CmapTools

Version: 4.12 || Release Date: 2007-10-17 || License: Freeware Developer: IHMC | App Owner: akoi

From http://cmap.ihmc.us/download/:
The CmapTools program empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps.
The CmapTools client is free for use by anybody, whether its use is commercial or non-commercial.

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4 Opinions

I was looking for an app. to organise my brainstorms and structuring some ideas. I looked FreeMind, XMind, JGraph, CMapTools, VUE and some others. I find XMind good but the tree construction was a limitations. CMapTools rocks but found it a bit annoying. Than I find VUE. Simple and powerful (stil growing).

So I tell if you have to choose a tool like these, you MUST see CMapTools AND VUE.

Java.

I've been through many apps of this type and this is my favourite (for now, at least). The things I like about it include: it's darned easy to get started; you can link all sorts of different files on your machine to your notes in the app by drag-and-drop; you can export your work to a variety of popular formats (inc PDF); the developers (a uni-based project) maintain a database of maps so that users can share their material.

Very good! and FREE! :-) thanks!