DeliciousMind = + MindMap

I coded up a quick java console application to convert bookmarks into a visual mindmap which can be viewed in Freemind, an open source mindmap tool. Mindmaps are graphical tree structures which have a bunch of uses.

Here’s an example of what your bookmarks could look like:

When you’re viewing your bookmarks in Freemind, you can even click on the each node and it will launch the bookmark into your browser. I find this to be a much easier way of visually sorting, viewing and remembering what you’ve bookmarked.

Read more about DeliciousMind and download it here.

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9 Responses to DeliciousMind = + MindMap

  1. Thats pretty nifty, but I don’t want to have to fire up an application to look at my bookmarks. It would be nice if it could do a nicer job of exporting to HTML. Possibly a image map. And from the command line so I could automate it.

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  3. txxt says:


  4. billy says:

    How do I launch it? I don’t know Java, but I have it and the xml ready to go. TIA.

  5. Blaine says:

    To convert the xml file to a mindmap file, use the following command
    deliciousmind.cmd delicious.xml

  6. BillyG says:

    WOW, you really are a funny guy.

    I have the file, I meant what do I do after that?

    Your instructions get up to that point and then say “you should be able to figure out the java part” which is exactly why I said in my last that I’m not hip to java…

    I actually did get this done a year ago , but I don’t remember how the heck I did it, and I have a heck of a lot more tags in there now. Curiously though, I’m only getting a screen’s worth of data (maybe 50 or so records), no where near the 10000 (which I didn’t get pulled from them anyway, even though I tried).

  7. BG says:

    thanks a lot asshole

  8. Blaine says:

    thanks for the pleasant comments billy (
    i’ve been a little occupied with other stuff, so i haven’t been able to check all my comments lately.

    if you have the file, you’re done. open it in Freemind. You don’t need DeliciousMind at that point.

  9. Will says:

    Anyone have any tips on how to best use to help promote one's websites? I have recently signed up, added a few friends, and am trying to
    add interesting, useful sites before I add my own (which I'll do when I'm finished with my first set of tutorials). My sense is that it may be wise to
    make some of the more “popular” members my friends, but for now I've stuck solely to people who are related to my industry. What do other
    people think? Any good tips out there?
    All the best,

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