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MindMup screenshot.png
Developer(s) Damjan Vujnovic, David de Florinier, Gojko Adzic
Development status active
Written in Javascript
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform HTML5 browser
Type Mind Mapping
License Non-free license with restriction on use.[1]
Website www.mindmup.com

MindMup is a mind mapping application written primarily in JavaScript and designed to run in HTML5 browsers. MindMup is released under an MIT-like license with a non-compete clause that restricts use,[1] which makes it non-free software. The source code is available from GitHub.[2] MindMup is also available as a free anonymous web service at mindmup.com, which enables users to store maps on several cloud storage providers, including Google Drive, Amazon S3 and GitHub and collaborate in real time with other users.

Damjan Vujnovic, David de Florinier and Gojko Adzic started MindMup in January 2013 to create a free and open alternative to commercial mind mapping cloud services, and the three main drivers of the project are creating a frictionless interface, productivity and community-driven development.[3]

MindMup has been praised for its simple and intuitive interface and short learning curve [4] and power-user features.[5] It has been recommended for the use in education, in particular due to anonymous access and not requiring account signup to use cloud services.[6][7]


MindMup combines editing and productivity user interface aspects typical for desktop applications,[4] such as keyboard shortcuts, edit history, right-click menus and toolbars, with online application capabilities such as cloud storage, easy sharing, enabling users to embed maps in their web sites[6] and publishing maps publicly with read-only access.[8] Users can vote on the implementation of new features on a publicly accessible UserVoice platform.[9] Moreover, a Chrome App is provided for offline access to the software.[10]

Supported file formats[edit]

The software supports importing and exporting maps in the Freemind file format. It also supports file exports as structured HTML or tabular plain text, PNG images and PDF vectors. Presentations based on maps can also be exported as PDF and PowerPoint slides [11]


  1. ^ a b "MindMup License on Github". Retrieved 2015-10-02. The Software may not be used to offer a publicly accessible service that replicates the core service, visual layout or experience of www.mindmup.com 
  2. ^ "MindMup source on Github". Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  3. ^ Adzic, Gojko. "MindMup: Getting Started". Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  4. ^ a b Zuckerman, Erez (April 2013). "Review: MindMup is a free, effortless way to create mind maps in moments". PC World. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  5. ^ McAlister, Shep (June 2013). "MindMup Maps Your Brain in the Browser". Lifehacker. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  6. ^ a b Byrne, Richard (June 2013). "MindMup - A Mind Mapping Tool That Saves to Google Drive". Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  7. ^ Pasgaard, Niels Jakob (June 2013). "MindMup in Education". Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  8. ^ "Introducing MindMup Atlas". MindMup Atlas. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  9. ^ "What should we focus on next?: Hot (326 ideas) – Customer Feedback for MindMup Developers". mindmup.uservoice.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  10. ^ "MindMup: MindMup now works offline!". blog.mindmup.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  11. ^ "Presentations and articles on Discover MindMup". Retrieved 2014-09-22.