The online brainstorming tool for easy, virtual collaboration

Lead productive and engaging brainstorming with Mural's guided methods and features to ensure everyone's best ideas come to life.
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Brainstorm and collaborate in real time from anywhere

  • Give everyone an equal voice and space to share ideas, not just the loudest person in the meeting.
  • Communicate what you're thinking with intuitive features like sticky notes, images, GIFs, and more.
  • Use private mode to give collaborators room to ideate independently — then bring the team back together to identify patterns with tags, clustering, or color-coding.
  • Try intuitive mind mapping features to untangle your own thoughts or collaborate with others. 
  • Leverage anonymous voting to quickly prioritize top ideas or goals.

Equip yourself with a toolkit designed for brainstorming and unlocking your ideas

Mural offers features to make collaborative working sessions more engaging and encourage participation by using visual activities and ways of thinking to generate energy and new ideas.

Infinite & resizable canvas options

Choose the right canvas for your collaboration goals — flexibility without limits.

Video meeting integrations

Seamlessly add visual collaboration to meetings with Microsoft Teams, Webex, and Zoom integrations.

Real-time collaboration

Add more productivity and engagement to meetings and calls with features to guide collaboration.

Anonymous voting

Gain consensus and reach alignment quickly, either in real time or asynchronously.

Icons, GIFs, & images

Express complex ideas visually or lead an engaging team-building activity with Noun Project, GIPHY, and Unsplash integrations.

Private mode

Avoid groupthink and get authentic feedback by allowing collaborators to add content privately.

How to get started with Brainstorming and ideation

Mural's group brainstorming features bring everyone — across teams, departments, or whole organizations — into a shared visual space that allows every team member to contribute, boosting participation and ensuring that you'll never miss your team's best ideas. 

Don't let your next great innovation get lost in endless email or message threads. Get started with Mural for free, and make your online brainstorming more efficient, engaging, and effective.

  • Start from a blank canvas or with one of Mural's dozens of brainstorming & ideation templates.
  • Each template includes facilitation tips to guide your team through each activity.
  • Add collaborators with unlimited visitors included with every membership.
  • Run an engaging real-time session or invite your team to share feedback asynchronously.
  • Embed or export your brainstorming mural for a record of all the amazing collaboration.

Mural works with your team

Explore free template recommendations and popular use cases.

Frequently asked questions about Brainstorming and ideation

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