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

    6
    314 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

    10
    10 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
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    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent mind mapping software

    6
    137 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
    74 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
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    Platform
    Windows

    Tool used for professional flowcharting, diagramming and illustrating

    10
    2 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
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Organize ideas, people, plans and resources

    6
    135 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
  • SmartDraw

    2009 2014

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    A trial version Design & photography program for Windows

    6
    112 votes
    • Blumind

      1.3.16.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Science & education program for Windows

      6
      7 votes
      • MindNode

        1.7.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Easy mind mapping for Mac

        7
        40 votes
        • PROS: Mind mapping made easy
        • CONS: Not highly advanced
      • Inspiration

        9.0.3

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Visualize, think, organize and learn

        5
        106 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
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        Platform
        Windows

        A complete conceptual map editor

        7
        214 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
          • Freeplane

            1.1.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Concept maps to free your mind

            8
            6 votes
            • Mindomo

              5.22

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Multimedia conceptual maps

              4
              10 votes
              • MindView 5 Business

                5.136

                License
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                Platform
                Windows

                Professional Mind Mapping software.

                7
                22 votes
                • MindMaple Pro v1.3

                  1.31

                  License
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                  Platform
                  Windows

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

                  8
                  12 votes
                  • ConceptDraw MindMap

                    8

                    License
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                    Platform
                    Windows
                    Mac

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

                    8
                    30 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
                  • Coggle

                    Beta

                    License
                    free
                    Platform
                    Web Apps

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

                    6
                    39 votes
                    • PersonalBrain

                      6.0.7.0

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Windows
                      Mac

                      Organize your ideas more effectively

                      8
                      6 votes
                      • PROS: Very fluid mapping, Intuitively designed, Allows uploading of content
                      • CONS: Only exports in HTML, Can be slow and unresponsive
                    • SimpleMind Free

                      1.15

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Mac

                      A free program for mac

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                      No votes yet
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