XMind is an excellent mind mapping software that lets you quickly see the project you’re planning and organize your thoughts. It’s perfect for brainstorming with tools to keep all your ideas structured so nothing ever gets left out in the creative process. Show your finalized mind map with an elegant slideshow, leave comments and notes, and export the map in any format you like.
Sounds good? Well, it looks good, too.
XMind key features
Creating a robust and informative mind map with XMind is really simple. It takes a couple of clicks to figure out what’s what in the interface and once you get a hold of the tools and possibilities, it’s time to start making your maps.
There are two presentation modes (Walk through and Slide-based) for step-by-step presentation in XMind. Showcase the beautiful results of your mind mapping sessions in a cool shifting view that dimms everything but the topic you’re on in Walk through mode. You can also create slide-based story and present the story slide by slide
Ready templates and themes
To make it easier for you, XMind offers a set of ready designed templates that fit all kinds of businesses and topics. You can make your map look composed and formal, ready to be shown to investors. Or instead draw it cartoonish, almost playful, so that even kids will understand.
In XMind, you can add, modify and show task info directly in Gantt Chart view, including start/end date, assignee, priority, progress, milestone and task dependency.
Icons and clipart
There’s a huge collection of icons with various clipart images in this mind map app. Use them to turn your map more recognizable and lively. Vivid imagery adds up to the story and help you remember additional info about the topic without looking into the notes.