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Free MindNode Alternatives

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

MindNode alternatives are mainly Mind Mapping Tools but may also be Project Management Tools or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MindNode.
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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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    Most users think FreeMind is a great alternative to MindNode.

    Works nice, portable, pretty stable across all platforms I have used to test this one. Big bonus is it's not tied to the iPad like MindNode is.

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    to manage and catagorize your mind and your life

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  2. 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 MindNode.


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    Penpot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.

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    XMind

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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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    Mindomo

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Firefox

    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 MindNode.


  6. 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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    TheBrain

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

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

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  8. Coggle is a simple, beautiful, powerful way of structuring information. It's designed to help you understand things, and then share your knowledge by arranging your document in the same way that your mind works.

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    SimpleMind

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    SimpleMind is a great Mind Mapper with focus on simplicity and ease of use. Multiplatform, with live mindmap transfer.

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    vym

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

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