Best Scapple Alternatives

    Scapple is described as 'easy-to-use tool for getting ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them' and is a Mind Mapping App in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Scapple for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Scapple are Pencil Project (Free, Open Source), FreeMind (Free, Open Source), Freeplane (Free, Open Source) and Lucidchart (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 26, 2021

    1. Lucidchart

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Zapier
      • bambooHR
      • Amazon Web Services
      • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
      • Microsoft OneDrive
      • Jira
      • Microsoft Office Word
      • Google Drive
      • Slack
      • Google Drive - Docs
      • Quip
      • Microsoft Teams
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Salesforce.com
      • Google Apps
      • Microsoft Azure
      • Microsoft Office 365
      • Google Drive - Sheets
      • GitHub
      • Microsoft Office Suite
      • LinkedIn
      • Confluence
      • Microsoft Office Excel
      Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time.
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    2. diagrams.net (previously draw.io) is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. No login or registration are required and features include the ability to save locally (including SVG), a range of stencils, .
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    3. Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension* that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.

      Discontinued

      It's Discontinued and no longer maintained.

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      Pencil Project vs Scapple opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Limited and clunky for flowcharts; advertised as mockup and wireframe generator.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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    4. 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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    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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Zapier
      • bambooHR
      • Amazon Web Services
      • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
      • Microsoft OneDrive
      • Jira
      • Microsoft Office Word
      • Google Drive
      • Slack
      • Google Drive - Docs
      • Quip
      • Microsoft Teams
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Salesforce.com
      • Google Apps
      • Microsoft Azure
      • Microsoft Office 365
      • Google Drive - Sheets
      • GitHub
      • Microsoft Office Suite
      • LinkedIn
      • Confluence
      • Microsoft Office Excel
      Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time.
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    6. Mindomo is the easiest online software for creating mind maps, concept maps, outlines and various other types of diagrams.
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      Most users think Mindomo is a great alternative to Scapple.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      SimpleMind is a great Mind Mapper with focus on simplicity and ease of use. Multiplatform, with live mindmap transfer.
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    7. VYM (View Your Mind) is a tool to generate and manipulate maps which show your thoughts. Such maps can help you to improve your creativity and effectivity. You can use them for time management, to organize tasks, to get an overview over complex contexts, to sort your ideas etc.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Heimer is a desktop application for creating mind maps and other suitable diagrams. It's written in Qt and targeted for Linux and Windows. Features: Easy-to-use UI Very fast Zoom in/out/fit Zoom with mouse wheel Save/load in XML-based .
      Heimer vs Scapple opinions
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      Free and same features as Scapple
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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