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[PC] Free - Mind Maps Pro for Windows (Was $29.95) @ Microsoft


This app was last free two years ago.

Create beautiful mind maps in seconds with Mind Maps Pro.

Mind Maps Pro has earned hundreds of 5-star reviews for its usability, rich feature set, and customer support.

Organize your idea with pictures, shapes, colors, flags, and more. Use the auto-layout feature and make the perfect mind map, org chart, or family tree.

Annotate and highlight your mind map with your pen, then export it to PDF or PNG for easy sharing. Or, sync your work to OneDrive for access on all your devices.

Mind Maps Pro is the most intuitive mind map app, made exclusively for the Microsoft Store.

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  • +13

    Am I the only one that opens this link and sees only 17 ratings with an average of 3.4?

    • Same here

    • +32

      Try this:

      Awesome free tool with many templates.

      This is my go to because the snapping and alignment tools are on point. Many arrow styles and has SVG support.

      • Whats the gist of these programs? Some kind of PowerPoint presentation spin-off?

        • +1

          They're just using the drive SDK so the design looks similar to google drive. I still feel scammed for paying $1000 just to get Microsoft Visio.

          • @No Username: Visio. that was the program i was thinking of. It first of its name.
            was invaluable to me in my previous life

        • +1

          Brainstorming in context; whether freestyle or in some of the mainstream methods; fishbone diagram, etc. You can then shape your content into documents, Gannt charts, project plans, presentations - you name it.

          Massive proponent of MindManager here; I could even say professionally lifechanging once it becomes a part of your flow…

          • @FittyFitty: Thanks. Sounds like a great way to map your thoughts down and I'm sure that's just the tip of the Iceberg.

      • +1


        For a portable app (not requiring installation), xmind is great.

      • +1

        This is exactly something I like. Open source, free, cross-platform. Cheers!

    • +3

      Likely it's just the AU store. It has a 4.1/5 with 212 rating on the US store, and probably more on other countries stores.

  • Could you add Microsoft Windows to the title?

  • +6

    Free is free, but, it's a fairly underwhelming tool

  • cant seem to dload it? tried logging out and back in. just stuck in dload list. any suggestions?

    • +1

      Could be you have more than 10 activated windows machine on one Microsoft account.

      You need to in my account and remove some older machines.

  • Thanks I'll give this a go, free is free.

  • Got one. Thx OP.

  • +1

    Thanks for that! Didn't know I needed this until I got it.

  • Wow thanks heaps!

  • +2

    I would recommend mindmup on google drive. Cross platform and always free

    • Is 100K sufficient for a couple of mindmaps? And they delete our maps after 6 months?

      Here is what I found on their site

      Unlimited number of maps
      No account/login required
      Save maps up to 100 KB to MindMup storage, for up to six months.
      Save larger maps to Google Drive.
      Export maps up to 100 KB.
      Publish maps for up to six months.
      Community chat help and support

      • If you add the plugin on Google Drive, then everything is saved to your own Google Drive and MindMup is just providing a plugin to read your own files

  • (removed, need coffee)

  • +1

    You'd think they could have a simple "Download Now" button.

    1) click on "install on my devices"
    2) "It looks like you don’t have any applicable device(s) linked to your Microsoft account. To install, sign in on a device with your Microsoft account."
    3) Get more info on your device list
    4) Add a PC
    5) Choose Windows
    6) Signing in during setup instructions … ???
    7) Click OK

    … and you are back to step (4) :S

    • +1

      Microsoft needs to make a mind map to sort out the user interface

    • You can also find it in the Microsoft Store app and easily install it from there.

      • Thanks yeanah,

        I tried searching for "Store", which brought up an app.
        It says
        "We weren't able to connect to the store. This might've happened" because of a connection or server problem.
        Try again later.


  • Cheers OP. Have used MindManager for over a decade, but will give this a go.

  • I don't get it. People seem to feel pretty neutral to this product despite the mass number of positive votes?

    • +1

      That's because it's free and we (Ozbargainers) are all injected with dopamine anytime something paid is given to us for free :)))

    • +1

      May have somthing to do with this in title "Free…(Was $29.95)".

  • Waiting for the perfect hybrid of WSYWIG editor and grapviz/DOT editor

  • +3

    I got Mind Maps Pro during the previous deal posting. Back then it was priced at $14.95 - that's a lot of inflation!

    If you're new to mind maps, as I was back then, this is a user-friendly tool to get you started. Mind Maps Pro is a lot cheaper than Visio and lot easier and quicker than trying to use Word or Excel for mind mapping.

    As I started getting better at mind mapping, I started to hit the limits of this app. Plus I wanted something platfom-independent. These days I am experimenting with Freeplane, which is free and OSS.

  • +1

    So a physical whiteboard does the job better, but this is cheaper?

    • A whiteboard can't be emailed to someone else, whereas a mind map file can. If you use a free one like Free plane (see above), the other person can install it and you can share the file in it's native format. Otherwise you can probably share it as a PDF or another shareable format.

      A whiteboard can't be saved and edited later.

      A whiteboard can't have hyperlinks, pictures, videos and sounds easily added to it.

      A whiteboard can't have sections that contract/fold up so you can concentrate on other information and then later open up again.

      Blah, blah, blah…

  • Just created a mind map, then clicked Upload, but where does it go to? OneDrive? I can't find anything there. Anyone with experience?

    • If I recall, I think my mind maps were saved in the OneDrive as a .json file. Do you have an Apps folder?

  • I just tried to d/load and install. It asks for a code, yet I don't seen one mentioned here. No worries though… always skeptical of anything free from Microsoft… If I could install and run it I could then mind-map where it all went wrong ;)