How to install Freeplane on ubuntu – Mind Mapping and Knowledge Management

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.

Install Freeplane Mind Mapping and Knowledge Management software on ubuntu:

You can install Freeplane on Ubuntu via snap package and deb file. We will see all one by one.

Install Freeplane via snap:

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.


Otherwise you can open it by clicking the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type Freeplane in the search box and click Freeplane .

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Install Freeplane via deb :

Download Freeplane

Go to the above Freeplane download page and download the Freeplace in .deb file format. At the time of writing the current version is “freeplane_1.8.0-1_all.deb” and my download location is Downloads folder. You can change the below command based on your downloaded file name and download location.

In terminal navigate to your download location

cd Downloads

Then run this command

sudo dpkg -i freeplane_1.8.0-1_all.deb

If needed enter your ubuntu user password, then run this

sudo apt-get install -f

Restart your pc.

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