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Open Source TheBrain Alternatives

The best open source alternative to TheBrain is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Zotero or Turtl. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to TheBrain and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to TheBrain are Freeplane, FreeMind, Logseq and Athens.

TheBrain alternatives are mainly Mind Mapping Tools but may also be Note-taking Tools or Project Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TheBrain.
This page was last updated Apr 22, 2022
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  • 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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  1. Joplin

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Termux
    • Firefox

    Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.

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    Joplin is a simple markdown viewer for note taking. TheBrain can do much much more is a knowledge management, TheBrain has feature like Associative Mapping, Events and Reminders, Mind Map View, Reports, Collaboration, Notes, Web Links, Timeline View, Tags, etc

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    its not similar at all.... the brain uses a graphic experience of a mindmap.

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    Joplin is a note taking and to-do application. The Brain is a knowledge manager.

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  2. Zotero

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • LibreOffice
    • Firefox

    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, share research and cite your research sources directly in your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.



  3. Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind.

  4. 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.

  5. 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/

    FreeMind vs TheBrain opinions
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    Absolutely Indescribable!

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  6. Logseq is a platform for knowledge sharing and management. It focuses on privacy, longevity, and user control. Notice: the backend code will be open-sourced as soon as we’re sure that the backend service meets the security standards.

  7. Athens

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    The problem with notetaking apps like Evernote or Apple Notes is that once you write a note, after a week you never look at it again. Without any organization, you're stuck praying that search will work for your future self.

  8. WizNote is a Note software, which is especially designed for Internet users and mobile Internet users. WizNote focuses more on notes of rapid collection, management, reading and sharing. WizNote is smaller, more stable, and more suitable for computers, phones and mobile devices.

  9. MindForger

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    MindForger aims to mimic human mind - learning, recalling, recognizing, associations, forgetting - in order to achieve synergy with your mind to make your searching, reading and writing more productive.

  10. 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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