In a mindmap, it is indispensable to have a summary node. As 2 nodes are branches of one, the capacity of closing it again into one node is part of the thinking process (like "on the table are three objects: apple, banana and orange. The three are fruits")
Yes, it is often necessary to make visible the connection between ideas, and it would be great to put a label to it (because one level is to see a relation, the other to recognize/name the kind of relation). Tags are not sufficient, because a connection has not to be a category.
I agree! Indeed, Freemind, Freeplane and Docear (a project of a german university and the Frauenhofer institute) use the MM format.
This is not only important for the people who use, out of principles or out of economics, OpenSource programs, it is also relevant as you get near a kind of STANDARD.
MM supports different categories of nodes details, attributes, notes and links. You can have a look how DOcear imports marked PDFs into Freeplane node structure.
It allows a more complex map, which would be great to have as the following step of a investigation workflow. I use Freeplane for my PhD thesis, I have maps with over 3000 nodes and it is absolutely stable.
And it isn't very difficult, the Mindmanager-format is not very far away.
Another interesting format, not used that much but more complex that the simple tree-mindmap, is VUE by the TUFTs university
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I suggest the option in this forum to filter the language. So I can just see the language I understand.
About Stefanis suggestion: translating is of course much more easier nowadays, but anyhow, to copy paste into the translator so much info makes only sense if I know that I need something specific translated, - copy the mass to look if it is relevant to me is something few would do. For example, if 50% of this forum would be in cirilic signs, would you copy and paste all or just the stuff you guess would be interesting?
Yes. I use gDrive as part of Google Apps for Schools, for all the work in my University - we get unlimited space, I have there all my teacher-stuff