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Open Source CmapTools Alternatives

The best open source alternative to CmapTools is LibreOffice - Draw. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to CmapTools and 11 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to CmapTools are ThinkComposer, Visual Understanding Environment, Protégé and argunet editor.

CmapTools alternatives are mainly Mind Mapping Tools but may also be Diagram Editors or Project Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CmapTools.
This page was last updated Feb 16, 2020
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concept maps on servers, edit their maps synchronously (at the same time) with other users on the Internet, and search the...

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  1. Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing technical drawings, general posters, and much else.

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    CmapTools has more space on the screen to draw a flowchart, LibreOffice Draw no. Anyway CmapTools does not work on my version of Windows 10 instead LibreOffice yes.

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  2. ThinkComposer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Create deep visual documents, adaptable and multi-level diagrams, flowcharts, concept maps, mind maps and models.



  3. The Visual Understanding Environment or VUE is a free, open source concept mapping application written in Java.

    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 3.3.0, released in October 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website and from GitHub.

  4. Protégé

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Protégé is a free, open source ontology editor and knowledge-base framework.

  5. argunet editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Argunet Editor is a free argument map editor for analyzing and visualizing complex debates. You can use it offline and save your debates on your hard-disk. Or you can use it as a client-server application.

    Discontinued

    This app has been discontinued on October 26th, 2018. Please see the blog entry at the top of the page at http://www.argunet.org/. It says "As a result of this decision, we currently do not plan to release any new Argunet versions." The successor is argdown.org, a markdown-like syntax to auto-generate argument maps.



  6. Compendium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Compendium is a software tool providing a flexible visual interface for managing the connections between information and ideas.

    Discontinued

    The last update of this program was 2013. Most if all the links to the original program no longer work. The newer versions of the program points to other websites that don't list the program or associated.

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    It's a software for learning purposes. It's more than CMapTools

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  7. Argumentative

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Argumentative is software for creating Argument Maps (the structural and visual representation of arguments).

    Discontinued

    no updates since 2009

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  8. PathVisio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    PathVisio is a free open-source pathway analysis and drawing software that allows drawing, editing and analysing biological pathways. It provides a basic set of features for pathway drawing, analysis and visualization. Additional features as plugins.

  9. Xebece

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    Xebece is a multipurpose tool for information visualization and organization. It can be used to set up intriguing presentations. Likewise, Document management is straightforward and effective if you use Xebece.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer updated. The last version, 1.0.3, released in October 2005, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

  10. Unilexicon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Unilexicon™ a visual editor and taxonomy manager for authoring controlled vocabularies with a content tagging extension.

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