The online brainstorming tool for better team collaboration

Lead productive online brainstorming sessions with the features, templates, and integrations to ensure your team'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.
  • Share complex ideas with drag-and-drop sticky notes, images, GIFs, and more.
  • Create workflows, flowcharts, brainstorming boards, and more with templates you can customize.
  • Try intuitive mind mapping features to untangle your own thoughts or collaborate with others. 
  • Conduct anonymous voting to quickly prioritize your best ideas.

Features for running better online brainstorming sessions with your team

Whether you're conducting a virtual brainstorm or leading idea generation in-person, the Mural workspace helps teams streamline teamwork and understand the big picture.

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.

Brainstorming and ideation templates that unlock innovation

Ready-to-use templates to share with your teams

How to get started with Brainstorming and ideation

Mural's group brainstorming features bring everyone — across remote teams, departments, or whole organizations — into web-based brainstorming software 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.

  • Sign up with Mural’s forever free plan and start collaborating.
  • Get started with a blank infinite canvas or use one of Mural's dozens of brainstorming templates as a starting point.
  • 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 to share with stakeholders.
  • Take collaboration and brainstorming to the next level with shortcuts, integrations with your favorite apps like Slack, and unlock the full power of Mural’s collaboration tools.

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