How to create a mind map for your website using Nextcloud

men writing on board

I love using Mind Maps.  I use them to visualize brainstorm and connect concepts and ideas for my business.  There are several free mind mapping programs out there, but today I’d like to share with you a free tool that you can use to create mind maps in several different views.

Mind Map for Nextcloud

Mind Map is a free tool for Nextcloud users that allows you to create and edit map files in the browser.  It’s super simple to use. You can find more information about this project on the Mind map GitHub page.

Benefits of Mind Maps

  • Visualize any business process
  • Easily identify bottle-necks or confusing areas that need improvement
  • It can help you recall information more easily.

Figure 1. Mind map chart

Figure 2. Fish bone chart

Figure 3. Org chart


  1. Begin with the main topic. This is your website’s homepage.
  2. Add branches to the main topic. These are the pages linked from website’s homepage.
  3. Explore topics by adding more branches.
  4. Add images and colors.

Fish bone chart Demonstration

Showing my fishbone mind map

Now it’s your turn

Have you used mind maps before?  Do you think mind-mapping would help you in your business?  What other tools are you using?