Web-based Graphic Organizers

Here is a quick summary of a not-so recent evaluation I did on some online graphic organizers. (If you know of others that should be included, add a note to the Discussion above.)

Name
Karen's rating
Pros
Cons
Notes
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Mind42
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  • Supports collaboration
  • Supports attached notes, links (including Wikipedia articles-pro or con?), etc.
  • Exports to outline
  • Version tracking
  • Requires email activation
  • Format is more oriented toward branches than bubbles (pro or con?)
  • Uses web-gathered images that could infringe on copyright
  • Free
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Bubbl.us
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  • Very simple
  • Supports collaboration
  • Very simple
  • Doesn't convert to outline
  • No notes or links
  • Free
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Mindomo
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  • Supports attached notes and links (files requires premium version)
  • Supports collaboration with selection of permissions (inc. save as)
  • Rich feature set
  • UP TO 7 MAPS WITH FREE VERSION
  • Requires email activation
  • Free version has ads
  • A bit complex to navigate
  • Free version; premium version; educator version
  • This site was down a lot when I was trying to use it (could have been just bad timing? I'll monitor it.)
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MindMeister
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  • Supports collaboration
  • Supports attached notes, links, etc.
  • Exports to outline
  • UP TO 6 MAPS WITH FREE VERSION
  • Upload of files (inc. images) is for premium only
  • Free version; premium version
  • Has on offline mode but only with premium version
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Gliffy
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  • Supports collaboration
  • UP TO 5 MAPS WITH FREE VERSION
  • Interface seems less geared to education use
  • Doesn't convert to outline
  • Uses web-gathered images that could infringe on copyright
  • Free version; premium version
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CMap
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  • ipad, Windows, OS X and LInux versions
  • NOT WEB BASED
  • Free

iMindMap

  • Multimap
  • Export to images and pdf
  • Audio note
  • 3D view
  • Many styles for connecting ideas
  • Free, Student, Premium

Popplet

  • iOS support
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  • UP TO 5 MAPS WITH FREE VERSION
  • Free version; premium version
  • Up to 5 free, $30/year after that

FreeMind



  • Java app

Webspiration (from Inspiration)

  • from the makers of Inspiration
  • Fee based


Lucidchart



  • Free single user version