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XMind Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to XMind for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows 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 Note-taking Tools. 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

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    • Notion
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    • Microsoft OneDrive
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    • Google Drive
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Google Slides
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    122 alternatives to diagrams.net 

    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, .

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    1.  Works Offlinediagrams.net can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Support for Layersdiagrams.net supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  Dark Modediagrams.net supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Lightweightdiagrams.net consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Support for LaTeXdiagrams.net supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    Example AWS diagram using draw.io
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    Use the diagram editor in dark mode. Go to app.diagrams.net/?splash=0&ui=dark
    diagrams.net vs XMind opinions
    Almost everyone thinks diagrams.net is a great alternative to XMind.
    Guest

    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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    Guest

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

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    ledsr

    It's not a mindmap program

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  2. FreeMind icon

    FreeMind

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    103 alternatives to FreeMind 

    FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click "fold /...

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    1.  Works OfflineFreeMind can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with FreeMind.
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    Last version from 2016. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/freemind/files/

    Example: Computer
    Example: languages for presentation
    FreeMind vs XMind opinions
    Most users think FreeMind is a great alternative to XMind.
    Guest

    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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    Freeplane

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    73 alternatives to Freeplane 

    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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    1.  Support for scriptingFreeplane supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  PortableFreeplane can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Works OfflineFreeplane can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Freeplane.
    5.  Support for LaTeXFreeplane supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Editing a node
    Freeplane vs XMind opinions
    Most users think Freeplane is a great alternative to XMind.
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    Hard to move and reconnect nodes, awkward UI

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    LibreOffice - Draw

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    89 alternatives to LibreOffice - Draw 

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

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    48 alternatives to TreeSheets 

    The ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases. Suitable for any kind of data organization, such as To-do lists, calendars, project management, brainstorming, organizing ideas, planning, requirements gathering...

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

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    116 alternatives to Mindomo 

    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:

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    1.  Gantt-chartsMindomo allows you to visualize your project plan through a timeline with schedule bars and keep track of the work done.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mindomo simultaneously.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  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.
    Loriot

    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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    TheBrain

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    131 alternatives to TheBrain 

    TheBrain helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  PortableTheBrain can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    SimpleMind

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    91 alternatives to SimpleMind 

    SimpleMind is a great Mind Mapper with focus on simplicity and ease of use. Multiplatform, with live mindmap transfer.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Kanban BoardSimpleMind allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  Works OfflineSimpleMind can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    SimpleMind vs XMind opinions
    Almost everyone thinks SimpleMind is a great alternative to XMind.
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    Whimsical

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    33 alternatives to Whimsical 

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

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    Wireframes: Create wireframes for any device or screen.
    Flowcharts & Diagrams: It's easy and fast to create beautiful diagrams.
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    ThinkComposer

    208 alternatives to ThinkComposer 

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

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsThinkComposer can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Discontinued

    It hasn't been updated since 2015.

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