Wednesday, May 23, 2007

FreeMind + Del.icio.us

DeliciousMind = del.icio.us + MindMap

I'm a big fan of del.icio.us for organizing everything I read on the internet. I also use FreeMind for structured brainstorming and graphical organization as a mindmap. Displaying tags as a mindmap tree was an obvious fit. I figured it wouldn't be too hard to transform an xml format from del.icio.us to the Freemind file format. A great benefit I found when I was researching, I discovered the mindmap format could also include weblinks on each of the nodes. This means you can click through the created mindmap tree and launch websites from your del.icio.us bookmarks directly within Freemind. On Windows, the links are even opened directly in your default browser.

Transform this xml from del.icio.us to ...

...this easily viewable and graphical mindmap.

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