by Freeplane

A free open source application for creating mind maps and electronic outlines

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Freeplane

Release: Freeplane 1.7.9

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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Freeplane is a great option to get your ideas organized. You can really boost your performance by using this tool. I used Freeplane for my work as it allows me to create mind maps. This is great for brainstorming ideas and getting them in order. The note-taking function allows you to get those ideas in the sequence in a hierarchy connected output, and you can classify the nodes with metadata and different styles types. The tool gives you access to dynamic links, free lines, and labels.

 I first started using this software when a colleague recommended it to me, and my colleague knew that I had trouble organizing my ideas, so he set me on the right path by sharing this tool with me. I am a lot more organized thanks to this tool, and I can express my ideas better in work presentations. One cool feature of this software automatically styles your nodes adding colors and other interesting characteristics to the node allowing you to save time on personalization. The ease of use dialog editors, the object-oriented menu, the context menu is also important parts of this software. 

I recommend Freeplane for Windows for anyone who is struggling with their idea, this software will really make a difference, and the best part is that it's free, so you have nothing to lose really. The rating I give this software is 5 out of 5 stars this software changed my life, and I am thankful for that. This software allows you to add content quickly and almost as if you were using a text editor program. This program is great for beginners as the interface is easy to use and has many useful data packages that can come in handy in just about any situation. It also has language dictionaries for spell checking, so you can make sure there are no mistakes in the text of your presentations. 

Freeplane can be combined with PowerPoint and also with Prezi, I liked using Prezi for my presentation, so this was a game-changer for me. My presentations are a lot more organized now, and the capability is excellent. The automatic filtering and zooming feature is also great and has left my supervisors with a positive impression. This tool also works with different add-ons and scripts that work on fairly easy to use computer languages such as Java and Python.


  • Knowledge Management
  • Mind Mapping
  • Presentation
  • Writing
  • Project Management
  • Outline
  • Automatic filtering and zooming 
Freeplane 1.3.15 (23.3 MB)
Freeplane 1.5.10 (26.32 MB)
Freeplane 1.5.14 (26.52 MB)
Freeplane 1.5.21 (28.16 MB)
Freeplane 1.7.9 (33.87 MB)
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