This page should collect use cases of FreeMind. How granular the split of uses cases should be is now open. Also unclear is whether the expression "use case" as used in this page conforms to the use in software engineering. Different use cases evoke different model application.
In mind mapping, folding is of secondary importance.(Really?) Mind maps are relatively small, sometimes to be printed on one sheet of paper.
Model application: MindManager and other mind mappers.
Knowledge base keeper
For knowledge base keeper, folding, speed and low memory footprint is key. The size of a knowledge base created in FreeMind can reach 13 MB, says personal experience.
Model application: Windows registry editor, file system browser, Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.
Model application: Microsoft Powerpoint, OpenOffice Impress.