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Ten popular concept mapping tools

May 11, 2011

I was taken to task yesterday for limiting the list of software recommended in Best tools and practices for concept mapping. This morning I did some research and came up with a credible list of the ten most-recommended tools for mind mapping and concept mapping (out of fifty listed at least once). I eliminated titles that had not been updated in the past two years or were neither cross-platform nor web-based. The items are listed alphabetically.

Free desktop software for Win/Mac/Linux

Commercial desktop software for Win/Mac

Free web-based tools

  • Bubbl.us – runs in Flash
  • Prezi – upgrade for a fee, also commercial desktop software for Win/Mac/Linux

Update: Read about a new tool – Try Coggle for concept maps

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Tarek Koudsi permalink
    April 22, 2012 8:35 pm

    Prezi is more likely to be used for presentation purposes rather concept mapping, I like your compilation, thank you.

  2. Elisabeth permalink
    October 11, 2012 10:46 am

    As an advocate of concept mapping in the classroom and as a planning tool, I really appreciate Spiderscribe.net as a free online concept mapping tool as well. I’ve used Prezi, but like Tarek said, Prezi is more of a presentation tool, not a true concept mapping piece.

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