Maple Professional

Maple Professional

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.21
  • Total Downloads:
    15,312
  • Date Added:
    November 09, 2014
  • File Size:
    13.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Maple Professional allows users to create tree-style hierarchies to organize information. Although the program is fairly simple to use, some of its functions didn't perform as expected.

The program's interface is basic and intuitive. The screen is split into two parts, with the user's tree on the left and the contents of each node of the tree on the right. Users can easily add nodes to the tree with the click of a button. Most of the other buttons on the interface are related to text formatting and should be familiar to users of Microsoft Office products. We found it easy to create a tree and add nodes, and the program lends itself very well to simply typing text into the contents of each node. This could be used to keep a journal organized by year and month, or to create an outline with topics and subtopics. However, we had trouble embedding other objects into the contents of our tree. We followed the instructions in the built-in Help file to try to embed an existing Word document in the tree, but nothing happened. The program has a separate function to allow users to create a new Word document to be embedded, but that didn't seem to work either. We searched the Help file for indications that we were doing something wrong, but there was no such information. We were able to insert images and shapes.

Maple Professional has a 30-day trial period. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program with reservations; it's easy to use, but we're not sure it's fully functional.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Handsome and Easy"

November 09, 2014  |  By khamma

 |  Version: Maple Professional 7.56

Pros

A good looking information manager with plenty of features, everything I need and more than most people will use. I very much appreciate the many GUI options.

Cons

Nothing to complain about except the support. The one time I asked a question, it took days to get a curt response. And, what is the price???

Summary

A comprehensive application but, like so many programs offered on CNET, it is almost impossible to find out how much it costs. Hugely irritating.

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5 stars

"Great note-taking tool"

June 06, 2011  |  By brent3600

 |  Version: Maple Professional 7.33

Pros

Tree-structure
Easy, intuitive
Drag-and-drop re-structuring
Supports hyperlinks
Exportable

Cons

Can't think of any

Summary

I use Maple Pro to take notes in meetings & conferences. Also useful for brain-storming. The key feature is that the only inherent structure is the tree. I.e., topic B is under topic A, etc. I use MS OneNote, too, and love it. But with OneNote, you need to have some sense of the structure before you add content, i.e., this is going to be a section, here's a page, here's a subpage, etc. With Maple you don't need a pre-defined structure. You can just take notes, embedding them as you see fit at the time, as the discussion develops, and according to what's interesting to you, and then restructure them later in a more formal way. Very useful tool. I bought the Pro version and am glad I did.

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4 stars

"A good, well-designed PIM... is this enough ?"

November 01, 2006  |  By emailbox

 |  Version: Maple Professional 6.2

Pros

Maple Pro is an efficient and easy to use program to manage your personal information. The interface is clear, well-designed, and you probably won't need to read the help file to create your 1st notes. Unfortunately, the program is not really "different" from what you can find in the (other) best PIMs (Personal Information Managers) like GoldenSection Notes, Jot+ Notes, My Notes Center, My Notes Keeper, MyInfo and so on...

Cons

All these programs have their advantages and their "drawbacks". Maple is not my prefered program, NOT because it's not a good program (Maple Pro is a very good PIM), but because of all the things that should come with the program: the updates are not frequent, a minor bug has not been fixed in v6.25 (released today), and the program is really not the best if, like me (...), you want to export to / import from RTF files (URLs not always detected). So... If you don't care about the colored interface & icons, try the other programs too! Or download KeyNote (freeware)! Faster, more configurable, comes with a lot of options that you will probably never find in Maple Pro.

Last but not least... Approximately NO visible change between v6.22 and v6.25. And this is the worst point about Maple & Maple Pro in my opinion: some other PIMs become more and more efficient (My Notes Center and My Notes Keeper for example), while some programs like Maple Pro or Jot+ Notes don't seem to have changed for several years! An important detail, when you intend to find a program to store most of your personal data! My preference would probably go somewhere else.

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4 stars

"Full Featured Notes and Information "Journal" with Tree Views"

May 26, 2006  |  By Mind-I

 |  Version: Maple Professional 6.2

Pros

This is a very well designed full featured Tree-viewed Journal that one can use to store, record, and keep track of just about anything.

Cons

Menu icons and toolbar views are small and have no "larger view" option. Once in a while a strange line or character appears and then once I type, it disapears.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.21
  • Windows 8.1 compatibility.
  • Office 2013 theme.
  • New word processing engine.
  • New spell checker.
  • Support for rtf styles.
  • New viewing modes.
  • Nested tables.
General
Publisher Crystal Office Systems
Publisher web site http://www.crystaloffice.com/
Release Date November 07, 2014
Date Added November 09, 2014
Version 8.21
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.68MB
File Name maplepro.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,312
Downloads Last Week 17
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $31.95

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