Video: Freeplane vs alternatives

Last updated: July 08, 2014

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Freeplane is a free and open source software application that supports thinking, sharing information and getting things done at work, in school and at home. The software can be used for mind mapping and analyzing the information contained in mind maps. Freeplane runs on any operating system that has a current version of Java installed. It can be run locally or portably from removable storage like a USB drive.

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2014. Freeplane - a new open-source brainstorming tool

The new open source mind-mapping software Freeplane is a redesigned and extended version of FreeMind, that can be used to build regular, static mind maps. Freeplane goes further and provides smart tools to help you build better maps. So for instance conditional styling allows the program to automatically give nodes your preferred look and feel according to their hierarchical level in the map, as well as their content. That content can be very active. You can hide information within a node, present it on demand or automatically, organize it in folding branches, and use hyperlinks everywhere to help users navigate. Built-in calendar and reminder tools help you manage anything from simple to-do lists to entire projects. There’s DES encryption of individual nodes or the entire map. The program can be extended with scripts and some interesting addons. And once you’ve finished, the map may be shared as an image, an HTML page, via Flash and more.