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Many desktop mind map tools have a browser-based component as well, but shown below are apps that primarily run in a browser.  
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 FREE mind mappers            
Users can... For free, you get...  Notes and subscription details Import Export Publication/Sharing Platform
Connected Mind Share Full use A striking-looking mind mapper Can import from FreeMind files, & Connected Mind files from Google Drive Can save in Google Drive No Chrome browser app + Apple iOS + Android
DRichard Mindmaps Work alone Full use Simple, organic style mind mapper. From Google Drive, Dopbox, Box, etc. as json (text) file. To Google Drive, Dopbox, Box, PC as json file; also images. No HTML5 in browser
Graphmind Collaborate Full use This is an open source Drupal extension. FreeMind XML files FreeMind XML files Drupal
MindMup Collaborate Full use Very flexible layout. Open source software. Outlined text None embeded code (HTML) or place in their library Browser; alternatively with a Chrome extension
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Mind42 Collaborate Full use Makes rectilinear mind maps. MindManager, FreeMind, XML, M42 MindManager, FreeMind, RTF,M42 1. add viewer; 2. add collaborator (real-time); 3. publish by URL/direct link/embed code (iframe) HTML5 in browser
Text2Mindmap Work alone Full use Generates mind map from text. No direct editing in the graphical interface, but easy to use for simple maps. Cut & paste tab-indented text file Cut & paste tab-indented text file HTML5 in browser
WiseMapping Collaborate Full use Open source software. You can use it at their site, or install it on your own server. FreeMind FreeMind, SVG, PDF, PNG, JPEG 1. add viewer (email); 2. add collaborator (email); 3. publish by URL/direct link/embed code (iframe) HTML5 in browser; if installed on your server, needs Java on server.
 Subscription mind mappers (with limited, free option)          
Users can... For free, you get...  Notes and subscription details Import Export Publication/Sharing Platform
Bubbl.us Collaborate 3 maps $6/month; $59/year plans. Can make concept maps. XML (from bubbl) XML, HTML, JPG, PNG 1. add viewer; 2. add collaborator; 3. publish by URL (as a webpage, image or thumbnail)/embed code Flash in browser + iOS app.
Coggle Share Unlimited diagrams, images and downloads. No private maps. $5/month: Unlimited private diagrams to control access to your work, bigger image uploads. Can import Coggle files from Google Drive Can save in Google Drive Share via a link Browser
Comapping Collaborate 30-day free trial $25/year with various multi-license and educational discounts. This is a graphical outliner making strict left-to-right, hierarchical maps. COMAP, FreeMind, MindManager COMAP, FreeMind, MindManager, XML, RTF, HTML 1. create a presentation; 2. add viewer; 3. add collaborator Silverlight in browser
MAPMyself/Mapul Collaborate 3 maps; 2 users/map; export to jpg file $4/month; $11/3 months; $20/6 months; $36/year gives: unlimited maps; unlimited shared users/map; export jpg/xps files None XPS, JPG 1. Add collaborator (real-time by ICQ/Skype) 2.hyper link for the map HTML5 in browser
MindMeister Collaborate 3 maps; adverts. iPad, iPhone, Android, online 3 maps, all free; plans ranging from US$72 - US$180/year.  Team subs. $2.8/month also provides Team administration. MindManager, FreeMind MindManager, FreeMind 1. add viewer; 2. add collaborator; 3. publish by URL/direct link/embed code (iframe) HTML5 in browser
Mindomo Collaborate 3 maps; adverts. Export limited to Mindomo file, txt and image. $6/month gives: unlimited maps; adverts-free; organise maps; export to MindManager format; encryption; open in tabs; cross-maps copy; spell check. Mindomo file, MindManager, Freemind,
Mindmeister, XMind,
Bubbl.us, Text, OPML
Mindomo file, FreeMind, MindManager, PDF, PNG, RTF, PPT, TXT, OPML, MPX, HTML, XLS, Google Drive 1. add viewer (copy & save); 2. add collaborator; 3. publish by URL/embed code (HTML)
Spicynodes Share Full use but with embedded Spicynodes logo Focuses on providing active mind maps as navigation for web sites. $24/month for organizations, $149/month for enterprises. Spicynodes own outline-style text file. Spicynodes own outline-style text file. Example of Embedded Spicynodes Flash in browser
SpiderScribe Collaborate Unlimited maps, private maps limited to 3. $5, $19 and $25/month plans. None Can export to image only. Publish link Flash in browser
Webspiration Collaborate Trial only $6/month with various multi-license and educational discounts. Can make concept maps as well as mind maps Inspiration file DropBox, PDF, text, Inpiration file. Share links or files. Browser, iOS app (iPad).
 FREE diagrammers that can make mind maps, business diagrams, flowcharts, room layouts, etc.        
Users can... For free, you get...  Notes and subscription details Import Export Publication/Sharing Platform
Diagramo Collaborate Full use and source code if desired This is open source so you can use it on your own server. PNG, GIF, JPG Share links HTML5 in browser
Draw.io Share Full use Provides many shapes and allows users to define their own shapes. from Google Drive, DropBox, OneDrive, local file, URL. HTML, PNG, JPG, PDF, SVG, various XML options. Share links, embed in web page. Javascript in browser (mxGraph). Cann also be used in offline mode.
Flowchart (beta) Collaborate Full use It has been in beta since at least 2007 and still is. Requires an invitation to use, but I received one promptly. Upload clipart PNG, PDF, Box.com, DropBox, Google Drive, One Drive. 1. add collaborator (real-time); 2. set as publicly acessible Browser. Diagrams can be embedded in your website.
ProcessOn Collaborate, share Full use Free, but very demanding of personal information. Public diagrams PNG, PDF, OS, SVG, Xmind, FreeMind Add collaborators, embed, share link, share to social media Chrome browser app
 Subscription diagrammers (with limited, free option) that can make mindmaps, flowcharts, business diagrams, room layouts, etc.    
Users can... For free, you get...  Notes and subscription details Import Export Publication/Sharing Platform
Cacoo Collaborate 25 diagrams; limited sharing; export PNG. $4/month individual, 1,000 diagrams; $15/month business, 100,000 diagrams. Unlimited sharing for paid plans. There are also educational and enterprise plans. Visio (business plan). Google Drive. PNG, PDF, PPT, PostScript, SVG with paid plans. Google Drive. Send links, embed with autoupdate, download.
Creately Collaborate 5 public diagrams $5/month individual; various multi-user plans. Very wide range of diagram types Paid plans: Visio, XML, SVG Paid plans: XML, SVG Collaborative access Flash in browser
DrawAnywhere Collaborate 30-day trial, 3 private diagrams. $30/year, $100/year 5 users, $180/year 10 users. Collaborative access Flash in browser
Gliffy Collaborate 5 public diagrams; 2MB image upload; adverts; gliffy logo in published or exported diagrams. $5/month 200 diagrams, or $10/month gives unlimited public & private diagrams. Visio, .GLIFFY, .GON, .GXML SVG, JPG, PNG, .GLIFFY 1. add viewer; 2. add collaborator; 3. publish by URL (as a webpage, image or thumbnail)/embed code HTML5 in browser
Lovely Charts Collaborate (premium) Free trial only €29/year web version. Other versions require separate purchase. GIF, JPG, PNG JPG, PNG, GIF JPG, PNG, PDF Flash in browser + iOS app + Desktop app (win / Mac / Linux)
LucidChart Collaborate 5 Diagrams limited to 60 objects. Basic $5/month, Pro $9/month, 5 users $20/month Visio, Gliffy, Omnigraffle HTML5 in browser
my.origramy Share Unlimited public diagrams for non-commercial use. This is unusual in that you run it locally in a browser, or on a website that you have the ability to load content to. $99 to use on one commercial site. $299 to use on unlimited sites. $679 developer version with source code. Flash and XML Display on a web page Flash in browser
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bCisive Collaborate (Premium vsn) 5 connected boxes, no saving, no export $100/year; $150/year; $180/year plans. This is a tool to make decision maps. bCisive windows maps (BMAP-files) PDF, PNG, BMAP, SVG, SVGZ, EMF (Premium vsn) HTML5 in browser + Chrome browser app (works offline)
Equation Map Share Full use Make maps that show detailed relationships between math and science-oriented subjects. Supports easy use of special symbols. "EquationMap = Concept Map + Equation Editor" TeX TeX Share URLs HTML5 in browser
instaGrok Share Full use Automatically pulls in reference material from across the web on a topic nominated by the user. Ads-free, US$35/year May include videos, graphs, images. Share URLs via many social media sites HTML5 in browser
TouchGraph Share Use on specific sites such as Google, Amazon, or Facebook. Subject to project scale and negotiation.  Builds graphical networks from connected information in other platforms and sources. None None Making this available for a specific purpose on your website is subject to negotiation.  As a user (e.g. on Facebook), it is free, however.
WriteMaps Collaborate Full use This produces tree diagrams of websites (manually) None XML code, back up code 1. add viewer (allow copy & save); 2. add collaborator; 3. switch to presentation mode; 4. XML code (link for viewer and collaborator give 'malformed source data' error)
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