If you’ve ever used a program like Microsoft Visio, you know how easy it is to create flow-charts, process flows and other decision trees. But, the problem with programs like Visio, is the hefty price tag and constant updates that require expensive software maintenance agreements. Thanks to a really great Open Source program called FreeMind, you can ditch Microsoft Visio and accomplish the same tasks in a nicer interface.
FreeMind is a very flexible mind-map tool that lets you create process flows, decision trees, outlines, processes, workflows and other visually related task lists. The interface is clean and simple to use. The program starts with a blank slate and you create a parent task. From that one parent, you can then add sub-tasks or other related tasks. FreeMind also comes with a large assortment of colorful icons and descriptive images that can be easily inserted into your mind-map project. Once you create and establish the links between layers, it is very easy to manipulate and move the items around the screen. FreeMind is flexible and works extensively on the drag and drop principles of other outrageously expensive software solutions. Since FreeMind is free and part of an Open Source project, you will never worry about software subscription fees or the need to license each and every computer in your environment.
Whether you need to work on a home project or a very complicated enterprise diagram and workflow, FreeMind is up to the challenge. The programs is used by all types of users looking to map out a process or decision tree. Once you try FreeMind and start using the program, you will instantly understand why so many trust it for their most important projects. Freemind will also correspond with Filezilla and Putty allowing users to have a secure connection between work and home computers. The Open Source community supporting FreeMind is also very helpful and they have created extensive documentation and are quick to respond to forum posts when there are issues with the software. Check it out today and you’ll be glad you did.
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