Mind map software
There are a number of
free/libre/open-source software that allow the creation of or otherwise support
is a Free Software mind-mapping application written in
Conzilla is a Free Software mind-mapping application written in
VYM (View Your Mind) is Free Software (GPL) for UNIX/Linux and Mac OS X.
Kdissert is Free Software (GPL) for UNIX/Linux, for producing general-purpose
documents using mindmaps: articles, presentations, and reports.
is another Free Software mind-mapping program written in
Labyrinth is another Free Software mind-mapping program written for the
GNOME desktop using
There are many pieces of
proprietary software (in alphabetical order) that allow the creation of mind
3D Topicscape takes mind mapping and concept mapping into 3D with flying
maps combine colorful trees, concept maps, tables and more.
- Aviz Thought
Mapper is a cross-platform Java-based mind-mapping tool. On Windows it integrates
with Microsoft Office.
Axon Idea Processor is a visual diagramming tool that includes support for
BrainMine's major advantages come from an extensive graphics (icon/image)
package, a convenient overview map, and an object attribute panel. The final
products can be visually impressive, but the interface can be overwhelming (even
distracting) for basic idea organizing.
ConceptDraw MINDMAP Mind Mapping, Brainstorming and Project Planning software
that works both on Windows and Mac OS X
Cornerstone is a visual thinking tool that supports a variety of visual
takes the next step - away from a flat tree to a network of ideas with depth.
KnowledgeMap achieves some of the same MindMap type organization, but is
constructed to seem more like an outline.
Inspiration is a cross-platform
Mac OS X,
Windows and Palm visual learning application which recently (version 8) introduced
true mind-mapping support.
Incubator is a visual thinking tool for
Mac OS X
featuring multiple worksheets and the ability to link to external desktop documents
and web pages.
is proprietary mind-mapping software for Windows with a vast array of features.
This product is sleek and simple, with excellent export.
is proprietary mind-mapping software running on both
Microsoft Windows and
Mac OS X,
and integrates with
Mind Map/LX Is a free Mind Map program that runs on the HP 200lx PDA. Also
with a helper program it is able to run on any dos PC.
is a full-featured visual thinking and mind mapping tool for
Microsoft Windows with interoperability with
MyMind is a mind mapper with built-in outlining functionality. It is "donationware"
for Mac OS X.
Modelmaker is a visual CASE tool which supports UML diagrams and mindmaps.
- map your mind in 3d.
is a proprietary mind-map application for
Mac OS X
Microsoft Windows. Features include flexible branch shapes, a branch proposal
system, integrated screenplay support, and
OpenMind - software used by British schools
SmartDraw, a visio-like product.
Smart Ideas is another visual diagramming tool with a unique "big picture"
Spark-Space comes in various editions for enterprise or education. Available
on Windows, MacOS/X, Linux in English, French, Spanish, German and Dutch.
Thinkmap - uses a Java based SDK kit in an XML-based configuration language
scripting toolset with syntax similar to that used for Cascading Style Sheets
(CSS) and other scripting languages. Pre-configured building blocks include:
Spider, Hierarchy, Clustering, and Chronology. The VisualThesauras product is
an example of the use of this technology.
Thinkgraph is a currently free mind-mapping program for
Thinking with Pictures is a visual thinking tool designed for children.
Visual Concept touts itself as a mind mapping program. The final product
is more like visio, but seems to emphasize
hexagon shaped maps.
Mind is another mind-mapping application.