Video: Freemind vs MindMup

Last updated: September 08, 2017

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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MindMup was updated more recently than Freemind:

2017. MindMup now allows to create concept maps



MindMup is becaming quite a powerful tool for creating concept maps.  It now supports several ways of visualising relationships attributes, such as depicting the strength of connections with line styles (dashed or solid), directions with arrows, explaining relationships through captions on lines, showing similarity of concepts and relationships by using colours and visualising relative importance of concepts with different letter sizes. Of course, in line with our original idea of making it easy and productive for people to visualise ideas, MindMup comes with powerful keyboard shortcuts, and several other tricks that will speed up your work.


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.