MindManager Alternatives

    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 app in the Business & Commerce category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MindManager for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is FreeMind, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MindManager are LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source), XMind (Paid), yEd Graph Editor (Free) and Freeplane (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2021

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


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

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      FreeMind vs MindManager opinions
      Most users think FreeMind is a great alternative to MindManager .
      usability, export options
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Free, compatible with MindManager format
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    2. 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.

    3. 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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      Almost everyone thinks XMind is a great alternative to MindManager .
      Friendly, much cheaper, basic features are free.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      Mindmanager has a whole lot of other modes to work on, as compared to xmind.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    4. 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.
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    5. 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 MindManager opinions
      Most users think Freeplane is a great alternative to MindManager .
      RemovedUser 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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      dahularthropode Free. Allows powerful filtering based on all fields, including attributes. Can be extended by scripts.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago


    6. 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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    7. 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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      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 MindManager .
    8. 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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    9. MindNode helps you connect your thoughts and clarify your ideas. Try a free 2-week trial of the full app.
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