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Score 7.8 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

Likelihood to recommend? Overall, absolutely. I'm very satisfied with ConceptDraw and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. I found it very easy to get up and running producing flow chart diagrams. I find it intuitive, flexible and it does what it says. Moreover it's very much an "alive" product with regular updates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager is best for an integrated management environment or "IME." I develop code in an IDE, but use MindManager as my single source/pane for project management. My MindManager is architected to provide me with fast, easy access to all my important information. I can also keep track of my Outlook email and calendar and generate reports from my map.
Robert Gates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

  • Multiple templates
  • Integration with other tools in the suite
  • An extensive set of samples and examples showing the usage of various types of diagrams
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • I am lazy (and ADD) - I don't like to re-enter tasks, concepts or plans. By using MM I am able to capture my ideas and plans on the fly - and then return at a later date to refine, focus and organize my thoughts into a more coherent logical "item"... all without being forced to retype any of my original thoughts unless I care to.
  • I use the sort and filter features extensively to 1) Set importance (Must do, important to do, should do, etc) and 2) When (Today, soon, this week, this month). I also use the color coding of items to draw my attention. I also set key project names/categories for each item (no more than 7).
  • The sort and filter then let me quickly identify the items that I must focus on "now" - a "shortlist".
  • In my consulting days, and now with the several non-profit boards that I work with, I use a modified "PowerPoint" version of MM to get my ideas across and to "brainstorm" with my audience (action items, strategies, priorities).
  • For my literary non-fiction writing, I use MM to cast "islands" (random brainstorming), and no less than 3 days later to coalesce these "islands" into "continents", and then to drag the continents into the "proper" order. For my freelance newspaper work, the process is similar - but the organization changes to identifying and featuring the lede.
John Griffith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

  • Keyboard shortcuts are non-intuitive
  • Re-scaling can be tricky if you don't set the page up correctly at the beginning of your project
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • No support for team-based project files. Multiple people can only edit simultaneously during pre-scheduled meetings.
  • A project file can be opened by 2 users at the same time, but when they try to save, a conflict is generated and the project file is duplicated with unmergeable changes.
  • Published projects should have some kind of queue on save to ask the owner if they want to also update their changes on the published version.
Andrew Pike | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.2
Based on 20 answers
I feel the main issues of the old Mindjet seem to be gone with the
Corel purchase. With the huge advance of sharing via browser HTML even 1
user can affect many. And, actually, using MM kind of forced my rigid
brain to rethink how I categorize and classify information/projects.
The
idea of paying $69USD for an annual cost is more than fair and a great
model for Corel/Mindjet to keep rolling out improvements!
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 6.4
Based on 2 answers
It needs a bunch of work. For the price it could be better. And even though I am using it still I find it very difficult to use but I make it work
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager 8.2
Based on 11 answers
MindManager is very intuitive. The user interface is not cluttered and the ribbon icons are easy to understand. Several excellent "how-to" videos are available on the MindManager site as well as on YouTube. MindManager starts quickly and the user interface is very responsive. Launching other programs from MindManager such as Excel is very fast and issue free. The browsing feature is lightning fast. The drag-and-drop capability is also very fast and reliable.
Robert Gates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Old MM versions were an issue. No issues since 2018 anyway!
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 4 answers
No issues even with large maps and held in the cloud.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 8.5
Based on 4 answers
I've never had any major problems with the ConceptDraw team. Actually, they update their software frequently. It's always small updates, but they're necessary to make sure it will work properly. I had a question one time and decided to send to them. The problem was solved in less than three hours, which I believe is a really good point to consider.
Gabriel Favero | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager 7.6
Based on 15 answers
I haven't needed to use customer support very much. The one time I ran into problems, I ended up having to uninstall an older version so that the upgrade would work. I did not find the support very helpful at that time. Otherwise, the support has been mostly intuitive—especially with learning new functions within the program.
Michael Howard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 6.4
Based on 1 answer
The videos are not well categorized...I had to do a bit of digging to get what I wanted and many videos on older versions. If Mindjet was to improve the titles used that would help.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is the best value for the money and has a very extensive set of ready to use libraries and solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

I like that MindManager is local software instead of a cloud-based service like MindMeister. This lets me work on a map even when I don't have internet access. It's also faster and more fully-featured.Visio is a cumbersome tool for mind mapping, as it is optimized for design more than rapid entry and organizing.
David Lenef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Unlimited...issue I had was nomenclature, but info/project classification/methodology address that.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

  • Quick to produce charts.
  • Hassle free.
  • And that word again - it's "intuitive."
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • Without MindManager the BIM text would not have been what it is, the flexibility allowed a much higher quality final product.
  • Using MindManager is an enormous timesaver when I use it for anything. Especially projects that seem overcomplicated at first glance can be clarified quickly with the use of a map.
  • It is comforting to know the power of the tool before becoming intimidated by a complex set of circumstances that need to be addressed. MindManager allows a situation to be quickly analyzed and dealt with.
Willem Kymmell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$199*

* per user

MindManager

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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