CmapTools
CmapTools
5.06

4.4

CmapTools free download for Mac

CmapTools5.06

16 May 2014

Construct, navigate, and share knowledge models as concept maps.

Overview

The CmapTools program empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps. Among many other features, it allows users to construct their Cmaps in their personal computer, share them on servers (CmapServers) anywhere on the Internet, link their Cmaps to other Cmaps on servers, automatically create Web pages of their 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.

The CmapTools client is free for use by anybody, whether its use is commercial or non-commercial. In particular, schools and universities are encouraged to download it and install it in as many computers as desired, and students and teachers may make copies of it and install it at home. (Commercial companies that install their own CmapServer do need to get a separate license for a CmapTools client that will talk to the commercial version of the CmapServer).

What's new in CmapTools

Version 5.06:
  • Fixed bug that prevented some Windows installations to export Cmaps to images, PDF's, etc.
  • Fixed a bug where the background was not being printed or exported
  • Fixed the menu option "Sentence Case', which sometimes didn't give the expected results
  • The Style Palette now has a 'width' option which makes the width of a concept node fixed.
  • Added "Shift+Return" capability to node text editing.
  • Fixed a bug where videos with .m4v extension were not being handled properly.
  • Added an option to the cmaptools.cfg file to disable the automatic insertion of linking phrases when linking two concepts.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed OS X users to Quit the program without being asked to save Cmap that were being edited and not saved.
  • Fixed a but in the indexing (in the calculation of the topological taxonomy) that prevented the indexer to complete.
  • Many, many other bug fixes.

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How would you rate CmapTools app?

6 Reviews of CmapTools

Talldwarf
05 May 2008
Version: 4.11

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The reason why CMAP is so good and I am going back to it after trying out "mind mapping" software such as Novamind and other online tools such as mindomo.com is because it is true CONCEPT mapping. The difference is the ability to write on the arrows and have true links between items in different parts of the map. Other mind map programs are really a graphical version of a bullet point list and that is why they can be exported to a neat text version. CMAP is more than that. I "wanted" to use/like novamind but as a teacher I want more links between parts of the map and have useful text on those links.
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Essadee
30 April 2015
Version: 5.06
you'll 404 with the current MacUpdate link, but if you backtrack a bit you'll find your way to the download page: http://cmap.ihmc.us/products/
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Appscout
13 May 2009
Version: 4.18
Free? Well, that depends on your definition.
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Talldwarf
05 May 2008
Version: 4.11
The reason why CMAP is so good and I am going back to it after trying out "mind mapping" software such as Novamind and other online tools such as mindomo.com is because it is true CONCEPT mapping. The difference is the ability to write on the arrows and have true links between items in different parts of the map. Other mind map programs are really a graphical version of a bullet point list and that is why they can be exported to a neat text version. CMAP is more than that. I "wanted" to use/like novamind but as a teacher I want more links between parts of the map and have useful text on those links.
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Anonymous
09 November 2005
Version: 3.10
This program is free. Inspiration is $69. For free, I'm willing to overlook a lot of the missing features and shortcomings. This pretty handy for what it is. I'm not understanding the other reviews.
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Anonymous
30 May 2005
Version: 3.8
CmapTools 3.8 is essentially Inspiration Mind Map Software, but financed by DARPA and our friends at DOD. Have a look-see at their website: http://www.ihmc.us/ Back to CmapTools. You can make pretty diagrams easily, but that's about it. Export to text is supported, but the actual text document is unstructured. Inspiration lets one export as Word, Mellel, AppleWorks, etc, and preserves structure. Collaboration via internet is also supported, but this is not rocket science to implement. What you get for free (your tax dollars at work) here is a nice diagramming package and a lot of window decorations. It is like using Power Point to do engineering, a charge leveled at NASA by the Columbia investigation Board. Summary: CmapTools looks like a poorly copied version of Inspiration 7.6. Essentially, where are the justifications for the lofty claims made by the developers on their web site?
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4.75
Anonymous
30 May 2005
Version: 3.8
An excellent program belonging to the "Mind Map" family of software -- conceptually similar to Visio and Inspiration. Pros: Easy to use. Versatile. Free. Cross-platform compatability. Cons: Nothing substantial -- JVM performance penalty on program startup and when saving CMAPs. Few built-in node shapes (Can be imported from other sources). On Balance: A strong tool to visually represent information. It is especially useful for representing the intra and inter-relationships between concepts.
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Free

4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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