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Brainstorm effectively

Turn your great ideas into clear visuals. Choose from a range of templates or easily create your own diagrams.

Think out loud. Make team brainstorming simple, fun, and actionable. Get the latest Visio apps on the web and your desktop along with 2 GB of cloud storage on OneDrive for Business with Visio Plan 2, our most powerful diagramming suite.


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Choose from a library of popular brainstorming techniques

Try dozens of ready-to-use templates for visualizing problems and mapping solutions in Visio, from fishbone diagrams to strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analyses.

Build your own brainstorming diagrams

Use customizable shapes, colors, and connectors to map out your team’s ideas in real time.

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Collaborate on brainstorming sessions anytime, anywhere

Coauthor a brainstorming diagram or enable in-app commenting for immediate feedback in Microsoft Teams or directly in Visio for the web, even when your team isn’t in the same room.

Transform a quick brainstorm into a comprehensive strategy

Optimize your brainstorming diagram at the end of the session by adding hierarchies or eliminating redundancy. Link directly from individual shapes to relevant, actionable data.

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Diagram like a pro

Try five great tools for creating brainstorming diagrams in Visio.

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