A mind mapper, and at the same time an easy-to-operate hierarchical editor with strong emphasis on folding. These two are not really two different things, just two different descriptions of a single application. Often used for knowledge and content management.

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  • FreeMind's user interface is clunky and illogical at times. I find myself searching through the menu and help system just to find basic functionality. Previously I've used Mind Manager and Mind Genius both of which are very easy to learn with a clean and simple interface getting the job done quickly. In my opinion FreeMind is in desperate need of a complete redesign and modernization of the user interface.

  • Everything works right, just not very intuitive. The creation process hindering the actual brainstorming. Figuring out where the option was to illustrate a connection, it all was just more work. Then I kept running into an issue with copy and paste not working. I would copy a web address and attempt to paste within freemind...nothing. I was only able to successfully paste anything just once. Ive used this before was happy but now it just seems cumbersome. Hope to see some good updates.

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French, English, German

Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface

X Window System (X11), Win32 (MS Windows), Cocoa (MacOS X), Carbon (Mac OS X), Windows Aero

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