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Open Source XMind Alternatives

The best open source alternative to XMind is diagrams.net. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to XMind and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source 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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    diagrams.net

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Notion
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • PortableApps.com
    • Google Drive
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Google Slides
    • Google Drive - Sheets

    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, .

    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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    ab1

    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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  2. 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
    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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  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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    Freeplane vs XMind opinions
    Most users think Freeplane is a great alternative to XMind.

    Hard to move and reconnect nodes, awkward UI

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    Penpot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

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  5. 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.

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

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    vym

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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  8. ThinkComposer icon

    ThinkComposer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Create deep visual documents, adaptable and multi-level diagrams, flowcharts, concept maps, mind maps and models.

    Editing a Business Process diagram
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    TiddlyMap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted

    TiddlyMap is a TiddlyWiki plugin that turns your favourite personal note taking software in a wiki-concept-map hybrid! Yes, you will be able to do both: drawing maps and putting down knowledge in a wiki way.

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    It allows you to describe complex topics in a wiki way. It does not require a central topic.

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  10. 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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