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. Premier Mind Mapping solution for brainstorming and organizing ideas in the form of intuitive and organic mind maps, concept maps, flowcharts and diagrams.
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    2. Mindmapping, brainstorming and progress tracking tool for creatives and software developers. Simple and effective to use, letting just go the flow of creativity.
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    3. MindNet offers amazing structures to help business elites release pressure and improve efficiency. It visually organizes causal relationships among complex ideas/events and makes the in-depth comparative analysis for project management possible.
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    4. ConceptDraw MINDMAP, a leading mind map product, includes a comprehensive set of capabilities for designing and building timesaving mind maps and presentations.
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    5. Do you like to spend time figuring out how to use that overcomplicated tool? No? We don't like it too. We focus on minimalistic design. We do the heavy lifting for you. One example: we spend three days choosing colors that look great so you don't have to.


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      Highly visual software for planning support used by strategists, process improvement specialists, and teachers. Windows and Mac OS X.
    6. 3D Topicscape is a Personal Information Manager that provides a template loosely based on mind-mapping or concept mapping. It presents the mind map as a 3D scene where each node is a cone (or pyramid, or variation on such a shape). It can also display in a 2D format.
    7. ProcessMaker is a cost effective and easy to use open source business process management (BPM) or workflow software application.
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      Full featured Simplenote syncing plain text notepad. A full featured Simplenote syncing notepad application. Keep your notes synced between your phone and your computer.
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      IYOPRO, Improve your Processes, is a professional online BPM and workflow system that utilizes the BPMN 2.0 standard.
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