What is SpicyNodes?

SpicyNodes is a way to visualize online information that mimics that way that people look for things in the real world. Bits of information — such as text, links, photos, and other media — are placed into "nodes," which are then linked together in an appealing interface that invites exploration. SpicyNodes can be used for everything from mind maps and content portals to organizational charts and lesson plans. Visit our FAQ for more information.

Free vs. paid memberships.

Should you pay for SpicyNodes? It depends... SpicyNodes has been made freely available by IDEA as a public service to encourage and support online communication and educational efforts. Free members get a great way to share, and we want you to use SpicyNodes. Paid memberships are designed for when you need more control. Read why you should pay.

More than a tool. A passion.

  • Our story. SpicyNodes was developed out of a passionate belief that traditional ways of finding information aren’t always useful or applicable to information published on the Web, and that finding new information should be a fun, exploratory journey rather than a cumbersome chore. SpicyNodes also arose out of a core principle to enhance scientific, artistic, and cultural literacy by improving how people find and interact with online information, as well as to contribute to the information infrastructure of the Internet. Learn more about our story.
  • One idea. From one cool place. SpicyNodes was born at the Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement (IDEA). Founded in 2002, this nonprofit organization recognizes the Internet’s potential to transform the learning process by making information accessible and engaging. IDEA is dedicated to identifying unique challenges that prevent the Web from reaching its educational potential, and developing creative, innovative approaches and technologies to solve those problems. You can support IDEA’s ongoing research by joining IDEA or becoming a SpicyNodes Organization or Enterprise member. Learn more about IDEA.
  • Who came up with SpicyNodes? A team of programmers, scientists, visionaries, and other creative people knew there was a better way to view information. They put their heads together and created the recipe for SpicyNodes. Learn more about the team.

Partners in spice.

Earn money with SpicyNodes! If you are a consultant, or if you create web sites, tools, or applications for your customers, our Partner Program recognizes your expertise, delivers tools and resources to grow your business, and rewards you for being on technology’s leading edge.

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Whether you’re just
getting started or well on
your way to adding spice to your site, find answers to your questions. Go to support.

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