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XMind v3.6.1

webfork on 16 Jan 2016
  • 467MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Dec 2015
  • Suggested by Gannon8

X-Mind 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.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Eclipse Public License 1.0
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, delete XMind_Linux, XMind_Linux_64bit, and XMind_Mac_OS_X
Similar/alternative apps: Blumind
What's new? Improvements:
Modify the translation errors in French, German, Korean language pack.
Update Help File in Chinese version.

Bug Fixes:
Fix an issue that causes error while activating XMind 7 Pro license.
Fix an issue that "Extend" and "Extend All" functions do not work properly.
Fix an issue that causes comment to miss after moving the topic.
Fix an issue that the orders of columns and rows can not be moved under Matrix structure.
Fix an issue that causes error while inserting an image from web.
Fix an issue that the list of recent files updated incorrectly.
Fix a bug that causes exported PDF Map incorrect display even user selected "Show +/-" in the export to PDF dialog.
Fix an issue when the central topic of a map has no text, the map can not be uploaded to
Fix an issue that in Chinese, Japanese and Korean version, exported Excel file is incorrect when choosing Pivot and Outline layout.
Fixed a bug when inserting too many sheets in a workbook, some of the sheets lost from the Sheet Tab.
Fix an issue that causes failure to import Mindmanager file.
Fix an issue that causes failure to export to Freemind.
Fix an issue that causes failure to open a file after removing this XMind file's password.
Fix a bug that causes the color group not to display correctly in the font dialog.
Other minor bug fixes.
Latest comments
Guna KS on 2011-02-19 12:12

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

webfork on 2011-06-27 18:46

Youtube user put together a great series of tutorials on xmind:

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.

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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

Midas on 4 Nov 2015
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • 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.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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
avi-aryan on 2014-02-18 11:45

Blumind 3.1 is portable. It comes with a .bat file that runs blumind.exe as > which runs the program in portable mode.

Emka on 2014-12-06 15:02

v3.2.902.24361 out

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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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