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Airtable

212 Ratings

MindMeister

26 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

MindMeister

26 Ratings
Score 8.9 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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MindMeister

This software has played a roll in many different cases for me in a few different companies. In my company, I use it for education:
In Language Classes:
  • arrange vocabulary words by general categories
  • trace new verb stems back to their original roots
In History Classes:
  • link historical events visually
  • create a living timeline
In Math Classes:
  • display solutions to problems in a colorful way
  • emphasize how formulas are used in a problem set
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
MindMeister
6.8
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
MindMeister
7.3
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
MindMeister
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
MindMeister
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
MindMeister
3.9
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
MindMeister
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
MindMeister
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
MindMeister
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
MindMeister
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
MindMeister
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
MindMeister
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
MindMeister
6.0
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
MindMeister
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
MindMeister
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
MindMeister
Search
Airtable
MindMeister
7.4
Visual planning tools
Airtable
MindMeister
9.4

Communication

Airtable
MindMeister
6.7
Chat
Airtable
MindMeister
8.6
Notifications
Airtable
MindMeister
7.1
Discussions
Airtable
MindMeister
3.0
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
MindMeister
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
MindMeister
10.0

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
MindMeister
9.0
Versioning
Airtable
MindMeister
8.9
Video files
Airtable
MindMeister
5.5
Document collaboration
Airtable
MindMeister
9.0
Access control
Airtable
MindMeister
9.7
Advanced security features
Airtable
MindMeister
9.7
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
MindMeister
10.0
Device sync
Airtable
MindMeister
9.9

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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  • Quick capture of meeting minutes and actions.
  • Quick means of capturing ideas and the thought process in meetings and workshops.
  • Quick means of capturing and mapping processes as they are talked through in meetings.
  • Being cloud and browser based, teams and clients do not need to install any special software, and it's easy to share and collaborate on files.
  • Having a very simple and intuitive interface means non technical users are not phased by it
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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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  • It is still quite restrictive in terms of only working for mind maps and organisation charts, if it allowed the user to create process flow diagrams, this would be amazing.
  • Sometimes it struggles a little when the mind maps become large and complex.
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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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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Just so easy to learn/use. Very intuitive in its application logic.
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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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Alternatives Considered

Excel and Microsoft 365 are good for what they do but don't fill the database niche the way that Airtable does. LiveImpact looks amazing but is currently out of our price range and better suited to medium-large nonprofits. Airtable is the perfect place to start our small org and I keep finding new capabilities in it to help us manage our infrastructure as we grow.
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Just as mind maps are applicable to just about anybody in any field of work, MindMeister is probably the best piece of software on which to create them. SimpleMind for MC/PC is very good, if not better in terms of user experience, but it's not cloud based so sharing maps is a problem. Hence why we moved to MindMeister
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Return on Investment

  • Saved time providing updates on where tasks are up to. Anyone in the team can go in and look to see where things are up to.
  • Allowed the team to have access to the same information at the same time, saving time in people asking each other for data and information.
  • Before Airtable we had information stored in several places - Excel, Confluence, emails, on individuals' computers - now we've put it all in one place.
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  • Assisted in the creation of a business plan
  • Helped us to figure out a concrete strategy
  • We were able to delegate appropriate tasks to tam members efficiently
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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
$61
Pro
$101
Business
$151
1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
MindMeister offers discounts for educational users and non-profits, as well as mass discounts.