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Freeplane

Freeplane
Developer(s) Dimitry Polivaev, et al.
Stable release 1.3.12 (September 16, 2014 (2014-09-16))
Preview release 1.3.7_beta_pre01 (February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26))
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Java
Type Mind Mapping
License GPL version 2 or later
Website .net.sourceforgefreeplane

Freeplane is a free, open source software application for creating mind maps (diagrams of connections between ideas), and electronic outlines. Written in Java, Freeplane is supported on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and is licensed under the GNU GPL version "2 or later".

In 2007, Freeplane was forked from the FreeMind project.[1] Freeplane maintains partial file format compatibility with FreeMind - Freeplane fully supports the FreeMind file format, but adds features and tags not supported by FreeMind which are ignored on loading.

Contents

  • Features 1
    • Release 1.1 1.1
    • Release 1.2.x 1.2
    • Release 1.3.x 1.3
  • Add-ons 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Features

Release 1.1

New features of Freeplane stable release (June, 2010) include:

Release 1.2.x

The first stable Freeplane 1.2.x was 1.2.20 released on October 20, 2012. The current version is 1.3.12 (September 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)) . It includes the following new features:

  • Text processor like node styles[2]
  • Conditional node styles[3]
  • Map templates for new maps[4]
  • Formatting panel
  • Add-ons: Installable enhancements[5]
  • Hyperlinks for menu items
  • Keyboard shortcut documentation: Map and HTML table generation added for the documentation map
  • Check for newer auto save files on opening of a map
  • Single instance mode: open files in existing program instance instead of opening a new one.
  • Node level dependent filters
  • Improvement in search and replace functions
  • Different cloud shapes
  • New icons for rating
  • Automatic Edge Color
  • "Grid" for moving of nodes (Preferences->Behaviour->Grid gap size)
  • Copy and paste attributes
  • Named filter conditions
  • Different shapes, line types, width and transparency for connectors
  • Freeplane portable version (download and install file named FreeplanePortable_xxx.paf.exe)
  • File -> Properties... dialog showing facts about the map such as total nodes, branches and leaf nodes
  • New icons added to facilitate speedy use of main and contextual menus
  • Formulas: Use of formulas as node text and attributes (like in spread sheet processors)[6]
  • Node numbering and Formats/templates as style attributes
  • Added progress icons to show incremental completion in 10% or 25% steps
  • Summaries: Create graphical and textual summaries by "bracketing" nodes. See example map[7]
  • Menu and command structure[8] refactored both to integrate new features and to make Freeplane more intuitive and easier to learn
  • Dates and numbers: Parsing and formatting improved[9]
  • Digital post-its: free positionable and free floating nodes.[10]
  • Dates and numbers: Improved scripting support[9]

Release 1.3.x

New features of Freeplane preview release 1.3.7_beta_pre01 (February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)) include:

Add-ons

One feature of Freeplane is the support for installable enhancements. Add-ons are a way to extend and customize Freeplane similar to how plug-ins and extensions can be used to extend and customize well-known applications like Firefox or LibreOffice. Freeplane add-ons can be used to provide a single function, a bundle of multiple functions, bind those functions to a menu item, etc.

Available add-ons include :

  • GTD support [13]
  • study helper
  • more icons
  • versioning and collaborative work [14]

See more on the add-ons page.[15]

See also

References

  1. ^ June 2014, Project of the Month – Freeplane sourceforge.net interview with Dimitry Polivaev
  2. ^ Node styles
  3. ^ Conditional node styles
  4. ^ Map templates
  5. ^ Add-ons such as Freeplane|GTD. Study Planner and Add-on Developer Tools.
  6. ^ Formulas
  7. ^ Example map of nodes summarized by "bracketing"
  8. ^ Menus and commands
  9. ^ a b Input & format of dates and numbers
  10. ^ Free positionable and free floating nodes
  11. ^ LaTeX in Freeplane
  12. ^ OpenStreetMap Plugin
  13. ^ use freeplane for GTD
  14. ^ collaborative mind-mapping and map versioning
  15. ^ add-ons page

External links

  • Official website
  • Freeplane on SourceForge.net
  • FreeMind By Example (French) covers usage of FreeMind and Freeplane
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