Edraw Mind Map

Edraw Mind Map

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 24 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.7
  • Total Downloads:
    141,836
  • Date Added:
    August 27, 2014
  • File Size:
    32.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    664
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Edraw Mind Map gives you multiple options for organizing your thoughts and creating various types of diagrams to share with others. With all of the possibilities this program presents, you can keep track of just about any type of information with ease.

Pros

Templates: There are several different templates you can use to help you begin your mind-mapping process. Options include a Concept Map, a Bubble Diagram, and various other Mind Map diagrams in different styles. You can also further customize your diagram by selecting different backgrounds, borders, colors, and more.

Nice touches: This app incorporates a few handy features that make the user experience more pleasant and productive. The various tools you need to complete your mind maps and other diagrams are conveniently arrayed across the top, left-hand side, and bottom of the interface, so you can find exactly what you want when you want it. You can also have multiple documents open at the same time and switch between them quickly by using the tabs at the top of the main viewing window.

Cons

Unintuitive: The controls and navigation in this app do take a bit of getting used to. Because there are so many features, it can take some poking around before you get used to where all of the items you use most often are located. And the app does not create automatic connections between the existing bubble and the bubbles you add, which can be a bit of an adjustment if you're used to other programs that do.

Bottom Line

Edraw Mind Map provides a lot of features and a good deal of versatility. It's definitely worth trying out if you're looking for a comprehensive mind-mapping software, and it's free. There is also a Pro version you can purchase for $99 that has a ton of additional templates and other features.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 2 stars

    "Cramped UI & Complex"

    April 01, 2014   |   By Imogen7Ryan

    Version: Edraw Mind Map 7.6

    Pros

    Lots and lots of features. Seemed to be liked by many.

    Cons

    It is awful (the UI). The actual space for creating the MM's is very dwarfed by the ribbon, the sidebar and bottom. It's so cramped and 'busy' looking. Not just that, it's very complex and needs patience with its learning curve.

    Summary

    I'm sure it's great as many are using it. For me though, there is not enough space for the actual MM and the size of the surrounding elements makes it worse. I just want a simple and straight forward MM software, and for me, this is not it.

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  • 1 stars

    "attached malware why???"

    March 08, 2014   |   By stevecom123

    Version: Edraw Mind Map 7.6

    Pros

    program looks good save for the hours of digging out the stuff that came with it? was it the program or cnet/download.com?

    Cons

    be careful clicking next -program looks good save for the hours of digging out the stuff that came with it? was it the program or cnet/download.com? this is an issue for all

    Summary

    program looks good save for the hours of digging out the stuff that came with it? was it the program or cnet/download.com?

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  • 5 stars

    "Fine software!"

    February 11, 2014   |   By mforetell

    Version: Edraw Mind Map 7.5

    Pros

    I have created all my maps succesfully on it.

    Cons

    Maybe it is missing some symbols like in paid softwares this category.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great mind map freeware; direct download had no malware"

    October 29, 2013   |   By Eximious

    Version: Edraw Mind Map 7

    Pros

    Very impressed for freeware: intuitive interface, great selection of shapes / connectors, lots of creative flexibility, and an overall polished feel. I've never used mind mapping software before, but I was able to create digital representations of my hand-drawn scribbles within minutes of installing the program. Export options are also quite flexible.

    Cons

    None yet. Be careful how you install the program. I used the direct download link, which had no adverts or options for malware / adware. Perhaps the problems others are reporting are due to using an installer service.

    Summary

    Edraw Mind Map offers an impressive selection of features while still being accessible--and dare I say it--fun to use. I enjoy organization, especially when it comes to idea management, so this software represents a very powerful tool for my planning and brainstorming processes.

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  • 1 stars

    "Spy Ware and Free Ware loaded"

    September 11, 2013   |   By WebReviewer79

    Version: Edraw Mind Map 7

    Pros

    The software works fine.
    Some good shapes and backgrounds to spice up the look of the maps

    Cons

    The software is a total con in that the download loaded various internet games, search engines, changed my search preferences etc. This was after I declined all offers to do so before downloading the software.

    Summary

    It's a total lie saying this download is from of freeware, spyware, spam ware etc.
    Internet gaming icons, alternative search icons and the like were all loaded on my desktop with no method for removing them.

    Complete Fail for this software and CNET.

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  • 4 stars

    "Limited depth but really usable"

    January 31, 2013   |   By peterv88

    Version: Edraw Mind Map 6.8

    Pros

    Simple and intuative usage. Just click, drag and release symbols on to the drawing surface. Symbols, when hovered over, show handles for relevant operations. Connectors easily follow and adapt as needed. A nice collection of templates and symbols to choose from. For putting together a quick mind map presentation or a program flow chart it is very usable. Is uses a Microsoft 'ribbon' approach. Decent 'print' support.

    Cons

    I cannot find how to properly display a bar or pie chart to which I have added data. It insists on displaying the default 3-bar bar chart. Cannot search the embedded help text for more info.
    When dragging from one symbol to the other, you cannot see what is actually drawn until you release the mouse button.

    Summary

    I have not used this program too often yet, but it has a good feel. The free version already provides decent productive value.
    It's a shame that the CNET installer sneekily tricks you into inadvertedly installing 'malware'. Make sure to scrutinize each single page that the installer presents to you and actively uncheck the 'undesired' options. In doing so, you avoid the malware that other people complain about (rightly so).

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  • 4 stars

    "Good Looking Results"

    December 22, 2012   |   By Firstnoel50

    Version: Edraw Mind Map 6.8

    Pros

    Easy to format colors, auto arrangement does a nice job, manual arrangement works as it should, good looking 3D balloons. Similarity to MS Office tools makes for a shorter learning curve.

    Cons

    It's a concern, but I have not seen any evidence of malware (Chrome Browser). I Declined to install the optional ad-support programs CNET offered during install - pretty simple. If malware raises its ugly head, I'll be back.

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  • 2 stars

    "contains "WS.Reputation.1 ""

    December 19, 2012   |   By fordpurfect1

    Version: Edraw Mind Map 6.8

    Pros

    love mind maps to help me organize thoughts

    Cons

    WS.Reputation.1 -- It could be a false positive but if Claro show up on my computer, I'm gonna be really pissed.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't download, free version will install malware"

    December 12, 2012   |   By AntiqueCnetUser

    Version: Edraw Mind Map 6.8

    Pros

    UI now similar to latest Windows office application design. But during installation of Edraw, it will install 2 malware programs "secretly" onto your machine.

    Cons

    The malware will install a Claro-toolbar on your machine, and literally it will make every new browser page open as claro search page (URL: http://www.claro-search.com/?affID=116677&tt.......), no matter how you configure your default page on your browser.

    Going to internet and search for claro search and you will find a lot of description about this malware, and instructions on how to detect and remove it. You will need to go to program remover and uninstall 2 applications, then the windows will suggest you have a "secondary uninstall" to remove Edraw.

    But I still don't expect to download such malware from download.com, this is not download.com quality and I am so disappointed.

    Summary

    Without coming to CNET for quite some time, I am totally surprised how download.com has been degraded to a total irresponsible and malware-friendly website. And YES!! I am too gracious to say that, because they did not check the software posted here, and allow these malware to be install onto client machine.

    To add further to my disappointment, the registration process has some bug and defect. For one, it requires the right to access and post information on your google/fb/yahoo account, and second, the user confirmation was not sent on the first registration, but only after I click the link to reset password before I receive the confirmation email to activate my CNET account.

    Dude, I may not come back too often again, or will I suggest others to come to this website for application resources. It was once the most renowed and well-managed website. But for now, it no longer deserves this once golden brand.

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  • 3 stars

    "I doesn't know what to do with accents!"

    November 06, 2012   |   By videoaulasbyana

    Version: Edraw Mind Map 6.6.2

    Pros

    Full of wonderful diagramming resources, but...

    Cons

    You can't use any language with accents: bye, bye, Portuguese, Spanish, French... just to mention the most well-known...

    Summary

    Come on guys, not taking accents into consideration is almost an offense nowadays... Besides, it does not affect the regular English-only user... why on Earth do you restrict your software like this?

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 7.7
    • Added the dimension for the Floor Plan symbols.
    • Added the feature to export pdf document as an image.
    • Improved the Text IME.
    • Fixed the property setting in the gauge chart type.
    General
    Publisher EDrawSoft
    Publisher web site http://www.edrawsoft.com
    Release Date August 20, 2014
    Date Added August 27, 2014
    Version 7.7
    Category
    Category Productivity Software
    Subcategory Brainstorming and Mind-Mapping Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 32.28MB
    File Name EDrawMindMap.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 141,836
    Downloads Last Week 664
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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