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Zen Mind Map Alternatives

Zen Mind Map is described as 'The simplest mind mapping tool' and is a Mind Mapping tool in the office & productivity category. There are nine alternatives to Zen Mind Map for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is XMind. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try FreeMind or MindMeister. Other great apps like Zen Mind Map are Coggle, OmniGraffle, Mindomo and IOctopus.

Zen Mind Map 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 Zen Mind Map.
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  1. XMind icon

    XMind

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    109 alternatives to XMind 

    XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows sharing of created mind maps via their website.

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    1.  PortableXMind can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with XMind.
    Fresher Look
XMind 8 has a fresher look and feel. When editing, you can quickly open, close and switch views with just one click. This feature increases your work efficiency and improves your mind mapping experience enormously.
    Slide-based Presentation
With our new slide-based presentation, creating, presenting and sharing presentation become easier than ever. Mind mapping and presenting are harmoniously integrated in one software now. The Walk Through mode is still available.
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    FreeMind

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    • Linux
    106 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.
    Discontinued

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

    Example: Computer
    Example: languages for presentation


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    MindMeister

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    123 alternatives to MindMeister 

    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.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in MindMeister simultaneously.
    MindMeister desktop and mobile
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    Coggle

    91 alternatives to Coggle 

    Coggle is a simple, beautiful, powerful way of structuring information. It's designed to help you understand things, and then share your knowledge by arranging your document in the same way that your mind works.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Coggle simultaneously.
    3.  Support for MarkDownCoggle supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    4.  Support for LaTeXCoggle supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    OmniGraffle

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    • iPad
    97 alternatives to OmniGraffle 

    OmniGraffle can help you make eye-popping graphic documents—quickly—by providing powerful styling tools, keeping lines connected to shapes even when they’re moved, and magically organizing diagrams with just one click.

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    Mindomo

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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Firefox
    120 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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    IOctopus

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    94 alternatives to IOctopus 

    IOctopus is an online mind map service for a dive deep into a mind for the best ideas.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in IOctopus simultaneously.
    2.  Ad-freeIOctopus doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Dark ModeIOctopus supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Gantt-chartsIOctopus allows you to visualize your project plan through a timeline with schedule bars and keep track of the work done.
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    Mindmup

    35 alternatives to Mindmup 

    MindMup is a zero friction free online mind mapping tool. MindMup is gratis and aims to create the most productive online mind mapping canvas out there.

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    Scrintal

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    113 alternatives to Scrintal 

    A web app that combines mind mapping with the power of networked note-taking. Organize & connect all your thoughts in one place. As if Miro and Obsidian had a baby! See for yourself here  https://beta.scrintal.com/b/final-scrintal-board--jtult.

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