MindNode Pro and MindNode are elegant and simple-to-use mindmapping applications for the Macintosh that help to visually:

  • collect, classify and structure ideas.
  • organize, study and solve problems.

Mind maps can be used for many different tasks – including to-do lists, brainstorming, holiday planning, research, writing, project management – and in many different environments – school, meetings, workspace.

FreeMind – free mind mapping software


FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map) software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click “fold / unfold” and “follow link” operations.

So you want to write a completely new metaphysics? Why don’t you use FreeMind? You have a tool at hand that remarkably resembles the tray slips of Robert Pirsig, described in his sequel to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance called Lila. Do you want to refactor your essays in a similar way you would refactor software? Or do you want to keep personal knowledge base, which is easy to manage? Why don’t you try FreeMind? Do you want to prioritize, know where you are, where you’ve been and where you are heading, as Stephen Covey would advise you? Have you tried FreeMind to keep track of all the things that are needed for that?

ConceptDraw MINDMAP


ConceptDraw MINDMAP is a powerful business and personal productivity software application that provides visual organization and access to information for individuals and organizations:

  • Visual mind mapping makes use of visual diagrams to capture and organize information the way you think and work.
  • Mind map and outline mode display your information in either nonlinear or linear editable formats.
  • Brainstorming technique enables individuals and teams to generate multiple ideas and build them into an organized process.



Curio is another application that looks like it was designed for the OS X platform, with a fairly advanced interface allowing several complex features. These include in-built searching of popular image website, encryption, a “dossier” screen to help track the requirements of a project, and a full-screen presentation mode.

MindView 3 Business – Professional Mind Mapping Software


Essential Mind Mapping Software for your business!

MatchWare’s MindView 3 Business is a professional Mind Mapping® software application that allows users to brainstorm and visualize ideas quickly and easily. MindView 3 Business makes meetings more productive, accelerates project planning and helps turn ideas into action faster than ever before!

MyThoughts for Mac


MyThoughts for Mac Creates Fluid, Organic, Curvy Mind Maps that work in a way that the human brain enjoys!

If you illustrate something with straight lines, rigid boxes and lists the human brain is snoring in no time at all. But, given shape, curves, images and color the human brain loves it and drinks it all in. So, why would you want a Mind Map that has straight branch lines, rigid templates and inflexible layouts?

MyThoughts for Mac introduces a new level of freedom in the use of Mind Mapping Software allowing you to create Unique, Flowing, Brain Friendly Mind Maps.

The iMindMap Product Range


iMindMap is a creative and very easy to use tool that is available in three Editions. It is the only software that accurately delivers the visual flexibility and brain friendliness of the highly proven and renown Buzan Mind Mapping techniques. iMindMap allows you to organise, create, innovate, plan, present, notate, learn, structure, communicate, problem solve and project manage all in one place.

XMind Pro


Are you a teacher looking to present your lesson plans? Are you a business owner who wants to get the word out about your product or service? Are you a speaker who wants your information to reach people who could not make it to your seminar?

XMind Pro makes it easier to express your ideas and share your information using its Presentation function. Launch your XMind Pro, where you can draw a mind map or open existed maps. One click enters you into Presentation mode, where your map will be shown on the full screen. You can just use the navigation toolbar within Presentation mode or Spacebar, Enter, Tab, or Arrow keys to navigate through topics. Every time a new topic is selected, it will be highlighted and positioned in the center of screen so your audience can concentrate on it.

MindManager 7


The powerful way to visually organize your information and keep your work moving forward.

MindManager 7 for Mac is a visual productivity tool that enables you to organize, manage, and communicate ideas and information to solve problems, drive innovation, and make consistent progress toward your goals. Use it to create interactive diagrams called mind maps that start with a central theme, then add branches with different ideas, notes, images, tasks—even hyperlinks and attachments. You’ll have all the information you need at your fingertips without being overwhelmed, so you can see the big picture as well as the details.



Pimki is a PIM (Personal Information Manager) loosely based on Instiki‘s Wiki technology. This is the place to dump your brain, organise your thoughts and Get Things Done. The ease of use and immediacy of a wiki combined with extended view to slice and dice the data give you a unique power to store, manage and retrieve all loose bit of information in your life.

There are a lot of features added over a regular Wiki, features that only make sense when you view it as a personal application and not so much as a group oriented application. See below for a full list of goodies.

Please feel free to try it to organize your thoughts. Email me if you have any problems (assaph at gmail) or submit bugs / feature requests on the RubyForge project page.



The IHMC CmapTools software empowers users to construct, navigate, share, and criticize knowledge models represented an Concept Maps.



Mindomo is another online mind mapping software program that features a simple, streamlined interface.



WikkaWiki is a flexible, standards-compliant and lightweight wiki engine written in PHP, which uses MySQL to store pages. Forked from WakkaWiki. Designed for speed, extensibility, and security. Released under the GPL license.

RecallPlus Study Software – Learn Faster


RecallPlus is software designed specifically for students who want to learn faster and improve their marks. RecallPlus goes beyond simple note-taking and organizing – it actually tests students on their notes so they can learn the information. RecallPlus is the only true study software because it is the only software that combines concept mapping of notes with testing.




DeepaMehta is a software platform for Knowledge Management. Knowledge is represented in a semantic network and is handled collaboratively. DeepaMehta combines interdisciplinary research with the idea of Open Source to generate a true benefit for workflow as well as for social processes. At the same time Deepa Mehta is an indian movie director. The DeepaMehta user interface is build according to research in Cognitive Psychology and accomodates the knowledge building process of the individual. Instead of handling information through applications, windows and files with DeepaMehta the user handles all kind of information directly and individually. DeepaMehtas user interface is completely based on Mind Maps / Concept Maps.



Semantik is a mind mapping tool designed for students who need help with essays and other papers.



Labyrinth is a lightweight mind-mapping tool, written in Python using Gtk and Cairo to do the drawing. It is intended to be as light and intuitive as possible, but still provide a wide range of powerful features.

A mind-map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualise, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organisation, problem solving, and decision making.

View Your Mind


VYM is a thinking and planning tool that helps students and other users with time management, creativity, organization, and other skills.



MindRaider is a personal notebook and organizer that lets you use clips from the web, your files, and your brain to stay organized.

Visual Understanding Environment (VUE)


Looking at the creative problem solving framework through a new set of digital tools. (“Toward a Digitally Driven Process”, 19:25 min) Video produced by Diego Uribe, International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College.



Individual Get creating and sharing mind maps online with our unlimited Premium account. Access your maps anytime and from anywhere and brainstorm with friends and colleagues in real time, just using a web browser.

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Wise Mapping is the web mind mapping tool that leverages the power of Mind Maps mixing new technologies like vectorial languages (SVG and VML) and the power of the whole Web 2.0 concept. No pluggin required.



Choose to use a desktop or web-based version of DropMind for real-time collaboration or the ability to add hyperlinks and images.



Mindjet is expensive, but when you use the online version to work with friends, you can split the cost.



Wridea is a web service first to avoid ideas being forgotten, then to organize and improve those ideas by giving you the opportunity to share your ideas with friends and necessary tools to improve your ideas by yourself and individually.



Dabbleboard is an online collaboration application that’s centered around the whiteboard. With a new type of drawing interface that’s actually easy and fun to use, Dabbleboard gets out of your way and just lets you draw. Finally the whiteboard enters the digital age!



Comapping is online software to manage and share information. Use it to take notes, plan and organize. It’s a way to have one set of notes. One set of files. For everyone.



This artistic, flowing mind map lets you import text from the web and Microsoft Office. Works on Windows only.



Organize your ideas using a tool that complements the way you think.  Drag in text and images from Safari, Word, the Desktop and most other OS X applications.  Place them anywhere on multiple worksheets within a single document.

Use the content you’ve gathered to build elaborate visual hierarchies.  Add annotation.  Link to external web pages and desktop documents.  Easily mastered, surprisingly powerful.

eminec MYmap


With eminec MYmap, you can use your computer to brainstorm, organize and share ideas. The program supports you along the entire way from collecting ideas to structuring your thoughts and presenting them. eminec MYmap enhances your existing office software with all the tools you need to unleash your creativity in a productive way. The result: With eminec MYmap, you’re going to have fun and save time.

Edraw Mindmap


Perfect vector-based mind mapping software with abundant examples and templates!

Edraw is the quick and easy map mapping software for creating great-looking mind maps (graphical representations of thought processes) for brainstorming, problem solving, rational analysis, and decision marking. It includes thousands of ready-made graphics that you simply stamp to create your drawing.