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Blink Mind Desktop

Blink Mind Desktop

Full featured mind map and outliner app.


BlinkMindDesktop is an open source mind-map and outliner app.

BlinkMindDesktop is an MIT licensed open source project, and the latest version will always be downloadable for free from the GitHub release page. BlinkMindDesktop is still in development.

BlinkMindDesktop uses the open source mind-map library BlinkMind for mind-map rendering.

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🚀 Features

Feature Status Description
Multi sheet ✔️ Document can insert multi sheets.
Basic mind map features ✔️ Add/remove topic, edit topic content.
Undo redo ✔️ History of map changes
Set topic style ✔️ Set topic style include border, text color, font, background and links.
Customize theme ✔️ Theme editor, import theme, export theme.
Shortcuts ✔️ Shortcuts to make more efficient.
Drag and drop ✔️ Support drag one topic and then drop to another topic to reorganize the mind map.
Open and save file ✔️ Save and open .bmind file, double click file to open.
Export topic to image ✔️ Export topic to png/jpg/svg.
Insert image to topic ✔️ Every topic can insert unlimited images.
Paste rich text to topic ✔️ You can paste rich text from browser/microsoft word/apple pages or anything else to BlinkMind without losing format.
Rich text editor for topic notes ✔️ Rich text editor for topic notes.
Focus mode ✔️ Select any topic node as the editor root and only show that branch.
Outliner mode ✔️ Seamlessly switch between mind map and outliner, some outliner's shortcuts are different from mindmap mode.
Search ✔️ Search topic content and navigate to it.
Tags ✔️ Topics can add tags and you can navigate from tags.
Copy topics and paste on the way Copy multi topics including all the infomation(content,notes,tags and all attachment) and paste to another location(same document or another document).
Topic reference on the way Topics can reference each other and navigate conveniently.
Link curve between any two topics on the way Link curve between any two topics
Markdown editor planing When editing topic notes, you can choose use rich html editor or markdown editor, for users who familiar and like markdown grammar. Markdown editor will support latex and mermaid.
Manual layout diagram planing Manual layout diagram
Cloud Storage planing Save and open file from clound storage(icloud/onedrive/google drive).

For Dev


To develop locally, you need to have Chrome installed with the Immutable.js Object Formatter extension.

First download the code and relevant submodules:

git clone
git submodule init
git submodule update 

Install required libraries using yarn:

yarn install

Then open three terminals and run:

yarn dev:r
yarn dev:m
yarn start:m

Build package

yarn dist


image Thanks for JetBrains supporting us the free JetBrains Open Source license(s).


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Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab