shared maps) also enables you to see only your ideas until you’re ready to collaborate!


Import your iMindMap files

Used iMindMap? Instantly import all of your existing iMindMap (and iMindMap Cloud) files into Ayoa. With this brand new functionality, there’ll be no limits to your productivity and creativity. Find out more here.

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Invite people to your map

Get more out of the idea generation process by inviting others to collaborate on your maps, and easily control whether participants can edit or read-only. With Public Mind Map Sharing, you can also set your map to ‘Public’ and share the link with anyone you like – even if they don’t have an Ayoa account!


Mind Map Templates

Choose from a variety of Mind Map templates to help you get started. From meeting agendas and business growth to book reviews and essay plans, you’re sure to find something to suit your needs.

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Link between Mind Maps

Using Mind Map links, you can easily share your maps with your Ayoa contacts. You can also ‘link’ branches together from different Mind Maps, allowing you to quickly re-visit branches that relate to each other.


Show Creators

Ideal for collaborating with others, the Show Creators function indicates whose ideas are whose by showing the creator’s avatar – useful when you need to follow up on specific ideas.

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Export your Mind Maps

Easily export your Mind Map to a PDF (image or text document) or Word document. Print it, save it, send it to friends and colleagues (even if they don’t have an Ayoa account), or even share it on social media!


Idea Bank

The Idea Bank contains all your stray thoughts until you’re ready to bring them into your Mind Map. Enter your ideas as quickly as they strike, so you never lose a train of thought. Then simply drag these across into your Mind Map as branches wherever they fit best.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Ayoa CEO, Chris Griffiths, is the world-leading expert in Mind Mapping in business. He co-authored the book, Mind Maps for Business, with inventor of Mind Mapping, Tony Buzan. In 2006, Chris brought the hand-drawn Mind Map into the digital world for the first time with iMindMap.

After over 12 years of development, experience and expertise, iMindMap was merged with our Task Management software, DropTask, to create Ayoa.

With a unique combination of Mind Mapping and Task Management features, Ayoa has become a leading tool used by many of the world’s top thinkers and most reputable companies including the BBC.

Both Organic and Speed Mind Maps can be used to explore and capture your ideas on any given topic or project. However, Organic Mind Maps use curved branches to replicate your natural thinking processes, much like that of the hand-drawn Mind Map. Organic Mind Maps allow you to adjust the size and shape your branches, giving you more creative control over the design of your Mind Map.

Speed Maps provide a more structured layout for your Mind Map, with 4 different set styles for you to choose from, including Box Map, Direction Map, Line Map and Gradient Map. This view is ideal for when you want to quickly capture ideas in a pre-set format.

We do offer a basic, free plan of Ayoa, which you can use free of charge. However, the features of the Basic plan are limited. You will have the option to create up to five Mind Maps on our Basic plan.

If you wish to access Ayoa’s full range of powerful features (and unlimited Mind Maps), you will need to subscribe to one of our paid plans. More information can be found on our Pricing page here.

Yes! By downloading our desktop apps (for Windows and Mac), you’re able to edit your work without an internet connection. Just make sure to connect to the internet at regular intervals to sync your data; you’re only able to permanently save your data by connecting to the internet.

Ayoa seamlessly syncs all of your work across the devices that you’re using. If you’ve created a Mind Map or Task Board on your computer and want to access it on your phone, simply open the Ayoa app on your mobile device and ta-dah, your work will appear ready for you to edit.

You can share your Mind Maps with anyone and everyone. Simply invite an email address to your Mind Map and they will receive an email invitation. Depending on the permissions you’ve granted them, they’ll be able to view, edit, comment and add branches to your Mind Map. You can also export your Mind Map as a PDF to share with others.

If you have purchased an iMindMap license in the past, please rest assured that you are still able to use iMindMap and iMindMap will be supported for the foreseeable future. iMindMap and Ayoa are completely separate products so the launch of Ayoa has not affected your iMindMap license.

You can also import all of your existing Maps from iMindMap into Ayoa. You can do this by selecting the ‘Import iMindMap IMX File’ from within the Ayoa Mind Map browser. You also have the option to import files from iMindMap Cloud. You can do this by logging into your Cloud account via Ayoa and then import your Mind Maps from iMindMap Cloud into Ayoa. Please visit our support guide for more information on how to do this.


Have a question that still needs to be answered?

Drop us an email at support@ayoa.com where our customer support team will be able to help.

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Ayoa is the next evolution of Mind Mapping - we're taking all the best parts of iMindMap and building something ever faster, more powerful and better equipped to uncover all your best ideas! We can’t wait to see what the creative community can achieve with Ayoa in their arsenal.
Chris Griffiths - CEO, OpenGenius

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Whether you need to work online or offline, any time and from anywhere, Ayoa offers complete flexibility with a selection of apps available to download for free.

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