Alternatives to FreeMind for all platforms with any license

  • XMind icon


    XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows sharing of...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Freeplane icon


    Freeplane is a powerful and free software for building mind maps. It is a redesigned version of the well known FreeMind, and is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Mindomo icon


    Mindomo is the easiest online software for creating mind maps, concept maps, outlines and various other types of diagrams. The...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome Safari Firefox

  • TheBrain icon


    TheBrain helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

  • MindMeister icon


    MindMeister is the market-leader in online mind mapping. Unlike traditional mind mapping tools, MindMeister allows for real-time...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Visual Understanding Environment icon

    Visual Understanding Environment

    Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a mind-mapping and concept-mapping tool. It is also a non-linear presentation program.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Docear icon


    Docear is a unique solution to academic literature management, which helps you organizing, creating, and discovering academic...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Mindmup icon


    MindMup is a zero friction free online mind mapping tool. MindMup is free and aims to create the most productive online mind mapping...

    Open Source Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome OS iPad

  • MindManager  icon


    PRODUCTIVITY & CREATIVITY MEET IN MIND MAPS MindManager’s flexible mind maps promote freeform thinking and quick organization of...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

  • MindNode icon


    MindNode Pro and MindNode are elegant and simple-to-use mindmapping applications for the Macintosh that help to visually.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Gingko icon


    Write and organize your ideas in Gingko tree documents. Whether building a business or writing a bestseller, Gingko lets your ideas...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Blumind icon


    Blumind is a lightweight and powerful mind mapping tool, and it is free for everyone.

    Free Windows

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  • icon is a project management tool that is centered around ideas and taking them through to execution. germ features a visual...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Tablet iPad

  • Coggle icon


    Coggle is a simple, beautiful, powerful way of structuring information. It's designed to help you understand things, and then...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Edraw Max icon

    Edraw Max

    Creating flowcharts, organizational charts, business diagrams, science illustration, network diagrams, mind map and lots more. Free...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • iThoughts icon


    iThoughtsHD brings mind mapping to the iPad. Based on the award winning iThoughts for iPhone, iThoughtsHD has been designed...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • SimpleMind icon


    SimpleMind is a great Mind Mapper with focus on simplicity and ease of use. Multiplatform, with live mindmap transfer.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • WiseMapping icon


    Wise Mapping is the web mind mapping tool that leverages the power of Mind Maps HTML5 and SVG. Users will be able to create and read...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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  • icon is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • icon is an easier and more flexible way to create mind maps and brainstorm online. It allows to connect notes, images...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Subtask icon


    Subtask is a web-app for organizing tasks and projects graphically using Mindmaps.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • iMindMap icon


    iMindMap allows you organise, create, plan, notate, learn, structure, communicate, solve and project manage all in one place... To...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

  • Mindix icon


    Mindix offers a very simple, clean and organized environment to capture ideas and take notes while conducting brainstorming sessions.

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

  • Curio icon


    Curio is an innovative and visual application for brainstorming, notetaking, and project management.

    Commercial Mac

  • mind42 icon


    Mind42 is a software application that supports the creation of mind maps. It's a specialized tool to quickly create, manage and...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Edraw Mind Map icon

    Edraw Mind Map

    Edraw Mind Map is an easy mind map software with rich examples and templates which make it easy to create mind maps, brain-storming...

    Free Windows

  • Aibase icon


    Aibase is a universal software: Knowledge Builder, Learn Helper, Hyperlink System, Outliner (with notes), Vector Graphics Editor...

    Commercial Windows

  • 3D Topicscape icon

    3D Topicscape

    3D Topicscape is a Personal Information Manager that provides a template loosely based on mind-mapping or concept mapping. It presents...

    Freemium Windows

  • ThinkComposer icon


    Create deep visual documents, adaptable and multi-level diagrams, flowcharts, concept maps, mind maps and models. Users can: -...

    Open Source Windows

  • Inspiration icon


    Inspiration K-12 supports visual thinking techniques, enabling students to easily create and update graphic organizers, concept maps...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MindSky icon


    MindSky is a place for all your notes and ideas. It allows you to organize thoughts in a way nowhere else does. Highlight and share...

    Free Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet

  • Calligra Braindump icon

    Calligra Braindump

    Braindump is a tool to dump and organize the content of your brain (ideas, drawings, images, texts…) to your computer.

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • tiddlymap

    TiddlyMap is a TiddlyWiki plugin that turns your favourite personal note taking software in a wiki-concept-map hybrid! Yes, you will...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet Self-Hosted

  • vym icon


    VYM (View Your Mind) is a tool to generate and manipulate maps which show your thoughts. Such maps can help you to improve your...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • M8! - Mind Map icon

    M8! - Mind Map

    M8! is an easy to use Mind Map Application for Windows 8. You can use M8! for your thoughts, ideas, for taking notes, for your studies...

    Free Windows Windows RT

FreeMind Comments

Version 0.9 will not open earlier version of Freemind

Comment by george1101
about FreeMind Apr 2013

Recently updated from version 0.8 to 0.9, and received a java error when trying to open earlier files.

The problem was solved for version 1.0 , which is currently beta.

Freemind Bug tracker 3545208

[Edited by george1101, April 09]


Fit for purpose

Comment by Borhan
about FreeMind Mar 2012

I have been using freemind for a couple of years and its very good, looking into other opensource alternatives now just to see if there is anything else better out there which keeps competition going ! :)


If only programs like this freed themselves of the need to ...

Comment by TimAustralia
about FreeMind Jun 2011

If only programs like this freed themselves of the need to have a central/master/anchor concept.
It's much easier if you can have the CHOICE of having a number of central Compendim or cmap tools.


I love freemind. I just wish there was more active developm ...

Comment by evan
about FreeMind Jun 2011

I love freemind. I just wish there was more active development going on with the project.