• 0.8.1
  • Date Added
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    March 2nd, 2008
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  • License

    GNU General Public License (GPL) (?)
  • Description

    FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java.

    FreeMind can be used for the following purposes:

    Keeping track of projects, including subtasks, state of subtasks and time recording

    Project workplace, including links to necessary files, executables, source of information and of course information

    Workplace for internet research using Google and other sources

    Keeping a collection of small or middle sized notes with links on some area which expands as needed. Such a collection of notes is sometimes called knowledge base.

    Essay writing and brainstorming, using colors to show which essays are open, completed, not yet started etc, using size of nodes to indicate size of essays.

    Keeping a small database of something with structure that is either very dynamic or not known in advance.

    Commented internet favorites or bookmarks, with colors and fonts having the meaning you want.

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Mar 22nd, 2008, 2:04 am | #


I have tested this nice software. Really simple to yet, and quite powerful, compared to mindjet. But what I really miss to make it a useful tool, is reporting capabilities. Mpas are stored in XML (so possible to extend features), but I would be happy to see filter-based reporting capabilities (eg: extract all tasks in top priority…).


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Apr 4th, 2008, 3:57 pm | #


Very stable and easy to use. May not have a whole lot of functionality, but very useful for basic mind mapping and note taking.


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Apr 6th, 2008, 4:18 pm | #


Freemind is great for mind mapping. I have used it to map ideas (naturally) but also to model dependant relationships between infrastructure.


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