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Free MindManager Alternatives

The best free alternative to MindManager is FreeMind, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MindManager and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to MindManager are LibreOffice - Draw, yEd Graph Editor, XMind and Freeplane.

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

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

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    usability, export options

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    Free, compatible with MindManager format

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  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.

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  3. 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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    XMind

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    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.

    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.
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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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  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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    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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    PlantUML

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    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.

    Common PlantUML JAR GUI application that will render text file into image.
  7. 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.

    MindMeister desktop and mobile
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    Mindomo

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    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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    Almost everyone thinks Mindomo is a great alternative to MindManager .
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    TheBrain

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

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    MindNode

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

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