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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 Mind Manager because of one-click "fold/unfold" and "follow link" operations.

What's New

Version 1.0.1:
  • Fixed: Folding symbol is invisible on black background.
  • Fixed: [Shared map] Nodes are lost when moving them through drag & drop.
  • Fixed persistence of "complete cloning" across cut/paste.
  • Fixed save of notes, when containing tabs.
  • Clones can be deactivated by menu.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Java 1.6 or later

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suzaiinwatsongmailcom3940 Member IconReview-19
suzaiinwatsongmailcom3940
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great and informative post. http://www.mindmappingsite.com/sw-tool-reviews/software-reviews

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Version 1.0.0_RC_4
Dadama Member IconComment+57
Dadama
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Download link does not work.

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Version 1.0.0_Beta_6
Regular-Warren
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Thanks! I've corrected this listing.

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Neviller
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What a great little app! The documentation says to use the Insert key to insert a "child" node; on a Mac this was baffling, but a quick Google search gave the answer – use the Tab key. Some of the other keystrokes & functionality are not intuitive e.g. to insert line breaks, but it's all learnable. It does work, it's pretty quick to get started, and it's free!

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Version 1.0.0_Beta_6
suzaiinwatsongmailcom3940
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very informative post. http://www.mindmappingsite.com/sw-tool-reviews/software-reviews

Mikcila Member IconReview+3
Mikcila
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Brilliant app. No frills, no fuss. Easy to use and easy to learn. Can only imagine how awesome it would be if I really had learnt how to use it and not just messed around.
Don't expect flying saucers and amazing Flash or Java capabilities - this is an application for people who want to work and get the work done, not bother around with fancy things that take up time. Give it a few years and it probably will have some flying saucers - not necessary in my opinion, but inevitable as a part of evolution.
Congrats to the developers for creating this awesome app!

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Version 1.0.0_Beta_3
Doug Engelbart Member IconReview+133
Doug Engelbart
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When I open it, the app shows and empty doc and many tools, but all tools stay grey (unusable), so I have to search through the menu items to do something, but futile. The only usable item is "Help > Documentation" which closes (!) my empty doc and opens a mindmap explaining commands that simply do not work. One of the hardest-to-use and most user-unfriendly apps I've ever met. Should be called "UnfreeMind" instead! While so much great, self-explaining GUIs exist since the nineties, this 2012 app sux cog.

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Version 0.9.0
kbaxxx Member IconReview+11
kbaxxx
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Well I guess you get what you pay for. The Java roots show through, and although there is some promise here, it is held back by technology choices (and with Apple backing away from Java in Lion, the future looks a bit questionable), and missing functionality.

I tried all the apps and eventually went with NovaMind - not a free app, but certainly the best mind mapping app for Mac, and has all the features I need for both business and personal use.

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Version 0.9.0
Franck GROSS Member IconReview+0
Franck GROSS
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As a French user, using accentuated characters, I noticed that (at least) the accents are not supported during the Mind Manager Map (Try out 8) import even if all works perfectly fine (even from MMP 8)
It's too new for me to rate properly this product

My bests

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Version 0.9.0
Joeshmoe200us Member IconReview+9
Joeshmoe200us
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I found Freemind to be a great program.
Even better then the new MindNode Pro paid program (~$20-25), it's features are way more advanced then MindNodePro.

With this new 0.9 version they added a feature called attributes, consider it a type of "tags" for nodes, allowing you to assign all sorts of "tags", then you can filter and show only the nodes that have the "tags/attributes" you want. This can be a very powerfull feature if used.

The only big weakness is, that it is not as intuitive or user friendly as other programs, but it's also Free!!!! Look up videos on youtube on how to use it, and keep the keyboard shortcuts handy, this will speed things ups.

There is an active opensource proggrammer base that have created all sorts of extra plugins that allow it to integrate with other programs like GTD, Microsoft Project, etc... It can also export into all sorts of different files including pdf, webpage, jpg, etc...

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Version 0.9.0
Kihoalu Member IconReview+113
Kihoalu
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Not bad. Price of Free is nice.
I've tried several. No ones got it exactly right yet.

Freemind is OK.

It feels a little restrictive in that its not totally freeform as it could be.

It doesn't lend itself to slapping "Notecard" type of boxes all over the page & connecting & organizing them after-the-fact as well as it might.

I was hoping for Inspiration on steroids.

Haven't really found any mindmappers which aren't restrictive or without an involved learning curve, while having a rich feature set. Inspiration, ThinkingRock.

There used to be a wiki-type of flow charter in the OS 8 days that had the right idea, but couldn't break away from scrollbars & claustrophobic page sizes.

Pretty good for simple stuff. It can only get better.

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Version 0.9.0
Negritude Member IconComment+1082
Negritude
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FYI, this is a universal Intel/PowerPC application.

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Version 0.9.0
Negritude
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...and it works with 10.5 or later.

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Monkeyjunkey
Version 1.0.0
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RyanB4638
Version 1.0.0_RC_5
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 1.0.0_RC_5
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Lxndr
Version 1.0.0_RC_4
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Kihoalu
Version 1.0.0_Beta_6
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Godefroyr
Version 0.9.0
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Version 0.9.0
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Date 12 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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