Free Mind map tools

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This is one of 14 articles listing tools for making various types of maps. The tools are all available free of charge. The articles cover tools for making mind maps, concept maps, flowcharts, diagrams, treemaps, argument maps (and similar types), maps for use in wikis and maps for information- and knowledge-management.

Below is the list of software and apps for making mind maps.

Free mind mapping software and apps[edit]

The term ‘Mind maps’ is used rather loosely in this list to mean supporting a central topic form with a hierarchy around it. For better definitions, and explanations of a term that is used in widely different ways, see other articles here, such as What is a mind map?, How to make a mind map, Buzan’s mind map guidelines in practical use, and Concept maps or mind maps? the choice.

Software Licence Platform Screenshot
3D Topicscape Free Windows
Topicscape screenshot
Cayra Free (Defunct but still available
from the link on the left)
Cayra screenshot
CharTr Free Linux
CharTr screenshot
CoggleSee Review Free (all maps public – subscribe for private maps) Online, browser-based
Coggle Mindmap screenshot
Connected MindSee Review Free Online, browser-based, Android & iOS app
Connected Mind screenshot
Creately Free Online, browser-based
Creately Mindmap screenshot
DRichard Mindmaps Free and Open Source Online, browser-based
DRichard Mindmaps screenshot
FreeMind Free Windows, Mac, Linux
FreeMind screenshot
Freeplane Free. And for now, files are
compatible with FreeMind.
Windows, Mac, Linux
Freeplane screenshot
Gliffy Free (5 public diagrams) Online, browser-based
Gliffy screenshot
GraphMind Free Online, browser-based (a Drupal module)
GraphMind screenshot
Hypergraph Free Online, browser-based
Hypergraph screenshot
InfoRapid KnowledgeBase BuilderSee Review Free (for non-commercial use) Windows
InfoRapid KnowledgeBase Builder screenshot
Mind42 Free Online, browser-based
Mind42 screenshot
MindApp Free for non-commercial use Windows
MindApp screenshot
Mind Map Viewer (Eric Blue) Free Online, browser-based, for MindManager files
Mind Map Viewer screenshot
MindMapleSee Review Free Online, browser-based
MindMaple screenshot
MindMupSee Review Free Online, browser-based
MindMup screenshot
MindRaider Free Windows, Linux
MindRaider screenshot
Semantik Free Linux
Semantik screenshot
SpicyNodes Free with logo (subscribe to remove) Online, browser-based
SpicyNodes screenshot
Spiderscribe Free unlimited maps, but only 3 private (subscribe for unlimited private) Online, browser-based
Spiderscribe screenshot
Text2Mindmap Free Online, browser-based
Text2Mindmap screenshot
Tomboy mindmap Free Linux
Tomboy screenshot
VYM (View Your Mind) Free Windows, Mac, Linux
VYM screenshot
WiseMapping Free and Open Source Online, browser-based
WiseMapping screenshot
Xebece (Xebece was formerly known as Calientra or Ontographics) Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Xebece screenshot
XWiki Free Windows, Mac, Linux
XWiki screenshot
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