FreeMind Version 1.0.0

  • Christian Foltin

    Dear FreeMind users,

    the final release 1.0.0 is available under

    The release has a lot of new functions (in comparison with the 0.9.0 release two years ago). Especially clones, collaboration and geographical maps are the major new functions. The most important usability addition is the spell checker (thanks to Eike).

    Have fun,


    The complete list of changes:

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 (final)
    QuickLook fixed
    Fixed paste of images.
    Fixed display of fonts (esp. font sizes) in toolbar and format dialog.
    Fixed export to LibreOffice. (1166: Export to libreoffice)
    Fixed windows installer for 64bit.
    Fixed geographical search at the very first start of FreeMind
    File filters (e.g. only show .mm-files) are activated by default
    next try to avoid bug 1159: focus jumps to file-menu after closing html-editing-window
    Fixed folding circles in browse mode.
    Fixed jumping in Calendar using mouse clicks
    * Fixed: move downwards into an encrypted and closed node isn't possible any more.

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 RC 5
    Anti-alias for folding circles fixed
    Folding buttons can be switched off.
    Corrected folding buttons for filtered maps (
    Fixed edge width for fork nodes.
    Fixed note icon to appear after paste.
    Fixed menu items: edge styles and widths are selected in the menu, now.
    Only changed properties are save to the file.
    Fix: Quicklook for mac. Thanks for the patch!

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 RC 4
    New: page up/down moves cursor only one page, if there are many nodes to the same parent
    Fix for bug report 1140: Link to parent in Branch As New Map is incorrect. Thanks to Alexandre.
    Fix: update map as changed on disk question for hidden maps fixed.
    Fix: cancel the edit of existing nodes inside geographical maps deleted the node
    Standard styles can be translated
    New: Clone types can be chosen: complete synchronization or children-only-cloning
    Fix: #1145 freemind does not close files after export
    Fix: #1142 "ant dist" stoped working on linux after commit. Thanks to Alexandre
    New: folding button for easier folding added.
    Fix: #1146 Erroneous folding symbol created

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 RC 3
    Update of JMapViewer to release 2013-02-10
    Batik 1.7 update
    Fixed link export to HTML
    Map locations are not exported to plain HTML, too.
    Map locations are not exported to java script HTML, too.
    Map locations are not exported to image HTML, too.
    Fixed flash player: links with special characters are opened successfully:
    Map locations are not exported to flash, too.
    New: Note window position on the right is possible. See Preferences.
    Fix: Reminders are alerted too early:
    New: Multiple search results selection in geo maps
    Fix: Focus after note window close corrected.
    Fixed packaging of mac mountain lion with java7. oracle java is now included in the bundle. See
    Tooltip times are now changeable in preferences (
    Jortho 1.0 integrated
    Main toolbar: width adjusted

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 RC 2
    Fix: Font name is displayed to the current and not the last selected node.
    Fix: Collaboration mode, see bug report
    Fix: Open of key documentation
    Fix: Too many processes if many reminders are used:
    Fix: Newline in collab mode:
    Fix: Map changed in background and close issue.
    Added undo support for inline node editing (also fix for
    Fix: Attributes in clones.
    Fix: Reminders in clones.
    Improved startup performance of maps with many clones.

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 RC 1
    (Existing) Option "Search in Notes" added to Preferences Dialog (under Behaviour).
    Searching for notes is now possible in the new search/replace dialog, too.
    Fix: clone actions with folded clones.
    Re-added the filter button to the browser's toolbar.
    * Fix: problem with additional newlines in HTML nodes.

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Beta9
    Fixed undo problem in collaboration mode
    Fixed shutdown of clients and master.
    Fixed export to directories with spaces under MacOSX (and probably other OS)
    Fixed undo and creation of nodes
    Fixed cut/copy and paste of parts of graphical links
    Fixed cut/copy of clones
    Clones of clones are now possible, too.
    Fixed adding places to clone nodes (more general: to add permanent plugins to clone nodes).

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Beta8
    New collaboration plugin based on plain sockets written.
    * Features:
    * Locking support (it is not possible to change at two sites at the same time).
    * Notifications about changes are sent to the master and then distributed to clients.
    * Minimal security added: a password must be known to connect. But, each message (even the password) is sent open.
    * Compression: each message over the network is compressed.
    * The connection parameters to the master are displayed in the title bar of each member. Thus, it is easy to invite others.
    * The members are displayed in the title of each member as well (update interval: 5 seconds).
    Search result table on geographical maps: control+enter places the selected line in the map.

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Beta7
    * Bug fix: open hyperlinks that are not local links fixed.

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Beta6
    Geographical search results are displayed differently when selected.
    Geographical search results are displayed as table including its distance to the cursor.
    Geographical search can be limited to the visible map
    Http-Proxies can be used, settings can be entered in the preferences dialog.
    Page format for print jobs is stored in preferences and restored on each startup.
    NEW: viewer for maps in the browse mode/java applet.
    Free node movement is now switched off by default and can be enabled in the preferences.
    FIXED: Hyperlink open for local file references with unicode characters (for java 6 or higher).
    * Improved display on Retina. Thanks to Rika!

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Beta5
    * Added more libraries for Xalan.

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Beta4
    NEW: Show clone nodes action added to navigation menu.
    Workaround: Java7 Update4 (and some java6 version) have a bug. Result: update files from 0.9.0 or earlier does not work.
    Remedia: insert own Xalan version (at the cost of 3MB extra)

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Beta3
    FIX: Scripts in Patterns should work now.
    NEW: In the new search dialog, folded nodes can be hidden.
    NEW: Purging of old tile images in cache added
    FIX: Clone functionality in combination with the automatic layout.
    CHANGE: In new search (& replace) dialog, sorting is case insensitive.
    FIX: Undo for paste actions

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Beta2
    Search positions are displayed in map in red.
    Export of multiple nodes as PDF (for each node, there will be one separate PDF) possible.
    FIX: Toolbar can be hidden
    Time management: menu added and a method for journals: make new node with current date.
    FIX: Text based exports are using the correct order for the first level nodes.
    NEW: If you have addresses as nodes, these can be displayed on the osm-maps very quickly
    NEW: Find as you type: if you type an address to search for in the geographical map view,
    the find window is opened.
    NEW: Menu item to display current log file added.
    NEW: Added support for osm's new transport map
    NEW: Added support for osm's new MapQuest.Open map

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Beta1
    Bug fix for Problem with greek text inside long nodes after upgrading - ID: 3432919,
    New feature: add link to webpage to node for locations.
    New status bar for geographical maps:
    * hierarchy of nodes are displayed on holding the mouse over a node
    * distance between cursor and mouse if not a node is below the mouse
    New language bulgarian. Thanks to the author vii!
    Reorganized popup menu: new node, copy as link, maximal zoom actions.
    Multiple selection with rectangle possible at geographical view (press shift before left mouse click)
    * Received agreement from Mapnik server admins to use openstreetmap-tiles, user agent set as requested.

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Alpha8
    Added spell checking. Thanks to the author Eicke.
    Map positions store its map-source
    Fixed "Jump to last edit location" in combination with automatic layout.
    Map: cursor movements added.
    Search bar added.
    Patch: filter by "not containing icon",, Thanks to the author!
    Patch: File > Open should behave like File > Most Recent Files *, Thanks to the author!
    Added property and functionality: folded nodes are hidden from map view.
    Change map position with drag&drop.
    Added map actions to node's context menu.
    Added quick look plugin to Mac installer (drop it to the library)

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Alpha7
    Change of root node added
    Now, find treats notes, too.
    Paste as plain text added: you get a single node with the copied text as the paste result.
    Option added to avoid tooltips for notes. (
    Initial map support added
    Tile Cache can be chosen via properties (tile_cache_class).

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Alpha6
    Opening documents from explorer will open it in a running instance.
    Export format for PDF can be chosen. Thanks to the author Andreas for the patch.
    New functionality: "File changed on disk: do you want to reload?"
    New functionality: Paste images from clipboard. Thanks to Anantha!
    Accelerators for search&replace. (Translators: add accelerators in your language to use this function!).
    Headless export to png added. Usage: java -cp lib/freemind.jar freemind.view.mindmapview.IndependantMapViewCreator <map_path>.mm <picture_path>.png

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Alpha5
    Fixed browser for 1.0.0
    Changed the change map shortcuts to something more familiar (eg. from firefox) with control page up/down.
    Move tab functionality added.
    Fixed translation of export xslt dialog
    Patch integrated. Thanks to the author!
    Patch integrated. Thanks to the author!
    Patch integrated. Thanks to the author!

    Patch, thanks to the author!
    Groovy script at startup supported. This is useful eg. to export maps from the command line. Call java -Dstartup_groovy_script=accessories/ExportToPdf.groovy -jar lib/freemind.jar
    Accelerators for calendar. (Translators: add accelerators in your language to use this function!).

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Alpha4
    Export to pdf opens viewer afterwards.
    Better calendar operations
    Fixed for working in shared desktops:
    Export of branches to PDF added.
    * User Contribution (Thanks!): Proper window title in Gnome 3 *

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Alpha3
    * zoom and selected node storage now works for open/close of maps, too.

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Alpha2
    New feature: restore of tabs and zoom implemented
    Commited patch Support priority icons when importing from MindManager - ID: 3260285\
    unc=detail&atid=307118&aid=3260285&group_id=7118. Thanks to the author.

    Changes made in FreeMind 1.0.0 Alpha1
    New plugin: jump to last edit location (like ctrl+q in eclipse)
    mac: fixed open multiple files (thanks for the patch)
    fixed: pasting multiple nodes drops arrow links
    Fixed: remove cloud around root:

    • dnbarg

      dnbarg - 2013-11-28

      Freemind 1.0.0 crashes upon opening on my Macbook Pro running OS10.6.8.

      Anybody experiencing the same problem?

  • Juan Pablo

    Juan Pablo - 2013-10-25

    Hi. I appreciate the program, I really do.
    i am postig a bug in the bugs section. For what i have seen, the bug started from version 1.0.0 RC3. Thanks for the program.

    • Christian Foltin

      Which bug do you mean? Br, Chris

  • Cool Games

    Cool Games - 2013-10-27

    Revisiting now with collaboration on OS X Mavericks AND Freemind.

    I am not sure if Bug or operator error but Laptop is Share Map no password and new I7 Mini not seeing to Join Map. Both running OS X Mavericks just released.
    Also running old Core Solo (32 bit) 10.6 with Freemind 1.0.0 RC2 and Joins ok !

    Downloaded on OS X 10.6 (32 bit) , Freemind 1.0.0 after and was blocked from install.

    java -version
    java version "1.6.0_65"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-462-10M4609)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 20.65-b04-462, mixed mode, sharing)

    I vaguely remember running shared maps in past with old systems.

    Last edit: Cool Games 2013-10-27
    • Christian Foltin


      please try to open the preferences. Do they occur? TIA, Chris


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