Freeplane

Quickly plan information

  1. Freeplane is very suited for rapid and easy note taking during meetings. In fact Freeplane can support the whole meeting process. This process starts with designing and distributing the topics of the agenda, keeping the attendants list, adding notes to the topics of the agenda and finally producing the decisions and action list of the meeting.
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  3. 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 analysing the information contained in mind maps. Freeplane runs on any operating system that has a current version of Java installed.

Freeplane is free software for building mind maps. It is a redesigned version of the well known FreeMind, and is created by one of FreeMind's key developers.

Freeplane is a mind-mapping software that enables the quick creation of detailed plans and idea-layouts. The software provides customization and formats for you to begin working immediately.

Your ideas come to life

Freeplane allows you to quickly build up mind-maps and chart your ideas, stories, or plans and share it with the world.

Freeplane is an extremely efficient way to plot digital mind-maps due to its simplistic style and interface. This makes the software a great way to plot out and plan your ideas for novels, essays, school projects, business projects, goals, and much more.

The software has various templates that are ideal for starting a mind-map. After choosing one of these to begin with, filling in the details on each section is easy thanks to the intuitive interface.

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Once you have the basis for the mind-map you want, you can customize it by adding in idea-related pictures or keys, such as a lightbulb. You can also change the background color, add hyperlinks, and a password to protect the file.

The completed file can be formatted into common file types such as JPEG, PNG, HTML, SVG, MM, MMAP, XHTML, PDF, and XSLT. The conversion to any of these formats is automatic, making it extremely simple to share a file as an image or PDF.

However, the primary concern while using this software is its high resource usage. On low-end computers, this will cause lag and freezing in the mapping software. This happens especially when using a browser to find images.

Where can you run this program?

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Freeplane is available for Windows 7 to 10, as well as Mac OS X 10.6.8 and up.

Is there a better alternative?

Yes. Freeplane is a great application that does its job well. However, Freemind does it with an even easier-to-use layout.

Our take

Freeplane is a decent way to make mind-maps, but can’t replace the physical product’s customizability.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you’re looking for a way to make mind-maps digitally, then this is a great solution.

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Concept mapping and mind mapping software is used to create diagrams of relationships between concepts, ideas, or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that the mind mapping technique can improve learning and study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note-taking.[1] Many software packages and websites allow creating, or otherwise supporting, mind maps.

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File format[edit]

Using a standard file format allows interchange of files between various programs. Many programs listed below support the mm format used by FreeMind, which is an XML text format of tagged objects.

Free and open-source[edit]

The following tools comply with the Free Software Foundation's (FSF) definition of free software. As such, they are also open-source software.

SoftwareLicenseGenrePlatformsOnline visualizationOnline editingOnline real-time collaborationNotes
CompendiumGNU GPLSocial scienceCross-platformNoNoNo
  • Written in Java
  • An email address is required to receive a download link
DiaGNU General Public LicenseGeneral purposeCross-platformNoNoNoWritten in C (programming language).
FreeMindGNU GPLProject managementCross-platformYesNoNo

Written in Java

FreeplaneGNU GPL v2+Mind mappingCross-platformYesNoNo

Written in Java

PGF/TikZGNU GPL or LPPLMind mappingCross-platformYes, needs ShareLaTeXYes, needs ShareLaTeXYes, needs ShareLaTeX
  • Set of TeX macros. TikZ library: mindmap
Visual Understanding Environment (VUE)Educational CommunityConcept mappingCross-platformNoNoNo
  • Written in Java
  • Can also be used to build presentations
View Your Mind (vym)GPLConcept mappingCross-platformNoNoNo
  • Written in C++
  • Uses Qt
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Freeware[edit]

The following is a list of notable concept mapping and mind mapping applications which are freeware, and available at no cost. Some are open source, and others are proprietary software.

SoftwareLicenseGenrePlatformsOnline visualizingOnline editingOnline real-time collaboratingNotes
CmapToolsRAND-RFConcept mappingCross-platformYes, needs CmapServer, Cmaps on servers generate urls-webpagesYes, needs CmapServerYes, needs CmapServer
  • Written in Java
  • Project of Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)
  • Allows connections between published concept maps, needs CmapServer
Screenshot of Cmap tool
CoggleProprietary, freeware, freemiumMind mappingCross-platformYesYesYes
  • Written in JavaScript, Node.js, jQuery, and Backbone.js
  • Google account needed to log in
  • Free version lets user save 3 private maps (all others are public)
Screenshot of coggle.it webapp
MindMupCustom license[2]Mind mappingWeb browserYesYesYes
  • Freemind import-export
  • Browser-based, HTML5 features automatically adjust to mobile (touch) or keyboard interfaces
  • Integrates with Google Drive and GitHub to provide cloud storage and sharing control
  • Written in JavaScript and Ruby
QiqqaProprietary, freeware, freemiumConcept mappingWindowsYesNoNo
  • Mind maps for academics based on their research papers, notes, and annotations
  • Can export mind maps to the web and share by social media
XMindProprietary, freeware, freemiumProject management, knowledge managementWindows, OS X, LinuxNoNoNo
  • Mind maps, spreadsheets, fishbone diagrams, tree charts, org charts.
  • Online sharing
  • Compatible with Freemind
  • Formerly proprietary
  • Written in Java.
yEdProprietary, yEd[3]Concept mapping, Mind mappingWindows, OS X, Linux, cross-platform???
  • General-purpose freeware diagram editor
  • Written in Java
  • can be used to draw different kinds of diagrams: flowcharts, computer network diagrams, UML diagrams, BPMN diagrams, mind maps, organization charts, entity relationship diagrams, and many others.

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Proprietary software[edit]

The table below lists pieces of proprietary commercial software that allow creating mind and concept maps.

SoftwarePublisher, licensePlatformsNotes, features
3D Topicscape3D-Scape LimitedWindowsDesktop application that presents mind maps as a 3d scene where each node is a cone. Imports MindManager, Personal Brain, FreeMind, text and folders.
ConceptDraw MINDMAPCS Odessa LLCWindows, OS XDesktop mind mapping and brainstorming software, for business, education, or personal activities. Integrates with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Project, MindManager, FreeMind, and XMind. Compatible with Twitter, Skype, and Evernote services.
CreatelyCinergix Pvt. Ltd.Windows, OS X, Linux
  • Shapes and symbols in libraries.
  • Built-in examples and templates.
  • Export options to PDF, Jpeg, Png, SVG.
  • Cloud collaboration
  • Video conferencing
DebategraphDebategraphWeb applicationConcept and argument mapping tool
Edraw MaxEdrawSoftWindows, OS X, Linux
  • Cliparts and symbols in libraries.
  • Available Gantt chart add-in.
  • Built-in examples and templates.
  • Export options to Graphics, PDF,PS, EPS, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel),HTML,SVG and Visio.
  • Cloud collaboration
LucidChartLucidChart, LLCWeb application
  • HTML5-based collaborative diagramming tool that can be used to map minds and concepts
  • Android, iPhone, iPad applications, providing offline access to diagrams.
Microsoft VisioMicrosoftWindowsPart of Microsoft Office product family, draws static diagrams including block diagrams, organization charts, maps, plans or workflows
Mind42IRIAN SolutionsWeb application
  • Browser-based collaborative web application
  • Real-time collaborative editing; the name Mind42 is intended to be read as Mind for two
  • Free to use with no function limits
  • Limited support by developer
MindManagerMindjetWindows, OS X, AndroidDesktop application comes in basic and pro versions; integrated with Microsoft Office, available Gantt chart add-in, built-in spreadsheet, Fluent UI, Current Version: MindManager 2018
MindMapperSimTech SystemsWindows
  • Mind mapping, idea visualizing, brainstorming
  • Process flow, org charts, fishbone diagrams
  • Concept maps and flowcharts
  • Project management with built-in Gantt charts
  • Built-in presentation
  • Post it style memo notes
  • Integrates with Microsoft Office
MindMeisterMeisterLabs GmbHWindows, OS X, Linux
  • Browser-based collaborative web application
  • Android, iPhone, iPad applications, providing access to online mind maps
  • Built-in chat
  • Subscription based, also offering a free limited access option
MindomoExpert Software ApplicationsWindows, OS X, Linux
  • Browser-based
  • Realtime collaboration, built-in chat, revision history
  • Built-in presentation mode
  • Desktop application
  • Android and iPad applications work both offline and in sync with the cloud
  • Offers a free limited option
MindViewMatchWareWindows, OS X, Web application
  • Integrated with Microsoft Office
  • 6 Interchangeable views: includes Gantt chart and timeline
  • Calculation feature and Excel integration
  • Optimized for project management
  • Advanced filter function
OmniGraffleThe Omni GroupOS X, iOS
PreziPrezi Inc.Web application, Windows
  • Presentation software that supports free form placement and zooming on a single sheet.
  • Offers Android, iPhone, and iPad applications work both offline and in sync with the cloud
QiqqaQuantisle Ltd.WindowsMinds maps for academics oriented around their research papers, notes, and annotations.
SemanticaSemantic ResearchOS X, WindowsFamily of software to create, view, store, and share knowledge structures
SmartDrawSmartDraw Software, LLCWindowsVisual processor used to create flowcharts, organization charts, mind maps, gantt charts, and other visuals
SpicyNodesIDEA.orgAdobe Flashradial maps, viewer can move from node to node
TinderboxEastgate SystemsOS XContent management system with concept and mind map abilities
TheBrainTheBrain TechnologiesWindows, OS X, Unix, Unix-likeGraphically intensive and customizable GUI, extremely cross-platform. Notes, calendar, Microsoft Outlook features. Multiple parent node ability.
Visual MindMind TechnologiesWindowsSupports collaboration (client–server) mode.
XMind ProXMind Ltd.Windows, OS X, Linux

See also[edit]

Freeplane Mind Map

References[edit]

  1. ^Farrand, Paul; Hussain, Fearzana; Hennessy, Enid (May 2002). 'The efficacy of the 'mind map' study technique'. Medical Education. 36 (5): 426–431. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2923.2002.01205.x. PMID12028392. S2CID29278241.
  2. ^https://github.com/mindmup/mindmup/blob/master/LICENSE
  3. ^yEd Software License Agreement

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