TheBrain Alternatives

    TheBrain is described as 'helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map' and is a very popular Mind Mapping App in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to TheBrain for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Pocket or Zotero. Other great apps like TheBrain are Obsidian (Free Personal), yEd Graph Editor (Free), Turtl (Freemium, Open Source) and XMind (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 30, 2021

    1. Semantik (formerly kdissert) is a mind-mapping application for KDE that helps creating documents such as reports or presentations.
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    2. Wisdomap helps you to organise your thoughts in a powerful mind map format, and allows you to attach notes, videos, pictures, links and files to your mind maps.
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    3. iThoughtsHD brings mind mapping to the iPad. Based on the award winning iThoughts for iPhone, iThoughtsHD has been designed specifically for the iPad.
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      It is economical and cross-platform. It is more of a concept mapping tool than The Brain but within those constraints can handle complex sets of ideas.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    4. Privacy oriented, without vendor lock in note organizer, todo list desktop application. Work offline with text, markdown and pdf files.
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      Thinkwise is easy and powerful mindmapping software.
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      Compendium is a software tool providing a flexible visual interface for managing the connections between information and ideas.


      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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    5. WebBites is a tool to keep all your favourite websites, tools and articles in one place, currently in beta. With a strong focus on accessibility and aesthetics.
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    6. Group, organize and share links from around the web with WebCrate. It's more than just a bookmarking tool. Add Links From Anywhere Quickly add a link from your phone, laptop, desktop and even via an API. The link title, description and image are parsed automatically!
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    7. DEON is a cross-platform zoomable desktop for Windows with realtime collaboration features over IP Networks and thus, is the new project software. The platform integrates with a rapidly growing number of systems and formats.
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