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Throughline Alternatives

Throughline is described as 'To organise information using index cards, especially for writers' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Throughline for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is FreeMind, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Throughline are SimpleMind, Scapple, SuperNotecard and Linked Ideas.

Throughline 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 Throughline.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

To organise information using index cards, especially for writers.

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  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/

    Example: Computer
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    SimpleMind

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • 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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  3. Scapple icon

    Scapple

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Scapple is an easy-to-use tool for getting ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them.

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  4. SuperNotecard icon

    SuperNotecard

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    SuperNotecard is an intuitive tool that uses notecards to capture and organize your ideas. These virtual notecards can be moved into decks, arranged on the screen, or grouped and categorized with ease.

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  5. Linked Ideas icon

    Linked Ideas

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Linked Ideas is an application to assist you in your note taking and "putting your mind" on the canvas.

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  6. Writer's Blocks icon

    Writer's Blocks

    • Windows

    Similar to a board of index cards or post-it notes, it allows you to write in and move around small individual, expandable notes set out in columns. Then you can export that into a manuscript.

    Organising window and resulting manuscript.
  7. Scrintal icon

    Scrintal

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    A web app that combines mind mapping with the power of networked note-taking. Organize & connect all your thoughts in one place. As if Miro and Obsidian had a baby! See for yourself here  https://beta.scrintal.com/b/final-scrintal-board--jtult.

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  8. Turn your idea into a beautiful mind map in just a few clicks. Then, organize your thoughts with shapes, flags, colors, and notes.

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  9. Popplet icon

    Popplet

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Popplet is a platform for your ideas.

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  10. Text block writer icon

    Text block writer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Text Block Writer is a virtual index card program for writers. It can be used to organize research papers, articles, fiction, non-fiction, books and whatever

    Discontinued

    No new version since 2007.

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