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MindManager is described as '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' and is a popular Mind Mapping tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MindManager for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is FreeMind, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MindManager are Freeplane, LibreOffice - Draw, yEd Graph Editor and XMind.

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

    FreeMind

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    105 alternatives to FreeMind 

    FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click "fold /...

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    1.  Works OfflineFreeMind can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with FreeMind.
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    Last version from 2016. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/freemind/files/

    Example: Computer
    Example: languages for presentation
    FreeMind vs MindManager opinions
    Most users think FreeMind is a great alternative to MindManager .
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    usability, export options

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    Free, compatible with MindManager format

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    Freeplane

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    75 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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    Organization of contacts
    Editing a node
    Freeplane vs MindManager opinions
    Most users think Freeplane is a great alternative to MindManager .
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    Free. Allows powerful filtering based on all fields, including attributes. Can be extended by scripts.

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    I tried it a few minutes because I'm using the trial version of MindManager. I think MindManager is way too expensive for personal-use and for someone who simply want mindmapping and who doesn't need all the project management tools from MindManager. From what I saw, FreePlane seems perfert for personnal use: decision making, project design, drafts, etc.

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  3. LibreOffice - Draw icon

    LibreOffice - Draw

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    89 alternatives to LibreOffice - Draw 

    Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing technical drawings, general posters, and much else.

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    1.  PortableLibreOffice - Draw can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for LayersLibreOffice - Draw supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  LightweightLibreOffice - Draw consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Auto LayoutLibreOffice - Draw supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice - Draw can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  Import CSV DataLibreOffice - Draw can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    7.  Works OfflineLibreOffice - Draw can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    yEd Graph Editor

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    103 alternatives to yEd Graph Editor 

    yEd is a powerful diagram editor that can be used to quickly create diagrams manually or import external data for analysis and auto-magically arrange even large data sets by just pressing a button. You can use yEd to quickly create flow charts, BPMN and UML diagrams...

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    1.  Auto LayoutyEd Graph Editor supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    2.  PortableyEd Graph Editor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    XMind

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    108 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.
    Brainstorming
With XMind, you can start the individual brainstorming easily and quickly. The Idea Factory records and collects inspirations further and faster. A timer enables you to control the brainstorming session time. You can switch between day mode and night mode.
    XMind vs MindManager opinions
    Almost everyone thinks XMind is a great alternative to MindManager .
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    Friendly, much cheaper, basic features are free.

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    Mindmanager has a whole lot of other modes to work on, as compared to xmind.

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    PlantUML

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    109 alternatives to PlantUML 

    PlantUML is an open-source tool that uses simple textual descriptions to draw UML diagrams. The generator can be run anywhere within JVM and integrated with various application such as wiki, text editor, IDE, programming language, documentation generator, and others.

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    1.  PortablePlantUML can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for MarkDownPlantUML supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    Common PlantUML JAR GUI application that will render text file into image.
    Text file that will be rendered into image.
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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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    MindMeister

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    122 alternatives to MindMeister 

    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.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in MindMeister simultaneously.
    MindMeister desktop and mobile
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    Mindomo

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    119 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 MindManager opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Mindomo is a great alternative to MindManager .
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    MindNode

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    85 alternatives to MindNode 

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

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