iThoughts Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to iThoughts for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is XMind. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try FreeMind or Freeplane. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to iThoughts and 16 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to iThoughts are TheBrain (Freemium), Mindomo (Freemium), Visual Understanding Environment (Free, Open Source) and Wondershare Edraw MindMaster (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2021

    1. 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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    2. FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool.

      Discontinued

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

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    3. 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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    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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
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      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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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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    5. 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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    6. A creative multi-platform based mind mapping software with rich originally designed resources and handy features for daily life, business and educational purposes.
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    7. Get from idea to final draft in no time: WriteMapper is the outlining app that helps anyone with writing deadlines quickly and easily produce text documents using mind maps.
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      • 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. Features: Easy-to-use UI Very fast Zoom in/out/fit Zoom with mouse wheel Save/load in XML-based .
    8. germ.io is a project management tool that is centered around ideas and taking them through to execution.

      Discontinued

      No registrations not accepted. Facebook page updated in 2015.

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