FreeMind is a
free mind mapping
application written in Java. It therefore runs on a wide variety of
operating systems, including Linux.
This software enables the user to visualise ideas, projects,
brainstorming, concepts, internet research, or any activity that
benefits from having a structured overview.
FreeMind has a modular design, and can be used to edit any
kind of data, dependent on the current mode. The data is represented as
a Mind-Map, while data, behavior, node style, edge style, color, etc.
are determined by the mode. It features one-click fold, unfold, and
"follow link" operations.
FreeMind provides multiple ways to navigate around a map,
clicking on the map background and dragging it around, as well as
horizontal and vertical scrolling.
Other Features include:
- Clones: nodes and its sub-nodes can be cloned. The two
copies will then be synchronized
- Collaboration: two or more people can work simultaneously
on the same map
- Restore complete session
- Location based mindmapping
- Spell checking on input
- Fully functional following of HTML links stored in the nodes
- Folding branches; clicking on a node in a map causes all
child topics below it to fold into the currently selected topic, making
them hidden from view
- Fast one-click navigation, including folding / unfolding on
one click and following links on one click at the same time
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
- Export of map to HTML, with folding
- 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.
- Use and edit long multiline nodes; even with newlines
- Decorate nodes with built-in icons, colors and different
- Maps stored in XML format
- File mode enables you to browse the files on your computer,
seeing the folder structure as a mind map
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Equivalents to Windows Software' section. The category
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Last Updated Sunday, October 27 2013 @ 10:15 AM EST