Throughline Alternatives

    Throughline is described as 'This program uses index cards to organise information, especially for writers'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Throughline for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is FreeMind, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Throughline are SimpleMind (Freemium), Scapple (Paid), SuperNotecard (Paid) and Linked Ideas (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 28, 2020

    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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      • 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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    2. Scapple is an easy-to-use tool for getting ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them.
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    3. 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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    4. Linked Ideas is an application to assist you in your note taking and "putting your mind" on the canvas. The thought process of people can be quite chaotic we have similar "bits" of ideas and connections between them, with Linked Ideas.
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    5. 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.
    6. Turn your idea into a beautiful mind map in just a few clicks. Then, organize your thoughts with shapes, flags, colors, and notes. Write directly on your mind map using your pen, touchscreen, or mouse.
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    7. Popplet is a platform for your ideas.
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    8. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      Focusplan is a powerful, yet wonderfully simple mind mapping and brainstorming app. Focusplan helps you to capture, develop, and share your ideas, turning them into a stunning mind map.
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