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Using Freemind as a Writing Planner

Jun 02, 2010, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Reed)

"Freemind, the open source Java based mind mapping application, makes a great writing planning tool. A final release of version 0.9 has been a long time coming, but the current release candidates are very usable and stable, and I would recommend making the extra effort to install one of these rather than an 0.8 "stable" release. Fortunately, the 0.9 RCs have made it into the standard Ubuntu 10.04 repository.

"Thankfully, Freemind is a keyboard friendly application. The first thing I do when I'm using Freemind to plan out an article is to rename the first node by hitting F2. You can add new nodes by hitting the insert key and then typing in a title for the node."

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