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Score 2.8 out of 101
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Score 8.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Alma Suite

My business is HR consulting. Best benefits: organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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MindMeister

This product is well suited for making mind maps and outlining projects and ideas from the start. It can be tough if you are trying to convert something you began in Docs. It allows for a lot of intuitive creation, making your work flow easily. It can get to be a bit clunky though if you make your map too large.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Alma Suite
6.7
MindMeister
6.9
Task Management
Alma Suite
8.2
MindMeister
7.2
Mobile Access
Alma Suite
6.4
MindMeister
8.1
Search
Alma Suite
5.5
MindMeister
6.4
Scheduling
Alma Suite
MindMeister
3.6
Visual planning tools
Alma Suite
MindMeister
9.3

Communication

Alma Suite
7.0
MindMeister
6.4
Chat
Alma Suite
5.5
MindMeister
8.8
Notifications
Alma Suite
8.2
MindMeister
7.8
Discussions
Alma Suite
7.3
MindMeister
3.0
Internal knowledgebase
Alma Suite
7.3
MindMeister
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Alma Suite
MindMeister
7.4

File Sharing & Management

Alma Suite
MindMeister
7.9
Versioning
Alma Suite
MindMeister
8.0
Video files
Alma Suite
MindMeister
7.1
Document collaboration
Alma Suite
MindMeister
8.7
Access control
Alma Suite
MindMeister
8.3
Advanced security features
Alma Suite
MindMeister
7.0
Integrates with Google Drive
Alma Suite
MindMeister
8.7
Device sync
Alma Suite
MindMeister
7.7

Pros

Alma Suite

  • Great for task administration.
  • Customer service is friendly, pragmatic and always available.
  • Organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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MindMeister

  • The free account has all the basic functions for good planning.
  • It has a great and intuitive design. Very easy to learn.
  • Integration with Meister Task
  • In the paid version there is a great opportunity to export to pictures and PDF. In the free version, the program imports mind maps from other programs such as Xmind, Freemind, etc.
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Cons

Alma Suite

  • Need to improve in the way it shows project development in time: Gantt chart, schedules, etc.
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MindMeister

  • I wish collaborators could add comments without having to be given editor privileges. A "Reviewer" role would be helpful.
  • I would like to be able to toggle note visibility on and off. If there is a way to do it now, I haven't found it. As it is, I have to hover or use the sidebar to see notes.
  • Two or three times I have seen my nodes spontaneously reverse order in a big map (over their recommended limit). Even so, they are working on tracking the issue down.
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Alternatives Considered

Alma Suite

Better features for project development follow up than Asana and Wrike (previous choices)
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MindMeister

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

Alma Suite

  • Positive: Internal Communication and Collaboration
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MindMeister

  • Increased speed at which we can capture, share and translate complex business requirements.
  • Increased speed at which we can create content maps (instead of using complex software such as Axure).
  • Enabled better collaboration with clients as they don't feel any technical barriers with adopting a piece of software.
  • Reduced the need for more licenses of Axure to be purchased.
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Pricing Details

Alma Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$100*
1.  users

Alma Suite Editions & Modules

Alma Suite
Edition
Alma Suite Enterprise
$51
Alma SuiteEnterprise
$51
Alma Suite Unlimited
Quote1
1. users
Additional Pricing Details
70% Discount for NGOs 50% for Benefit corporations, Educational Institutions & Health Care. 30% for Companies already working with a Consultant on Cultural Development or related issues.

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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