I am looking for a free Mind Mapping package to model a few things. Any good recommedations?

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I like Mindjet MindManager. It's not free, but they have a free trial.

  • Even though this one will set me back a few bucks, it looks like this might be the best of breed. Thanks for the link! – Axxmasterr Aug 10 '09 at 23:37

FreeMind is a good Java-based one - open source, runs on Windows, OS X and Linux.

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XMind is a good one.


Freemind. It runs on Java, so is available on all platforms. It comes included in the Ubuntu repository.


I really like Cayra.

  • Well, looks like their site is down, so if you're still interested you can go to one of the shareware mirror type sites to check it out. – Dillie-O Aug 10 '09 at 21:30

You could try Freeplane, an improved version of Freemind. It's free, open source, and Java-based.

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  • Freeplane is great and also has a very active developer community with great support for users and their wishes! :-) – MostlyHarmless Nov 28 '12 at 14:54

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