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XMind – free and cross-platform software for creating mind maps


  • Interface: upper menu bar and toolbar, in the middle of the editing area, bottom tabs and zooming;
  • There is a library of ready-made templates: from balance sheet, to fishbone chart, matrix, timeline, there is always the right template for recording your ideas;
  • You can create an mind map or outliner (is ideal for managing lists, organizing facts and ideas, and for goal and task management);
  • The created mind maps/outliner are saved in the format .xmind;
  • Tab support;
  • Import support: MindManager, FreeMind, Lighten, MindNode, Markdown, OPML, TextBundle, Microsoft Word (.docx);
  • Export support: PNG, SVG, PDF, Markdown, Word, Excel, TextBundle;
  • Print support;
  • Theme Editor: you can tailor the style of themes to your preference, customize shapes, lines, colors, etc.;
  • ZEN Mode: It’s not easy to focus for a long time, ZEN mode helps you only concentrate on one mind map;
  • Support for mathematical and chemical formulas using LaTeX;
  • Share your mind map with Public/Private Link, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Email and through other social networks;
  • Fold/Unfold All Sub-branches;
  • There is a search and replace;
  • Map Overview shows a general situation of your entire mind map, which can help you to check the approximate location of a topic quickly;
  • You can add notes to a node;
  • You can insert relevant hyperlinks into your topics, which allow you to access documents and web pages directly;
  • You can attach a file or another mind map which is related to your current map;
  • It is possible to cancel/repeat the action;
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts.

Node configuration:

  • the choice of style/the structure/the form;
  • select a font family, size, style, and color;
  • text formatting: bold, italics, strikethrough, uppercase/lowercase, capital letters;
  • add a badge and a sticker;
  • select the thickness and color of the edge.

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The software XMind is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS, as well as mobile applications for Android and iOS.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Mobile appsAndroid, iOS

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install xmind

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub net.xmind.ZEN

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Version for Android

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:10.2.1
Developer:XMind Ltd.
Programming language:Java
Software website:xmind.net

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