Mindmaps & Diagrams

The Mindmaps & Diagrams section of Open Source Internet provides the best free and open source alternatives for creating both mindmaps and different kinds of diagrams, including several open source alternatives to Microsoft Visio.

Apache OpenOffice Draw

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3D - OpenOffice DrawVisit Site: Apache OpenOffice Draw

Cost: Free

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Description: From a quick sketch to a complex plan, Draw gives you the tools to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for technical or general posters, etc. Manipulate objects, rotate in two or three dimensions; the 3D controller allows you to create spheres, rings, cubes, etc. in a quick pinch.

Draw.io

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Image Editing - Draw.ioVisit Site: Draw.io

Cost: Free

Comments: Free online diagramming tool.

Description: Draw creative diagrams in your browser, share editing with other users in real time. Load and save them anywhere you wish, export images of your finished result, using the range of stencils provided.

XMind

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Mindmap - XMindVisit Site: XMind

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source mind mapping software, with premium versions also available.

Description: With XMind, you can start the individual brainstorming session easily and quickly. Displaying the central topic and building a stress-free scene, here, you can take all attention on recording the inspiration and sparkles in your mind. Then, you’ll find the solution is hidden within them.

ArgoUML

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Diagram - ArgoUMLVisit Site: ArgoUML

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source UML modelling tool.

Description: ArgoUML is the leading open source UML modeling tool and includes support for all standard UML 1.4 diagrams. It runs on any Java platform and is available in ten languages.

FreeMind

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Mindmap - FreeMindVisit Site: FreeMind

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source mind mapping software.

Description: FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click “fold / unfold” and “follow link” operations.

Glinkr

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Mindmap - GlinkrVisit Site: Glinkr

Cost: Free

Comments: Free web-based mindmapping software.

Description: Map and share your views of contents on the Web. See example on the right of a map of the debate “Which answer to the oil supply crisis?”. Glinkr® is free, simple to use and aims a broad variety of usage.

StarUML

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Diagram - StarUMLVisit Site: StarUML

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source UML/MDA platform

Description: StarUML is an open source project to develop fast, flexible, extensible, featureful, and freely-available UML/MDA platform running on Win32 platform. The goal of the StarUML project is to build a software modeling tool and also platform that is a compelling replacement of commercial UML tools such as Rational Rose, Together and so on.

Dia

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Diagram - DiaVisit Site: Dia

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source diagram creation program.

Description: Welcome to Dia’s new homepage. Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for GNU/Linux, MacOS X, Unix, and Windows, and is released under the GPL license.