Hello! Thank you very much for freemind, it's incredibly useful software.
The combination of excellent keyboard navigation and visual appeal make it so special to me. For example, when you press "right" and you are already at one of the rightmost leaves, the visible area moves right. This is so great! It may sound complicated when written down, but it is exactly what I want intuitively. *That* is great UI design - many big companies could learn from you!
BTW, I use freemind for taking notes and structuring text for my blog, and for design and planning purposes in my job.
I agree, the keyboard navigation is excellent-I've been working basically mouse-free. I love how enter and tab function to create new nodes, and how easy it is to move among nodes, and how the node is highlighted after you enter text so you can immediately format whatever you just wrote. I also agree that it looks visually great! Such a big motivator to have your thoughtful scribblings effortlessly come out looking like real work.