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Freeplane – free and open source, multi-platform software for creating mind map, as well as knowledge management


What you can use the Freeplane program for:

  • Mind Mapping;
  • Knowledge Management;
  • Project Management;
  • Presentation;
  • Outline;
  • Writing.

  • Interface: on top menu and toolbar in the middle of the editing area, bottom is the status bar, you can also show/hide the filter panel, panel icons, toolbar, site, and scroll bar;
  • You can create a mind map based on a template;
  • It is possible to encrypt the mind map;
  • Mind maps are saved in .mm format;
  • Support for exporting maps or branches to formats: Asciidoc (.adoc), compressed image JPEG (.jpg), XML, HTML, Java Web Start (.jnlp), LaTeX (.tex), Markdown (.md), Mediawiki (.mviki), OPML file (.opml), PNG, XBEL (.xbel), MS word 2003 (.xml, .xls, .doc), SVG, PDF, TWiki (.twi), Open Document (.odt), Plain Text (.txt);
  • Preview and print support;
  • You can view statistics: file name and size, number of nodes, and more;
  • Tab support;
  • There is a search and replace;
  • It is possible to show/hide nodes, and whether or not to display tooltips for nodes;
  • There are Tasks with a calendar and reminders;
  • Easy extension of functionality with plugins and scripts;
  • Plugin support;
  • There are two modes: editing and viewing;
  • You can create notes;
  • Support for LaTeX formulas;
  • You can configure the time interval for automatic saving;
  • Spell check support;
  • 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);
  • Connecting nodes with dynamic links, free lines (connectors) and labels;
  • Automatically styling nodes (with a bubble, color, edge type, etc.) according to hierarchical level and content (conditional styles, automatic edge color, level styles);
  • Structuring nodes in terms of content (text, scientific formula, calculation, icon, image and hyperlink) and presentation area (core, details, notes, attributes, images and tooltip);
  • Changing views by hiding content (folding branches, filtering, roll-up of details and hiding extensions in tooltip), finding, scrolling and navigating;
  • Support for custom keyboard shortcuts.

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The software Freeplane is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install freeplane-mindmapping

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub org.freeplane.App

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.8.9
Developer:Freeplane Team
Programming language:Java
License:GPL v2

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