NovaMind vs XMind


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NovaMind
Backed by 14 years of Mind Mapping software development, NovaMind is built from the ground up to help you brainstorm, collect and organize ideas, develop and implement plans, and communicate them to others.
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XMind
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.
NovaMind vs XMind in our news:


2019 - XMind adds audio-notes



Taking notes in meeting or lecture can be a bit of challenge, not mention making mind maps. XMind's new Audio Note for sure is an effective way to solve this task. Different from images, context, Audio Note consists of Recordings. It can be any topic to sync with text on mind maps, elaborating further on correspondent topics. The input efficiency is the key for making mind maps, especially on mobile devices. Inspiration is always fleeting, and an instant capture is a cure. XMind developers added Audio Note on XMind for iOS, and improved input efficiency greatly. Later on, Apple also implements similar interaction on iOS 12.

2018 - XMind ZEN features new engine and new designed themes



The new version XMind ZEN is built on a new engine which possesses powerful extending functions and graphics performance that truly stand out. By the rendering from SVG, all the elements in a mind map go to perfects, including lines, themes, diagrams. XMind ZEN has 30 all new designed themes, fully satisfied various kinds of scenarios no matter you are a student or a businessman. With these artful themes, you can create beautiful and professional mind maps with ease. Also, 89 original stickers will bring more elements and vivid expression for your map. The new ZEN Mode helps you stay focused on what matters most, your thoughts. In this mode, the only thing you can do is focusing on what is on your mind and draw it. The interface is clear and simple, without any distractions and interference. We believe, focusing is about saying no, when you really need concentration, less is more.

2017 - XMind Cloud gets a new look and feel to win over iMindMap



XMind Cloud, the online mind mapping tool, which allows you to access, view, and edit your mind maps wherever you go, gets a major update with great new features and huge improvements.  With a simple click you can add markers, notes and hyperlinks. With a new simple and intuitive UI, you should find it simple and efficient to do what you want. With greatly improved performance this new release speeds up the file loading time, thus increases your work efficiency and improves your mind mapping experience enormously. The new Trash folder allows to recover deleted files easily. Thereby XMind is now more easy-to-use in comparison to iMindMap

2016 - XMind 8 adds a slide-based presentation to defeate MindJet MindManager



The new version of mind-mapping software XMind. XMind 8 has a new look and feel. When editing, you can quickly open, close and switch views with just one click. This option increases your work efficiency and improves your mind mapping experience enormously. With the new slide-based presentation, creating, presenting and sharing presentations become easier than ever before. Just select the target topic and click the plus button and a new slide will be created automatically. With the new clip arts, you can make a more intuitive mind map. The developers also added an assortment of ready-made and useful mind map templates. It’s easy for anyone to create beautiful mind maps using XMind. The conclusion is that XMind becomes more suitable for presentations if compared vs MindJet MindManager

2016 - XMind launches mind-mapping Cloud to take on Freeplane



The new version of popular mind-mapping software XMind 7.5 comes with XMind Cloud. XMind Cloud makes it easier than ever to automatically sync files across multiple Mac/PCs. According to the developers, it's fast, secure, and easy-to-use. Online viewing and editing in browser is also awesome (according to them). And you get 1 GB of cloud storage space. In order to simplify the sharing process, XMind 7.5 offers an improved sharing feature which enables you to share your mind maps directly on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Thereby XMind is now more cloud-friendly in comparison to Freeplane

2015 - XMind 7 gets a brand new UI and new features to take on iThoughts



Mind mapping software XMind 7 brings dozens of powerful new features and significant improvements. A new Home Panel and toolbar with modified large icons, a clearer style of windows, a fresher form of Properties view, re-designed tab bars, and refined markers and clip art library, are a few of the many features that constitute the powerful XMind. It features an intuitive and unique way to show detailed information, where the Information Card under every topic allows you to show or hide labels, notes, hyperlinks and tasks. Timeline, a new structure, is introduced in XMind 7 allows to display a list of events in chronological order and a variety of trends for a subject.  Now you can also add/modify task info directly in Gantt Chart view, including start/end date, assignee, priority and progress. You may send your inspirations within an XMind file to colleagues or friends to ask for their comments. Thereby XMind gets more feature-rich in comparison to iThoughts

2014 - XMind adds Brainstorming Mode - a new advantage over Coggle



XMind released the new version of its mind mapping software XMind 6. The most important new feature is Brainstorming Mode that allows to focuse on the quantity, not the quality. The tool called Idea Factory allows to record and collect inspirations further and faster. A timer stays to let us control the session time. The night mode decreases light and protects your eyes in a dark room. Full-screen and a stress-free scene, here, makes you take all attention on capturing the inspiration and sparkles in your mind. Now, you can also save XMind files into Evernote, export tasks  to Microsoft Project, ODF, list your topics by markers and by labels, edit themes in the advanced Theme Editor. So XMind is now more suitable for brainstorming in comparison to Coggle

2013 - XMind allows local network sharing of mind-maps, outgoes MindMeister



XMind 2013 official version is finally ready now. It added 10 new templates, like Six Thinking Hats, Travel Plan, Negotiation of Sales, and etc. The new feature - local network sharing allows to share mind maps by one clicking, review teammates’ mind maps in one place and download the selected XMind files for further editing. Brand new Export feature allows to export XMind file to SVG (in vector) and spreadsheet. The files can now be organized and managed in a better way. Also, you can use the “reduce file size” feature to delete the revisions and preview images quickly. So we may assume that XMind is now more suitable for teamwork than MindMeister

2011 - NovaMind adds iCal synchronization. Beware OmniGraffle !



NovaMind Software released NovaMind 5 for Mac, which has been rebuilt from the ground up with many innovative new features that no one else on this platform offers. This new version represents the most significant upgrade to NovaMind for Mac in its history. It enables with a number of design support systems that operate quietly in the background as you build and edit your mind map. NovaMind has redesigned everything about topics, too, in version 5 to give you another level of freedom in customizing the look of your mind maps. Besides, it now enables you to synchronize checkboxes in your mind map with to-do items in iCal and tasks with events in iCal. There are three editions of NovaMind: Express, Pro, and Platinum, designed to suit the needs of customers from individuals and schools, through small and medium sized business right up to large businesses. So we may assume that NovaMind becomes more Apple-friendly in comparison to OmniGraffle

2010 - XMind adds new mind-map views to take on NovaMind



XMind today announced the new version of its mind-mapping tool XMind 2010, packed with great new features including New TaskInfo view, Home Map setting, Overview View, French language support, Spanish language support, Office 2010 support on Windows, Unlisted Sharing, Fit Map and Brand new Gallery — all combined in this most powerful XMind. This new version also features up to the most stable XMind and brings hundreds of improvements and fixed bugs. Thus XMind becomes more functional if compared vs NovaMind