I have been looking at this program for several months. I am just an average 'joe", yet I find this a most useful program for me. I use it mapping Bible subjects and it more than suffices. My problem is remembering all the commands and using them. Thanks for a great program!
Every time I try to make a mind map, I try using this or FreeMind (both kindred spirits). Every time, I end up utterly frustrated at the user interface, and going to find some other tool instead. There seems to be a rich supply of features, but even simple operations are a challenge. Cutting everything back to basics would be a huge improvement.
Potentially good product, but even though I selected English during the installation process, it ignored the selection and gave me Japanese! And now, there seems to be no way to switch to English. So as is, Freeplane is completely useless. Assuming the user's native language is the same as the computer's locale settings is not very bright. Please fix this bug. Then I could actually evaluate the software.
I was not impressed with the "automatic" language selection at start up, during install I said "english" but still it managed to "automatically" set my language to norwegian, AND ONE OF THE CRAPPIEST TRANSLATIONS OF IT AS WELL. Obviously no quality control there. Just because I live in norway means that I want norwegian as the "language of choice" on the software I use. If I say "English" during install i want "ENGLISH", and i really do not want a language setting done by an idiot that does not know how to translate "Preferences" correctly (its "preferanser" btw).