How to Install Freeplane Mind Mapping Knowledge Management on Ubuntu

Freeplane is a free and open source mind mapping and knowledge management application for Windows, MacOS and Linux. You can use this as mind mapping and analyzing the information contained in mind maps. It comes with Note taking, Ordering ideas, dynamic links, style with a bubble, color, edge type and calendar and reminders support. It also comes with DES encryption support to password protect your map. Some other main features are inline and dialog editors, approximate search, LaTeX formulae and Add-on support. It is released under GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later license.

Freeplane Mind Mapping

Download Freeplane [Linux, Windows, MacOS]

Install Freeplane Software on Ubuntu

Go to the above Freeplane download page and download the latest Freeplace in .deb file format and save it on your Downloads folder. At the time of writing the current version and file name is “freeplane_1.11.14~upstream-1_all.deb”. You can change the below command based on your downloaded file name and download location.

Open the terminal application and run below Freeplane install command.

sudo apt install ./Downloads/freeplane*.deb


sudo apt install ./Downloads/freeplane_1.11.14~upstream-1_all.deb

If need then restart your pc and run below command to open it or you can also start via Show Apps Ubuntu menu.


Install Freeplane via Snap:

You can also install Freeplane on Ubuntu via snap package. Open your Ubuntu console app terminal by pressing (ctrl+alt+t) keys together. In the terminal type this below Freeplane snap installation command and hit the enter key.

sudo snap install freeplane-mindmapping

Then enter your Ubuntu user password. it will install the latest version of Freeplane Mind Mapping and Knowledge Management software on ubuntu. You can start the Freeplane by simply running this command.


Install Freeplane via Flatpak:

You can also install Freeplane via below flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub org.freeplane.App

And run it using below command.

flatpak run org.freeplane.App
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