XMind

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XMind
Developer(s) XMind Ltd.
Stable release XMind 3.4.0
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Java
Type Productivity software, project management and knowledge management
License XMind: Dual license under LGPL v3 and Eclipse Public License v1.0, both open source[1]
XMind Pro: proprietary software
Website www.xmind.net

XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping software tool developed by XMind Ltd. of Hong Kong. The program is intended to assist users in capturing ideas, organizing various charts, and share them with collaboration. It supports mind maps, Ishikawa diagrams (also called fishbone diagrams or cause-and-effect diagrams), tree diagrams, organization charts, and spreadsheets. It can be used for knowledge management, meeting minutes, task management, and GTD. XMind claims it can read FreeMind files, but certain .mm files saves from Freeplane or MindMup generate an error on open.

XMind Pro can export the mind maps into Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, PDF and Mindjet MindManager documents.

Versions[edit]

XMind is dual-licensed under two open source licenses: the Eclipse Public License v1.0 (EPL) and the GNU Lesser General Public License v3 (LGPL).

The latest version is XMind 2012 SE, v3.3.1. A proprietary version called "XMind Pro" is also available, offering certain features which currently remain unavailable in the open source version.[2] XMind Pro 2012 SE requires the user to maintain a license key.[3]

Product/Version Release Date License Platform Language
XMIND 2007 2007-01-01 Commercial license Mac OS X and Windows Chinese (Simplified)
XMIND 2007 Update 1 2007-04-16 Commercial license Mac OS X and Windows English, Chinese (Simplified)
XMIND 2008 2007-10-01 Commercial license Mac OS X, Windows and Linux English, Chinese (Simplified)
XMIND 2008 v2.0.4 2007-11-04 Commercial license Mac OS X, Windows and Linux English, Chinese (Simplified)
XMIND 2008 v2.1 2007-12-01 Commercial license Mac OS X, Windows and Linux English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
XMIND 2008 v2.2 2008-01-20 Commercial license Mac OS X, Windows and Linux English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
XMIND 2008 v2.3 2008-03-31 Commercial license Mac OS X, Windows and Linux English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
XMind v3.0 2008-11-14 EPL and LGPL Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
XMind v3.0.1 2008-12-15 EPL and LGPL Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese
XMind v3.0.2 2009-03-21 EPL and LGPL Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese
XMind v3.0.3 2009-04-29 EPL and LGPL Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese
XMind v3.1.0 2009-11-23 EPL and LGPL Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese
XMind v3.1.1 2009-12-04 EPL and LGPL Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese
XMind v3.2.0 2010-09-15 EPL and LGPL Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, French, Spanish
XMind v3.2.1[4] 2010-11-22 EPL and LGPL Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, French, Spanish
XMind 2012 v3.3.0[5] 2012-10-08 EPL and LGPL Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, French, Spanish
XMind 2012 SE v3.3.1 2012-12-25 EPL and LGPL Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, French, Spanish, Korean, Danish, Slovenian[6]

Eclipse application[edit]

XMind 3 is based on Eclipse Rich Client Platform 3.4 for its shell and Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework for its core editors. It depends on Java Runtime Environment 5.0 and later.

File format[edit]

XMind 3 saves content in an XMIND Workbook file format. The .xmind format suffix is used, whereas XMIND 2008 used the .xmap suffix.

An XMIND workbook may contain more than one sheet, as in spreadsheet software. Each sheet may contain multiple topics, including one central topic, multiple main topics and multiple floating topics. Each sheet contains one mind map or Fishbone Chart or Spreadsheet Chart.

The .xmind file format implementing XMind Workbooks consists of a ZIP compressed archive containing an XML document for contents, an XML document for styles, a .png image file for thumbnails, and some directories for attachments. The file format is open and based on some principles of OpenDocument.

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "License - XMind: Profession & Powerful Mind Mapping Software". Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pricing and Features Comparison Chart". XMind Ltd. Retrieved 21 Nov 2012. 
  3. ^ "XMind introduces version 3.2". the mind mapping software blog. 26 Sep 2010. 
  4. ^ "XMind » Blog Archive » XMind v3.2.1 is ready". 23 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "XMind Previous Downloads - XMind: Professional & Powerful Mind Mapping Software". Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "XMind » Blog Archive » The New XMind 2012". 25 December 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 

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