Ideation is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas, where an idea is understood as a basic element of thought that can be either visual, concrete, or abstract. Ideation comprises all stages of a thought cycle, from innovation, to development, to actualization.
These tools will help you capture you thought better, Organize your brainstorming into successful sections.
Get from Ideas to Execution
germ lets your team capture every great idea, brainstorm, and turn them into actionable project plans.
Log your abstract ideas in words, links and images, before the Eureka Moment passes. Break your ideas down into focussed next-steps and build your entire flow of thought around a project organically. Share your thoughts with the people that matter, and build focussed discussions to validate, vet and evolve your genius. Track progress of each thought from “idea” to “completion”. Assign, schedule and take your thoughts to execution.
SimpleMind is a mind mapping tool that turns your computer, tablet or phone into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device. SimpleMind is world leader in mobile mind mapping and is available for Android, iPad and iPhone, Mac and Windows.
SimpleMind is designed to synchronise your Mind Maps across platforms. Access your Mind Maps anytime, anywhere. Analyse your thoughts and structure them with SimpleMind. The unique free lay-out allows you to organize your ideas exactly how you want it. See how information fits together, grasp the underlying structures and make new and unexpected connections.
The DIY Toolkit has been specially designed for development practitioners to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results.
Curator is the No.1 tool for the creative process. From the first fragment of an idea to presentation. Simple, fast, powerful.
With Curator you can organise your thoughts visually, refine your visual story telling, collect inspiration, create mood boards and export them to PDF or share them directly in the app, prepare and make presentations, collaborate on visual reference library.
With Point, you can send a link without leaving the page or app you are in.
Point sits alongside what you’re sharing, allowing you to easily quote the best parts. Point saves everything you send or receive in your inbox.
Idea management software for smart organisations
Crowdicity is the easier way to harness the ideas and insights of your employees, partners, customers or anyone whose experience can help your organisation do things better.
Stache makes it quick and easy to collect and re-discover pages you find useful, interesting or inspiring, in a beautiful, visual and fully searchable library.
In one clicka web page becomes part of your personal repository of useful information, archived, fully searchable and accessible in seconds from all of your devices.
Capture and action the best ideas from your people
Use the brightest ideas from your people to grow your business faster. Forget complex spreadsheets, dated intranets and long-winded annual surveys. With Idea Drop you can give your team a beautiful, lightweight experience that they’ll love. Idea Drop runs on web, native iOS and Android.
Co:tunity makes it easy to develop and evaluate ideas together with your colleagues, customers, or a customized crowd.
With Co:tunity you’re just one click away from engaging your colleagues in your idea challenge. With email invitations or push-notifications you can easily invite your colleagues to gather, analyze and share new ideas and concepts. Decide what roles your participants should have in your challenge, i.e. should the person be able to create posts, analyze, or even start their own challenges.
MindMeister is an online mind mapping tool that lets you capture, develop and share ideas visually. More than 6 million people already use our award-winning mind map editor for brainstorming, note taking, project planning and tons of other creative tasks. MindMeister is completely web-based, which means there’s no download and no updating! Whether you’re working on Windows, Mac OS or Linux, you can always access your mind maps right inside the web-browser.
Spigit innovation management software helps you identify new products and markets, improve customer experience, streamline processes, and increase employee engagement.
Unleash your employees, partners, and customers for idea and innovation management. Only Spigit can identify the best ideas, predict the business impact, and enable both sustained as well as breakthrough innovation with crowds of any size. Designed for global companies, Spigit has enterprise-grade security and language support. At Spigit, we own the patent on enabling crowds to determine the best idea – no matter how many ideas are generated. So go ahead and unleash your crowds, we can handle it.
Idea and Innovation Management Software
Discover, crowdsource and manage new streams of innovative ideas from your employees, customers and partners. Engage your customers and employees by adding crowdsourced innovation and collaboration to your business strategy. Utilize the knowledge and experience of your employees by involving them directly in your decision making processes.
New groundbreaking system to keep you organized and focused.
Capture your ideas. Create quick summaries. Plan your projects.Use the power of associations to keep your inner universe organized.
The new Box Notes radically improves how teams work together in real-time, and how every user gets fast access to the right notes at the right time. With just one click, the lightning fast app brings the live, concurrent editing capabilities of Box Notes on the web straight to your desktop.
Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster. Quickly focus on what’s important using annotation and markup. Make your point with shapes, arrows and quick sketches. Use Skitch on your desktop, tablet and phone to give feedback and share ideas.
Mind42 is a free online mind mapping software. In short: Mind42 offers you a software that runs in your browser to create mind maps.
You can use it to create todo lists, brainstorm ideas, organize events. Mind42 is completely free (ad supported). Created mind maps are private by default. Optionally share your mind maps with others.
All mind maps are private by default, but if you choose to, you can share them.
With XMind, you can start the individual brainstorming easily and quickly. The Idea Factory records and collects inspirations further and faster. A timer enables you to control the brainstorming session time.When editing, you can quickly open, close and switch views with just one click. This feature increases your work efficiency and improves your mind mapping experience enormously. XMind Cloud automatically synchronizes files across Mac/PCs. It’s fast, secure, and easy-to-use. You can even view and edit your mind maps online. XMind Cloud for iOS extends your XMind Cloud to iPhone/iPad where you can directly create, view, and edit your mind maps. It’s your must-have mobile mind mapping assistant on the go.
Platform to collaborate, engage & evaluate such ideas.
Share your ideas with the community here by writing them on the most novel text editor for writing ideas. Because ideas deserve private paragraphs too. Users indicate their support for the idea with a dollar value they would be willing to pay had your idea been available for the commercial sale. Ideators get to know the potential of their ideas based on other users’ comment and suggestion of alternatives already created globally that solve the same problem as the one ideator wants to solve through his idea.
A simple way to flesh out your ideas.
Pengloo is an online tool that helps you write well thought out and useful design documents, product specs, outlines and other important living documents.
Pengloo allows you to write down your ideas, structure them in an intuitive way, share them with your friends and colleagues, improve them over time and break them down into smaller, more manageable units.
Elevatr is a tool that enables startups to organize their ideas into business plans and get recommendations on service providers.
A fast, beautiful, and fun way to capture, organize, and share business ideas.
Help organizations innovate & share ideas.
Idea generation tools for creative professionals.