How To Use FreeMind To Design Or Manage A Website. When you think of tools that you can use to create web pages, you probably think of things like Kompozer or Firebug.
However, what if I told you that one tool that can really boost your creative juices when it comes to formulating a web design layout is a mind map? We’ve covered a lot of mind mapping tools here at MUO. Nancy reviewed Thoughtboxes, and Jeffry covered Mindmapping tools for Mac. I think my favorite mindmapping application of them all is the open source project FreeMind. FreeMind is one of those wonderfully simple to use, yet intricately as complex as you need it to be when you really need it to be. Here at MUO, we seek to help readers “make use of” applications in ways that you may not have considered before.
In its simplest form, I think it becomes very obvious very fast exactly why a mindmapping tool like FreeMind is ideal for web design. In this example, I’ve designed a main page with six navigation links for the six major subsections of my site. Free mind mapping (and related types) software. There are regular inquiries on Twitter and in forums about free mind mapping software, so to provide answers, InformationTamers have put together this list.
We built this article, with permission, using the most complete source for details of information mapping software on the Web: Mind-mapping.org. Hat tip to Vic Gee who put Mind-mapping.org together and kept it up to date for years. [Update: I took over that site in August 2013.] Mind-mapping.org has a good capability for selecting software by map type and operating system (click on the 'Refine software list' tab at the top right of its web page), and shows the price.
Unfortunately, it doesn't allow you to filter on price or choose to see only the free ones. "Free" here is as in beer, not in freedom, though some of the software listed is open source, so is free in both senses. Of course a pencil and paper is always free - or almost. 3D concept and mind maps Concept maps Development platforms for map forms Diagrams, Flowcharts. Freeplane - free mind mapping and knowledge management software. You can navigate this wiki in different ways.
The navigation menu on the left directs you to main support area's. Pages on detailed topics can be found in the mind map Index wiki on the right. Besides many pages of this wiki are tagged at the end of the page with Categories. You can click on the Category at the end of the page to display an index of all pages of the same Category. You are invited to use and contribute to this wiki, to share information and tips about Freeplane and its features.
We use forum for discussions and issue tracker for bug reports and feature requests. Read more... Free mind mapping and knowledge management software Download Freeplane now! Read about the newest features, Download last development versions (beta or preview) Try it and give your opinion. Freeplane is a free mind mapping program under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later. What it is Application areas Freeplane supports much more than classic static mind mapping. Functions Add-ons. Download. From FreeMind The latest stable release of FreeMind is 1.0.0.
Downloading and installation instructions are given below. Installing FreeMind FreeMind is written in Java, so it will run on almost any system with a Java runtime environment. In order to make things easier for you, we've prepared installers for the most common desktop environments: Windows, Linux and Macintosh OS X. System requirements Step-by-step overview Install Java Runtime Environment if you do not have it. Download Choose among the following binaries of the current FreeMind 1.0.1, depending on your operating system: For Linux, the installation procedure is described in length. Older versions You can also download older versions; see all files for download. Source code You can download source code by browsing all files for download, looking for the files containing the "-src-" substring. Receiving news To receive news on latest releases, consider subscribing to RSS feed for project file releases. Mind Mapping Software, Brainstorming, GTD and Knowledgebase Software.