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Stays out of your way, it's great for getting work done and not getting sucked into formatting or other fancy features. The UI is almost entirely in the menu bar and right click/ contextual menu on the MacOS. Window decorations only include zoom level and a quick way to save or name and tag your scapple mind map file. See More
For the most part, navigating the editor is pretty intuitive - moving around is done by clicking and dragging the background, clicking on nodes will expand/collapse them, dragging and dropping in files will add them, etc. It also offers shortcuts for power users. For example, ctrl + up/down will rearrange ideas up/down, alt +up/down will zoom in/out, etc. See More
Freemind accepts drag-and-drop for any kind of file, URL or command as part of the mindmap. Files it recognizes, like images, will be displayed. Other files will open in a separate, appropriate application. URLs, links to folders, and executable commands pasted in will be recognized and turned in to clickable links. See More
Mind mapping is a great method to brainstorm and calibrate new ideas. Though you can perform the process with a pen and paper, this software can really keep your ideas safe and secure. It is easier to lose paper sheets than digital files. Plus, it saves time and makes the work look less bulky. See More