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XMind is an open source project that contributes to building a cutting-edge brainstorming/mind-mapping facility, focused on both usability and extendability. It helps people in capturing ideas into visually self-organized charts and sharing them for collaboration and communication. Currently supporting mind maps, fishbone diagrams, tree diagrams, org-charts, logic charts, and even spreadsheets. Often used for knowledge management, meeting minutes, task management, and GTD.

Downloads Available For Windows/Mac/Ubuntu


XMind is dual licensed under 2 open source licenses: the Eclipse Public License (EPL) v1.0 and the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v3.

For licensees that wish to distribute XMind 3, modify the source code, and/or build extensions, the EPL can be used to maintain copyleft of the original code base while encouraging innovation with commercial and other open source offerings incorporating XMind.

At the same time, for licensees that are concerned with incompatibility between the EPL and GPL, we are providing the LGPL as an option to license XMind.

Please note that we are not providing legal advice here and you should not rely on the above statements as such. For a full understanding of your rights and obligations under these licenses, please consult the full text of the EPL and/or LGPL, and your legal counsel as appropriate.

How To Run/Debug

  1. Download and install JDK v1.8 or higher.
  2. Download and install Eclipse SDK v4.6 or higher.
  3. Make a clean workspace.
  4. Import all bundles, features and releng projects into the workspace.
  5. Open with the default Target Editor and click on 'Set as Target Platform' in the top-right corner of the opened editor (you may have to wait for Eclipse to download all necessary dependencies).
  6. Open org.xmind.cathy.product/cathy.product with the default Product Configuration Editor and, in the first 'Overview' tab, click on 'Launch an Eclipse application' or 'Launch an Eclipse application in Debug mode'.

And, by the way...

  • If you're using an OS other than Windows and encounter compiling errors in plugin org.xmind.cathy.win32, just delete it from the workspace.

How To Contribute

Any issue report or pull request will be highly welcomed!


See these wiki pages for documentations. Plugin developers and other app developers should read these document in prior to integrating/communicating with XMind application and/or XMind files.

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