|Stable release||XMind 6 (v3.5.1) / 20th, Nov 2014|
|Preview release||XMind 2013 SE (v3.4.1) / 25th, Jan 2014|
|Type||Productivity software, project management and knowledge management|
|License||XMind: Dual license under LGPL v3 and Eclipse Public License v1.0, both open source
XMind Pro: proprietary software
XMind is a mind mapping and brainstorming software, developed by XMind Ltd. In addition to the management elements, the software can capture ideas, clarify thinking, manage complex information, and promote team collaboration for higher productivity. As of April 2013, XMind was selected as the most popular mind mapping software on Lifehacker. 
It supports mind maps, fishbone diagrams, tree diagrams, organization charts, spreadsheets, etc. Normally. it is used for knowledge management, meeting minutes, task management, and GTD. Meanwhile, XMind can read FreeMind and MindManager files, and save to Evernote. For XMind Pro/Plus, it can even export the mind maps into Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, FreeMind and Mindjet MindManager documents.
XMind can create mind maps to visualize information, facilitate communication and manage projects. There are 3 different editions: XMind Free, XMind Plus and XMind Pro. Compared with XMind Free, XMind Plus and XMind Pro have more powerful features.
XMind Free is the open source package, and it supports the users to create mind maps in 10+ different structures freely. The drill down design allows the users to focus on a part of the mind map, and the local networking sharing feature enables users to share XMind files within the same local area network. The free edition also supports the import of MindManager and FreeMind files, export to image and text files. XMind 6, the latest version, can even save the mind map to Evernote.
XMind Plus enables the users to export their mind maps to Word, PDF, Image, Excel etc., and the advanced features include clip art, theme, map shot, map merge, filter, theme editor, and XMind resource bundle. Working with the features above, users can operate their XMind files freely by paying $79 for one lifetime license.
XMind Pro is the all-feature edition. In addition to the features of XMind Plus, it supports the user to give presentation, manage project and run brainstorming. The audio notes, encrypt with password, powerful search and index view are also accessible. The lifetime license costs $99.
The download package from XMind website is the all-feature package. The features of XMind Plus/Pro can only be accessed after activating XMind with the corresponding license.
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. XMind Pro 2012 SE requires the user to maintain a license key.
|XMIND 2007||2007-01-01||Commercial license||Mac OS X and Windows||Chinese (Simplified)|
|XMIND 2008 v2.3||2008-03-31||Commercial license||Mac OS X, Windows and Linux||English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)|
|XMind 2008 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 2008 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 2008 v3.2.1||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 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|
|XMind 2013 SE v3.4.1||2014-01-25||EPL and LGPL||Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit||English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, French, Spanish, Korean, Danish, Slovenian, Russian|
|XMind 6 v3.5.0||2014-10-31||EPL and LGPL||Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 32bit/64bit||English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, French, Spanish, Korean, Danish, Slovenian, Russian|
- XMIND 3 won the "The Best Project for Academia" award at SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards.
- XMIND was picked by PCWorld for inclusion in Productivity Software: Best of 2010 (retrieved October 2010).
- XMind 2013 was picked as "the Most Popular Mind Mapping Software" on Lifehacker.
- XMind won "Red Herring Asia Top 100"
- XMind was rated as "The Best Brainstorming and Mind-Mapping Tech Tool" on lifehack
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.
- Mind map
- List of concept- and mind-mapping software
- Tony Buzan
- Fishbone diagram
- List of Eclipse-based software
- "License - XMind: Profession & Powerful Mind Mapping Software". Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- Alan Henry (23 April 2013). "Most Popular Mind Mapping Tool: Xmind".
- "Pricing and Features Comparison Chart". XMind Ltd. Retrieved 21 Nov 2012.
- "XMind introduces version 3.2". the mind mapping software blog. 26 Sep 2010.
- "XMind » Blog Archive » XMind v3.2.1 is ready". 23 November 2010.
- "XMind » Blog Archive » The New XMind 2012". 25 December 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- XMind official website
- Eclipse Community Technology Awards
- XMind at SourceForge.net
- XMind Group
- SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards