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Amazon Chime

14 Ratings

MindMeister

27 Ratings

Amazon Chime

14 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 101

MindMeister

27 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime is a superior alternative to other free video conference/conference call programs. The call and video quality are great, and you can have multiple participants on both video and call. It's well suited for an organization that wants an affordable option for video and conference calls, but may not be appropriate for organizations with limited budgets or those who do very little conferencing.
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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

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Amazon Chime
7.3
MindMeister
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
9.0
MindMeister
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.7
MindMeister
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
5.0
MindMeister
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
6.5
MindMeister

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
6.0
MindMeister
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
6.0
MindMeister

Online Meetings / Events

Amazon Chime
7.7
MindMeister
Calendar integration
Amazon Chime
6.0
MindMeister
Meeting initiation
Amazon Chime
8.3
MindMeister
Record meetings / events
Amazon Chime
8.5
MindMeister
Slideshows
Amazon Chime
8.0
MindMeister

Online Events Collaboration

Amazon Chime
8.5
MindMeister
Live chat
Amazon Chime
9.0
MindMeister
Q&A
Amazon Chime
8.0
MindMeister

Online Events Security

Amazon Chime
9.0
MindMeister
Participant roles & permissions
Amazon Chime
9.0
MindMeister

Project Management

Amazon Chime
MindMeister
6.6
Task Management
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
7.1
Scheduling
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
3.9
Mobile Access
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
5.9
Search
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
6.9
Visual planning tools
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
9.3

Communication

Amazon Chime
MindMeister
6.4
Chat
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.6
Notifications
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
7.4
Discussions
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
3.0
Internal knowledgebase
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.2

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.1
Versioning
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.3
Video files
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
6.4
Document collaboration
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
9.0
Access control
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.2
Advanced security features
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
7.7
Integrates with Google Drive
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.7
Device sync
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.7

Pros

  • Great call quality! The conference line is crystal clear.
  • Strong video quality. We've never had problems with the video conference feed cutting out.
  • The app is pretty user friendly and easy to use.
  • Easy to send invites and to give teammates the ability to schedule calls/video conferences on behalf of another account.
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  • Easy to add new ideas
  • The automatic 'split into topics' function when pasting text from other sources
  • Easy to add Links to other maps and also to webpages etc.
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Cons

  • More simplified dial-in numbers. The PIN for our conference line is long and easy to mistype.
  • You do not have to download the Chime app in order to join a conference, but if you want to do anything beyond join (schedule a conference, participate in a group chat, control participants), you have to have the app downloaded and installed. The app that you have to download in order to launch a conference is a memory hog, and slows down a computer's boot up time.
  • The add-in for Microsoft Outlook is particularly clunky. It helps you add scheduled conference calls/video conferences to your Outlook calendar, but it can cause Outlook to crash, and creates a really slow open time for Outlook. If you can avoid downloading the Outlook Add-In, I would.
  • No built-in screen sharing capabilities.
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  • I honestly do not have any, it works great for me.
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Alternatives Considered

I have used GoToMeeting, which is a major competitor to Amazon Chime, and I can confidently say that GoToMeeting is literally ten times better. We rarely have any of the issues with GoToMeeting that we do with Amazon Chime. I highly recommend GoToMeeting over Amazon Chime because your meetings and demos will go much smoother and the user interface is much cleaner.
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As a full graph editor, yEd needs added structure to do tree structures as well as MindMeister. FreeMind is a great tool if you work alone. It allows all sorts of customization and scripting. It is Java-based. We don't work alone. Based on FreeMind, Freeplane adds it's own culture and style.As I made up my mind about MindMeister awhile ago, I don't know enough about the web-based competitors to add much. I've never felt the need to go looking.
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Return on Investment

  • Amazon Chime has negatively impacted our ability to perform demos and calls. Some prospects are late to calls because Chime isn't working, or they give up and don't join the call at all.
  • Amazon Chime also makes us look unprofessional when we have to ask them to download a conferencing software for screenshare meeting, when many other alternatives are web-based.
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  • I haven't done ROI calculations for MindMeister. For what we pay, it would be a ridiculously high number anyway.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Chime

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon Chime Editions & Modules
Amazon Chime
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.