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    FreeMind is described as 'premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool' and is a very popular Mind Mapping tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to FreeMind for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Freeplane, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FreeMind are XMind, TreeSheets, Mindomo and TheBrain.

    FreeMind is mainly a Mind Mapping Tool but alternatives to it may also be Note-taking Tools or Project Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FreeMind.
    This page was last updated Mar 29, 2022
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    FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high...
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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.
      Freeplane vs FreeMind opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Freeplane is a great alternative to FreeMind.
      A freemind fork. Good, simple, and really free!
      Top positive comment  5 months ago

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      It is very close to FreeMind in terms of features
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      3114661520 Their interface is slow under my Linux because of using Java
      Comment 2 months ago

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      hathas Freeplane is still actively developed and gets more and more features and improvements in usability.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      ab1 Freeplane can open even old .mm files from FreeMind.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      peterernstwethat Freeplane is extensible with macros and custom add-ins. Also it has more styling options and mire charting functionality such as summary nodes and shared nodes.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    2. XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows sharing of created mind maps via their website.
      Most users think XMind is a great alternative to FreeMind.


    3. The ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases.
      TreeSheets vs FreeMind opinions
      Most users think TreeSheets is a great alternative to FreeMind.
      Multi layered, rapid single page layout and design tool with comprehensive hot-key support.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    4. Mindomo is the easiest online software for creating mind maps, concept maps, outlines and various other types of diagrams. The following features make it the perfect choice both for business and education:
      Almost everyone thinks Mindomo is a great alternative to FreeMind.
    5. TheBrain helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map.
      TheBrain vs FreeMind opinions
      Most users think TheBrain is a great alternative to FreeMind.
      Not a mindmapping application
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      peterernstwethat TheBrain has team collaboration features, scales well for large knowledge bases and has a more flexible data model.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    6. MindMeister is the market-leader in online mind mapping. Unlike traditional mind mapping tools, MindMeister allows for real-time brainstorming sessions between an unlimited number of users and requires only a standard web browser.
      MindMeister vs FreeMind opinions
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      Freemind is offline tool, while MindMeister is a online one.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      MindNode helps you connect your thoughts and clarify your ideas. Try a free 2-week trial of the full app.
      MindNode vs FreeMind opinions
      Most users think MindNode is a great alternative to FreeMind.
      quick and simple. beautiful!
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    7. Coggle is a simple, beautiful, powerful way of structuring information. It's designed to help you understand things, and then share your knowledge by arranging your document in the same way that your mind works.
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      SimpleMind is a great Mind Mapper with focus on simplicity and ease of use. Multiplatform, with live mindmap transfer.
      Most users think SimpleMind is a great alternative to FreeMind.
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      MindManager’s flexible mind maps promote freeform thinking and quick organization of ideas, so creativity and productivity can live in harmony. Capture ideas. Manage meetings. Create strategic plans. Organize anything. Watch the video to see how you can do more with MindManager.
      MindManager vs FreeMind opinions
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      Freemind is for free, mind manager is too much commerce driven. I did use it for years, but I don't want to use it any longer. Every year you needed to buy an update to use the newest features but the improvement always wasn't worth the cost.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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