XMind: Free User-friendly MindMapping Software

If you are a blogger then you would be aware of mind mapping to avoid writer’s block. Mind mapping is a good way to be productive and that’s why there are many mind mapping softwares available but I always prefer to share free and useful softwares and thus I am sharing a very useful and free Mind mapping software, XMind.

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XMind is a free mind mapping software which is packed with lots of different features. It is very easy to use and it makes your mind-map attractive too with different colors, icons, designs , shortcuts and more.

Here are few useful features of XMind:


It is the one of the most easy app I found for mind mapping. It is very easy to create nodes, add images just by dragging, adding icons and markers, customizing fonts, changing size and shape of fonts and lots more. It has lots for feature but all are very handy to use, you don’t have to leave your window to use any of the feature.

Best enhancing features:

You can add hyperlink to your nodes, use markers and numbers to add priorities to your task. Use icons and shapes to show that task is completed or remaining. Add images and files with ease and also print the map. It have option for Fishbone diagram tool which helps to visually organize complex ideas or maps. Thus you can make your design more organized and presentable.

Easy to export and share:

After creating an attractive mind map, you can export and share it with your team mates, friends etc. It allows you to share maps in different formats such as Word, PPT, PDF. You can also import files from other mind mapping softwares like FreeMind. It also allows you to share the design on your blog by embedding code but for that you need to have XMind pro version.


XMind is not only useful for creating mind maps, you can also use it in your presentation because it has all the features like adding images, coloring and customizing fonts, supports PPT file format to make an awesome and professional presentation slide. It is also an open source thus you can make it better according to your requirements.


It supports all major OS such as Mac, Windows, Linux and Ubuntu. You can also download portable zip file which will support Mac, Windows and Linux in your USB and thus can use it even if you are away from your PC.

These were just few features, There are lots of features which will help you to create useful mind map that too easily and quickly. You can download XMind from its official Website.

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COMMENTs ( 21 )

  1. Ivan says


    You can take this a step further and read books by Edward De Bono who has some wonderful systems for lateral thinking which align with mind mapping.



    • says

      FreeMind is again a nice tool but since I started using XMind I have stopped using FreeMind. May be because XMind is more colorful and it becomes easy to share presentations and mind maps with team.

  2. Glitz @ GlitzyBlog says

    Great software whiz. it will useful for the bloggers like me when ever we are out of ideas. thanks for sharing this.

  3. Rakesh @ Wizard Journal says

    hmm… nice tool for mind mapping, really beneficial for authors and writers, they would always have a look at the key ideas they are working on.

  4. Devesh @ Technshare says

    Nice Post. Mind mapping software is great way to avoid writer’s block.

    Hearing first time about XMind – Software. Thanks for sharing Ruchi.