I'm searching for a free mind-mapping software for both Windows and Android. It should be able to sync my mind-maps across all devices.

The only feature that is a must-have (basically what every piece of software of this kind does) is that it should be able to create and arrange cloud-graphs.

There are several ones, like Simplemind, Mindjet, etc., but it looks like there is none which is completely free for mobile and desktop. Does anyone know one?

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    Not for Android, but Xmind is great on Windows xmind.net and free for normal levels of use Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 8:35
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    Thank you, but it has to be cross-platform. I've used Freemind - it's also great on Windows but no mobile version.
    – galingong
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 10:53
  • Make it in the cloud: marcodiiga.github.io/knode
    – Marco A.
    Commented Apr 24, 2015 at 10:15

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Mindomo and MindMeister both have free Android apps, and they give you up to three free online maps at any one time. Both can be run from Windows in a browser to access the same maps. MindMeister is my preferred one.

If three maps is not enough, and I guess it won't be, you could try some of the all-free, browser-based ones to see how they work with touch on the Android. Try Coggle (I reviewed it here: http://www.mind-mapping.org/blog/2013/09/coggle-it/ ) It's multi-user, with chat. Or MindMup, review: http://www.mind-mapping.org/blog/2013/11/mindmup-browser-based-free-easy-and-open-source/

  • I guess I'll accept your answer, tried Coggle and I think I'll go with it. I didn't want to use a browser-based one, but since it works fine with Chrome on Android it might work out. Thanks!
    – galingong
    Commented May 3, 2015 at 15:27
  • Update on Coggle (coggle.it): as of today it offers for free 3 private diagrams + unlimited public ones
    – hanna
    Commented Aug 15, 2022 at 11:01

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