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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PersonalBrain vs. Lucidchart

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Operating systems

MacWindowsLinux MacWindowsLinux

Free trial of premium features

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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


Sharing, chatting, and real-time collaboration

(with unlimited users)

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Affordable pricing

The Pro version of PersonalBrain is twice as expensive as Lucidchart, 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.

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Cross-platform compatible

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.

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Premium features

Our mind maps offer the premium features you expect: automatic clean-up, text import and export, and interactivity.

You can even use keyboard shortcuts and color-coded levels for a fast, yet organized experience. Publish to a variety of file formats or share online.

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Featured Highlights

There's a better mind mapping alternative to PersonalBrain. With Lucidchart, you get much more than mockups.

  • Lucid Features

    Easy diagramming

    Making complex diagrams shouldn’t be hard. Lucidchart was built with ease-of-use and automation in mind. Enjoy the advantages of themed layouts, tons of customizable templates, drag-and-drop usability, and a clean, intuitive interface.

  • Lucid Features

    Visio compatible

    Lucidchart not only works for Mac, it’s also Visio compatible. You can seamlessly import your .VDX, .VSDX, and .VSD files directly into the Lucidchart editor and even export files back to Visio if you need.

  • Lucid Features

    Fully integrated

    Our huge selection of integrations makes Lucidchart the perfect solution for your team and their favorite tools and apps from GSuite to MS Office to Atlassian. Add diagrams to your next presentation.

  • Lucid Features

    Simple sharing

    Lucidchart is hosted on the web which makes sharing and displaying the most up to date copy that much easier to achieve. When you're finished, you can share on social media or share with a link or email. You can also download your diagrams in a variety of image formats.

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