Tools for Online Brainstorming Sessions
Our brains often fall into stale patterns of thoughts and ideas. Typically, when I find myself in this trap, I turn to an in-depth session of brainstorming and discover that it quickly becomes my saving grace. To take it a step further, I will gather my colleagues to add a collaborative intellect to my brainstorming session, and I am always amazed at the originality that others add to the meeting.
Using a paper and pen to brainstorm is always suitable, but I have found that it causes the process to feel a bit mundane. This is particularly the reason why I love to formulate my ideas using an online tool. I feel modernized, and this leaves my mind rejuvenated and ready to go! Here are some online platforms that are appropriate for personal and group brainstorming sessions:
- WiseMapping: A powerful, yet simple, editor that helps to build mind maps from anywhere! You are able to share your mind map by embedding it into your own web page, blog, or post.
- Twiddla: Use this real-time whiteboard to develop your own ideas, or collaborate with friends and colleagues! I like the simplicity and user-friendliness to this website.
- Sync.in: A brainstorming tool that allows multiple people to edit concurrently. Any changes made are mirrored on everyone’s screen!
- GQueues: This tool is great for those who already have a Google account. It offers the ability to manage, share, and update lists or tasks!
Have you discovered any online tools that are conducive to individual or group brainstorming sessions? Or, what tips can you offer for reviving a stagnant thought process?