XMind Pro
XMind Pro
8 Update 9

4.0

XMind Pro free download for Mac

XMind Pro8 Update 9

13 May 2020

Popular mind mapping and project management app.

Overview

XMind Pro claims to be the most popular mind-mapping tool on the planet. You can use it to work through an individual brainstorming session and it will record and collect inspirations as you go. It can display as a mind-map or in a Gantt chart, and it works well with Office and can export in a number of ways to facilitate making reports. Version 8 has a refreshed look and a new slide-based presentation mode and the popular Walk Through presentation mode is still available.

XMind is an open source project, which means it's free to download and free to use forever as a version that allows you to make all kinds of diagrams. The price shown here is for Xmind Pro which includes all of the following features:

  • Customizable Theme
  • Export to PDF/SVG
  • Export to Word/Excel/PPT
  • Clip Art
  • Brainstorming Mode
  • Presentation Mode*
  • Gantt Chart
  • Audio Notes
  • Encrypt with Password
  • 60,000+ Icons

What's new in XMind Pro

Version 8 Update 9:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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35 Reviews of XMind Pro

hodredofye
13 October 2017
Version: 8 Update 4

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Simple to use (i didn't need any tutorials to start working), nice design. The product is pretty cool.
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sektor1992
13 February 2018
Version: 8 Update 6
Cool
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hodredofye
13 October 2017
Version: 8 Update 4
Simple to use (i didn't need any tutorials to start working), nice design. The product is pretty cool.
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Aargl
25 February 2014
Version: 3.4.1
Trying it on 10.6.8, I notice that it kinda hijack MindManager! Yes it opens MM maps and that's great, but having both apps installed prohibits me from saving files in MindManager! I've lost hours trying to fix permissions, erasing prefs and the like, and in the end, when I erased Xmind, all was working again! I don't know how it does this trick, but this doesn't allow you to compare both apps, you soon have to choose which one you'll use... :-/ Otherwise, If you start from scratch, it's a real bargain compared to MindManager. ;-)
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Kihoalu
12 December 2013
Version: 3.4.0
Had an earlier version - though I didn’t really use it. That one launched, the new one comes up with this: XMind 2013 Beta has expired. Thank you for helping us evaluate it. You can download the latest version at http://www.xmind.net/ .
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Aargl
08 April 2013
Version: 3.3.1
I won't rate it for now 'cos I haven't used it enough, but I can say that having problems under my 10.6.8 config with MindManager and MindNode Pro, Xmind seems to work ok instead (probably due to Java) and imports MindManager maps and a lot of other formats (for exporting, you need the Pro version). My problems are surely due to my old system, copied and upgraded through the years, but I have no time to reinstall OSX from scratch so Xmind is an alternative, for the time being. ;-)
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Ferg
26 December 2012
Version: 3.3.1
This software is SUPERB. I love this app!
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4.5
Manuel-Fernandez-Vazquez
28 November 2011
Version: 3
Probably the best quality/value.
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Pripyat
30 March 2011
Version: 3.2.1
Very nice app, but if my mindmap is large it wont fit on a page without being zoomed to an unreadable size :/
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Rubaiyat
30 May 2009
Version: 3.0.3
What is it with this XMind ID? I own a copy of XMind and just want to get an update and can't get past the log-in. Frustrated occupant of the real world trying to get into this "Members Only Enclave". Is XMind "Restricted"?
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Dragonce
24 March 2009
Version: 3.0.2
Xmind Pro is an excellent product - but some important features are missing on the mac version : export to powerpoint is the main miss... export to Word also and export to opml format is also missing. Stangely the same feature are also missing on Mindjet Mac. Novamind is the only mindmap witch is able to export to powerpoint or keynote...
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Mark97
15 February 2009
Version: 3.0.1
I use XMIND Pro 08 and love it. I looked at XMIND 3 and decided to back away. If or when my 08 version breaks, I will probably move to one of the “big boys” even though it will cost me more money. I don't subscribe to software. The 08 versions still works great and does everything I need. It doesn't work and play as well with other as I would wish, but at least I have something to show for my investment. Subscribing to software, like music, is a suckers bet.
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Espiridion
16 December 2008
Version: 3.0.1
I don't mind that they made it free. However, with each release the program seems to be losing some functionality and since I did purchase the Pro version of XMIND 2008 (2.3.0), these latest releases have been a disappointment. With version 2.3.0 I imported many custom markers. I've been unable to export them and import them to XMIND 3. XMIND 3.0 had the options to export as MindJet MindManager Map, PDF Document, and RTF File (Word Compatible). I did not see these options anymore under 3.0.1's Export menu, although it now has the option to export as an XMIND 2008 Workbook. Under the View Menu, 3.0 had a Gantt Chart option. This is not present under 3.0.1 The same applies to Task Info. The application's size has gone from 67.4 MB (2.3.0) to 34 MB (3.0) to 31.2 MB (3.0.1). I don't know whether this is a reflection of more efficient coding or just loss of features. I used to recommend XMIND, and for people who have no similar software this free version is pretty good. I would probably rate it with 4 stars. But as someone who paid for the Pro version I'm not happy with the direction the company is taking. Their focus seems similar to MindMeister http://www.mindmeister.com/ but I have no need for online mind mapping. MindMeister recently had an attractive offer at MacZot, by the way. Mindjet also has an online feature that users can buy, but this is in addition to the actual software. I prefer that approach. For now I'll use XMIND 2.3.0 and 3.0, as well as my old copy of NovaMind. Eventually I may go with MindJet MindManager, although the development of their Mac version always seems to lag behind the Windows version. For people getting this for free, it's certainly a great value. For me, it's obviously not. At least I got it at a discounted price. I can't even imagine how people who actually paid $300 -if there are any- feel about these changes.
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ehd
07 December 2008
Version: 3.0
Unlike others, I have had no problems with XMIND and I am amazed that it is free. It by far better than Freemind and the free version of MindNode. It easily rivals ConceptMind, NovaMind, and others paid version except that it is more elegant. I strongly recommend it before pay money for application.
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Kaidoh
17 November 2008
Version: 3.0
I really like Xmind and was looking forward for further refinement in this upgrade. Unfortunately this update seems not yet ready for prime time: I tried to open a workbook created with the previous version and I'm only getting an completely empty sheet. This is an absolute show stopper for me and it seems I'll have to wait a little further.
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Elsamiro
14 November 2008
Version: 3.0
I was looking forward to another version, that would be more useable, faster, with some UI imporvements (freemind rules by far because its simplicity to use) However, i couldn't try it, because it hangs up while loading the current available fonts. spinnig beachball ... imac intel alu 24" os 10.4.11 uptodate of all tried deleting prefs files, helped nothing. On dev site no system requirements.
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iGaucho
14 November 2008
Version: 3.0
XMind is a pretty darn good mind mapping app in terms of features. I got the last version from a MU Promo. The UI may not be the greatest and it is Java based, but it allows you to do a lot with great flexibility. I'm amazed how it went from $299 retail to only $50 a year for the Pro version. The basic version is free now. Good job! That was one of my major complaints about it. It's certainly worth it for people interested in organizing their ideas with mind maps.
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Espiridion
13 November 2008
Version: 3.0
I downloaded and installed the file. When I tried to get my free XMind ID apparently I got the "Captcha" wrong. Now I can't use the user name I chose or my email address since they "already exist" I downloaded the PRO version, but the "About" information says it's version 3.0.0. My previous copy of XMIND says 2.3.0 Professional. What are the differences between 2.3 and 3? Is it just the online subscription? Or have there been improvements based on user feedback? I'm surprised to see the jump from 2.3 to 3.0. This has been frustrating so far.
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Alfie
15 May 2008
Version: 2.3
I have used Xmind for about 6 months on a daily basis, and I love it. It really works to create easy and fast mind maps that allows me to visualize a concept within our team or to a customer. Also I can expand and create tabs to further analyze any of the ideas or to make a more thoroughly explanation of a branch if needed and avaoid messing up the original map. The shortcomings are the print options, they are a bit limited, so make sure that all aspects and also colors are retained before shipping it of.
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Espiridion
20 January 2008
Version: 2.2
frodo_life, what do you mean by "ages"? Have you contacted support? For me both 2.1 and 2.2 load in 35 seconds, while having 9 other programs running, and at least 2 dozen background applications. OS X 10.4.11, G5 Dual 2GHz.
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iGaucho
02 January 2008
Version: 2.1
If any of you have tried XMIND or got it from the MU Promo, please take this survey that Mango Software put up. Anyone who loves or hates it please let them know what you think! http://www.xmind.org/us/survey1.html I've already let them know some of my complaints about it and what I want to see in the future.
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Frodo-life
19 December 2007
Version: 2.1
Loaded xmind which took ages then entered my BU password which did not work, the java interface I saw in demo was slow and ugly uninstalled xmind. wast of time and money
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Bylr
19 December 2007
Version: 2.1
I've kicked the tires on XMind for a few weeks now. Some thoughts: Pros: - Extremely robust mapping options - Responsive customer support - Strikingly adept Java implementation on the Mac Cons: - Printing is extremely frustrating - Java-based means no Mac OS Services; no AppleScript support - No industry-standard export options - Quirky More thorough review (with screenshots) here (I hope this is acceptable to post): http://www.bylr.net/3/?p=28
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Kaidoh
19 December 2007
Version: 2.1
A lot about the non-macness of this app was already said. I personally find it easy to use and it didn't take me long to achieve the feeling that the app is under my control. But there are a lot of downsides to this app: - Printing is a pain - Instable, instable, instable: Palettes freeze or won't show up after you click the appropriate icon. Only restarts seem to help this. And unknown combinations of formatings seem to drive the program crazy: Too often the fans of my macbook go wild and the activity monitor tells me that XMIND is eating up all the CPU it can lay it's hands on. Again only restarting the app (and deleting the last changes after that) helps. My conclusion: XMIND could be a nice and easy programm to boost your mindmapping, Unfortunately the stability issues overlay that potential. With the (non-MU-bundle) price of XMIND one could expect a stable, usable app. XMIND does not deliver in this regard and can't be recommended in it's current state.
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Techwriter
14 December 2007
Version: 2.1
I can't agree that a good mind-mapping program is of limited interest, but I'd have to agree with TRYSOFTWARE that this program is very Windows-like. XMIND is a bit of a dog, and no way worth $300. Try out Novamind instead, which comes in three versions (the cheapest of which is only $50, and the most advanced of which runs rings around XMIND and is only $250 - and it's a SERIOUS business tool).
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Trysoftware
13 December 2007
Version: 2.1
What a waste to put this in the bundle. This software appeals to such a narrow audience. And the serial number provided does not work. Operation and functionality feels like a windows app.
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Nalts
13 December 2007
Version: 2.1
This app was not on my radar for the promo, but wanted to give it a fair shake. I have to say, it smells like a Windows port, in a Mac Microsoft Office '98 sort of way. As others have stated, this is a non-standard application that isn't logical to use. There is little that is Mac-like. I will say that the drill-down feature was nice and worked well. The templates and eye-candy weren't too bad either. One feature that is missing, and a deal breaker for me, is export to HTML. I tend to use a mind map program to lay out my clients Web sites and site maps. If XMIND cannot handle this very basic function, it is of little use to me. I'll stick to the free OpenSource program, FreeMind.
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Cscarney
09 December 2007
Version: 2.1
XMind is probably the most powerful mindmapping app on the market, but the app has so many nonstandard behaviors that it's just plain annoying to use. It doesn't use the standard print dialog, and the custom replacement doesn't support printing to PDF. It doesn't use standard text boxes, and the custom replacement doesn't support spell checking or drag-and-drop. It doesn't use the standard toolbar, and the custom one doesn't support rearranging the icons. It doesn't use the standard pane splitter, and the custom replacement doesn't support double-click collapsing. I could go on, but you probably get the idea by now. I mean, come on, guys. A mindmapping app is *all* about the interface. It's not like there's much complex logic involved; if they're going to charge this price, the developer needs to take the time to make the app work like the rest of the system. I'm not going to re-learn how to use my computer just to use XMIND.
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globetrotterdk
08 December 2007
Version: 2.1
A heads up on this app in connection with the promotion. I have experienced problems exporting to .rtf Responses from the developer have vascilated between defending the performance of the app to stating that MS Word is needed to read the data exported to an .rtf file. Expored data has been opened in both TextEdit and MS Word, as well as other text editors supporting .rtf files with a lack of consistency in the results and with the same basic problem. While responses were prompt and friendly, a response to a technical problem must consist of more than an assertation that "exporting to RTF works well here". I can provide screenshots for anyone interested in my being able to document the lack of performance of the .rtf export feature. I actually think that this app could be one of the top contenders for mind mapping on the Mac. That just makes the apparent lack of willingness to help diagnose the problem look more and more like the developer(s) shooting themselves in the foot.
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Zx81
04 December 2007
Version: 2.1
Can anyone answer my question , I could not find an outline view in XMIND (as in Inspiration) where text can be edited and items rearranged. Did I miss something ? Thanks.
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Brian-Sun
04 December 2007
Version: 2.1
Softpedia.com guarantees that XMIND 2008 Pro 2.1 is 100% CLEAN, too. See: http://mac.softpedia.com/progClean/XMIND-Clean-24959.html
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Paladino
03 December 2007
Version: 2.1
ClamXav, my anti-virus program, found what it says is an infected file; it's the "iTextAsian.jar" file. The path to it is: /Applications/xmind.app/Contents/Resources/plugins/com.lowagie.itext_2.0.4/iTextAsian.jar. Dunno if it's a false positive or not. If it is an infected file, it's likely a PC/Windows virus....but ya never know. Check it out.
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Nate-Houle
01 December 2007
Version: 2.0.4
Overall, this is the best mind mapping software I've used. "Presentation Mode" is one of many strong points this app has to offer. You can edit on the fly, and add voice notes while operating in presentation mode, super efficient! Also, the "Drilldown / Drillup", and "Audio Notes" are really cool features. Compatibility with MS Office worked seamlessly. Support is great, very prompt, very helpful. All in all, its obvious the developers truly value their customers. BTW, you can register XMIND Pro on two computers, and one of them can be a whatchamacallit... Oh yeah, pc ;-)
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Summer
16 October 2007
Version: 2.0.2
We have been reviewing multiple mind mapping software packages for the past few weeks to use at work & at home. Visual Mind is my second favorite next to XMIND, but it failed too many times in trail. What's the sense of having all the bells & whistles in a product that won't work or having more features than you'll ever use? XMIND is a product you can use to quickly create mind maps (it's intuitive and does not slow down the thought process). Other's we have trailed include Visio/Smart Draw, MindMapper 2008, Mind Manager/Mind jet, Inspiration, and even web-based programs including MindMeister. XMIND is a good product at an affordable price. It may be limited in colors, and does not currently have reminders, but it is a solid program & now at a absolutely unbeatable price! You will not find a comparable program at this promo price! I have been Skyping the support rep. @ XMIND who is very informative and responsive. He even logged in this morning to make sure I saw this promo! Imagine that! He also explained that this is a one person PRO license that can be loaded on up to two of your computers (home & work) and the license is good for both platforms (MAC & dare I say it on this site PC). All XMIND 2008 updates will be included free - until the next big-name-changing upgrade. I also appreciate their honesty on the features they are working on and when they expect them to be available. Just ask and they will tell you. Chances are if you thought about it - they have to and they seem very dedicated to improving the product and open to suggestions. The product has been upgraded twice during my current trail. Glad to finally have this search over with.
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Stephen0928
11 October 2007
Version: 2.0.2
I am impressed much by the powerful features of XMIND 2008 Pro, Esp. 'Audio Notes‘, 'Drilldown&drillup',etc. These features let my meeting be easy. I can structure the meeting now. When taking the team discussion, drilldown will let us focus on the particular branch soon.
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Bt72118
13 September 2007
Version: 1.1
This software produces very pretty charts, but the documentation is poor and the program is not intuitive and not Mac-like. Through September 2007 they are offering a new version at the old price - very good value - but realize you're going to have to figure this one out for yourself. Try the demo before buying.
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