Freemind is an open source project, mainly developed in Europe, based on the code behind Mind Maps. FreeMind is free and open source project developed by the Freedeschool Institute of Deltametering (FDD). FreeMind is an open-source freemind map drawing software written in Java. It offers extensive exporting capabilities. The main focus of FreeMind was to build an innovative tool for educators that would allow them to develop, design and enhance lesson plans using any language, any platform and with any amount of advance planning.
Freemind maps are based on two different approaches, the freemind layout, which are the most widely used one, and the master/user program approach. Freed Map is designed in such a way that children are free to add, remove and edit their favorite nodes without having to worry about damaging the other nodes. External links are supported for both kids and adults through the use of convenient external links for each of the pages. External links can be used to display the graph of a child's score while he or she was learning his or her skills, or to display a summary of all the activities done by a user, even while they are away. These links are also useful for displaying the progress that a child has made while learning a new skill.
Many teachers, parents and educators have found freemind to be an excellent resource for planning lesson plans, for teaching the fundamentals of math, for displaying and reviewing the outcomes of brainstorming activities and for providing support when learners are having trouble completing assignments. Many of the tools included in freemind include mind maps, action lists, action links, color schemers and multicolored drawers. FreeMind is an open-source project that is available under the GNU General Public License. This article is under GNU FDL license and can be distributed without any previous authorization from the author.