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Airtable

213 Ratings

MindManager

Top Rated
70 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

MindManager

Top Rated
70 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Any sort of database--keeping records of all of our volunteers, recipients, organizations, etc
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MindManager

Well Suited - Presentations, Meeting Minutes, Gathering Project Requirements, Project Management, Documentation, Technical Writing, Scheduling, Sharepoint/Site Mgmt, Visual/Task integration with MS Outlook.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
MindManager
7.2
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
MindManager
9.0
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
MindManager
8.4
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
MindManager
6.0
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
MindManager
5.5
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
MindManager
7.3
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
MindManager
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
MindManager
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
MindManager
9.0
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
MindManager
7.6
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
MindManager
6.7
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
MindManager
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
MindManager
7.0
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
MindManager
4.0
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
MindManager
4.9

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
MindManager
2.7
Quotes/estimates
Airtable
MindManager
3.0
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
MindManager
4.0
Integration with accounting software
Airtable
MindManager
1.0

Pros

  • very intuitive and simple to use
  • bug-free
  • we are able to formulate it for our needs instead of fitting into someone else's idea of what we need
  • usable across multiple platforms and devices--desktops, laptops, iphones.
  • editing in real time, and several viewers viewing screens from remote locations
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  • MM is particularly suited for Corporate and Business Mapping because it taps into a person's visual understanding and its power to standardize learning and education is unparalleled.
  • MM is an all-in-one Productivity Tool, possibly the first of its kind. In its early days, it was cited as the sixth member of MS Office and that was a well-stated idea. Imagine being able to visually map out data and content, update it visually, exporting it to MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint, interact with MS Outlook, and interact/work with MS Sharepoint? This is the perfect tool if you use Windows, MS Office, MS Sharepoint, or MS Outlook!
  • MM is a personal (Virtual) assistant for me, it allows me to focus on creative thinking, brainstorming, and ideation so I can compete in the Marketplace. I use it to create Worksheets and Cheat Sheets to remember data, crunch numbers, and assess any situation with the most informed decisions.
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Cons

  • A little more customisation of the forms would be fantastic. The interface is simple and helps avoid making problems for yourself, but being able to take out some of the white space and select different fonts or show basic formatting would be a good addition. But such is Airtable I am likely to find out with the right knowledge you can.
  • Not being able to connect "Bases" together. This can be addressed by building all tables you need in to one base and remembering you can always export the data out somewhere else if you need this level of integration.
  • If you are a larger or growing organisation, Airtables flexibility and ease at replacing spreadsheets needs to be managed (or you could replace your uncontrolled Excel addiction with an Airtable one).
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  • You should be able to connect to Sharepoint from the desktop version. Currently this only exists for those organizations that use the Enterprise version.
  • Mind manager should be able to connect to GIS software directly. It would be great to link geo - enabled content to my Mind Maps and Concept maps. Start with establishing business relationships to ESRI Canada and Boundless.
  • Please add auto bibliography capability.
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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MindManager10.0
Based on 17 answers
The decision to renew the use of MindManager will be made by others in my company. I don't know if there is a need to purchase a newer version of the software, we will probably just continue using what we have, since it is meeting all of our needs. If the decision were up to me, I would definitely recommend that we continue to use MindManager.
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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Just so easy to learn/use. Very intuitive in its application logic.
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MindManager10.0
Based on 3 answers
One of the best software programs ever. Always my go-to program for most things.
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Support

Airtable7.3
Based on 1 answer
Sometimes, I have to wait a bit longer but I'm on a low priced option so I understand why. Generally, they're able to provide me solutions to my problems as long as I'm not in a rush.
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MindManager8.0
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

I don't think there is a comparable product. Nothing I have seen is as intuitive to use and at the same time has such broad-reaching potential. I feel confident to onboard who have never seen Airtable only because it is so easy to use. At the same time, I feel we could spend the next year exploring the current functionality. It's probably the most exciting productivity tool I've seen in 18 months - I don't say that with hyperbole. It is going to change the game for our company and anyone else who uses it.
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MindNode and Xmind
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Return on Investment

  • Airtable has helped us totally automate our complimentary pass system, saving printing costs and staff time.
  • Airtable has helped us to prototype systems and have them go live in minutes or hours.
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  • Better understanding of firm structure
  • Consistent flow to client meetings that's easy to follow - intuitive
  • Easy to learn basis features for new employees/users
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Pricing Details

Airtable

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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MindManager

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

MindManager More Information