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If your preferred browser is Google Chrome, then MindMap may be a useful extension to add, especially if you do a lot of brainstorming and project management. First of all, it comes at a stellar price: free, the best price of all! MindMap offers cloud support via Google Drive, DropBox, and Box, and works offline, so you can work on mind maps anywhere, and share them with whoever you want.
Popplet describes itself as “super simple, super smart, and super fun,” and it’s hard to argue with that. Boasting a responsive interface and colorful graphics, Popplet is easy to use and easy to look at, whether you’re using it on the web for free, or as an iOS app ($4.99).
SpiderScribe is an online mind mapping and brainstorming tool. It lets you organize your ideas by connecting notes, files, calendar events, etc. in free-form maps. You can collaborate and share those maps online.
XMind is an open-source application, it’s super versatile, and it's easy to tinker with. Besides mind maps, it comes equipped with numerous other ways to organize and clarify your thoughts, including matrices, and fishbone charts. Download it for free.