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FreeMind for Windows

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Key Details of FreeMind

  • Edit mind maps, XML/HTML documents, and directory trees.
  • Last updated on 2/21/2024
  • There have been 7 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Like all mind maps, FreeMind gives you the flexibility to organize thoughts on a page as they connect to each other and to the larger picture. After all, not all minds reason in subheadings and bullet points. You shape, place, and name that master idea (the root node), then create child or sibling spokes that relate to it.

FreeMind encompasses a fine range of features, including scads of icons and color formatting options to help you visually organize concepts. It also supports hyperlinks, which allow you to link Web sites and even documents to a map. In addition, you'll be able to export your landscape of thoughts in a variety of formats, including HTML, PDF, and JPEG. As flexible as it lets your mind be, FreeMind works within an older-style logical structure that could get frustrating for some. For instance, you must insert nodes by hand or using a hot key; you can't click and drag to create them (a shame).

It's evident how mind maps like FreeMind can hasten note-taking, or help you visualize a project, paper, or process. However, a revamped interface with more intuitive drag-and-drop functionality and versioning for collaborators wouldn't hurt, either.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
April 25, 2014
Latest update
February 21, 2024
Version
1.1.0
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 98 SE
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
295,124
Downloads Last Week
3

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User Reviews

4.1/5

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Developer's Description

Edit mind maps, XML/HTML documents, and directory trees.

FreeMind is intended for editing Mind maps, XML/HTML documents, and directory trees. In future, even network-structures will be supported such as Topic Maps (ISO). All this data is represented to the user as a Mind map. This is achieved with a modular design, which makes it possible to easily write modules, only designing the model of the problem (the data structure), without caring for the visual representation at all. Currently a Mind Mapping and a File Mode are implemented.