Five Minutes with FreeMind

I’ve just tried out FreeMind — a free mind mapping application. It allows you to create nodes and link them together (primarily in a tree). Mind maps are good for brain storming, problem solving, and generally brain dumping everything you know about a subject.

The user-interface for FreeMind is fairly intuitive, but they could use a good tutorial. I’m sure I just scratched the surface of its features, but I was able to start building a map right away. You can link between nodes in a non-hierarchical fashion, but it gets a bit messy. I know they aren’t exactly the same thing, but for my uses, I’ll stick with TiddlyWiki.