Freemind

Version: 0.9.0 RC 14 || Release Date: 2010-12-23 || License: Freeware App Owner: beate

FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java.

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6 Opinions

not as powerless as MindNote in the freeware version

It's pretty powerful and a decent way to represent things but is so slow to start up I'm currently looking for alternatives

Excellent tool: fast, stable, and really powerful

Here's an example: a <a href="http://agora-a-serio.blogspot.com/2008/03/porttil-novo-vida-nova.html">software mindmap</a> I did for my new laptop (hey, I had to keep busy until it arrived).

It is honestly great. I've tried some other mindmapping software, but this one is the first I've used to be very fast and intuitive - tab to make a child, enter to make a sibling. Very helpful for my studying.

Basically, you start with a main subject, and then sub-subjects branching out, and categories branching out from those, and categories branching out from those. Like this : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/PipsXD/mindmap.gif

I would love to see examples of how someone is really using this. I think with real examples it would make more sense to a noob like myself.