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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

As mentioned previously, I currently developing an Airtable base to track student data and other teaching resource inventory. The children create year group databases. All of which work very well. I haven't encountered any issues or unsuitability thus far.
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MindMeister

MindMeister is ideally suited for building mind maps, site maps, or similar types of data maps in the cloud without needing to install extra software. I find that it isn't quite as ideal for other types of diagrams (ERDs, flowcharts, etc) as some other tools, though it definitely can handle those things as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
MindMeister
6.9
Task Management
Airtable
8.4
MindMeister
7.2
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
MindMeister
Gantt Charts
Airtable
6.4
MindMeister
Scheduling
Airtable
8.0
MindMeister
3.7
Workflow Automation
Airtable
8.1
MindMeister
Team Collaboration
Airtable
9.0
MindMeister
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
8.0
MindMeister
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.6
MindMeister
Document Management
Airtable
8.1
MindMeister
Email integration
Airtable
6.6
MindMeister
Mobile Access
Airtable
8.2
MindMeister
7.8
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.5
MindMeister
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
7.9
MindMeister
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.5
MindMeister
Search
Airtable
MindMeister
6.5
Visual planning tools
Airtable
MindMeister
9.3

Communication

Airtable
MindMeister
6.4
Chat
Airtable
MindMeister
8.8
Notifications
Airtable
MindMeister
7.6
Discussions
Airtable
MindMeister
3.0
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
MindMeister
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
MindMeister
7.6

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
MindMeister
8.0
Versioning
Airtable
MindMeister
8.1
Video files
Airtable
MindMeister
6.9
Document collaboration
Airtable
MindMeister
8.7
Access control
Airtable
MindMeister
8.4
Advanced security features
Airtable
MindMeister
7.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
MindMeister
8.8
Device sync
Airtable
MindMeister
8.0

Pros

Airtable

  • You can see events in many different views (i.e. groups, calendar, table) without having to manually format each view. I can add/edit event data in any view, and have it populate to other views. This helps conceptualize program content and see any gaps or conflicts.
  • It's very easy to link data from one table into another table. It means that I can adapt Airtable as I build in information. I don't have to worry that making changes or additions as needed will fundamentally mess up my database.
  • The calendaring features are amazing. Our whole team loves being able to color code and filter our events. This will allow us to print calendars customized to each audience (i.e. staff vs program participants).
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MindMeister

  • Clean and modern visual design.
  • Helps to organize ideas quickly and easily.
  • Really good free version, a fair pricing structure in general for what you get.
  • Offers a quick and easy way to visually organize topics by content area
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Cons

Airtable

  • Pricing per user could get painful. We tend to get around this for small setups by using a generic account. You can still setup up to three people with 2FA security on it fairly easily.
  • We use Airtable with Zapier a lot and sometimes we have some issues with deduplication where a zap won't run because a record has appeared in a view that it's been in before... which is probably great most of the time but sometimes we have to switch the zap off and on to make it work again. ie. If you trigger a Zapier process from within Airtable and then want to trigger that same process the next day, it may not work as it looks like a duplicate.
  • Unlike a "real" relational database Airtable doesn't have a back-end and a front-end, it's more like a "mid-end". This means you can't create a tidy, usable front end for non admins and you can't create granular account permissions. ie. Admin 1 can edit table 1. Admin 2 can edit Table 2. This is the biggest downfall and has been a problem for some of our clients where they need different views for different people with different levels of access. eg. Teacher, admin, student.
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MindMeister

  • They could change the way it alerts us to upgrade our plan, since it’s too intrusive
  • If you’re using the free plan, you’re able to create only 3 documents
  • Could have better annotation system
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable

Airtable 9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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MindMeister

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 5 answers
It's not perfect but it is really easy to use and I think most slightly technical people will pick it up quite quickly.
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MindMeister

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Airtable

Airtable 7.3
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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MindMeister

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Airtable

I've stated this in earlier sections but to put it simply, Airtable provides a way to create a customizable database with standardized metadata across archival collections without being overly complex or costly. This has supported our description of paper materials. The pro–a system that is not overly robust for our needs–is also a limitation and we would not be able to use it for records in need of more layered description, for which we are using FileMaker Pro.
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MindMeister

There are many similar programs, but I also use the Freemind open sourced program to work offline, but working collectively in it is not very convenient with this application, so we use the MindMeister.
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Return on Investment

Airtable

  • As an educational institution, we look at things a bit differently. I believe that using Airtable to present data and forms to students will have a positive impact on learner success, which is my primary concern.
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MindMeister

  • The most positive result of using MindMeister is a visualization of each step in work and connections between different nodes(ideas, steps).
  • This greatly simplifies the work, especially collaborative work, since it is easier to show it once than to explain things many times.
  • Negative impact: lack of offline desktop version.
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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

Airtable Editions & Modules

Airtable
Additional Pricing Details

MindMeister

General

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

MindMeister Editions & Modules

MindMeister
Edition
Personal
4.991
Pro
8.251
Business
12.491
1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
MindMeister offers 6-monthly and yearly subscriptions. Discounts for educational users and non-profit organizations are also available.

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