Open Source MindNode Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to MindNode is FreeMind, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MindNode and 13 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to MindNode are Freeplane (Free, Open Source), Penpot (Free, Open Source), ThinkComposer (Free, Open Source) and vym (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 6, 2021

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

      Discontinued

      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.
      to manage and catagorize your mind and your life
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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.


    3. 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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    4. Create deep visual documents, adaptable and multi-level diagrams, flowcharts, concept maps, mind maps and models. Users can: - Define their own types of nodes and connectors, to reuse nomenclature, symbols, details structure.
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    5. 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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    6. The Visual Understanding Environment or VUE is a free, open source concept mapping application written in Java.

      Discontinued

      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.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Java
      Wise Mapping is the web mind mapping tool that leverages the power of Mind Maps HTML5 and SVG. Users will be able to create and read their mind maps from everywhere whenever its needed.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Compendium is a software tool providing a flexible visual interface for managing the connections between information and ideas.

      Discontinued

      The last update of this program was 2013. Most if all the links to the original program no longer work. The newer versions of the program points to other websites that don't list the program or associated.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Argumentative is software for creating Argument Maps (the structural and visual representation of arguments). Argument maps help to make decisions clearer or assist in formulating a position on an issue.

      Discontinued

      no updates since 2009

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    7. This is a HTML5 based mind mapping application. It lets you create neat looking mind maps in the browser.
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