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Freemind is an open-source mind mapping tool

Zindo Staff, Marketing Experts

FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into a high productivity tool.

They are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind are faster than that of MindManager because of one-click “fold / unfold” and “follow link” operations.

FreeMind is intended for editing Mind maps, XML/HTML documents, and more

 

Who is Product for?

Everyone

“Like all mind maps, FreeMind gives you the flexibility to organize thoughts on a page as they connect to each other and to the larger picture.”

Source: @cnet.com

Key Features

  • Fully functional following of HTML links stored in the nodes, be it www links or links to local files.
  • From very early versions, Freemind supports folding which is its essential property.
  • Fast one-click navigation, including folding / unfolding on one click and following links on one click at the same time (you don’t have to make choice between fast following of links and fast fold/unfold). You can move the map by dragging the map’s background as well as using the mouse wheel.
  • Undo
  • Smart Drag’n Drop, including the possibility to copy nodes or copy style of nodes; dragging and dropping of multiple selected nodes; dropping of texts or list of files from outside
  • Smart copying and pasting into, including pasting of links from HTML or structuring the pasted content on the basis of the number of leading spaces in a line; pasting of lists of selected files
  • Smart copying and pasting from, including plain text and RTF (MS Wordpad, MS Word, MS Outlook messages).
  • Export of map to HTML, with folding (see example)
  • Find facility, where found items are shown one by one as you do “find next”, and the map is unfolded only for the current item.
  • Possibility to use and edit long multiline nodes; even with newlines
  • Possibility to decorate nodes with built-in icons, colors and different fonts.
  • Low costs of risk of switching away to another mind mapping tool, because FreeMind stores maps in XML format. If you have a lot of maps created by FreeMind and you want to switch to another program, writing a conversion program should be easy, especially if that program features Visual Basic scripting facility. Christoph
  • Rissner describes in his article at IICM site his implementation of data exchange between FreeMind and MindManager.
  • File mode enables you to browse the files on your computer, seeing the folder structure as mind map.

 

Free mind-mapping software that will help you get your thoughts  in order.

Benefits

  • Open Source
  • Free software

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Starting at:

Freemind is 100% free. You can use it free of charge online.

Pricing model:

Free

Free trial:

No free trial since download is free

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