[kwlug-disc] Mind mapping sw - reivsited

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Oct 3 00:01:37 EDT 2010

Peek at the FreePlane pages 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeplane) apparently a recent fork of 

The pages discuss features, differences, enhancements vis a vis 
FreeMind, but I don't know enough to know if it/they matters.

The only quick takeaway I got was that it looks like FreePlane has 
some 'inter-world/cooperative' enhancements, that may be worthwhile.

I would be interested in your thoughts.

Raul Suarez wrote, On 10/02/2010 10:33 PM:
> I actually had the same question and even created a topic request
> http://kwlug.org/node/751
> I currently use FreeMind, mainly because it does all I need and it's multi-platform so I can use it at home and work.
> Pro?
> - Super easy to use. 
> - I barely touch the mouse to navigate and edit. It just feels natural.
> - Multi-platform
> - Exports to PDF, HTML, ODT, Flash.
> In general, the use of mind mapping has helped me cut the time it takes to understand problems, prepare documents and explain things to others. It allows me to think in non-linear ways.
> It's even won me kudos from my AVP as a few minutes after I had a meeting with him, I had a mind map that represented what we had talked about, He took it to the VP and made for an easy explanation.
> And of course, organizing the Linux development ecosystem would have been way more difficult with out it.
> I still would like to know how free mind compares to other mind mapping software.
> Raul Suarez
> Technology consultant
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> --- On Sat, 10/2/10, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> From: unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
>> Subject: [kwlug-disc] Mind mapping sw - reivsited
>> To: "Kwlug-Disc" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>> Received: Saturday, October 2, 2010, 10:15 PM
>> For some reason did some poking about
>> wrt mind mapping software. Probably due to kwlug disc thread
>> not long ago / Raul.
>> Seems there's 3 popular apps out there:
>> - freemind - hadn't hear of this until Raul.
>> - freeplane - recent fork of freemind.
>> - xmind
>> Any particular pros/cons of any of the above / list users
>> of them caring to comment?
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