A convenient tool for managing your ideas
XMind is a service for working with various ideas, creating diagrams, and using them with your colleagues. XMind supports different kinds of mind maps, Ishikawa diagrams (fishbone- or cause-effect diagrams), tree-like and logical diagrams, and tables.
XMind is often used in knowledge base management, meetings for organizing tasks, and time tracking. This program is multiplatform and can be run on macOS devices. We will tell you more about it.
What is this program?
Xmind is a program for creating mind maps to structure information in the form of tree-like diagrams or tables. The basic version is free, and the version with extended functionality is available for a paid subscription. This software is compatible with the Mindmeister service. You can link your account to the Evernote system to access the mind maps you've created online.
What is this program used for?
Xmind for Mac can be used for professional or personal purposes for planning, task management, time management, and data structuring. The software can suit various specialists, including teachers, web admins, designers, analysts, and managers.
This software allows you to create tree-like diagrams, tables, and charts of any complexity, using the Tab and Enter keys to add new elements. The functionality of the free version makes it possible to simulate mind maps of several dozens of template maps with certain connections between them. Various tools for editing charts are available, including markers, labels, and shapes. Program features include adding links and files, integrating spreadsheets, adding and editing text, changing element boundaries, and creating "floating" sub-items. The paid Pro version allows you to customize the Task Manager.
Charts in XMind for Mac have a very flexible structure, so you can change almost everything, such as the connection between the parts, markers, labels, notes, links, audio files, and images, with the option to attach files. The program has the following features:
Local network sharing;
A toolbar with connections, notes, etc.;
The ability to work with office applications and PDF files;
Advanced filters with markers and labels;
Sharing parts of mind maps;
A powerful search engine;
Data encryption with the option to set a password;
Exporting to SVG;
An Internet community with multiple maps;
Saving as notes in Evernote.
- Easy to use
- Easy to share online
- Lacks some of the more advanced mind mapping features
- It is not possible to add video