Freeplane is a free and open source software application that supports thinking, sharing information and getting things done at work, in school and at home.
The software can be used for mind mapping and analyzing the information contained in mind maps.
KEY FEATURES INCLUDE:
Note taking with freely positionable, unconnected nodes (post-it’s). Ordering ideas (nodes) into a hierarchy connected by lines (edges). Classifying nodes with metadata (attributes) and style types (system styles, user defined styles, level styles). Grouping nodes with visual containers (clouds) and accolade (summary node).
Tasking with calendar and reminders; Password protecting of whole map and of individual nodes with DES encryption; Ease of use with inline-and dialog editors, object oriented main menu, context menu’s, multi-language support, spell checker, properties panel, drag& drop functionality, hot keys, options for batch execution, publishing, sharing and selectable preferences.
Freeplane runs on any operating system that has a current version of Java installed and the application can be run locally or portably from removable storage, such as a USB drive.