PersonalBrain Alternative

Need a simple mind mapping tool that doesn’t take over your life? Lucidchart provides an affordable alternative to PersonalBrain.
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Affordable pricing

The Pro version of PersonalBrain is twice as expensive as ours, but far less adaptable. Lucidchart offers mind mapping in addition to several other shape libraries.

Build diagrams for business, personal, educational, and technical use cases—all for one flat fee.

Better collaboration

For a truly collaborative experience, try Lucidchart instead of PersonalBrain.

It’s easy to work with an unlimited number of users on a single document, making Lucidchart perfect for mind mapping as a team!

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Operating systems

MacWindowsLinux MacWindowsLinux

Sharing, chatting, and real-time collaborating

(without any additional products)

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No downloads or updates

(allowing users to always have the most up-to-date version)


Visio import & export

including Visio stencils


Extensive shape libraries


Free trial of premium features

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Cross-platform compatibility

Skip the hassle of downloads and installations. Because it’s web-based, Lucidchart is available on any operating system, browser, or device.

If you’re on the go, try viewing mind maps with our iPad application or working with the free offline app.

Easy diagramming

Making diagrams shouldn’t be difficult. Lucidchart cuts through the learning curve to deliver a product that’s immediately accessible. Enjoy the advantages of themed layouts, customizable templates, drag-and-drop technology, and a clean, intuitive interface.

Visio compatible

Lucidchart is not only Mac compatible, it’s also Visio compatible. That means that you can import your VDX, VSDX, and VSD files directly into the editor. You can also export files back to Visio if you need to deliver them to users who aren’t on Lucidchart yet.

Fully integrated

Our numerous integrations make Lucidchart the perfect solution for your team. If you are using Google Apps, you can integrate your domain with Lucidchart and organize your team from there. We also offer an easy-to-use team admin panel.

Simple sharing

Since Lucidchart is hosted on the web, sharing is that much easier. Try posting a funny flowchart on social media, or share a sensitive document securely through email. You can also download your diagrams in a variety of image formats for web sharing or printing.

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