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A powerful tool for argument mapping, critical thinking and structured mind mapping

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Rationale screenshotRationale is a high quality and comprehensive utility designed for creating argument maps, structured mind maps, and diagrams of argument and reasoning. The program will help you easily learn the fundamentals of critical thinking, good reasoning and argumentative essay writing.

Rationale comes with three different map types, including Reasoning, Use Grouping and Analysis maps. You can easily create and handle maps by using Drag and Drop. Any operation can be easily undone thanks to the powerful Undo/Redo functions.

Rationale comes with a very well-designed interface, offering advanced functions and increased quality. The program also offers several templates which will help you with your work. Moreover, a built-in wizard will help you easily create argumentative essays.

Rationale allows you to reorganize high-complexity maps in order to better understand them. The program includes a rich set of output features and offers advanced and comprehensive support tools for professionals and educators.


  • The user interface features high quality and increased functionality.
  • Includes several templates which will help you with your work.


  • The unregistered version is limited in features.
Name Rationale
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Product Homepage Rationale
License Demo
Last Week Downloads 14
All Time Downloads 8,145
Filename Rationale2Setup.exe
Filesize 14.0MB
MD5 Checksum 53000944B935828C758A6ED6FDCDFBD4
OS Support Windows All
Category Home & Education

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgeRationale has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
Rationale October 11, 2016 - Latest Version
Rationale 2.0.10 February 05, 2013
Rationale 2.0.4 December 12, 2008
Rationale 1.5.4 June 26, 2008

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