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XMind 8 v3.7.7 Updated

billon on 1 Feb 2018
  • 471MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Feb 2018
  • 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.

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: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xmind.exe

  • Run 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 JRE folder (thanks mc)
Similar/alternative apps: Blumind
What's new? See:
Latest comments
webfork on 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.

JohnW on 2017-08-30 10:36

A small point...
The download is now 'pure' Windows.
Other OS files are not present.
Perhaps mod the initial blurb

__philippe on 2017-08-30 13:15

Late to the Xmind party,...and yet:

Talk about BLOATED software indeed: 471MB ! fer chrissake (excuse my french)...:-(

One could draw half-decent "Mind Map" diagrams with EVE (182KB) just as well...;-)

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EVE v3.56

webfork on 24 Feb 2017
  • 182KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Aug 2003
  • Suggested by Thomas Dy

EVE (Embedded Vector Editor) is a tiny vector-based drawing tool. Additional object libraries can also be downloaded, including logic gate circuit symbols, flowchart symbols etc.

Note: There is also EVE Web Edition, which supports SVG export/import.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Partial
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch eve.exe.
What's new? See:
Latest comments
AlephX on 2011-07-11 11:03

Hi, now the app is licensed under GPL...

lautrepay on 2011-07-11 14:23

Updated, thanks!

Cornflower on 2017-02-24 19:12

Thanks for re-adding this great little app. I'll let the group know if it ever doesn't work on an OS that I am aware of. So far, so good.

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DIA Portable v0.97.2

Midas on 20 Jan 2016
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2012
  • Suggested by AlephX

Dia is a diagramming tool loosely patterned after Visio. Features include multiple-page printing, export to many formats (EPS, SVG, CGM and PNG), and the ability to use custom shapes created by the user as simple XML descriptions. The program is useful for drawing UML diagrams, network maps, and flowcharts.

PortableDIA is a portable wrapper for DIA. Alternatively, X-Dia and Dia Portable are also available.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableDIA.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice (Draw), XMind, Dynamic Draw Portable
What's new?
    Dia 0.97.2
  • A bugfix and maintenance release.
  • A lot of translation updates.
  • 28 bugs fixed (List of fixed bugs:
  • More colors for SADT.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2010-11-27 00:44

New release is out:
Home :
Download: (scroll down)

NickR on 2016-01-20 09:13

Very Popular but sadly neglected

SourceForge currently reports (Jan2016):
16,000 downloads this single week
and over a MILLION downloads in the last year !
BUT Last updated Aug 2014

What a shame this excellent software isn't developed to its full potential
or sold to someone who will

webfork on 2016-01-20 20:22

NickR: Prefer LibreOffice's Drawing tool, which takes some getting used to but also does a bit more than Dia. It's also in active development.

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Blumind 3.2.902.24361

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2014
  • Suggested by borlip

Blumind is a lightweight and powerful mind mapping tool. It features multiple document editing, multiple export formats, and layouts from org charts, tree, and logic views.

Note: site offline, linking to

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: DotNET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Portable.bat or Blumind.exe -p.
Similar/alternative apps: XMind
Latest comments
Emka on 2014-12-06 15:02

v3.2.902.24361 out

DarkShadow on 2016-05-28 14:42

Check links !

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Dynamic Draw Portable v5.7.1

Checker on 11 Aug 2014

Dynamic Draw is a vector graphics editor useful for making flowcharts, line drawings, org charts, buttons, etc. It is an object-oriented drawing and design program with an intelligent linking system. It can export to other vector graphics formats such as SVG as well as non-vector graphics formats like JPG, TIFF, PNG, EMF, WMF, PSD, BMP, and PSD.

The program supports OLE allowing one to copy objects and paste to other OLE applications and vice versa, but the portable mode may experience issues with this.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: %TEMP% folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DynamicDraw.exe.

Optionally, the program comes with video help files that take up 25 megs of space in the LangId\1033 folder. These files can be removed to save space without impacting the program, but deleting the entire folder will cause the program to crash on launch.
What's new? Bugs fixed:
  • Cannot resize the object whose width or height is 0 with [Resize] Dialog.
  • Sometimes the text is not displayed which anchors bottom.
  • Some other bugs.
Latest comments
portafreeuser on 2011-01-10 05:07

seems like this program deals with the registry, it comes with some registry files and their contents hint that the registry gets modified a lot by this program...

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