Download Mind Mapping - Best Software & Apps

  • FreeMind

    0.9.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free and easy to use mind mapping tool

    7
    1547 votes
    • PROS: Easy to add subjects and related items, Many annotations to choose from, Free to use
    • CONS: Annotation bar is very crowded , Many annotations not particularly useful
  • MindMaple Lite

    1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Structure your information in a new way

    9
    20 votes
    • PROS: A new way to structure information, Ability to add sources and links to maps
    • CONS: Stripped down version of MindMaple Pro, Limiting features
  • Edraw Max

    8.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent mind mapping software

    6
    224 votes
    • PROS: Impressive range of templates, Slideshow function, Large variety of export formats
    • CONS: Help not commensurate with complexity of program
  • XMind

    3.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easily create concept maps and share them online

    7
    551 votes
    • PROS: Includes several templates and themes, You can share maps online, Compatible with MindManager and FreeMind
    • CONS: No spell-check
  • ConceptDraw PRO

    10.2.0.62

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Tool used for professional flowcharting, diagramming and illustrating

    7
    18 votes
    • PROS: Decent alternative to MS Visio, Lots of templates, Imports Visio files, Sharing tools
    • CONS: No autosave, Not as intutive as MS Visio or Omnigraffle
  • MindManager

    2012 10.0.445

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Organize ideas, people, plans and resources

    6
    474 votes
    • PROS: Easy to get started and use, Great help options, Fully modifiable maps, Offers a variety of styles and templates
    • CONS: Must register to share documents
  • Blumind

    1.3.16.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Science & education program for Windows

    7
    14 votes
    • SmartDraw

      2009 2014

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A trial version Design & photography program for Windows

      6
      220 votes
      • MindMeister

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        iPhone

        A free app for Windows, by Mindmeister

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        No votes yet
        • Inspiration

          9.0.3

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Visualize, think, organize and learn

          6
          299 votes
          • PROS: Easy to use, Many templates included, Built-in presesntation feature, Export to .isf, .ppt or .pdf
          • CONS: Working with several documents at the same time is difficult, Not very stylish, feels old-fashioned
        • iMindMap

          8.0.3

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A complete conceptual map editor

          6
          403 votes
          • Creately

            Varies with device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac
            Web Apps

            A creative collaboration tool for large and small teams

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            No votes yet
            • PROS: The colors and layouts make difficult processes easy to understand, Updates in real-time are more efficient than team members sending status reports by messages
            • CONS: Each staff member needs to be trained on how to use the software, Poorly created diagrams will appear confusing and will cause problems
          • MindNode

            1.7.6

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Easy mind mapping for Mac

            6
            69 votes
            • PROS: Mind mapping made easy
            • CONS: Not highly advanced
          • Mindomo

            5.22

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Multimedia conceptual maps

            7
            105 votes
            • Coggle

              Beta

              License
              free
              Platform
              Web Apps

              Free, real-time collaborative mind mapping, learning and sharing of information, beautifully, and simple.

              7
              51 votes
              • Freeplane

                1.1.2

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Concept maps to free your mind

                7
                37 votes
                • PersonalBrain

                  6.0.7.0

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows
                  Mac

                  Organize your ideas more effectively

                  7
                  31 votes
                  • PROS: Very fluid mapping, Intuitively designed, Allows uploading of content
                  • CONS: Only exports in HTML, Can be slow and unresponsive
                • ConceptDraw MindMap

                  8

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Windows
                  Mac

                  ConceptDraw MINDMAP supports numerous map inputs, including Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project, EverNote and Outlook

                  8
                  51 votes
                  • PROS: New interface, much easier to use, Excellent tutorial and ready-to-use templates , Great Brainstorming tool, Exports to a bunch of formats
                  • CONS: You can't use drag-and-drop to add new topics, Formatting map elements is uncomfortable
                • MindMaple Pro v1.3

                  1.31

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  MindMaple Pro is mind mapping software created for educators, anyone organizing projects and brainstorming with visual maps.

                  7
                  12 votes
                  • YouMinds Composer

                    6.7.0.0

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Knowledge management software that combines mind mapping, note taking, diagramming and slide presentation.

                    9
                    4 votes
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