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Dynamic Draw Portable v5.7.1 Updated

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.
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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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XMind v3.4.0

Emka on 15 Dec 2013
  • 144MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Gannon8

X-Mind is a mind-mapping, flowchart, organizational chart, and diagramming program. 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 many different formats, and is compatible with most other mind-mapping programs.

Some advanced functions are restricted to the pro version.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Eclipse Public License 1.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the Portable ZIP version from web site and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally:
    • If not planning to run on other operating systems, delete XMind_Linux, XMind_Linux_64bit, and XMind_Mac_OS_X
    • If you are sure you'll have Java installed on any machine you use, you can delete the XMind_Windows\JRE folder (thanks mc)
  3. Open \XMind_Windows\xmind.exe
What's new? New Features
  • Local Networking Sharing (huge new feature that costs us one year to ship)
  • Enable export to Microsoft Word/PPT/Excel across all platforms, e.g. Mac OS X and Linux (huge new feature)
  • Export to Microsoft Excel/CSV
  • Export to SVG (in vectors)
  • Import from Microsoft Word
  • Merge XMind workbooks
  • New Style Editor
  • New marker design and more markers
  • Print whole workbook
  • Reduce file size
  • More templates (six thinking hats, flow-chart, personal management etc.)

  • Improved Export to Word/PPT/PDF/HTML
  • Export to PDF(Map) in vector graphics
  • Improved Import from Mindjet Mindmanager
  • Gallery renamed to "Clip Art", and new lovely clip art
  • Support for input method editor (IME) in in-place topic title editing (a big usability improvement for CJK and some European users)
  • New preference options to change the default behaviour of dragging/dropping external files
  • Re-calculate relative file hyperlinks on saving
  • Synchronized topic selection between editor and Gantt view
  • Each marker group is an expandable section in Markers view
  • Markers are resized automatically to fit topic font size
  • The order of markers in a topic is fixed to be as same as the order in Markers view
  • Turn off topic filter's highlight effect after deleting the marker used for the filter
  • Embed JRE in Windows installation folder
  • Increase the maximum memory settings for Windows versions
  • Many other smaller improvements

Fixed Bugs
  • On Windows, XMind fails to launch after Java upgraded to 1.7
  • On Windows, closing a loading browser editor causes script error and XMind hanging
  • On Mac OS X, the menu bar is still hidden when pressing "Esc" key to quit the Brainstorming or Presentation mode
  • On Mac OS X with Java 7 installed, XMind fails to open files with non-ASCII characters in their name
  • On Ubuntu 12.04 in German language, almost all key bindings are broken and it's impossible to type any word in topic
  • Hyperlinks are exported into unrecognizable code
  • XMind fails to locate collapsed topics when double-clicking them from search result
  • Hyperlinks in notes are exported as plain text to Word or PPT
  • Non-ASCII characters in file name are shown as "?" in recent opened file list
  • Topic's fill color, line color and line thickness property is not effective when applying an extracted theme
  • On Windows, XMind fails to conduct relative file hyperlinks across different drivers
  • Error occurs when XMind tries to open a removed/renamed home map on startup
  • Error occurs when clicking a removed/renamed file in recent opened file
  • Error occurs while exporting large mind maps to PDF (Map)
  • XMind crashes by clicking on the "Label" action in the context menu of the hyperlink/notes icon within the topic
  • On Mac OS X, double click on an XMind file in Finder to launch XMind causes an additional editor opened with errors
  • Some multi-thread access issues related to Save operation
  • Many other smaller bug fixes
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webfork on 2011-01-03 17:56

To avoid downloading the Mac and Linux components and save a lot of bandwidth, use Free Download Manager's zip preview function

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:

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Blumind v1.3.21.1 New

Checker on 4 Aug 2014
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by borlip

Blumind is a lightweight and powerful mind mapping tool. It features multiple document editing, chart layouts and multiple export formats.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Blumind.exe.
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Emka on 2012-01-25 18:23

If you do not intend to create file associations, you can delete DocTypeReg.exe.

Emka on 2013-12-14 08:16

Blumind 2.0 and 3.1 are available, both with portable (yet untested) versions.

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.

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PortableDIA v0.97.1-1

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Dia is an open-source 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. Dia is useful for drawing UML diagrams, network maps, and flowcharts. PortableDIA is a portable wrapper for DIA.

Two alternatives are X-Dia and Dia Portable.

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.
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Mister Wolf on 2009-11-05 15:20

I use it (ver 0.95) for simple charts at home, its equals to Visio (for my needs..), its free, and its portable so I can always take it with me on my DOK. Recommended.

webfork on 2010-02-27 17:06

I tried really, really hard to make a go of this program to put together some flowcharts and so forth, but sadly its really not a replacement for Visio. Entering text into ojects and then and linking them (fairly simple stuff) is far too difficult and annoying. I hope the developers keep working on it and its gets to a more useful point.

Wolfghost on 2010-11-27 00:44

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

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