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XMind: Mind Map

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+

About XMind: Mind Map

XMind is a popular mind mapping tool that according to its homepage “designed to generate ideas and inspire creativity”. The thing that makes XMind unique is its beautifully designed brain map templates.

Teacher Review

If you’re a design savvy, then XMind is definitely a go-to app for you. And let me tell you, it’s the only tool in my test that offers two flagship products- XMind Zen and XMind 8Pro.

The first one is subscription based while the later one comes with an one-off fee. So, you get both the options.

Let’s look at the pros and cons of XMind to see if it worth your money.

XMind Pros

#1 Collaborate with individuals and team

It doesn’t matter whether you’re using XMind Zen or XMind 8Pro, you can easily create brain maps and share them with your friends, colleagues or with your whole team.

XMind share and collaborate

#2 Beautifully designed brain map templates

Usually, brain maps look like ordinary diagrams but XMind tries to change this perception. It has a vast collection of stylish looking templates that you can use on the go.

XMind stylish templates

#3 Easy export and share

XMind makes it easy for you to export your brain maps and share it with other people. You can export your maps in XXX file formats.

#4 Works with all the devices

If you’re like me who likes dumping ideas on different devices than you’ll love this tool. It works smoothly on all the prominent devices like Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.

#5 Cheapest software in the lot

XMind is the cheapest paid software in the lot. It’s pricing plan starts from as low as $1/month but the only catch is, with that price point, you can use the software only on mobile devices.

XMind Cons

#1 Limited number of devices with a single license

Unlike MindMeister, XMind is not so flexible with its software licensing policy. A single user license can be used only on two computers and three mobile devices. In short, you can get access to XMind only on five different devices using a single license.

#2 Limited number of integration tools

While all the other softwares in this test can be added at least with Microsoft Office, I couldn’t find any resource that says XMind Integrates with Microsoft Office or Google Apps.

You can only use Evernote and Trello with XMind.

#3 Sluggish customer support

It is the only tool that performed poorly in the customer support section. First of all, it doesn’t have any form that you usually find in a support page. It requires you to send an email to them. And even if you send one, don’t expect to get a response within the first 24-36 hour.

XMind Pricing Plans

As I mentioned earlier, XMind sells two flagship products – XMind Zen, which is subscription-based and XMind 8Pro that comes with a one-time price tag.

There are three different plans of XMind Zen:

Desktop — $4.58/month when paid yearly or half-yearly

Desktop + Mobile — $4.99/month when you pay annually or every six month

Mobile — $1.24/month when you pay annually or half-yearly

Xmind pricing

Besides this, if you’re a student or teacher then you can avail special discount from XMind and get their Desktop+Mobile XMind Zen in $34.99/year or $24.99/6 months. But keep in mind, this offer is only not applicable on other pricing plans.

XMind educational pricing

While XMind Zen asks for a monthly subscription, you can buy XMind 8Pro with an one-time payment of $129 and also a 30-day money back guarantee.

Teachers and students get a discount price of $59 and for non-profit organizations, the price is $64.5.

Do I Recommend XMind?

If you’re someone who wants to give a stylish touch to your regular mind maps, then XMind is an ideal choice for you. It’s well under budget, packed with essential features, and provides several awesome looking brain maps templates.

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App Details

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Android, iPad, iPhone





Organisational and Productivity Skills


In-App Purchases - No


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• Easy and Fast - With several simple taps, you are all set and focus on what matters most.
• Built-in 30 Templates - Choose a template, and you can focus on what matters most in a neat way.
• Sufficient Structures - From Balance Sheet, to Fishbone Chart, Matrix, Timeline, there is always the right template for recording your ideas.
• Mix and Match: Two is better than one. We always support structure combination so that your ideas can be fit in well tailored suits.


• Drawing - Unleash your creativity with your fingertips. You can add hand-drawn files, fill the topic with work from Apple Pencil, and even scribbles.
• Outliner - A new way to view, organize and manage the topics. Switch Outliner and Mind Map back and forth helps you to read your work from different perspectives.
• Multiple Windows - Open, read and edit 2 files side by side at a time in the same space.
• Dark Mode - Compatible with the Dark Mode of iOS 13 and follow current theme automatically.
• Keyboard Shortcuts - You can use common shortcuts for a faster way of recording.
• Topic Link - Two topics can be linked and transitioned to each other instantly via a simple click.
• Elaborate & Decorate - Elaborate to widen your topic, insert images, audio note, label, hyperlink, etc. Choose markers and stickers to make mind mapping fancy and comprehensive.
• Search - Search the topic in all the sheets quickly, and the topic will display with highlight.


• iOS Files: Support Files with faster file tracking and effective file management.
• File App: Bring all your files together. You can browse, search and organize all the files once at a time, on other iOS devices and cross other cloud services, including Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.
• Share in Multiple Formats: Export your map to PNG, PDF, and Markdown.
• Print: Print your work via several taps, and make your mind map happen.


• Products: Unlock All Platforms (Annually), Unlock All Platforms (6 Months)
• Type: Auto-Renewable Subscriptions
• Price: $59.99/year, $39.99/6 months
• Cancel Subscription: Go to "Settings" > "iTunes & App Store">Tap your Apple ID, Tap View Apple ID, Tap Subscriptions, Tap「Unlock All Platforms」/「Unlock Mobile Only」to cancel subscription. If you do not end the subscription more than 24 hours before the end of the subscription period, the subscription will be automatically renewed.
• Apple ID for automatic renewal subscriptions will be automatically charged for an additional 6 months in iTunes account 24 hours prior to the expiration of each billing cycle;

FILES: The new Files app brings all of your files together. You can easily browse, search, and organize all your files in one place. Not just the ones on the device you're using, but also those in apps, on your other iOS devices, in iCloud Drive, and across other cloud services. The Files app lets you add your third-party cloud services—like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, and more—so that you can access all of your files on all of your devices.

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