Howard Rheingold: Ten Concept Mapping Tools

Advanced Cyber/IO, Collective Intelligence
Howard Rheingold

Ten popular concept mapping tools

NspiredD2, 11 May 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