Flatpak App of the Week: Minder – Powerful Mind Mapping Software to Visualize Your Ideas


This week’s “Flatpak App of the Week” is Minder, a powerful, open-source, and free mind-mapping software that lets you easily create, expand, and visualize your ideas.

I don’t think there’s anyone who hasn’t heard of Minder, but for those of you who haven’t heard of it, let me tell you, it’s a minder app. mind mapping developed for elementary operating system by Trevor Williams.

With Minder, you will be able to easily and quickly create visual mind maps thanks to an automatic layout system and the plethora of trees to choose from. You can add images and tasks to nodes, create node-to-node connections with optional text and notes, add stickers and node groups, as well as style nodes, links and connections, or colorize branches of knot.

The interface is quite simple and intuitive with tabs for you to open multiple mind maps, quick search for nodes, as well as titles and connection notes, zoom in and out, undo and redo changes, as well as a Focus mode to focus on certain ideas and to better visualize and understand certain parts of your mind map.

Among other great features, Minder automatically saves your work in progress in the background so you don’t have to save all the time or worry about losing your progress, supports Markdown formatting, comes with a theme integrated and customizable, and offers great animations.

Last but not least, Minder comes with excellent import and export capabilities. It allows you to import from popular mind mapping formats including XMind 8, XMind 2021, Freeplane, FreeMind, OPML, PlantUML, PlainText (formatted), Outliner and Portable Minder.

On the other hand, Minder can export your mind maps to a wide range of formats including CSV, PDF, PNG, SVG, BMP, JPEG, OPML, Markdown, PlainText, FreeMind, Freeplane, XMind, PlantUML, yEd, Portable Minder, Mermaid, Org-Mode and Outliner.

Since Minder is available as a Flatpak application, you can easily install it on virtually any Flathub GNU/Linux distribution. If you are using a basic operating system, you can install it directly from the App Center. You can contribute source code on GitHub.

Thanks mrfragger for the suggestion!

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