SimpleMind vs XMind

SimpleMind is the world leader in cross platform Mind Mapping tools. Analyze your thoughts and structure them with SimpleMind. The unique free lay-out allows you to organize your ideas exactly how you want it.
The Most Popular Mind Mapping Tool. Millions of people use XMind to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized. Unlike most alternatives XMind is an open source project, which means it's free to download and free to use forever. XMind Plus/Pro with more professional features are also available.
Comparing SimpleMind vs XMind is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that XMind has better video than SimpleMind

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like SimpleMind has more user-friendly interface than XMind because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that XMind is more popular than SimpleMind

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- SimpleMind adds contact links and PDF bookmarks import (in 2017)
- SimpleMind adds progress checkboxes (in 2017)
- SimpleMind adds tree-view for tasks (in 2017)
- XMind Cloud gets a new look and feel (in 2017)
- SimpleMind integrates with Google Drive (in 2016)
- XMind 8 adds a slide-based presentation (in 2016)
- XMind launches mind-mapping Cloud (in 2016)
- XMind 7 gets a brand new UI and new features (in 2015)
- XMind adds Brainstorming Mode (in 2014)
- XMind allows local network sharing of mind-maps (in 2013)

Looks like XMind was recently more active than SimpleMind (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which SimpleMind and XMind meet head to head:

2016 - SimpleMind integrates with Google Drive, aims at XMind

The new version of mind-mapping app SimpleMind allows to use Google Drive to synchronize with other devices. This is available for all platforms on which Google Drive and SimpleMind work: Android, iPad/iPhone, Mac, Windows. Other new features include diamond and cloud border shapes, rounded corners in angled paths, redesigned Preferences panel, performance improvement for large mind maps, using standard iOS image picker for picking images, ability to pick images from Clouds. SimpleMind also supports Dropbox for maps synchronization. Thus SimpleMind syncs better in comparison to XMind