Video: Freemind vs alternatives

Last updated: May 15, 2017

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FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click "fold / unfold" and "follow link" operations.

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2017. Freemind - free MindNode alternative

FreeMind is an open source mind-mapping software that competes with MindNode and other similar solutions. FreeMind uses the familiar system of points (or nodes, as they're known in FreeMind) branching out from a central topic, with further nodes splitting off each of these. However, FreeMind really comes into its own with its click-and-drag interface for quick editing, plus HTML support that makes sharing and navigating your maps a piece of cake. It's easy to use, with quick keyboard shortcuts for common tasks like creating new nodes and applying formatting to keep everything organized.  It looks a little dated, and its system of menus is cumbersome, but take a little time to master its shortcuts and you'll find that it's an extremely useful little tool for planning projects, revising for exams, or sparking new ideas.

2013. Freemind 1.0 adds real-time collaboration

The first version (by number, but not first in fact) of mind-mapping software FreeMind is released. Clones, collaboration and geographical maps are the major new functions. Now the nodes and its sub-nodes can be cloned. The two copies will then be synchronized then. Two or more people can now work simultaneously on the same map. Besides, now you can restore complete session. Location based mindmapping - is another new feature. The most important usability addition is the spell checker.