Talk:List of concept mapping software

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I added a link to MindJet by Mindmanager. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dmccreary (talkcontribs) 14:16, August 16, 2006 (UTC)

What do you think about separating the softwares in paid and open/free/freeware softwares? Teknatur 01:07, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
It is Mindmanager BY mindjet, I suppose the author of the previous remark doesn't really know what he is talking about. Moreover, Mindmanager is a Mind Mapping Software and not a Concept Mapping software so I delete the link (featured on the page of mind mapping tools). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 05:59, February 14, 2007 (UTC)


I think that we should separate free and commercial software, as it will help viewers distinguish between the different concept mapping software. Computerwiz908 21:44, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

I think you should just delete this unqualified list as long at's not a real article. -- 15:08, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

ConceptDraw MINDMAP is another MindMap NOT a concept-map tool. Since this isn't even a free product it "appears" to be intentionally misleading for commercial gain. The MindMapping page points to this page as a distinctly different diagram type. Likewise, this set of pages should be exclusively for CONCEPT MAPS and send references to Mind Maps back there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 18:30, August 4, 2007 (UTC)


Freemind is not concept mapping tool, it is mindmapping tool. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 20:57, May 24, 2007 (UTC)

If you're going to list mapping software, please make a clear distiction between concept mapping and mind mapping software.

Mind mapping: a single central concept gives way to multiple branches. Concept mapping: different concepts linked together.

It is not possible in a mindmap to have 2 or more central concepts side by side. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 13:59, June 16, 2007 (UTC)

I think this is an important point - but I am not sure that freemind should be removed, as mind mapping seems to be a tree-restricted subset of concept mapping.StephenDeGabrielle 22:32, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

I have added the OS each one supports. I really think this should be implemented like the table at: —Preceding unsigned comment added by Renich (talkcontribs) 22:33, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Sorry but I added Freemind before I saw the note about adding. However I see now that the page under the Free Software catagory contains the Note: some tools above only offer the Mindmap subset of concept mapping facilities described in the main concept map entry. Therefore, in view of this note, it seems silly to leave out one of the most popular mind mapping packages that has 'Free' in it's title under the category of free software. Hope everyone agrees. Lbecque (talk) 21:49, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Freemind is a mindmapping tool - not a conceptmapping tool. Mindmapping is not a "tree restricted" subset of concept mapping, it is a completely different approach with a different background, a different history and different tools. You cannot add a motorbike to a list of cars because its "two wheel restricted kind of car". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:28, 18 October 2009 (UTC)


Can we add this to the list of tools?

  • Tinderbox software has a view that supports constructing concept maps

StephenDeGabrielle 22:30, 19 August 2007 (UTC)


Can we add Compendium

the associated papers are also interesting: StephenDeGabrielle 22:30, 19 August 2007 (UTC)


StephenDeGabrielle 22:58, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

corrected entry:

StephenDeGabrielle 08:34, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Have added Compendium; is notable due to collaboration, argumentation, and conversation mapping facilities. Actively developed and used in a variety of sectors. (It was previously added incorrectly - and then removed because it had no wikipedia entry of it's own.)

StephenDeGabrielle 08:41, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

relationship between Argument maping and concept mapping[edit]

I feel the link between Argument mapping and concept mapping is relevant and should probably be added in its own right. – StephenDeGabrielle 22:58, 19 August 2007 (UTC)


How about including conzilla? -- Memphiso (talk) 12:21, 29 January 2008 (UTC)


If nobody has any objections I will add a link to VUE. VUE is open source concept mapping software from Tufts University. Ryan.1 —Preceding comment was added at 04:07, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


Because of the overlap between concept and mind mapping software, both types should be included under different headings. Then each section should be subdivided into FOSS and Commercial solutions.Ryan (talk) 04:31, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


I'd like to suggest adding Buzan's iMindMap to the software list. Does anyone have any objections to this. It's a desktop application that provides organic Mind Mapping methods to create Maps for brainstorming, organising, creative thinking, project management and planning.Rhodri Harries (talk) 10:00, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Why merge Diagramming Software into Concept Mapping Software[edit]

I am trying to figure out the rationale for removing both the Diagramming_software and Online_diagramming pages and merging them here? The software listed here should be Mindmapping and concept mapping tools, and rightly so. But with the removal of the above mentioned pages, where does one include more general purpose diagramming tools like Creately, Gliffy and Visio? Thanks (talk) 05:53, 1 October 2010 (UTC)