116 – Freemind

UP 54 places in 2020

FreeMind is a free mind mapping tool written in Java.

Website: freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Cost: Free.
Availability: Download

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 56
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
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Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 116 2019: 170 2018: 170 2017: 170 2016: 118 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: 85 2009: 71 2008: 54 2007: 50

Comments from some of those who selected Freemind as one of their top tools

“Mind map is almost a way of thinking for me. Organize an article or summarize a text are my main use for learning.” Conrado Schlochauer, Consultant/Speaker/Researcher, Brazil, 2020

“Tool for easy capturing of the main concepts and their relationships in one map”Malinka Ivanova, 2019

“I’ve only just got into mindmapping and am finding it a very useful tool for capture ideas for design of learning projects” Stephanie Horden

Quick Guide to Freemind 

Here you will find some links to external resources on how to use Freemind for teaching, training, learning and development.

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