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Open Source Coggle Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Coggle is Freeplane. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Coggle and 13 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Coggle are FreeMind, vym, ThinkComposer and TiddlyMap.

Coggle alternatives are mainly Mind Mapping Tools but may also be Project Management Tools or Diagram Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Coggle.
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  1. Freeplane is a powerful and free software for building mind maps. It is a redesigned version of the well known FreeMind , and is created by one of FreeMind's key developers.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingFreeplane supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ PortableFreeplane can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXFreeplane supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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  2. FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineFreeMind can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with FreeMind.
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    Discontinued

    Last version from 2016. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/freemind/files/

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    Some users think FreeMind is a great alternative to Coggle, some don't.

    Coggle is very easy and it uses a drop-and-drag system to set maps

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    Coggle's looks are way prettier and is much easier to use.

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    vym

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Windows

    VYM (View Your Mind) is a tool to generate and manipulate maps which show your thoughts. Such maps can help you to improve your creativity and effectivity. You can use them for time management, to organize tasks, to get an overview over complex contexts, to sort your ideas etc.

    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with vym.
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    ThinkComposer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsThinkComposer can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Editing a Business Process diagram
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    TiddlyMap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted

    TiddlyMap is a TiddlyWiki plugin that turns your favourite personal note taking software in a wiki-concept-map hybrid! Yes, you will be able to do both: drawing maps and putting down knowledge in a wiki way.

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  6. The Visual Understanding Environment or VUE is a free, open source concept mapping application written in Java.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 3.3.0, released in October 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website and from GitHub.

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  7. Heimer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Heimer is a desktop application for creating mind maps and other suitable diagrams. It's written in Qt and targeted for Linux and Windows.

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    Simple mind map of Heimer itself running on Ubuntu 18.04
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    WiseMapping

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Java

    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 their mind maps from everywhere whenever its needed.

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    Compendium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Compendium is a software tool providing a flexible visual interface for managing the connections between information and ideas.

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    Discontinued

    The last update of this program was 2013. Most if all the links to the original program no longer work. The newer versions of the program points to other websites that don't list the program or associated.

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    ProcessMaker

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    ProcessMaker is a cost effective and easy to use open source business process management (BPM) or workflow software application.

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