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TheBrain Alternatives for Linux

TheBrain is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Zotero or Logseq. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to TheBrain and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to TheBrain are Obsidian, Freeplane, yEd Graph Editor and Turtl.

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.
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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 icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownJoplin supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionJoplin has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedJoplin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Joplin.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineJoplin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Joplin.
    ⚫︎ LightweightJoplin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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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. Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownObsidian supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineObsidian can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Obsidian without registration.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsObsidian can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeObsidian supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingObsidian will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Calendar ViewObsidian has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
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    It innovated with the backlinks. that thebrain listened and copied them. other than that, still behind theBrain but useful nonetheless

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  3. Zotero icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationZotero support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesZotero can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Zotero simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingZotero can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownLogseq supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeLogseq supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingFreeplane supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ PortableFreeplane can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXFreeplane supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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  6. yEd is a powerful diagram editor that can be used to quickly create diagrams manually or import external data for analysis and auto-magically arrange even large data sets by just pressing a button.

    ⚫︎ Auto LayoutyEd Graph Editor supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    ⚫︎ PortableyEd Graph Editor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Turtl

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionTurtl has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownTurtl supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Turtl simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesTurtl can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
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    XMind

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows sharing of created mind maps via their website.

    ⚫︎ PortableXMind can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with XMind.
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    Fresher Look
XMind 8 has a fresher look and feel. When editing, you can quickly open, close and switch views with just one click. This feature increases your work efficiency and improves your mind mapping experience enormously.
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    It doesn't have the associative tools to be similar to TheBrain.

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  9. FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineFreeMind can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with FreeMind.
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    Discontinued

    Last version from 2016. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/freemind/files/

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    Absolutely Indescribable!

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    Mindomo

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Firefox

    Mindomo is the easiest online software for creating mind maps, concept maps, outlines and various other types of diagrams. The following features make it the perfect choice both for business and education:

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mindomo simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Mindomo.
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    Almost everyone thinks Mindomo is a great alternative to TheBrain.
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