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Which file types work with my mind mapping software?

Here's a quick guide (updated regularly) to help you understand which mind map formats are compatible with which mind mapping software. This should help you when browsing the Biggerplate mind map library, as you can see the mind map formats, and be clear on which files you will be able to open and work with. If you spot any mistakes, or have any updates that we should include here, please contact us.

Please note: In some cases, you may need to use the 'Import' function within your mind mapping software tool to open files created in other formats.

We've organised this list based on which mind mapping software you have installed on your computer or device:

If you have: ConceptDraw
You can also open: Freemind, MindManager, XMind

If you have: iMindMap
You can also open: MindManager

If you have iMindQ
You can also open: MindManager, XMind

If you have: iThoughts
You can also open: ConceptDraw, Freemind, iMindMap, MindManager, XMind,

If you have: MindGenius
You can also open: Freemind, iThoughts, MindManager

If you have: MindManager
You can also open: MindManager only

If you have: MindMeister
You can also open: Freemind, MindManager, XMind

If you have: XMind
You can also open: Freemind, MindManager

Please Note:

When importing one mind map format into an alternative software program, it's possible that some (or lots) of the original formatting may be lost. This is unavoidable, but (usually) the structure and information within the mind map will remain unchanged.

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