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Average Ratings

19 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Linux/Unix
    Open Source
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • XMind
  • www.xmind.net/

About XMind

XMind is the professional and powerful mind mapping software, widely used for project management, brainstorming, knowledge management, meeting minutes, information management and so on. It is committed to offer sustainable productivity and creativity. Awarded as best project for academia and best productivity software, XMind has been adopted by more than 1,000,000 people world widely for improving their competitiveness. Actually, XMind is open source software and XMind basic version is free


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XMind Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Brainstorming
  • Collaboration
  • Creator Tracking
  • Idea Ranking
  • Project Tracking
  • Status Tracking

XMind Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Simple and straightforward

May 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: XMind is easy to pick up and start running. I was able to get started with minimal experience with this type of program.

Cons: No complaints, software works great and exactly as I expected it would. Overall happy with the program

Clean and Intuitive

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I'm using XMind on my new iMac and it's great. I use Mac because I like how the operating system and hardware stays out of my, so I can complete my work. XMind follows this philosophy of minimalism design with maximum functionality. There is also a "zen mode" which is full screen with no menus. I quickly figured the most basic functions and keystrokes without a tutorial or guide. Minimal and intuitive!

Cons: The cost is kind of high for a mind mapping tool. After all, I'm not sure how much I will use the software on a daily basis to warrant subscribing every six months. But then again, when I factor in my time, and the incalculable value of 'getting things done'. It seems to be well worth it.

This is a great product for process development as well as brainstorming

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I can pretty much use it for whatever I want: if I'm setting up a timeline, creating a project strategy, walking through a process, setting up and organizational chart. Whatever I need, there's a way for me to create it.

Cons: The relationships between elements is sometimes challenging to create (i.e. a sub-process of a process). It doesn't always work the way I want it to or anticipate it to.

Overall: I'm able to create some clean and professional items for work. Saves time.

Great easy to use application

Apr 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use in creating mind maps. Effective templates and tools to help assist in creating complex mind maps.

Cons: The windows and Mac versions have different functionality. The Windows version seems to be a little easier to navigate and use.

Perfect for Brainstorming and Organizing Ideas

Apr 01, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Mindmapping helps me to be creative, to organize and connect my ideas into an easily readable format. xMind has been my go-to mindmapping software for this.

I'm using version 8, and it has a much better UI (than other similar apps). The Pro features like Gantt-Chart helps me to use it for Project Implementations. The Walk-through (Presentation Mode) is great for presentation during meetings. It also allows to export to multiple formats like Jpg, pdf, etc. Also, backup using xMind Cloud works great for backup and easy sharing.

There are many pre-installed themes to make your mindmaps look formal or fun, or colorful, etc.

There are similar apps which are Cloud-based, but I prefer to have xMind, which is installed locally and available for use offline (since I'm not always connected to the Internet).

Cons: I'm using xMind on a Macbook, but it seems that up to now, smooth scrolling is not yet fixed by their devs. This has been brought up since 2014 (you may Google it) but still not supported. It's a shame because for me, Mac has the best touch pad/scrolling. On the other hand, I've used xMind in Windows and it scrolls smoothly using the trackpad/mouse with no problems.

Overall: xMind is a very useful application for brainstorming, organizing, and connecting ideas.

Great ideas happen all the time inside your marvelous brain. But often and rather very quickly, these ideas fly away and are forgotten. Pen and paper works, but a digital version of mindmapping will help a lot with extra features (e.g., auto-arrange, backup, themes, gantt-chart view, presentation, easy sharing, etc.)

This is wonderful tool to help with Project Management

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have used this software to develop WBS and SOW mind maps. I have used some of the included templates for the SOW and the cause and effect (Ishikawa diagram). The software is easy to use and there is not a huge learning curve. You can just jump right in and get things done.

Cons: I think it would be great to get a mobile app for this software. It would help to get some work done while out on the road.

Overall: This is a great tool for Project Managers. You can get started easily and get things done quickly.

I use XMind to manage information in visual way, to create notes & presentations in many views.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: XMind has great options to present information in many, different ways - as timeline, trees, org charts,... If we use task information, we can manage topics with Gantt chart view. It's easy to share documents in many ways. It's easy to develop document with visual elements like icons and images.

Cons: It would be great to see more advanced options in project management controlling area and maybe cooperation with MS Excel as data source.

Overall: time saver, notes keeper, presentations option

A wide variety of templates available

Jan 27, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: to no training required to be productive.
Free version available.
Local Network Sharing.
Works on Windows, OS X and Linux.
capable of displaying information in a multitude of ways (classic mindmaps, charts, timelines, decision trees, etc)

Cons: Used to offer their not free products
No cloud storage any more after 1/2018
FreeMind files sometimes don't work
Limited design capabilities but its free

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Quick, simple, easy to understand

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like being able to illustrate complex processes quickly and simply. I use XMind often when brainstorming how to complete a project or show visually how a process works to my coworkers. It's easy to learn, and even the free version gives us enough options that it meets our needs. I was introduced to mindmapping by a coworker a couple of years ago, which is how I found XMind, and have used it frequently ever since.

Cons: Sometimes the layout of the tree you make can look a little strange and there's no way to change it. I wish we had a little more control over the spacing between the boxes and the lines connecting them, as sometimes a box can hang out too far or too close in your tree, and that can make things a little less visually appealing, but overall I don't have any major complaints.

Overall: I can illustrate complex processes quickly in a short amount of time. When I show my mindmaps to coworkers they're impressed and can easily understand the concept I'm trying to get across, which is a timesaver when we're trying to brainstorm the process behind a complicated project.

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XMind has revolutionized how I brainstorm and plan strategy for my business

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Mind Mapping not a completely new concept, but XMind makes it incredibly simple to change the way you brainstorm. You immediately jump into a blank map and with very easy shortcut keys you can start dropping all of your ideas onto a page. Everything is easy to move around, connect to other ideas, or add notes to. They have added great colors and icons to help sort your ideas. It is also very affordable for the pro version with a one time payment fee.

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Mind Mapping Made Easy

Dec 14, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I've used XMind for the better part of 5 years and it works exactly as intended. I've used it for everything from setting up website information architecture to mapping out org charts for the business. It's super intuitive and easy to use, with built in templates to help make development a snap. There are a variety of uses and XMind does a great job of illustrating the possibilities through their templates and tutorials.

Cons: XMind features 'drag and drop' technology that allows users to rearrange secondary and tertiary items as needed after creation. While a great concept in theory, the functionality can be a bit clunky at times, not allowing the user to drop the item in the desired location. The user interface makes building and modifying mind maps easy but it isn't the most attractive thing to look at - it could use a refresh and some modernization.

Overall: I've tried a variety of mind mapping products and none of them hold a candle to Xmind. Part of a very specific niche of software, Xmind's most powerful attribute is its simplicity. It doesn't try to do too much and what it does it does very well!!

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A easy tool for to create great looking mind-maps.

Dec 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I do a lot of systems/processes and creative campaign creation. Being able to link ideas, processes, etc together is a huge asset when communicating with other members of our team or clients. XMind is a great tool to easily and cheaply do this. Using their app i always have them on me for on-the-fly presentations. xmind keeps me from having to spend 3x as much time drawing things out in Powerpoint/Slides.

Cons: I wish themes were more customizable; but that's really a stretch to find something wrong with the free version I use.

Overall: Great, easy product to create mind-maps for free.

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Excellent tool for mind mapping

Dec 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The free version is feature rich and can get you going right away, the built-in templates are great starting points.

The fact that the free version is available makes it easy to send files to share and not worry about someone being able to open it since there is a free version.

The paid version adds a slew of functionality and the ability to export the file into various formats.

Cons: Not too many cons here as the tool is feature rich, larger files can take a bit to load and print options are not the greatest but I see this as more of a tool for sharing on computers.

Overall: An easy tool to present ideas using more of an image format in a collaborative way.

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Powerful desktop mind mapping tool, hindered by a lack of collaboration and mobile support.

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Fast and intuitive mind mapping with great support for images and documents. Many available layouts and custom themes. Cloud sync between devices, keyboard shortcuts, and a few project management features.

Cons: Limited completely to the desktop. Powerful, but also overly complex, takes time to learn. Cannot freely position elements, must use pre-defined layouts. Cloud synchronization is aggravating, often results in conflicts and duplicate documents.

Overall: I use it primarily for brainstorming, it helps to be able to capture ideas and draw relationships between similar concepts. It is also helpful for creating charts and data visualizations for my team.

Fantastic software for mind maps, diagrams and simple info-graphic solutions

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: This version of XMIND (v8 update 4) is a fantastic solution for:
- mind mapping,
- diagrams of different kind,
- info-graphics
User interface is a nice, clean with adequate number of icons (options) in toolbars (horizontal and vertical) and only one menu bar . Most of options are always available during work and can be accessed immediately when needed. And there are plenty of options.
OUTLINE - is full of options, with different filters.
TOPIC FORMAT - many options are available (there is place to improve)
CLIP ART / ICON FINDER - plenty of media to choose from
MARKERS - are made nicely, with several options to choose from
THEMES - are nice (there is place to improve)
NOTES - are linked to topics, nice feature
COMMENTS - are similar to notes but with time when inserted, also linked to topic
TASK INFO - sometimes can be of use.

Cons: This program, on my PC (WIN10, 4 Gb RAM), is very slow in some operations, especially loading. Cloud operations can be better defined.

Overall: This software can be used by any sized company. User interface is simple, clean and easy to understand and master it in short period of time. Plenty of options give opportunity for different level of design (from simple diagrams to relatively challenging info-graphics).

Use it to capture meeting notes

Jul 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very easy to pick up and a very visual way to make meeting notes. Once you get used to it you can be very fast in editing

Cons: It's a proprietary file and software so you need to have it installed if you want to share files with other people

Easy to use software with small issues

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great software to visualise complex ideas and connections. This tool comes with very handy templates.

Cons: It takes some time to get fully acquainted with all possibilities and functions. Application could also be a bit faster.

Fun Way to Visualize Ideas

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I know that I've barely scratched the surface of X-Mind. Mapping out projects, ideas, and goals with X-mind makes it easy to break those projects, ideas, and goals down step by step, which makes them easier to conquer one piece at a time, and the different design options, colors, and icons even help make unpleasant or challenging problems look more fun and approachable.

I don't use it every day, but when I need to break down a problem or a project, X-mind is a great way to digitally "get it all on paper," and see it all laid out clearly.

Easy Brainstorming Diagrams at your fingertips

Dec 05, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use; little to no training required to be productive.
Free version available

Cons: Limited design capabilities but its free.

Overall: Xmind has given my organization a free downgraded version of their software to use since we are a charity. I really like the ease of use of this software and how fast you can pull together a simple fishbone or timeline compared to Vision.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is a great first place to start on your search for diagram software.