3 out of 5 with 3 ratings

XMind Reviews

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Pay close to 100 USD to be able to search the mind maps? There are better free and open source alternatives that offer search without paying a dime: Freeplane, Freemind, etc.


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XMind has in my opinion gone from fast/lightweight, to clunky and slow over the years. I also feel they degraded the user interface, making used features more hidden, and allocating much screen space to buttons leading to 'premium'- and rarely used features. I now run version 3.1.1, which has the old clean UI and seems to be the last version prior to memory usage skyrocketing.

Over the years I have tried to find alternatives, but the visual map-aesthetics of competitors don't sit well with me, possibly because I used XMind for so many years.


Does the job

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Been using this program for over 5 years and it is a good alternative for Microsoft Visio. Although it does not have all Visio's features, but I do not need them for the task that I perform.


I don't think this application is designed to replace visio. Visio is a diagrammer whereas this is a mind mapper.

Agree :) However it has diagram, project planning and other nice features, which are similar to Visio.