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MindView Alternatives

MindView is described as 'professional mind mapping software that allows you to visually brainstorm, organize and present ideas' and is a Mind Mapping tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MindView for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MindView are Freeplane, XMind, FreeMind and Lucidchart.

MindView 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 MindView.
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MindView is a professional mind mapping software that allows you to visually brainstorm, organize and present ideas.

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    Lucidchart

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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • bambooHR
    • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Jira
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive
    • Slack
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Quip
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Salesforce.com
    • Google Apps
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • LinkedIn
    • Confluence
    • Microsoft Office Excel

    Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Lucidchart simultaneously.
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    Lucidchart Templates and Examples: With hundreds of template examples to choose from, you can start diagramming in no time.
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    diagrams.net

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Notion
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • PortableApps.com
    • Google Drive
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Google Slides
    • Google Drive - Sheets

    diagrams.net (previously draw.io) is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. No login or registration are required and features include the ability to save locally (including SVG), a range of stencils, .

    ⚫︎ Works Offlinediagrams.net can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for Layersdiagrams.net supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Dark Modediagrams.net supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXdiagrams.net supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Example AWS diagram using draw.io
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    Does not have much in common with MindView. Do not support the mental map properly. There is no tool to calculate the budget or project time.

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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingFreeplane supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ PortableFreeplane can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXFreeplane supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    XMind

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    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableXMind can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with XMind.
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    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.
  5. FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool.

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

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

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    Lucidchart

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • bambooHR
    • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Jira
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive
    • Slack
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Quip
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Salesforce.com
    • Google Apps
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • LinkedIn
    • Confluence
    • Microsoft Office Excel

    Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Lucidchart simultaneously.
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    Lucidchart Templates and Examples: With hundreds of template examples to choose from, you can start diagramming in no time.
    Lucidchart vs MindView opinions
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    Does not have much in common with MindView. Do not support the mental map properly. There is no tool to calculate the budget or project time.

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  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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in MindMeister simultaneously.
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    MindMeister desktop and mobile
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    Mindomo

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • 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:

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mindomo simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Mindomo.
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    MindManager

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    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    MindManager’s flexible mind maps promote freeform thinking and quick organization of ideas, so creativity and productivity can live in harmony. Capture ideas. Manage meetings. Create strategic plans. Organize anything. Watch the video to see how you can do more with MindManager.

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  10. The Visual Understanding Environment or VUE is a free, open source concept mapping application written in Java.

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    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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