Blumind Mind Mapping App

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Blumind Mind Mapping App

#1 Post by borlip » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:07 am

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Nice Mind Mapping software that has a zipped portable version. Seems to run quick and lean. I have no idea if it writes anything to the registry. Blumind: http://blumind.org/

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Re: Blumind Mind Mapping App

#2 Post by joby_toss » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:37 am

It requires .Net, otherwise it's portable (saves settings to options.xml file in its own folder). It's simplistic and small.

P.S. I wonder if this will work on a system without .Net installed. Mscoree.dll is the only dependence the executable has. If we add this .dll (from a system that has .Net installed) in its folder, will it work? I cannot test this, as I don't have access to a .Net free system. :)

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#3 Post by Emka » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:24 am

Very nice find!
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#4 Post by webfork » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:41 am

Always looking for good mindmap programs so I tested it out today a bit. A very minimalistic program that does more than FreeMind, but less than XMind. The file size doesn't hurt: its only 2.4 megs and its fast and simple.

Unfortunately it doesn't appear to export to other mindmap formats; although you can open standard .MM documents, you can only save to Blumind's format.

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#5 Post by Emka » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:24 am

I like it and I added it (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2217), even though it is a .NET app.
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#6 Post by webfork » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:37 am

webfork wrote:Unfortunately it doesn't appear to export to other mindmap formats; although you can open standard .MM documents, you can only save to Blumind's format.
Retested this program -- will now export to FreeMind, which it seems to have become the standard for mindmap programs.

Its definitely come a little further since last I tested it. The various different layouts, the nice themes, snappy interface, and simplicity are all still very attractive. This doesn't have near the smooth, slick look and variety of features of XMind, its dramatically smaller (1.8 megs), even taking into account the necessary dotNET libraries.

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#7 Post by Emka » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:53 pm

The website finally seems to be stable and up-to-date again. Blumind seems to be out of beta. Has anyone tested v3.1 for portability?
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#8 Post by I am Baas » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:35 pm

Emka wrote:Has anyone tested v3.1 for portability?
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- Blumind.xml
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Re: Blumind Mind Mapping App

#9 Post by I am Baas » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:00 am

Tested version 3.2.902.24361 portable

Download .zip package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Portable.bat (Blumind.exe -p)
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Re: Blumind Mind Mapping App

#10 Post by webfork » Sat May 28, 2016 9:49 am

The Blumind entry is listing a Google Drive download location. Is that yours, billon?

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