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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 loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to FreeMind are XMind, TreeSheets, TheBrain and Mindomo.

FreeMind alternatives are mainly Mind Mapping Tools but may also be Project Management Tools or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FreeMind.
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  1. Freeplane icon

    Freeplane

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    76 alternatives to Freeplane 

    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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    1.  Support for scriptingFreeplane supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  PortableFreeplane can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Works OfflineFreeplane can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Freeplane.
    5.  Support for LaTeXFreeplane supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Freeplane vs FreeMind opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Freeplane is a great alternative to FreeMind.
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    A freemind fork. Good, simple, and really free!

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    ab1

    Freeplane can open even old .mm files from FreeMind.

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    Their interface is slow under my Linux because of using Java

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    hathas

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

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    Guest

    It is very close to FreeMind in terms of features

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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.

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    XMind

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    110 alternatives to XMind 

    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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    1.  PortableXMind can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with XMind.
    Fresher Look
XMind 8 has a fresher look and feel. When editing, you can quickly open, close and switch views with just one click. This feature increases your work efficiency and improves your mind mapping experience enormously.
    Slide-based Presentation
With our new slide-based presentation, creating, presenting and sharing presentation become easier than ever. Mind mapping and presenting are harmoniously integrated in one software now. The Walk Through mode is still available.
    XMind vs FreeMind opinions
    Most users think XMind is a great alternative to FreeMind.


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    TreeSheets

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    45 alternatives to TreeSheets 

    The ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases. Suitable for any kind of data organization, such as To-do lists, calendars, project management, brainstorming, organizing ideas, planning, requirements gathering...

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    1.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with TreeSheets.
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    TreeSheets vs FreeMind opinions
    Most users think TreeSheets is a great alternative to FreeMind.
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    Multi layered, rapid single page layout and design tool with comprehensive hot-key support.

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    TheBrain

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    131 alternatives to TheBrain 

    TheBrain helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  PortableTheBrain can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    TheBrain vs FreeMind opinions
    Most users think TheBrain is a great alternative to FreeMind.
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    Not a mindmapping application

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    peterernstwethat

    TheBrain has team collaboration features, scales well for large knowledge bases and has a more flexible data model.

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    Mindomo

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    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    121 alternatives to Mindomo 

    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:

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    1.  Gantt-chartsMindomo allows you to visualize your project plan through a timeline with schedule bars and keep track of the work done.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mindomo simultaneously.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Mindomo.
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    Mindomo vs FreeMind opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Mindomo is a great alternative to FreeMind.


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    MindNode

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    • Apple Messages
    87 alternatives to MindNode 

    Visual brainstorming tool for quickly capturing and organizing your thoughts and ideas on desktop and mobile.

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    Most users think MindNode is a great alternative to FreeMind.
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    quick and simple. beautiful!

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    SimpleMind

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    92 alternatives to SimpleMind 

    SimpleMind is a great Mind Mapper with focus on simplicity and ease of use. Multiplatform, with live mindmap transfer.

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    1.  Kanban BoardSimpleMind allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    SimpleMind vs FreeMind opinions
    Most users think SimpleMind is a great alternative to FreeMind.
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    Whimsical

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    33 alternatives to Whimsical 

    Whimsical is a collaborative visual workspace for creating flowcharts, wireframes, virtual sticky notes, and more!.

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    Wireframes: Create wireframes for any device or screen.
    Flowcharts & Diagrams: It's easy and fast to create beautiful diagrams.
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    MindManager

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    91 alternatives to MindManager  

    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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    Guest

    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.

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    vym

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    88 alternatives to vym 

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