For projects where time is of the essence, use gantt timeline view to effectively monitor task progress.
Not all mind mapping is the same
There are lots of mind mapping tools on the market. Whilst many of these tools will provide you with a mind map graphic, Ayoa is the only tool that truly puts mind mapping methodology into practice.
Ayoa creator, Chris Griffiths, has engaged with governments, FTSE-100 and Fortune-500 companies, and even royals to ensure best mind mapping practice. Chris was responsible for setting up a worldwide network of over 1,000 mind mapping instructors. He is a TEDx creativity expert and is regularly seen giving interviews in the press – with appearances including BBC World News and Forbes.
Ayoa has been crafted with all of this experience and expertise in mind. By utilizing mind maps as a process, rather than just a technology, Ayoa is the only app where you can capture ideas on whiteboards, grow those ideas in mind maps, and make them happen in task boards.
Watch Ayoa mind mapping in action:
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 evolved into a web app 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 an image to share with others.
If you purchased iMindMap 11, please rest assured that you are still able to use this and iMindMap 11 will be supported for the foreseeable future. iMindMap 11 Support Guides.
To be innovative, you have to embrace change. Our desktop tool, iMindMap, was a great success and allowed users to capture incredible ideas. But as an innovative company, we wanted to take iMindMap to the next level by moving it from desktop to the web and renaming it “Ayoa”. Using new technologies, this allowed us to facilitate teams for collaborative working and evolve into an all-in-one whiteboard app that can be enjoyed by teams and individuals everywhere.
Everything you need, all-in-one
Making app-switching a thing of the past, Ayoa is the only tool you’ll need to manage your everyday work.
Whether you’re taking meeting notes or planning a project, whiteboards let you do it all. Use a template from our extensive library or begin with a blank canvas - the choice is yours.
Foster, incubate and develop your best ideas with mind maps. Changing your thinking with powerful ideation will do incredible things for your work – because better ideas mean bigger wins.
You know how you work best. Ayoa’s multi-view take on task management offers interchangeable viewing styles so you can put ideas into action, meet deadlines and get things done your way.
Communication is the foundation of every great team. With chat, task assignment and comments, keep conversations focused and your team updated - no matter where you are.
Join the millions already using our software
Be part of our thriving community of top thinkers already using Ayoa to stay connected with their team and better manage their work.
No matter your team size, we have a number of flexible plans to suit you – including a free basic plan.