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  • I'm very satisfied with this wonderful piece of FOSS. Its developers continuously keep improving the software and even give support; they are amazing guys… Thank you so much :)

  • some projects can't be done properly without Freeplane. Support is exceptionally good. Application is attractive and easy to use.

  • Virus Total says that you have a virus How to understand ???!

  • I am really enjoying using this. MindManager was my mind map software, but I switched to a Mac and that version is so behind, so I needed to find a good, solid alternative, and Freeplane is. I've uploaded the GTD+ add-on and other bits, like icons...all has worked out well. So, thanks for creating this... Currently, two things are not displayed/working as per your guidelines/instruction manual/map, and that's the global Preferences tab on Mac High Sierra, which does not open at all...so there is no way to access these, and the other thing is the 'sort icons by category'...this only works in the dropdown menu but not in the icon toolbar on the left of the page. The icons Preferences tab for this is missing also. But apart from those two things, Freeplane is working great - thanks again.

  • very good :)).

  • It's an amazing piece of software. Tons of features which make it possible to make almost any type of map you want. It last some time to learn the main stuff, but after it becomes easy. It's very powerful. There is an undeniable extension to adding rescaleble images that should be in the default installation. It can be exported to a myriad of formats, there is a powerful search, internal and external links, extensive text control, ease of remodeling, good variety of formats. The developer is absolutely to be congratulated. I, here and there, would have made another usability design option, but that's details.

  • Used to love this app, but with Ubuntu Mate 17, the application never even launches... :-/

  • I've been working with MindManager for some months. The latest version is horribly slow. Freeplane is just perfect. Well, the GUI is a bit old-fasioned, but nevertheless the functionnality and the possibilities to customize (for exampel: MindManager in ver. 2018 is not able to enlarge icons, Freeplane is!) is wonderful. And last but not least: support is incredible fast. Today, suggested an additional function (strikethrough), and just implemented. Wow this is great! Thanks a lot for this wonderful piece of software!!! Daniel

  • does not work on macOS Sierra and High Sierra (needs Gatekeeper to be disabled because the package is not signed)

  • An error has been encountered in accessing this page. 1. Server: freeplane.sourceforge.net 2. URL path: /mapsOnline/video 3. Error notes: NONE 4. Error type: 404 5. Request method: GET 6. Request query string: NONE 7. Time: 2017-09-28 03:16:48 UTC (1506568608)

  • Very good project!

  • Using version 1.6.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 Discovered this tool recently and I'm using it very frequently after watching some tutorials and presentations. Must say that some functions and behaviour are not straight forward and that caused some grief at the start. After watching some tutorials things start to clear out and then the tool is a great help with daily tasks and needs. I just installed some add-on tools and again grief pops up because they don't seem to function correctly or function at all. One in particular is: RoAn presentations. It errors out with all kind of strange messages about not installed files, ... Conclusion: - Great tool after following some tutorials to grasp the philosophy of the tool. - Add on tools are kind of problematic and not up to date for the version used.

  • Using version 1.6.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 Discovered this tool recently and I'm using it very frequently after watching some tutorials and presentations. Must say that some functions and behaviour are not straight forward and that caused some grief at the start. After watching some tutorials things start to clear out and then the tool is a great help with daily tasks and needs. I just installed some add-on tools and again grief pops up because they don't seem to function correctly or function at all. One in particular is: RoAn presentations. It errors out with all kind of strange messages about not installed files, ... Conclusion: - Great tool after following some tutorials to grasp the philosophy of the tool. - Add on tools are kind of problematic and not up to date for the version used.

  • I tried some mind mapping software and Freeplane is without doubts the best one for me. It's so complex, and completely free. Thanks!!!

  • Latest version is even better then previous ones, also has support to use the tool on High Definition screens of modern computers/displays.

  • Excellent mind mapping and knowledge management tool. The user interface looks a bit Byzantine and shows that the application has quite some history. However, in general it is usable. There are a few very powerful concepts in Freeplane which are difficult to find in similar tools: * Extensibility through custom scripts and addons * Calculated attributes (very powerful for rollup calculations based on child nodes) * Calculated styles * Node clones. An alternative approach to nodes with multiple parents. Works like herdlinks on the file system

  • Brilliant piece of software, the envy of all my colleagues. I have mapped every subject in med-school with inititally freemind, and continue to update with freeplane as a professional. These subjects consist of several thousand nodes. It is an essential part of my work-tools, where i use 3rd party software to present the maps on an ipad mini. I use it for preparing research, teaching, and day to day look-ups. I can only recommend using freeplane, and quickly getting to know the keyboard short-cuts.

  • Full of useful features, very customizable.

  • I am a real fan of Freeplan and using it for mindmaps, outlines for writings (and import in libre office), workshops (brainstorm and clustering), workshops (using icons, attributes and filters) even in customer situations. I wish I could do more using fremind - e.g. general graph visualisation and analysis like a lightweight neo4j. But this is really unfair as then it would not be a mindmap anymore. Thank you so much for this really great tool! Best regards, Peter

  • good job

  • Steep learning curve and sparse documentation but a very responsive User community that only wants you to get the most out of this 'best kept secret' application. It is certainly worth the investment to master this software. The payback is enormous.

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  • I've been a fan of mind mapping for over 2 decades. I've used paper, whiteboards, and several software programs. Freeplane is the best I've found so far in terms of price, features, and ease of use. It produces attractive looking mind maps that are easy to format. I'm still discovering some of the neat little additional features such as attributes, notes, note details, tool tips, and time functions. I currently use it for my project overviews and to-do lists. It's worth spending a bit of time looking at the tutorial map. Thanks for a great program!

  • Freeplane is a hidden gem. I use it extensively for all kinds of things.

  • It works. I particularly appreciate that it's cross-platform and exports to DOC format easily. And that pasting from a node into other applications doesn't create line break problems--that happens with Xmind.

  • Really good

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