Alternatives to XMind for all platforms with any license

  • FreeMind icon


    FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • icon is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. No login or...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Lucidchart icon


    Online diagram and flowchart software that supports Microsoft Visio import and can work on any operating system.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud iPad Chrome ... Google Apps

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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

  • Blumind icon


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

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Mindmapper icon


    MindMapper Arena 12 is mind mapping software, High quality mind maps for desktop and mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone and Android....

    Commercial Windows Android

  • Golden Rules Organizer icon

    Golden Rules Organizer

    Cross-platform, portable organizer to manage personal and shared projects, tasks, schedule, contacts, bookmarks, notes, goals....

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • MindMaple icon


    MindMaple is a highly versatile mind mapping software program that offers businesses, educators and home users the ability to clearly...

    Freemium Windows iPhone 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

XMind Comments

Does the job

Positive Comment by Vincas
about XMind Jul 2016

Been using this program for over 5 years and it is a good alternative for Microsoft Visio. Although it does not have all Visio's features, but I do not need them for the task that I perform.


XMind Alternative

Comment by marcywhite
about XMind Jul 2014

XMind is a great option! But if you're looking for a similar alternative, check out Lucidchart!


Very useful software, use it continuesly to summarise non-f ...

Comment by aw
about XMind Jun 2011

Very useful software, use it continuesly to summarise non-fiction books.
Has several themes to create mindmaps


Great Mindmapping software. What I most like about it is th ...

Comment by bresslau
about XMind Jun 2011

Great Mindmapping software. What I most like about it is that I can create mindmaps very quickly by using only the keyboard, withouth having to switch to the mouse all the time. the auto-layout feature works well, as does the presentation mode. And the standard theme for mindmaps also looks very nice.
Stephen, the developer (I believe), is very responsive in the user forum, which is quite active.


I found free program Pinoteo. It has something similar to X ...

Comment by R_ace
about XMind Jun 2011

I found free program Pinoteo. It has something similar to XMind. Pinoteo is developing application, but it's already quite useful.