Product Reviews

The Mind Mapping Software Blog is known for its comprehensive, balanced product reviews. I don’t sugar-coat anything to placate advertisers – I tell you what’s good for business users, what needs more work – and what downright stinks. These “deep dives” into the features and functionality of today’s powerful mind mapping software help you make better-informed purchase decisions and enable you to avoid expensive mistakes.

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Chuck Frey
Founder & Editor

Desktop mind mapping software

iMindMap 8: An awesome new tool for creating and presenting your ideas

iMindQ 6 debuts strong presentation and project management tools

New MindManager 15 for Windows offers valuable ease-of-use enhancements

TheBrain 8 offers new options for visualizing, organizing information

XMind 2013 makes incremental improvements, maintains excellent usability

Network Builder adds intuitive concept mapping functionality to MindManager

New MindGenius 5 shows impressive depth of focus on user needs

MindView 5 Business debuts with significantly expanded toolset, new innovations

XMind 2012 focuses on meeting the needs of business users

MindMaple mind mapping software combines innovative functionality with ease of use

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Web-based mind mapping applications

MindMup: An easy-to-use, productive mind mapping application

MindMeister accelerates mind map innovation

SpiderScribe offers simple drag-and-drop web interface for mind mapping


Mind mapping apps for mobile

MagicalPad for iPad: An innovative, multi-faceted visual thinking tool

Mindly brings innovative design motif to mind mapping on the iPhone

MindMaple HD iPad app makes impressive debut

Pearltrees for iPhone is a joy to use

New Mindomo for iPad is a mixed bag of pros and cons

MindGenius iPad app offers excellent usability

Inspiration Maps for iPad makes impressive debut

RESOURCE: A comparison of mind mapping apps for the iPad