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XMind Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to XMind for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to XMind and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to XMind are FreeMind, Freeplane, LibreOffice - Draw and TreeSheets.

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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  1. diagrams.net icon

    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, .

    ⚫︎ 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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    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.

    ⚫︎ 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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  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.

    ⚫︎ 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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  4. 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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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

    • 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. 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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    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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  7. Whimsical is a collaborative visual workspace for creating flowcharts, wireframes, virtual sticky notes, and more!.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Whimsical simultaneously.
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    Wireframes: Create wireframes for any device or screen.
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    vym

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with vym.
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  9. Wondershare Edraw MindMaster icon

    Wondershare Edraw MindMaster

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    MindMaster Layouts
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    Does everything that XMind or other alternatives do. But limitations of free version are much less annoying than of XMind.

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  10. The Visual Understanding Environment or VUE is a free, open source concept mapping application written in Java.

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    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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