XMind - Mind Mapping program

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XMind - Mind Mapping program

#1 Post by Gannon8 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:03 am

Xmind is a "mind mapper." You can create diagrams and share your thoughts with other people with Xmind's servers. They provide a portable .zip package. Simply unzip and run.

Home page: http://www.xmind.net
Download: http://www.xmind.net/xmind/downloads/xm ... 291819.zip

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Re: Xmind

#2 Post by joby_toss » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:40 am

XMind requires Java platform.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMIND

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#3 Post by alanbcohen » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:54 pm

I have a problem with a program that claims to be open source while it 'requires' you to login with your OpenID name and password to download. It strikes me as a harvest names and password scheme.

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#4 Post by ashghost » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:39 pm

alanbcohen wrote:...it 'requires' you to login with your OpenID name and password to download. It strikes me as a harvest names and password scheme.
I understand your concern, but I'd also like to point out for accuracy's sake that OpenID isn't required - you can also sign up for an account with no verification of your email address, so you can bypass any privacy concerns by using a fake one, like I did. :)

One reason for "encouraging" you to get an account (other than possibly harvesting your contact info) is that one of the program's features is the ability to upload maps to xmind.net, which can only be made private if you purchase a "pro" account. It's a slightly sneakier monetizing scheme than the "pro" version of the software, but considering that they don't force you to use a real email address, I don't find it to be very invasive or obtrusive.

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#5 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:30 am

Xmind is up to 3.3.1 ... looks mostly like a bugfix release:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-too ... MIND.shtml

I also merged the two XMind threads into one.
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Re: XMind - Mind Mapping program

#6 Post by webfork » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:32 pm

Program update: v. 3.4.0 is out
  • 10 new templates, additional styles
  • Local Network Sharing
  • New Export Feature
Changelog:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/ ... 72524.html

XMind Entry: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1732
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Re: XMind - Mind Mapping program

#7 Post by webfork » Tue May 12, 2015 2:45 pm

How to save time downloading XMind
  1. Launch Free Download Manager and click the blue download button
  2. Paste the ZIP file link in the URL window and click OK
  3. When prompted, uncheck the following folders:

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    Note: if you do not have Java installed on your system, leave the "jre" folder checked.

As of version 3.5.2, there was a savings of 44 megs.  Note that for compatibility reasons, the ZIP file may continue to show as full size, but actual download time is reduced by 1/3rd.


To save space on your machine

Simply run AppCompactor on the program folder. Note that this may slow program launch time slightly.
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Re: XMind - Mind Mapping program

#8 Post by webfork » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:48 pm

I've been testing out the Xmind beta and saw a unique interface feature: a search component in the Preferences menu:

Normal:
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Something entered into the search menu:
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It's not quite there as it doesn't find all terms available in the menu (e.g. backup) but it's still a great idea.
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