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Attribute Ratings

  • Axure RP is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • MindMeister is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.9

Axure RP

69%
24 Ratings
6.4

MindMeister

64%
15 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Axure RP

80%
2 Ratings

MindMeister

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Axure RP

83%
4 Ratings
10.0

MindMeister

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Axure Software Solutions

Axure is a robust tool for teams who seek a reliable, proven, and powerful prototyping tool (and have the budget for it!). Because it has been around for a longer time than some similar products, it includes a ton of features to make incredibly realistic and interactive prototypes. Teams who use Axure will likely benefit from how the tool enables users to create master designs that designers can share and reuse, saving time that may otherwise have been spent building a design from the ground up. However, this tool can be very difficult for new users to learn, so it’s not a great solution for teams who don’t have a lot of wiggle room between adopting the tool and using it to create designs on a deadline. Also, the tool is less intuitive than some of its other competitors, which can make it more time-consuming to whip up a design. For teams who often need to iterate on prototypes quickly, Axure is likely not to be the most efficient solution.
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MeisterLabs

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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Pros

Axure Software Solutions

  • Axure RP allows you to use adaptive views which is great for responsive design and development.
  • Axure RP is a very robust prototyping tool that has the ability to add realistic interactions.
  • There are numerous templates and formats available for wires, user flows, etc.
  • Master styles make it easy to update design features across numerous project pages, taking out the monotonous work.
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MeisterLabs

  • The UI is well laid out and easy to use. The workflow makes perfect sense and makes creating tasks a breeze.
  • The collaboration features make brainstorming not only easy but fun! Everyone enjoys using the tool, which was not the case with other collaboration software we used.
  • I love being able to get all of my thoughts and ideas on the screen to see them and then be able to connect them in a logical way.
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Cons

Axure Software Solutions

  • Sharing and versioning of the prototypes when working with multiple designers. It uses Subversion to checkout pages and components while they are being worked on, but issues and errors occur frequently.
  • The functions that allow interactions can be basic and cumbersome so when it comes to complex animations or transitions, Axure could really use improvements. . Collision can happen with interactions causing unintended results. Workarounds have to be made to create a complex interaction to describe how the interaction should function.
  • Too many interactions or a large prototype can cause slow performance. So its better to keep the prototype small. However, a larger project would need a different solution or approach to manage features. Can be difficult when aiming for consistency within the interactive wire.
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MeisterLabs

  • I think that the free plan should offer a bit more terms of features to make the testing experience more engaging.
  • My experience using the App version was not so good when compared to the web version of it. I feel more comfortable using it in my notebook.
  • Paid plans could be more flexible to support small or temporary demands.
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Pricing Details

Axure RP

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Axure RP editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    MindMeister

    Starting Price

    $5.49 per month

    Editions & Modules

    MindMeister editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Personal4.991
    Pro8.252
    Business12.493

    Footnotes

    1. per user per month
    2. per user per month
    3. per user per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    MindMeister offers 6-monthly and yearly subscriptions. Discounts for educational users and non-profit organizations are also available.

    Usability

    Axure Software Solutions

    Axure feels like a tool that started with a simple interface that wasn't redesigned over time. Simple tasks sometimes require clicking through multiple layers. Crucial pieces of functionality are hidden under text links, or just flatly aren't discoverable. Much of the quirks of the interface only come from having screwed up numerous times, and knowing that certain things are just difficult to accomplish.
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    MeisterLabs

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Axure Software Solutions

    I've never used the support for Axure but they do have an online community that can be helpful when you're unsure how to accomplish a specific bit of interactivity. Overall the community for Axure is a great benefit for the software. There are also a lot of shared library assets which can help reduce the time you spend on projects.
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    MeisterLabs

    Never had an issue with customer support, though we never really needed anything major as far as technical help. I do not believe they offer 24 hour customer support but we don't need it as MindMeister is not the type of tool we need need 24 hour a day support for. Overall, very happy with the level of support.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Axure Software Solutions

    Axure is more full features than most of its competitors. We needed the interactivity that Axure provides and that others were lacking in. We also had some individuals on the team that were familiar with Axure from their prior experience and we wanted to take advantage of that knowledge to quickly roll it out.
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    MeisterLabs

    I have also used LucidChart and Google Draw to create mind maps and concept maps in the past. I think that MindMeister is by far the cleanest and most user friendly of the three. Google Draw does not have anywhere near the same functionality. LucidChart tends to be clunky and the options to create your map are not always clear and intuitive.
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    Return on Investment

    Axure Software Solutions

    • Putting designs to paper makes it easier for those on the business side to evaluate the cost of the project beyond just looking at written requirements.
    • Axure licenses are very expensive and may not be well suited for small businesses or individuals.
    • Axure licenses are permanent rather than being subscription based which saves money in the long run.
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    MeisterLabs

    • 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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