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Blumind Is a Powerful, Portable, and Free Mind Mapping Tool for Windows

If you frequently use mind maps in your office, classroom, or as part of your personal brainstorming and organization workflow, Blumind is a powerful and free mind mapping tool.

Many mind mapping tools have so many features and industry/profession specific sub-tools it takes forever to get them down pat well enough to use them quickly. Blumind is a dead simple but powerful application you can be zipping around after a very short and gentle learning curve. It supports multiple chart layouts (organization charts, tree diagrams, logic diagrams, and more), you can export to multiple formats (including JPG, PNG, SVG, and TXT), and is rich with keyboard shortcuts so you can rapidly create and edit your charts without leaving the keyboard and interrupting your flow.

On a personal note, I’ve been using Bluemind in the classroom for years now and have been nothing but pleased with it. It’s a perfect fit for a user who wants a super fast mind mapping tool without the overhead of learning a bunch of obscure techniques or counter-intuitive shortcuts.

Blumind is free, portable, and Windows only.

Blumind [via Gizmo’s Freeware]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/29/11

Comments (2)

  1. Batman

    Free and portable, just what i need.

    thank you very much.

  2. Catwoman

    Thank you, HowToGeek for mentioning this. I’ve just about had it with MindJet/MindManager. Worst software ever to work with when you simply need to focus yours thoughts.

    BluMind is simple and gets the job done. Perfect!

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