Application for Mind Mapping, Knowledge Management, Project Management. Develop, organize and communicate your ideas and knowledge in the most effective way.
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I started with freemind, and have been using freeplane for years. I use it every day at work. I use it to write code, and especially debug. It's fantastic. Only problem is: I have 3 boxes that run windows 7, and it works on 2 of them, but, my last install of the 3rd box hasn't worked for well over a year and I can't figure out how to get it to work. I found some options to set and scripts to run that got it to launch, but, I can't save anything. The other boxes are great. I wish I had some way to figure this out.
It is a very good tool to do mind maps, especially maths mind maps, because of you can use latex. I think it could be improve in some aspects, like having a latex dictionary, and export option, but it is the best program of its class.
Very nice tool I use to investigate new domains or use as a document/link organisation tool. However I tried to install the latest Mac OS X release (1.3.11) and failed with a corrupted package error with both .dmg and .zip files & multiple tries.
Absolutely essential tool for wrangling complex and amorphous projects.