What follows are not fully consolidated posts, written mostly by FreeMind users.
Up to 18. 2. 2004 nobody in the forum seems to have FreeMind running on a PDA. It should be possible because there are Java-VMs for the Palm and Pocket PC platform (e. g. SuperWaba) and there is JRE for Linux-based PDAs. If you succeed, please write about it here.
I created XSLT files to translate to/from ShadowPlan Desktop XML format. You can get them from the ShadowPlan Yahoo! Group. Jules ( http://www.knightnet.org.uk )
A new application "FreeYourMind" for an PDA outliner that runs on a Windows-PDA and uses the FreeMind data format can be found unter .
Dynamically generated mind maps with PHP
Dynamically generated mind maps visualized by Freemind Flashbrowser. Here is an example, which generates nodes and shows them as a Flash application: http://www.goermezer.de/dynamic-freemind/ Could this be a way to a mind map driven CMS ?
FreeMind combined with wiki
Disclaimer: What follows are suggestions of FreeMind users, not of the FreeMind development team. There is no combination of FreeMind and wiki under development, nor do we endorse the idea in any way. --Danielpolansky 13:15, 26 Sep 2004 (PDT)
Creating a mixture of Freemind and a Wiki would be very interesting. It would be shown on the web and editable by everybody, like a Wiki, but it would not be ugly text-only but a beautiful mindmap instead!
Maybe a fusion of of mind maps and wikis reform the whole wiki-scene and eventually the internet. Rendering Wikis with Freemind would make them so much more attractive to users. --Helge
Moving through XML data, finding and modifying links will enable the link between wikis, search engines and mind mapping
Existing Applications Similar to the Idea of FreeMind Wiki
In general: Combination of wikis and mind maps
Now I found the place where a combination of wikis and mind maps should be and is being discussed. In "the mother of all wikis":
[Couldn't get these to load - Mar '05 - dilgreen]
The issue here would seem to be the structure of the linkages. Mind maps are hierarchical - "Tree structures" - Wikis are fundamentally different in structure, allowing all sorts of linkages - "sem-lattice structures" - as used by Christoper Alexander as the underpinning of A Pattern Language. The non-hierarchical aspect of the data structure he insists is necessary to usefully map real systems seems not to get enough attention - I guess because in the software world, hierarchical structures are useful in forcing structure onto free-roaming thoughts, and because data processing IS fundamentally a hierarchical process. The wonderful thing about the WWW and more specifically, Wikis, is that they not only allow hon hierarchical data stuctures, but also keep them manageable, by tracing linkages.
However, in an application which truly supports 'mind mapping', an open data structure is absolutely necessary - read Chris. Alexander's short article A City is not a Tree, for a useful discussion of this in realtion to cities. The mind is infinitely more flexible and various than a city - that is the source of its power. A mind map which only supports hierarchical relationships is more of a mind-trap! - dilgreen
Wikiing with FreeMind
We need a version of Freemind which can show the changes between two Freemind files in nice way.
You can easily compare freemind files with [Totalcommander] Save the mindmap in freeminds regular file format select both .mm files and do a 'compare by content'. Henk Daalder
Wiki Alike Mind Mapping Web App
Implementation of FreeMind in a Wiki Engine
The following wiki engines support FreeMind.
FreeMind combined with Blogging
I made a template to use FreeMind with Blogger. I haven't exactly used it yet, but I'm pretty sure it should work. The blog needs to be published as a ".mm" file, and the index file needs to be html containing FreeMind's applet. -- Phil
An icon to associate with Freemind documents (.mm) in MS Windows (.ico) is available for download below. It supports 256 as well as true color regimes.
Mind Trail / Web ?
Today a friend of mine showed me the website  and I was reminded of this project, which I have used before in organizing my writing. Could FreeMind be expanded to include another mode where people could browse through different topics like a web, instead of in a heirarchial order like a tree? Maybe something to consider for version 2.0?
Tips and Tricks
1. When I made a bulleted list, it appeared nicely in freemind, but no bullets were visible in tthe exported HTML-file. To solve this, I use the <li> tag as follows:
Instead of disc, you can use square or circle as well.
2. As default, at least on windows, node selection method is set to direct. This can cause problems whan you want to use the toolbar as when you pass over a different node this becomes selected. You can work around this by selecting the node then holing the ctrl key while you move to the toolbar. Alternatively you can change the selection method in tools -> preferences -> behaviour, then set selection method to 'by click'
If the preferences-dialog does not work, add the line
3. XSL/XML-Editor for editing XSLT-stylesheets
I thought it might be fun to design a logo for FreeMind using FreeMind itself, not realizing that the logo effort had been concluded. I put together the image below.
Freemind on Mac OS/X
#! /bin/sh /opt/freemind/freemind.sh
cd /tmp ; unzip /opt/freemind/lib/freemind.jar
FreeMind and presentations
I was fascinated by the capabilities of FreeMind and MindMaps. But I was wondering if it might be possible to use it for a presentation.
When giving a speech to a wider audience you can't just sit on your notebook an flick around with the mouse.
What I wanted was to be able to stand freely, move around and talk to the audience. When the next topic of my speech would come I just wanted to press one button on my Apple Remote an the MindMap should move on dynamicaly, extend the next branch and so forth.
What I did was the following. It worked out quite well for me. For the price of simplicity you lose a bit of flexibility...
All in all it's a pretty straight forward and hassle free way to create a presentation:
What are your thoughts - any other ideas/ suggestions?