FreeMind Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to FreeMind for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Freeplane, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to FreeMind and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to FreeMind are XMind (Paid), TreeSheets (Free, Open Source), Mindomo (Freemium) and TheBrain (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    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.
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      Freeplane vs FreeMind opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Freeplane is a great alternative to FreeMind.
      It is very close to FreeMind in terms of features
      Positive comment about 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 over 4 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.
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      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.
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      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 1 year ago

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      Mindomo is the easiest online software for creating mind maps, concept maps, outlines and various other types of diagrams.
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      Almost everyone thinks Mindomo is a great alternative to FreeMind.
    4. TheBrain helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map. Items are linked in a visual network that is designed to mimic the way you think.
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      TheBrain vs FreeMind opinions
      Most users think TheBrain is a great alternative to FreeMind.
      Not a mindmapping application
      Negative comment almost 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 over 4 years ago

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    5. MindNode helps you connect your thoughts and clarify your ideas. Try a free 2-week trial of the full app.
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      MindNode vs FreeMind opinions
      Most users think MindNode is a great alternative to FreeMind.
      quick and simple. beautiful!
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      SimpleMind is a great Mind Mapper with focus on simplicity and ease of use. Multiplatform, with live mindmap transfer.
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      Most users think SimpleMind is a great alternative to FreeMind.
    6. 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.
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      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 about 4 years ago

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    7. Scapple is an easy-to-use tool for getting ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them.
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    8. The Visual Understanding Environment or VUE is a free, open source concept mapping application written in Java.

      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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