FreeMind

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(A FreeMind map on learning German)

FreeMind is a free mind-mapping software that runs on Java.

I discovered it at work (thanks, Vic!) and it’s probably one of the best brainstorming apps that I’ve ever come across.

It’s super easy to use!

Categories in this app are called ‘nodes’ and you can create Child and Sibling nodes in the same way you would create ‘Parent’ and ‘Child’ taxonomies in, for example, a Site map.

The graphical interface is fun to use and you can customize a map by adding colors, icons and hypertext links.

I’m gonna have to figure out a way to ask for a new MacBook Pro since I can start using FreeMind at client meetings instead of using a pen and paper to draw mind maps.

Download Freemind for XP, OS X and for Windows Mobile!

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