freeplane - Program for working with Mind Maps.
[ -X menukey] [-S] [-N] [-h]
[ -U] [--help] [file1] [file2] [...]
is a free and open source software application that supports
thinking, sharing information and getting things done at work, in school and
at home. The core of the software is tools for mind mapping (also known as
concept mapping or information mapping) and using mapped information.
Occupying the middle ground between an editor and a diagramming tool, Freeplane
allows the user to add content as quickly and naturally as they would in a
text editor, yet producing structured content that can be manipulated as
easily as a diagram.
Features include ordering ideas in nodes and freely positionable nodes,
connecting nodes, automatic/conditional styles, scripting, add-ons, LaTeX,
search/filtering, different export features, printing, password protection of
nodes/maps and more.
See http://freeplane.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page for a full list of
applications and features.
This manual page was written for the Debian(TM) distribution because the
original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in
the Help menu and the Freeplane
execute menu item with key menukey. Use
devtools add-on to find the menu keys
stop after executing menu items
set the 'nonInteractive' system property to
set the freeplane user config directory
Show summary of options.
You can find more detailed descriptions of all command line options and
environment variables as well as help for batch execution commands (-X/-S/-N)
in the Wiki page:
Set Java Properties, e.g. set the freeplane
user config directory: JAVA_OPTS=-Dorg.freeplane.userfpdir=$HOME/.myfp
Start Freeplane in debug mode (if you have
problems starting): DEBUG=true freeplane
All icons are SVGs, the size can be changed
per node via the Tools panel.
Very powerful presentations can be created via
the Tools panel. If you have questions about the usage, post in the discussion
Please open the what's new map: Help->Whats new in Freeplane 1.5.x.
You can rearrange and (un-)dock Mindmap
You can make use of LaTeX formulas
within each node by using a \latex prefix or by setting
Format=LaTeX. Automatic linebreaks as well as syntax highlighting is
supported. Read more here:
You can associate a geographical location with
a node. See more information in the wiki:
Scripting and Add-on improvements
See the list of available add-ons:
If you want to get started developing add-ons, post in the forum:
Many more improvements...
Please see the changelog at
•There are rendering issues (probably
due to OpenJDK), i.e. distortions when scrolling horizontally or vertically.
Possible workarounds are described on a wiki page:
•Sometimes keypresses get lost when
•The Debian package does not include
the signed applet code. That's why most applets won't run
after creating an applet export from the Debian package. You can ask for the
signed applet in the open discussion forum:
•The Freeplane flash export has been
excluded, because Debian devs (among them the flash compiler package
maintainer) prefer free technologies. You can ask for the
'freeplane-flash-browser' deb in the open discussion forum:
Much documentation is available from the Freeplane wiki under
There is an open discussion forum at http://www.freeplane.org/discussion, which
is the place to ask questions.
Report bugs here: http://www.freeplane.org/bugs and feature requests here:
If you want to contribute to the Freeplane project, join us at
This manual page was written by Eric Lavarde <email@example.com> for
the Debian(TM) system (and may be used by others). Permission is granted to
copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU
General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License, Version
2 can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.
Copyright © 2016 Eric Lavarde and Felix Natter
- most applets won't run