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    TheBrain Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to TheBrain for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Pocket or Zotero. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to TheBrain and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to TheBrain are Obsidian (Free Personal), yEd Graph Editor (Free), Turtl (Freemium, Open Source) and XMind (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 22, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Joplin vs TheBrain opinions
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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
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Joplin is a note taking and to-do application. The Brain is a knowledge manager.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      cachorromuzkiz its not similar at all.... the brain uses a graphic experience of a mindmap.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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    2. A second brain, for you, forever. The human brain is non-linear: we jump from idea to idea, all the time. Your second brain should work the same.
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      Obsidian vs TheBrain opinions
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      cachorromuzkiz It innovated with the backlinks. that thebrain listened and copied them. other than that, still behind theBrain but useful nonetheless
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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    3. Save webpages to read later, and eliminate cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest. With Pocket, you can read at home, work, on the plane, or during your commute; even without an internet connection.
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      Pocket vs TheBrain opinions
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      it's just collection of articles and sources, not the brain
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      cachorromuzkiz its not a mind-map or a knowledge database. it should be with others bookmark lists
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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    4. Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox/Chrome extension or standalone program to help you collect, organize, manage, search and cite your research sources directly in your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.
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    5. 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.
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    6. 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.

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      The project doesn't seem to be actively developed anymore. Last updates was in 2019.

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    7. 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.
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      XMind vs TheBrain opinions
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      It doesn't have the associative tools to be similar to TheBrain.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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

      Discontinued

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

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      FreeMind vs TheBrain opinions
      Some users think FreeMind is a great alternative to TheBrain, some don't.
      Absolutely Indescribable!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    9. 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.
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    10. 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.
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