March 6, 2014

WikiBrains – Find the Deeper Connection

WikiBrains is a web application that’s found a unique niche somewhere between the worlds of mind mapping and brainstorming. A search engine of sorts, WikiBrains scours the web for connections between concepts or words and then shares those connections in a brainstorming-like format.

Connect the dots between any two concepts, like “vitamins and poison” or “energy and exercise,” just to name a few. WikiBrains will search for links between those two topics, and provide you with a brainstorming map that shows all the connections. Continue adding more terms and explore the connections that WikiBrains finds. WikiBrains uses content from publicly available sources, including the New York Times, YouTube, and Wikipedia, to connect the dots between seemingly unrelated concepts. You can also delete any specific connections that don’t fit in with the concept you’re trying to prove.

WikiBrains provides people with an easy way to create mind maps—generally in five minutes or less—and discover the connection between seemingly unrelated topics. As more people use WikiBrains, and more mind maps are added to the platform, the app’s intelligence factor will continue to grow.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a mind map to show your colleagues the connection between two concepts
  • Use WikiBrains when working on an academic research project
  • Share information about a topic that interests you
  • Teachers can use WikiBrains as a brainstorming tool in the classroom

Insider Tips:

  • Topic connections are based on what other users have looked at
  • Content for WikiBrains comes from the New York Times, YouTube, and Wikipedia, among other sources
  • WikiBrains uses a “smart data structure” to link information and knowledge to the platform

What we liked:

  • Users can rearrange their circles however they see fit
  • Each mind map is completely unique
  • People can browse public mind maps for inspiration when creating their own
  • Brainstorm webs can be made public or private

What we didn’t like:

  • WikiBrains may be too conceptual for some people to understand


Company Info:

  • Launched: January 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Israel
  • Founded by: Jishai Evers and Gilad Manor
  • Web site:


  • Free

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