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Open Source MindNode Alternatives

The best open source alternative to MindNode is FreeMind. 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 Penpot, Freeplane, ThinkComposer and vym.

MindNode alternatives are mainly Mind Mapping Tools but may also be Project Management Tools or Team Collaboration 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 icon

    FreeMind

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    107 alternatives to FreeMind 

    FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click "fold /...

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    1.  Works OfflineFreeMind can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with FreeMind.
    Discontinued

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

    Example: Computer
    Example: languages for presentation
    FreeMind vs MindNode opinions
    Most users think FreeMind is a great alternative to MindNode.
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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.

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    to manage and catagorize your mind and your life

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  2. Penpot icon

    Penpot

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    103 alternatives to Penpot 

    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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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Penpot simultaneously.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Prototyping interactions


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    Freeplane

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    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Java
    76 alternatives to Freeplane 

    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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    1.  Support for scriptingFreeplane supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  PortableFreeplane can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Works OfflineFreeplane can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Freeplane.
    5.  Support for LaTeXFreeplane supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Organization of contacts
    Freeplane vs MindNode opinions
    Most users think Freeplane is a great alternative to MindNode.
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    ThinkComposer

    209 alternatives to ThinkComposer 

    Create deep visual documents, adaptable and multi-level diagrams, flowcharts, concept maps, mind maps and models.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsThinkComposer can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Editing a Business Process diagram
    Editing some beverage descriptions
  5. vym icon

    vym

    • Windows
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    88 alternatives to vym 

    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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    1.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with vym.
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    Visual Understanding Environment

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    91 alternatives to Visual Understanding Environment 

    Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a mind-mapping and concept-mapping tool. It is also a non-linear presentation program.

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    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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    WiseMapping

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Java
    73 alternatives to WiseMapping 

    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. Once you have your mind map created the features that distinguish WiseMapping appears: Embed...

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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    Compendium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    55 alternatives to Compendium 

    Compendium is a software tool providing a flexible visual interface for managing the connections between information and ideas.

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    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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    Argumentative

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    48 alternatives to Argumentative 

    Argumentative is software for creating Argument Maps (the structural and visual representation of arguments).

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
    Discontinued

    no updates since 2009

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    mindmaps.app

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    • Self-Hosted
    64 alternatives to mindmaps.app 

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

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    1.  Lightweightmindmaps.app consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Works Offlinemindmaps.app can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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