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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    8.0

    Brightpod

    80%

    MindMeister

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Brightpod ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Task Management

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    4.0
    40%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Brightpod

    80%
    5 Ratings
    6.3

    MindMeister

    63%
    15 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.9

    Brightpod

    89%
    3 Ratings

    MindMeister

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Brightpod

    80%
    2 Ratings

    MindMeister

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    Brightpod

    91%
    2 Ratings

    MindMeister

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Brightpod

    73%
    2 Ratings

    MindMeister

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.0

    Brightpod

    60%
    3 Ratings
    10.0

    MindMeister

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Brightpod

    91%
    2 Ratings

    MindMeister

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Brightpod

    I like Brightpod. We used their previous product, DeskAway, which we actually liked a bit more for our needs (cannot remember why now as we've found workarounds over the last three years!). It is good for us, and we need to organize multiple task lists for multiple clients. We need to be able to monitor task progression and completion, as well as to track time by resource. We need to prioritize and focus our resources, and we need to review time tracking/performance reports. All possible in Brightpod. We especially like the access we can give to clients, which is on a task list basis, so they can see some task lists in their pod but not others, which allows us to not overwhelm them with unnecessary info, but at the same time, accomplish the detailed tracking we need.
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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

    Brightpod

    • A very visually pleasing layout of projects in a Kanban style view.
    • Keeps all communication on a task or project in one place, so that everyone is on the same page.
    • Great template system for recurring projects like onboarding or deploying a specific service that has a defined timeline.
    • Flexile recurring tasks.
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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

    Brightpod

    • Reports.
    • Team Member workload.
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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

    Brightpod

    Starting Price

    $19 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Brightpod editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Brightpod$19.001

    Footnotes

    1. per month

    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.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Brightpod

    It's working very well for our organization.
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    MeisterLabs

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Brightpod

    Brightpod is easy to use. We have several levels of users, some are from outside the USA and some are here. We needed something that could be used by programmers, coders, technical project managers, marketing individuals, and administrators. We get a thumbs up from all these user types. The system is hardly ever down, so we are able to use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
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    MeisterLabs

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Brightpod

    Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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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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    Implementation Rating

    Brightpod

    SaaS is the way forward :)
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    MeisterLabs

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Brightpod

    Brightpod was definitely the most attractive and we felt like it had the least amount of clutter. We hated how Wrike handled recurring tasks. ActiveCollab just seemed to have some complexity that we didn't need. The Brightpod developers are very responsive and were able to fix bugs quickly.
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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

    Brightpod

    • Increased employee efficiency
    • Ability to have remote teams
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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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