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The best free alternative to XMind is diagrams.net, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to XMind and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to XMind are FreeMind, Freeplane, Penpot and LibreOffice - Draw.

XMind alternatives are mainly Mind Mapping Tools but may also be Project Management Tools or Diagram Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of XMind.
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XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows...

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    Lucidchart

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    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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Lucidchart simultaneously.
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    Lucidchart Templates and Examples: With hundreds of template examples to choose from, you can start diagramming in no time.
    Lucidchart vs XMind opinions
    Most users think Lucidchart is a great alternative to XMind.
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    diagrams.net

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    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, .

    ⚫︎ Works Offlinediagrams.net can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for Layersdiagrams.net supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Dark Modediagrams.net supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXdiagrams.net supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Example AWS diagram using draw.io
    diagrams.net vs XMind opinions
    Almost everyone thinks diagrams.net is a great alternative to XMind.

    It's complete with a clean interface. Goes beyond mindmapping with a lot of features like electric symbols for example

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    it includes everything I need and it is also online. I do not have to install anything.

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    It can't open .mm files too.

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    It has more features than most mindmap apps but you dont have the outliner like XMind

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    It's not a mindmap program

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

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineFreeMind can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with FreeMind.
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    Discontinued

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

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    FreeMind vs XMind opinions
    Most users think FreeMind is a great alternative to XMind.

    Awkward to use, can't paste material from other apps

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    The GUI is a little outdated, but powerful free alternative to XMind. I also defined custom shortcuts (which is possible in the app), which made life a lot easier! If you just want to make a MindMap, and do not mind the way it looks, this is the free alternative to XMind you're looking for!

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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingFreeplane supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ PortableFreeplane can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXFreeplane supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Most users think Freeplane is a great alternative to XMind.

    Hard to move and reconnect nodes, awkward UI

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    Penpot

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    Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Penpot simultaneously.
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  6. Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing technical drawings, general posters, and much else.

    ⚫︎ PortableLibreOffice - Draw can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersLibreOffice - Draw supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ LightweightLibreOffice - Draw consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Auto LayoutLibreOffice - Draw supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice - Draw can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Import CSV DataLibreOffice - Draw can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineLibreOffice - Draw can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    TreeSheets

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    The ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases.

    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with TreeSheets.
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    Mindomo

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    Mindomo is the easiest online software for creating mind maps, concept maps, outlines and various other types of diagrams. The following features make it the perfect choice both for business and education:

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mindomo simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Mindomo.
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    Mindomo vs XMind opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Mindomo is a great alternative to XMind.
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    It's XMind but without that ugly and predefined arrow. You can put the rectangle or Circle wherever you want!! And colour it even more easily! Don't be afraid of premium account, you don't have to buy anything! With basic account (free) you have everything you wanted, even exportation to pdf or xls. Wonderfull! (I wonder what premium account does)

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    Lucidchart

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    • Quip
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    • Salesforce.com
    • Google Apps
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Lucidchart simultaneously.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Lucidchart Templates and Examples: With hundreds of template examples to choose from, you can start diagramming in no time.
    Lucidchart vs XMind opinions
    Most users think Lucidchart is a great alternative to XMind.
  10. MindMeister is the market-leader in online mind mapping. Unlike traditional mind mapping tools, MindMeister allows for real-time brainstorming sessions between an unlimited number of users and requires only a standard web browser.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in MindMeister simultaneously.
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    MindMeister desktop and mobile
    MindMeister vs XMind opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MindMeister is a great alternative to XMind.

    its an alternative but on android its garbage. cant even drag n drop

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