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XMind is the most popular mind mapping tool. Millions of people use XMind to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized. We want all platform users to have the same experience. It couldn’t be easier to get started.

Mind Mapping

Productivity is what matters most.


Special thanks to Tony Buzan, who brings us the mind map, a proven theory can help us dramatically to clear our thinking, improve productivity level. Mind Map structure in XMind contains a root in the center, with main branches radiating from it.

Besides the Mind Map structure, XMind also offers Org-chart, Tree-chart, Logic-chart, and etc. These charts will play an important role in some circumstances. For example, Org-chart can show the company/department/team structure clearly. Logic-chart is very useful in sorting the reasons.

More important, all these charts can be used within one map! Every branch can have the most proper structure, even every topic. This is a great usability.

Fishbone Chart

Very helpful in timeline management and quality defect prevention.

Fishbone Chart

Fishbone chart, also known as the Cause & Effect diagram , generates a series of branches which help users visually organize causal relationships in complex ideas or events.

Business people are often faced with project management with milestones and timelines. Fishbone chart is well suited to tracking such schedules. It illustrates a series of activities in a time sequence, and how the whole project is impacted by different milestones on the schedule. Each branch can also be detached into detailed recursive activities. Through Fishbone chart, peole can quickly capture a glimpse of key activities and their dependencies within a schedule, and take proper measures to accelerate the project.


Add rows to your mind map. (originally called spreadsheet)


Matrix displays a set of complex factors and behaviors in rows and columns, thus enabling in-depth comparative analysis for project management, strategic decision-making, and any other important things. It allows people to easily arrange information as a table, and at the same time, also include multiple topics - complete with individual appearances and structures - within each cell.

Matrix is more than a table, or a spreadsheet in any other mind mapping software. Actually it's a kind of structure of mind map content model. Cell topics are sub topics of the row topic and columns are labels. A matrix can be easily converted to a meaningful mind map and vice versa.

Local Network Sharing

Best for Office collaboration

Local Network Sharing

Whenever you need to share maps with your teammates, the easiest way is to use LAN. The function of LNS (Local Network Sharing) allows you to send XMind files easily and quickly to other computers across the LAN. Registering an account can be a real pain. But now XMind can do everything for you!

Launch LNS directly to see all other terminals and their sharing in the same LAN. You don’t need to exchange emails with your teammates, or upload your maps on the XMind platform anymore. You don’t need to connect to the internet. Just drag & drop XMind files to the target LNS view to finish the file-sharing. 

To ensure your teammates have received the latest version of your files. The shared file will be updated automatically in case of any revision. In addition, you can send message via LNS to notice your teammates to check your maps.

Brainstorming Mode

All your thought goes into your mind map.


With XMind, you can start the individual brainstorming easily and quickly.

The most important thing of brainstorming is to focus on the quantity, not the quality. So we bring the Idea Factory to record and collect inspirations further and faster. A timer stays to let us control the brainstorming session time. Additionally, you can switch between day mode and night mode.

Displaying the central topic and building a stress-free scene, here, you take all attention on recording the inspiration and sparkles in your mind. Then, you'll find the solution is hidden within them. More important, we can discover it by evaluating, organizing and connecting the ideas.

Mind Toolbox

Best for Office collaboration

Drill Down

With More Concentration.

Drill Down

Drill Down is an XMind magic. It enables you to focus on a specific branch of your mind map. When drilling down, the focused branch will be displayed as the central branch. It's a new level, not new map. And level has not limits.

Focus on one target can always make us more effective and creative. Working with XMind, we can achieve the goal easily and fast. Selecting one topic and clicking the drill down icon at toolbar, we can show the selected topic and its subtopics on a temporary mind map without distractions from the other topics.

Gantt View

You can use both advantages of mind map and gantt chart.

Gantt View

I believe that Gantt View is not a required feature for mind mapping software. But if you manage your project in mind maps, the feature will be extremely helpful!

Gantt View shows start date, end date and progress of every task. A task (or a milestone) is actually a topic in mind map. So tasks have their tree structure, which we usually called a Work Breakdown System(WBS). And the structure is, you guess right, the mind map! And they're auto synchronized. The user interface is beautiful, the interaction is fluent, and the usability is improved. Complex operations can be done directly on the view.

We also bring task dependency.

Works with Office/PDF

Communication is simple and easy.

Works with Office/PDF

How to make colleagues access our mind map if they don’t have XMind? You can export mind maps into about 10 universal formats by the export functionality.

While manage large project, you can quickly overview all the tasks within Excel, and order them according to your preference.

We support exporting to: PNG, JPEG, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, Plain Text, RTF, SVG, CSV, HTML, Open Office and Microsoft Project (NEW).

Also support importing from Microsoft Word.

More Features


Effectively presents mind maps to audience with a minimum of distraction, focusing in on a particular topic.


Apply a theme to a map to change the visual effects of how it looks at anytime is so efficiently. You can design your own themes with the Advanced Theme Editor.

Map Merge

The Merge maps can help you to organize the information from more than one map by merging two maps together.

Map Shot

Mapshot lets you share either the whole or a part of a map with someone else. It’s different from screen shot. The area you can choose can form the full map.

Advanced Filter

By filtering markers or labels from the large project, we will darken the rest of the map and then focus on the most important tasks.

Powerful Search

You can find any content in all open files. In this view, you can type the targeted content, modify search options, and check the search result.

Audio Notes

Helps to capture spoken information during meetings, brainstorming sessions, or other activities. It enables you to annotate topics without typing.

Encrypt with Password

Security is always at the first priority. XMind lets you set a password for your XMind file. Without password, no one can open the file.


When exportimg maps to images, you may find it blurred when you zoom in. But now we can check and print your maps at any scale by exporting to SVG.

Online Mind Map Library

With a free XMind ID, you can publish your mind maps to the online mind map library on It's like an online community.


In this busy world, we're constantly asked to do more in less time. Starting with a good template to meet the demands of life, work and study.

Clip Art

One principle of mind mapping is: Picture Welcomed. To help express your thought visually, let's spice up your maps with 188 clip arts.

Index View

Index View provides you 7 ways to list your topics: by markers, by labels, by start/end date, by assignees and by alphabetic.

Save to Evernote

Save a map as an Evernote note. Including a large image, outline text, and even the .xmind file itself. You can access your maps from different devices, share them and collaborate with others.

XMind Resource Boundle

You can package and export your custom themes, templates, clip arts and markers to an XRB file to share them with others, in a team, or just between your different devices.

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