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. This is a HTML5 based mind mapping application. It lets you create neat looking mind maps in the browser.
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    2. DoMarks is the to-do app for bookmarks. Add bookmarks. Categorize them. Check them off. Done! Create a new Mark, give it an action to perform, and turn your bookmarks into a list of items you can work through. Welcome to the new age of productivity!
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      • Online
      Similar to PersonalBrain in its approach to shifting node position live.

      Discontinued

      See notice at signup: http://www.spicynodes.org/signup.html

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Create maps by hand, or import existing data. It's easy to learn the basics in just a few minutes — and free to get started! Start mapping in seconds with no downloads required.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Notabase is a powerful and easy-to-use note-taking app for networked thinking. Connect your ideas together and write more effortlessly.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Knowflow will help you to structure facts and ideas and make a decision. It offers high-speed design and visualisation of ideas, tasks and solutions. It works with text, voice, audio, video and images.
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    3. Mindix offers a very simple, clean and organized environment to capture ideas and take notes while conducting brainstorming sessions. Mindix allows you to create text and image entries and make connections between them to express ideas and concepts in your mind maps.
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    4. Seavus DropMind is mind mapping solution for brainstorming, visual and creative thinking, represented by the desktop platform friendly solution and online application created in Silverlight.

      Discontinued

      Website redirects to iMindQ - rebranded?
      iMindQ

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Java
      Xebece is a multipurpose tool for information visualization and organization. It can be used to set up intriguing presentations. Likewise, Document management is straightforward and effective if you use Xebece.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated. The last version, 1.0.3, released in October 2005, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    5. Treenity brings structure to chaos. Link your ideas, notes and to-dos together! - Organize and track your tasks - Map and visualize your ideas - Plan and execute your projects Treenity is free to use on iOS for a single project without limitations.
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