SimpleMind Alternatives for Linux

    SimpleMind is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is FreeMind, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SimpleMind and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SimpleMind are XMind (Paid), Freeplane (Free, Open Source), TreeSheets (Free, Open Source) and Mindomo (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 6, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. The ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases.
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      • 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.
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    5. 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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    6. The Visual Understanding Environment or VUE is a free, open source concept mapping application written in Java.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 3.3.0, released in October 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website and from GitHub.

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    7. An all-in-one diagram software for flowchart, org chart and more.
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    8. A creative multi-platform based mind mapping software with rich originally designed resources and handy features for daily life, business and educational purposes.
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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 .
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