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An Open-Source Mind-mapping Tool

Mind mapping is a spatialized use of node-link diagramming to indicate relationships between entities. One of the foremost such tools is an open-source tool created by an open-source team.

Shailaja Kumar created the FreeMind User Guide for Version 0.8.0.

Apparently, Dmitri Polivaev was the original developer. As with open-source projects, many others likely have contributed.

This tool requires at least Java 1.4 RTE (run-time environment). It may be downloaded at SourceForge at the FreeMind wiki site. A Mac version is available, too.

A Range of File Outputs

This software enables a manual building of various mind maps. One of its major strengths is the ability to output files in both static (digital image) and dynamic (XHTML, Flash) and interactive formats.

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ELATEwiki as an Interactive Mind Map

This particular evolution of ELATEwiki occurred as both a function of crowd-sourcing and of the support and direction of Dr. Roger McHaney, the wikimaster. The following is a simple and interactive mind map.

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