CmapTools Alternatives

    CmapTools is described as 'concept maps on servers, edit their maps synchronously (at the same time) with other users on the Internet, and search the web for information relevant to a concept map' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to CmapTools for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and Android. The best alternative is yEd Graph Editor, which is free. Other great apps like CmapTools are LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source), Lucidchart (Freemium), Microsoft Office Visio (Paid) and Coggle (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Feb 16, 2020

    1. Inspiration K-12 supports visual thinking techniques, enabling students to easily create and update graphic organizers, concept maps, idea maps and other ...
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    2. A tool for innovation. A new visual modeling style oriented to design, problem solving and improvement. Southbeach Modeller uses creativity rules to generate ideas. Diagrams come to life, suggesting their own improvements. Model goals and risks, issues, choices and actions.

    3. A concept map or conceptual diagram is a diagram that depicts suggested relationships between concepts. It is a graphical tool is used to organise and structure knowledge.
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    4. Online diagramming application which generate diagrams based on text and allows real time collaboration.
    5. Comapping is the best online collaborative mind mapping tool for business process planning and group projects management.


      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, released in 2013, can be still bought from the official website.

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    6. Professional Mind Mapping app for BlackBerry PlayBook: Awesome support tool for intensive brainstorming session Share, discuss and improve your ideas Manage visual todo lists Write meeting minutes


      The app is no longer updated. Last version,, released in July 2011, can be still downloaded from Blackberry AppWorld.

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    7. Mental is a concept mapping app for the iPad.
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    8. If you're planning anything bigger or more complicated, you need a surface! Simple Surface is an agile management tool. Quickly and easily create a surface and spread your ideas out. Add structure. Move things around. Zoom in and out. Use the the space.


      Appears to be discontinued. Website unavailable.

    9. CADE is a compact but powerful 2D vector editor for Windows. It includes basic Microsoft Office Visio functionality and could be used to create diagrams, network diagrams, flowcharts, schemas, maps and so much more.
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      Merge Plan is a user friendly diagram application. It is fully compatible with most diagram file formats. It is a great value in comparison to other diagram applications. It is part of Merge Soft Office.
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