Whenever you plan on working on a new project, it is always considered very good to have a rough sketch of everything in your mind. For that, it gets even more convenient if you have a mind mapping software that can turn your raw ideas into implementable plans. FreeMind is such a tool that gives you the ability of mind mapping and that too without any cost. This application is written in Java and can be used across multiple platforms.

Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to install the FreeMind mind mapper application on a Linux Mint 20 system.

Steps to install FreeMind on Linux Mint 20

We will need to Enable snaps on the system before installing FreeMind.

1. Enable snapd

On Linux Mint 20, /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref needs to be removed before Snap can be installed. This can be accomplished from the command line:

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
$ sudo apt update

To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install snapd

Either restart your machine, or log out and in again, to complete the installation.

2. Install FreeMind on the system

You can install the FreeMind application on Linux Mint 20 by executing the following command:

$ sudo snap install freemind

How to Launch FreeMind on Linux Mint 20 ?

If you want to launch the FreeMind mind mapper on your system, then you will have to hit the Enter key after typing the following command:

$ freemind

This will display the interface of the FreeMind mind mapper application.

How to uninstall FreeMind from Linux Mint 20 ?

To remove the FreeMind mind mapper application from your Linux Mint 20 system, you will have to run the following command:

$ sudo snap remove freemind

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This article covers how you will be able to get the FreeMind mind mapper application installed on your Linux Mint 20 system. 

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