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10 Apr 2015

Free Tool Friday: XMind

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Happy Friday everyone – and welcome to another exciting addition of Free Tool Friday. Every week, we bring you a free tool that is designed to help you to be more productive than ever – and today’s tool is no exception. This week, we bring you XMind: a free tool that allows you to manage complex information, brainstorm, think more clearly than ever, and of course organize your work. Let’s take a look.

There is a lot of features associated with XMind so we are not going to get into them all today, but we are going to focus on a few of its key features that will likely sell you on the tool. Available only for Windows, XMind allows you to clarify exactly what you are thinking. Do you have an idea that you want to save for later? With XMind, you are able to organize it in such a way that you are able to list the main idea along with supporting thoughts that will ensure that you never forget your idea. Essentially, XMind allow you to categorize your ideas and refer back to them whenever you need to.

XMind is also great for brainstorming. In the same way that XMind categorizes your thoughts, it also allows you to focus on a central brainstorming idea then, expand it, and then view it on the tool’s mind mapping interface. It makes brainstorming ridiculously easy, to give it a shot!

XMind is fantastic. Complete with templates for timelines, project plans, cause-and-effect diagrams, flow charts, and so much more, it is one of the best tools we have found to store, manage, and expand your great ideas. Try it out today, and we guarantee you will be pleased!

That’s it for this week’s edition of Free Tool Friday! If you have a free tool that you think should be mentioned in a future installment of Free Tool Friday, let us know in the comments below!

Edit: Want to use a tool like XMind for OSX? One of our readers suggests giving Simplemind a look. It isn’t free, but a free trial is provided to see if the tool is right for you. Thanks Rod!

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