118 – Freemind

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FreeMind is a free mind mapping tool written in Java.

Website Cost Availability
Free Download
Past Overall Rankings
2015: – 2014: – 2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: 85= 2009: 71= 2008: 54= 2007: 50=
Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2016 Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning 2016
Top 100 Tools for
Education 2016

Comments from some of those who selected FreeMind as one of their Top 10 Tools

“Tool for easy capturing of the main concepts and their relationships in one map”Malinka Ivanova

“I’ve only just got into mindmapping and am finding it a very useful tool for capture ideas for design of learning projects” Stephanie Horden

“When I’m a bit muddled, I use Freemind to organise my ideas.”  Brian Mulligan

“Mind mapping software is very useful for me (and not only in education). I use mind maps for drawing definitions at my textbooks, designing projects, “translating” ideas into paper, etc. I also teach my students to use mind maps. Although I have NovaMind 4 Pro for professional work I prefer FreeMind in education – it is free and easy to use.”  Vaclav Friedrich