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The best free alternative to FreeMind is Freeplane, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to FreeMind and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to FreeMind are XMind, TreeSheets, Mindomo and TheBrain.

FreeMind alternatives are mainly Mind Mapping Tools but 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
FreeMind
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  6 months ago
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    ab1

    Freeplane can open even old .mm files from FreeMind.

    Top positive comment  5 months ago
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    Their interface is slow under my Linux because of using Java

    Comment 3 months ago
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    hathas

    Freeplane is still actively developed and gets more and more features and improvements in usability.

    Positive comment 4 months ago
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    It is very close to FreeMind in terms of features

    Positive comment over 1 year 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

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Firefox

    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

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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
    pros, cons and recent comments

    Freemind is offline tool, while MindMeister is a online one.

    Negative comment about 2 years ago
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  7. MindNode

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple Messages

    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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  8. 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.

  9. SimpleMind

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.
  10. vym

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

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