Hoang Lo
Hoang LoWorking on Tagon.app

What is the best mindmap app?

I'm looking for a mindmap app (preferably free) to brainstorm and visualize my business plan.
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    MindNode 5

    Visual brainstorming on your Mac, iPhone and iPad

    Chris Messina
    Chris Messina11Product designer & entrepreneur · Written
    Been enjoying this app so far. A little pricey but does the job!
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    Love Mindnode! It's beautifully designed and makes mapping really enjoyable.
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    Love this one as well - have been using it from V2 till now
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    • Paul Williams
      Paul Williamscreative problem solver

      I've been using MindNode for writing - have for years. I find moving branches of text is much easier than cutting and pasting in a text app. Great for mindmapping

    • bunnyhero🐰
      bunnyhero🐰i like bunnies and godzilla

      Great app. Too bad longtime supporters and boosters (buyers of MindNode Pro, back in the day) don't get any kind of discount. Sure, part of this is due to limitations of the Mac App Store, but why do they limit themselves to the Mac App Store only? Burning a lot of goodwill.

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    Mind Maps for Zenkit

    Mind maps meet project management

    Jessi Lu
    Jessi Lu10Change the future. · Written
    Zenkit is a great tool for project management. You can brainstorm in the mind map view and then switch to other views like kanban or calendar to work with your ideas. To every item, you can add a lot of info like files, pictures, links, etc.
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    • Jessi Lu
      Jessi LuChange the future.

      I have used scapple in the past, but had a look at Zenkit and loved it from the first moment. Mind maps are easy to create because I can use the tasks I have already created in my project collection. If I have to add a new topic it´s automatically added to the other views.

    • On the web version, mind map doesn't work

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    MindMeister

    Create and share mind maps on mobile devices or the web

    Stowe Boyd
    Stowe Boydfuturist, researcher, imperfectionist · Written
    I've used Mindmeister for the past year. I particularly like the ease of creating maps, and the tricks for connecting separate map files to each other. And the ability to create maps from outlines is helpful.
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    Coggle

    The clear way to share complex information.

    Gleb Sabirzyanov
    Gleb SabirzyanovHacker. Aiming for the impossible! · Written
    It's a free, beautiful and powerful web-app.
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    • Gabrielle Do
      Gabrielle DoMassage Therapist Will-be

      I've been using Coggle for a very long time. I've used this for my studying and using the mind-mapping method to learn new words helped me out so much. I've tried many other mind maps, but they all looked very rigid and plain. Having some color and abstractness from Coggle relaxed that kind of tension.

  5. I've used a few other mind mapping apps (not the ones listed here, though) and they all just seemed overly-complicated. XMind does have a bit of a learning curve if you've never mind mapped before, but once you know the terms and the design/layout you'd like to use, it's a breeze from there.
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  6. MindMup 2 is a free solution for Google Drive users with nice options such as the possibility to create multiple maps in a single document or to change the display mode of a project on the fly by switching map themes. Exports maps as PDF files, image files, outline, etc.
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  7. Comes with Setapp. XMind is also good though. and there is also one from the people that made Scrivener that I'd like to check out. iThoughts really works well - really really well - I dont know what I used to do without mind mapping in fact. I'll write a bit more.. Use pictures so easily. Foldable concepts - allowing mindmap within mindmap within mindmap. Kind of makes me wish I could access all internet on the web like this. 🤪 You can attach files. Code snippets What else? Possibilities are endless - markdown export etc. Thanks to all mindmap developers and hoping this continues to develop and I am sure it will, because it's just the most powerful way to map out anything. more powerful than boring text editors... Yet can still import as text . cool - thanks
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  8. Rich Peterson
    Rich PetersonFounder @ Generous Work · Written
    Simple & beautiful
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  9. JP
    JPFounder and Activist Researcher · Written
    Most underrated. My favorite feature is the vertical/horizontal transformation.
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  10. Camp Olivia
    Camp OliviaLoving cool things in this world! · Written
    Try this one here. It is a FREE software with lots of preset templates, examples and clip art. You can also choose its Slideshow function!
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  11. Harri Chege
    Harri ChegeSoftware developer · Written
    Rota allows you to develop any idea/plan you have using different senses. At the end you have a more complete picture of the idea. It is very intuitive.
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