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. Thoughtbox.es is a free online notes/ to do app.
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    2. M8! is an easy to use Mind Map Application for Windows 8. You can use M8! for your thoughts, ideas, for taking notes, for your studies or as an organizer for your business tasks. It's an all-inclusive companion that helps you manage your daily life in every situation.
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    3. Vimwiki is a personal wiki for Vim -- a number of linked text files that have their own syntax highlighting.
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    4. Easy to create. Easy to understand. With Hypernotes you can finally express your knowledge in a natural way – easy to create, easy to expand, and – maybe most importantly – easy for others to understand. Stop writing notes. Start creating knowledge.
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      • 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.

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      no updates since 2009

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    5. Zoot XT is a next generation information processor. The most powerful PIM on Windows OS. Simple to get started, but will grow with you as your needs grow. Has extensive built in support for Getting Things Done.
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    6. Tinderbox is a personal content assistant that helps you visualize, analyze, and share your notes. Tinderbox stores and organizes your notes, plans, and ideas.
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    7. Note-ify it's an elegant, simple and easy-to-use application made in minimalistic design developed for the iPhone and iPad. It will help you quickly and easily save your thoughts, ideas and all necessary information in the form of text notes.
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    8. Write styled Markdown notes, sync across Mac, iPhone and iPad add to-dos and tags, export to a variety of formats and choose your favourite style from a variety of colourful themes.
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    9. Blumind is a small mind map editing and viewing tool, running on the Windows platform, supporting English and Simplified and Traditional Chinese interface. Features: The basic mind map of the edit, view, print and others.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.2.1107.18434, released in November 2014, can be still downloaded from their official Google Drive account.

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