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    MindManager Alternatives for Linux

    MindManager is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is FreeMind, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MindManager and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to MindManager are LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source), yEd Graph Editor (Free), XMind (Freemium) and Freeplane (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 10, 2022
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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.


      Last version from 2016. See

      FreeMind vs MindManager opinions
      Most users think FreeMind is a great alternative to MindManager .
      usability, export options
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      Free, compatible with MindManager format
      Positive comment over 5 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. 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.
    4. 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.
      XMind vs MindManager opinions
      Almost everyone thinks XMind is a great alternative to MindManager .
      Friendly, much cheaper, basic features are free.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      Mindmanager has a whole lot of other modes to work on, as compared to xmind.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    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.
      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 about 3 years ago

      dahularthropode Free. Allows powerful filtering based on all fields, including attributes. Can be extended by scripts.
      Positive comment over 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.
    7. 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:
      Almost everyone thinks Mindomo is a great alternative to MindManager .
    8. 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.
    9. The Visual Understanding Environment or VUE is a free, open source concept mapping application written in Java.


      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.

    10. 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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