Mindmapping using Semantik on KDE Linux

Fajar Purnama
4 min readNov 24, 2020


This report aims to try out one of the mindmapping software where this report is my undergraduate assignment in the 2013 on Technology Application for Education course and I translated the original Indonesian to English myself. This assignment has never been published anywhere and I, as the author and copyright holder, license this assignment customized CC-BY-SA where anyone can share, copy, republish, and sell on the condition that to include my name as the author and notify that the original and open version available here.

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Background

Mind maps are usually drawn manually, usually on paper, on a chalkboard or elsewhere. How to make a mind map on a computer? Recently a type of software, namely mindmapping software was written. The mind mapping software that will be discussed is Semantik. Semantik is a mindmapping software on Linux KDE. Why choose Semantik? Because Semantik is a new software currently on Linux KDE.

1.2 Objective

Try minemapping software

1.3 Question

  1. What features are available in Semantik?
  2. How mindmaps can Semantik generate?

Chapter 2 Literature Review

Mindmap consists of 2 words, namely “mind” and “map”. Mind is everything that is on our mind. Map is a map that has a path to reach a place. A mindmap is a mapping of thoughts.

The mindmap consists of a parent. Then the branch against the parent is called a child. This child is something related to the parent. It could be something that forms the parent, something that affects the parent, something related to the parent or other similar things. Usually in mindmap a parent is created by branching the many children that makes up the parent. Then the child can be branched again by the child from the child that makes up the child parent. The art of mindmapping is branching out as many as possible.

Mindmaps that are usually drawn manually on paper are now available on computer software for mindmapping. Examples of software:

  1. CAM editor
  2. CMAP Tools
  3. Compendium
  4. Docear
  5. Edraw Mindmap
  6. FreeMind
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