New Concept Mapper for Academics?

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Eric Durbrow

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Jan 13, 2010, 8:36:59 PM1/13/10
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This may interest people who want to give non-linear presentations. I can't seem to find any other advantages of it over other concept mappers but please let me know if I am missing something.


http://vue.tufts.edu/screencast/QT_hiRes.cfm




Don Blohowiak

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Jan 15, 2010, 9:10:43 PM1/15/10
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I've downloaded VUE, watched some of its tutorial videos and started playing with it. Seems very full featured.

Significantly, it integrates with Zotero, is multi-platform, and very web-centric for importing visuals, exporting to html & wikis, etc. It features layers for placing nodes over photos and other imported images.

At first glance, VUE appears quite robust.

Is there a better open source concept mapping program?

Don Blohowiak
Fielding Graduate University


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Eric Durbrow

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Jan 15, 2010, 9:13:32 PM1/15/10
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Don asks if there is a better open source mind-mapper. Although it is not open source (I think) the free version of X MIND is easier to use than VUE and you can upload maps to the web. The Pro version is by subscription and allows for non-linear presentations.

There is also FreeMind but I still find it clumsy on the Mac. Perhaps it is more versatile in Windows/Linux.

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Kevin P.

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Jan 18, 2010, 2:56:51 PM1/18/10
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There is an interesting fork of Freemind called SciPlore Mind Mapping
(http://sciplore.org/software/sciplore_mindmapping/) it seems aimed
particularly at academics. It has strong ties with BibTex and nice
integration with Zotero, Mendeley, Jabref, etc. I am running it now
on Win7 and has been performing very well. I have also used in on an
Ubuntu box with success.

On Jan 15, 8:13 pm, Eric Durbrow <durb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Don asks if there is a better open source mind-mapper. Although it is not open source (I think) the free version of X MIND is easier to use than VUE and you can upload maps to the web. The Pro version is by subscription and allows for non-linear presentations.
>
> There is also FreeMind but I still find it clumsy on the Mac. Perhaps it is more versatile in Windows/Linux.
>
> On Jan 15, 2010, at 18:10 , Don Blohowiak wrote:
>
>
>
> > I've downloaded VUE, watched some of its tutorial videos and started playing
> > with it. Seems very full featured.
>
> > Significantly, it integrates with Zotero, is multi-platform, and very
> > web-centric for importing visuals, exporting to html & wikis, etc. It
> > features layers for placing nodes over photos and other imported images.
>
> > At first glance, VUE appears quite robust.
>
> > Is there a better open source concept mapping program?
>
> > Don Blohowiak
> > Fielding Graduate University
>

> > On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 8:36 PM, Eric Durbrow <durb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> This may interest people who want to give non-linear presentations. I can't
> >> seem to find any other advantages of it over other concept mappers but
> >> please let me know if I am missing something.
>
> >>http://vue.tufts.edu/screencast/QT_hiRes.cfm
>
> >> EHD

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This list is incredible. Thank you so much for the last couple
references; I've checked them out and shared them with colleagues.
This last one, SciPlore, is exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you so much!

Best,
gz
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