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Xmind is the world's coolest brainstorming and mind mapping software

Open Source, Open Storm!

Want to share ideas? The world's coolest brainstorming and mind
mapping software has now joined the open source community, and
wins The Best Project for Academia.

XMind, combined with online sharing service, provides a revolutionary way to enable both team brainstorming and personal mind mapping. With this major upgrade, we bring Web 2.0 concepts on community sharing into a popular desktop application. New Gantt view allows project managers to easily track project tasks and schedules. You'll find many more useful and time-saving functions in XMind product family.

XMind is now royalty-free and open source software. This means when you want to use an XMind fishbone in a spreadsheet, put your photos and media files into a mind map, or reuse your Freemind/MindManager files, you're free to use XMind without charge. You can even add XMind or XMind Pro as plug-ins into your Eclipse-based enterprise environment. is the best place to share your ideas and thoughts with the world. Adding an embedded XMind map viewer into your blog will enable more people to visualize and learn from your ideas. If you want to share privately, or brainstorm ideas with selected friends, just upgrade to XMind Pro.

Sometimes you want to "drill down" into a topic, i.e. focus in on a specific branch, hide other branches, or start a new mind map within a topic. With the "Topic as a Map" capability, mind maps are now truly hierarchical and layered, allowing you to focus in on and display the right information and clearly express your ideas.

Our design philosophy is to enable users to quickly capture and organize ideas seamlessly and efficiently. With XMind, you can just double-click to create and edit topics anywhere on the map. Drag-and-drop works for reorganizing topics, moving markers, taking a mapshot, and adding attachments. You can even search on topic with Google and drag images into your map without leaving the working window.

Please select the XMind download link for your specific operating system. Every package now contains [English Version]  English, [German Version]  German, [Japanese Version]  Japanese, [Simplified Chinese Version]  Chinese(Simplified), [Traditional Chinese Version] Chinese(Traditional) language packs. XMind will choose language to fit your OS's settings. Changing your OS's language settings will change XMind's.


    * A 800Mhz or greater processor
    * 256M RAM or greater, recommend 512M or greater.
    * 100MB free disk space for downloaded file and installaltion.
    * Internet connection for certain features (like Share) and XMind Pro.

Windows Users:

    * Windows XP/2003/Vista 32-bit.
    * Microsoft Word/Powerpoint for certain features (like Export).

Mac Users

    * Mac OS X 10.4 and later.
    * Mac OS X 10.4 needs "Java for Mac OSX 10.4 Release 5" installed, and follow the steps in Important Notice for Mac OS X 10.4 users to modify XMind.ini file.

Linux Users:

    * GTK
    * Some features need lame (
    * Only Sun JRE/OpenJDK/IBM JRE/BEA JRockit are supported. Don't use unsupported JVM.

Installation Instructions

    * Download XMind by clicking on the appropriate link for your operating system.
    * If you are downloading the zip portable package, unzip it to a new folder. Open this folder, and launch XMind directly without installation.
    * For Windows installer, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
    * For the Mac disk image, double-click the link to open a Finder window including "" (Some download tools would open it automatically.) Drag the "" into your Applications folder to copy it to your hard drive. You can drag XMind again from the Applications folder to your dock.


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