XMind is a mind mapping software that utilizes the Eclipse RCP software architecture to create easy-to-use and efficient visual thinking software. It emphasizes the software's scalability, cross platform, stability, and performance, and is committed to helping users improve productivity.


XMind is developed using the Java language and has the nature of running across platforms. It is based on the Eclipse RCP architecture and can support plugins. Plugins can extend system defined extension points by writing XML manifest files. The program body of XMind consists of a set of plugins, including a core main program plugin, a set of Eclipse runtime plugins, a help document plugin, and a set of multilingual resource file plugins. Eclipse users will be very friendly to its interface.


XMind applies the Eclipse RCP software architecture, and the distribution package of XMind is a set of Eclipse Features in form. Each Eclipse Feature is a set of Eclipse Plugins, and plugins are interdependent and mutually extensible. On the basis of this Pluggable Platform, XMind can also support other developers to write Plugins for it, adding new features or improving its design. Due to the fact that most Plugins are written in the Java language and the code written in the local language also has different versions for different operating systems, XMind can theoretically run on almost all operating systems, including all 64 bit operating systems. XMind supports Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and browsers.

File format


The file extension for XMind is. xmind Xmind is essentially composed of an XML+ZIP structure, which is an open file format that users can develop plugins or secondary development for through XMind's open API.

Horizontal integration of XMind and Office

XMind can be tightly integrated with other Office software to protect users' investments. The "XMind file" can be exported to Word/PowerPoint/PDF/TXT/image formats, or you can choose to export only images, text, or mixed text when exporting. The results can be directly included in the user's database, or can be directly opened and edited using tools such as Word/PowerPoint/Acrobat, so that users can share their mind maps with other users who do not have XMIND installed. In addition, XMind also supports importing users' MindManager and FreeMind files, allowing a large number of users to switch from these two software to XMind without losing their previously drawn mind maps.



XMind can not only draw mind maps, but also fish bone maps, two-dimensional maps, tree charts, logical maps, and organizational charts (Org, Tree, Logic Chart, Fishbone). And it is easy to convert between these display forms. You can import MindManager and FreeMind data files. Flexible customization of node appearance and insertion of icons. Rich styles and themes. The output formats include HTML and images.

1. Thinking management

XMind has a wide range of applications in enterprises and education. In enterprises, it can be used for meeting management, project management, information management, planning and time management, enterprise decision analysis, etc; In the field of education, it is usually used for teacher lesson preparation, course planning, brainstorming, and so on.

2. Business Presentation

XMind is considered a model for a new generation of demonstration software. Traditional demonstration software generally uses a linear approach to express things, and XMind is used for demonstration, providing people with a structured demonstration mode. When presenting in XMind, it always provides users with two dimensions of vertical depth and horizontal expansion. This way, users can adjust the content of the presentation in a timely manner based on feedback from the audience and the scene. For topics that the audience is interested in, they can explain and explore them vertically, and for issues that the audience is not very concerned about, they can quickly jump to the next topic.

3. Collaborate with office software

XMind files can be exported to formats such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF, images (including PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, etc.), RTF, TXT, etc., making it easy to share XMIND drawing results with friends and colleagues.

4. Project Management


In project management, XMind can convert mind maps into Gantt charts. The Gantt chart converted from XMind map clearly and intuitively displays the priority, start date, end date, and progress of each task in the project.

XMind's Gantt chart uses color bars to indicate how tasks change over time, color differences to indicate the priority of each task, and color depth to indicate the completion of tasks. The above features enhance the readability of the Gantt chart and save users the trouble of drawing Gantt charts in project management. At the same time, by modifying the process in the task information, the Gantt chart can also dynamically display progress.


5. XMind Cloud Service

XMind Cloud is a cloud service launched by XMind Company. Its main function is to achieve cloud synchronization of mind maps edited on different platforms. For example, users can view and edit the same map on Mac, Pc, iPhone, and iPad, and perform cloud synchronization.


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