Mindweb initial announment

This is the eleventh article in the attempt to form a blogging habit


This is the initial announcement of the availability of the first working version of a HTML 5 based freeplane viewer/editor.

I’ve been using Freeplane quite heavily, and it always caused a headache, that there is no way of accessing my maps from my phone or tablet. The only viewer available used Java applet, which is not even available on the desktop browsers anymore.

That’s what brought this project to life, and the roadmap is even more exciting for both Freeplane fans, and GTD practitioners.
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Template to get you started with Freeplane GTD

This is the seventh post in my attempt to start a blogging habit.

Starting up your GTD system in Freeplane is quite easy, all you need is an inbox, a place to put your projects to,  a place to put the items for review, and optionally a place to place your archive tasks.

It only takes a few minutes to create such a map, but I found it’s always  easier to use a ready made template, than to start from  a blank map.

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Freeplane GTD+ v 1.6.0 released

After digging deep inside the bowels of Freeplane OSGI resource loading and the flyingsaucer resource loading I’ve pieced together a solution to actually be able to display the built-in Freeplane items in the “browser”

Képernyőkép – 2015-10-09 19-00-39The action list is redesigned, the priorities are displayed as icons, the done and incomplete items are displayed as icons. The contexts that have icons defined to them are replaced with their corresponding icons.

Right now it’s working and is a known waste of good memory (should reuse icons) #43

The flyingsaucer HTML renderer was updated to it’s last version.

Solved issues:
#42 The checkboxes didn’t display properly under some OS-es
#41 Multi-level projects with HTML content are not rendered properly
#40 Fixed HTML entity handling, while keeping the formatted strings intact

Freeplane GTD+ version 1.5.2 released

The new version 1.5.0 has been released, with a quick succession of bug fixes and add-ons in 1.5.1 and 1.5.2.


As usual the downloads are available from the release page or from the github releases.



#36 : The formulas are evaluated before display. If you use a formula in an action item, the add-on will display the evaluated text. NB. Formulas are only evaluated in nodes, and not in details, notes, or the attributes used by Freeplane (When, Who, Where, Priority)
#34 : The strikethrough was a really ugly hack in earlier versions, and remained from the original HTML component. Since the HTML is now styled, it was replaced with a much better looking check/uncheck mark.
#27: The default icons were not switchable. Now all default icons can be reused at will (provided, you specify an other icon instead) The exception is the priority icons, as I see no reason to use them for anything else, but priority display.
#35 : That was quite ugly. Originally it was pasted as a standard content string, and this made the list display lengthy HTML codes. Changing it to be HTML didn’t help much, as Freeplane stores every richtext field as an HTML document. Adding HTML inside an HTML caused some useless padding on the pages. Now only the body of the document is shown, which looks way better.
#32 : Originally the plugin was intended to be used with Freeplane 1.2, but the API has changed so much since, that the plugin is not backward compatible anymore. From now on it’s marked on the manifest, and incompatibility will be displayed when one tries to install it on old versions.


NEW: German translation added
NEW: Added an option to control the behavior, when an item is selected in the task list

FIX: The priorities are now displayed properly. The changes in done item display were revised.

The code has been cleaned up a bit, to get rid of warnings. It’s still quite unstructured and hacked.

v 1.5.2

Some regressions appeared on the actionEditor after the refactor. This release fixes those problems.

FreeplaneGTD+ v1.4 released

Just a few days after the previous release a new one is released, with several enhancements for day-to-day use.

In my daily work it’s customary to use this plugin to aid note taking on a meeting. Action items are noted on the map, and are followed through after the meeting. The produced task lists are then mailed to the participants. I then copy all my tasks to my GTD map, to keep track of them there.

For this to work the previous clipboard management had to be reviewed, and new features had to be developed to support it.

New features

  • Copy groups of items from the action list to clipboard #23
  • Select groups of items from the action list on the map #23
  • Open links embedded in notes/details in system browser


  • Fixed formatted clipboard items to display:
    • done items with overstrike
    • notes/details in color, with a smaller font
    • priorities in red
  • Fixed unformatted clipboard items to display properly
  • Fixed note and detail views on the action list
  • Added message upon successful clipboard copy


The add-on is available on the release page and on github