FreeMind is a free mind mapping tool written in Java.

Cost: Free.
Availability: Download

Ranking in the previous surveys: 

2021: – 2020: 116 2019: 170 2018: 170 2017: 170 2016: 118 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: 85 2009: 71 2008: 54 2007: 50

Comments on Freemind

“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.

Freemind is a mind mapping tool but its recent development has turned it into high productivity tool. You can use for a number of purposes, e.g.

  • to keep track of projects, including subtasks, state of subtasks and time recording
  • as a project workplace, with links to necessary files, executables, source of information and of course information
  • as a workplace for internet research using Google and other sources
  • to maintain a collection of small or middle sized notes with links on some area which expands as needed. Such a collection of notes is sometimes called knowledge base.
  • for essay writing and brainstorming

Here is some general guidance on using Freemind

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