XMind v8 Update 2 Updated

billon on 18 Jun 2017
  • 471MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 May 2017
  • Suggested by Gannon8

XMind is a mind-mapping program with a variety of available diagramming tools for flowcharts, organizational charts, timelines, and more. It can be used for brain storming, illustrating or categorizing ideas, note taking, conceptualizing, and more. It supports drag-and-drop of elements, export to other formats, and is compatible with most other mind-mapping programs.

The download is cross platform, functional in OS X and Linux. Some advanced functions are restricted to the pro version but can be removed via Edit - Preferences - XMind Pro and checking "Hide Plus/Pro features".

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: EPL/LGPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch \XMind_Windows\xmind.exe

  • Run XMind_Windows\Associate_XMind_File.bat to associate the program with .xmind files. (This is not portable and must be run on each machine.)
  • To save space, if you are sure you'll have Java installed on any machine you use, you can delete the XMind_Windows\JRE folder (thanks mc)
  • If not planning to run on other operating systems, save additional space by deleting XMind_Linux, XMind_Linux_64bit, XMind_Linux_64bit, and XMind_Mac_OS_X
Similar/alternative apps: Blumind
What's new? See:

10 comments on XMind  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Prodigious Juggalo 2010-04-06 12:14

This is simply the best mind map software available. The export function also produces great reports! Most of the functionality is enabled and free and if you need the other functionality, the montly 1-time charge cost is cheap! I've purchased the 1-month option twice to use the extended functionality, but typically I don't need it as it is great as-is. Don't go by the examples on the website as they don't show the true power of this project. It is hard to believe that this is a portable app!

Andries 2010-04-10 21:22

I can agree that this is excellent mindmapping software, better options compared to for example freemind. On the other hand, freemind in combination with ToDoList is even better. Not as a stand-alone app, it is the combination of the apps.

Ian from Barrie 2010-09-17 03:06

137 mb??? This is a boat anchor.

webfork 2010-09-17 05:32

To save some space, try AppCompactor.

BJK 2010-09-17 09:20

When I have tried to download the exe-file, I have got the error message that I have no rights to download.

Ian from Barrie 2010-09-17 13:06

AppCompactor shrank the app by about 1/3 using conservative settings with no obvious ill effects. Still about 100MB, though - the size of a well-dressed WAMP package. That's a big byte out of a small USB stick, and unless you want the functionality, I agree with Andries' suggestion. Notwithstanding, I AM keeping it on my hard drive. Very nice.

mc 2010-09-19 03:57

If you have Java installed on the Windows computers you usually use, then you can delete the JRE folder under XMind_Windows. With AppCompactor and deleting JRE, the size reduces to about 47 MB.

Guna KS 2011-02-19 12:12

One of the amazing software that I've used . . Good job, guys . . .


webfork 2011-06-27 18:46

Youtube user put together a great series of tutorials on xmind: http://www.youtube.com/user/frankshakaxmind#p/u


webfork 2015-04-26 21:42

This program is critically important when you have a mass of vaguely connected topics. Seeing them all grouped nicely into a structure does a very useful magic trick, simplifying and clarifying how you think about almost any topic.


Post your comment