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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    Creately

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    MindGenius

    80%
    MindGenius ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Professional Services Automation

    Creately

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    MindGenius

    100%
    MindGenius ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Project & financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • MindGenius is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Creately

    84%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    MindGenius

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    5.6

    Creately

    56%
    4 Ratings

    MindGenius

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Creately

    Very good online option for flowcharts and other purposes; can be quite cost-effective, too, depending on how you use it.
    Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    [It's] Wonderful for small group or individual planning, brainstorming, explaining, projecting etc. It is also great for reporting or sharing findings of outcomes whether research or business related. It has a free viewer so that if you are presenting on a different computer, the viewer will allow the visuals to be shared. It is not ideal for collaboration unless everyone has this software.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Creately

    • Creately provides the same experience that other similar tools (i.e. Visio) provides, but presents it in a much more colorful, unique manner. The colors are vibrant, and my clients have always been impressed with the quality and feel.
    • Creately provides a lot of creative control over how your images look. I can play with the opacity and color scheme, or use what they already provide.
    • Creately also allows me to create wireframes for clients to review, whether desktop or mobile. I can create simple, easy to understand frames and concepts in minutes - they're super professional looking and ready to share.
    • I like the pricing model. Right now I can pay month-to-month, or pay a one-time fee for a year. It's also less expensive than Visio, which is very nice.
    Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    • GOAL SETTING: Because of the available templates, it is easy to set goals and then revisit them for revision or follow through. I like to brainstorm while I set goals and then come back and annotate my goals with changes, improvements, or add/substract them as needed.
    • STRATEGIC PLANNING: MindGenius is terrific for working through ideas and parameters. I can either use a freelance screen or a template and brainstorm through the goals that I need to meet. Then I can branch out from each objective with the required facets of each one. I am visual so color coding and using shapes to organize the parts of the objective (i.e. the resources needed, people/stakeholders that are involved, missing pieces etc.). When organizing a project or research, I find it invaluable.
    • BRAINSTORMING: MindGenius is a wonderful visual to use in a small group or classroom to brainstorm or record ideas. I also adjunct teach and I find MG a wonderful visual for planning a paper or demonstrating how to support ideas in a paper or to verify that research is completed properly. it is a teacher's must-have.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Creately

    • The transition Creately made this year to their new non-Flash platform seems to almost function like a beta release in some instances.
    • Customer support sometimes takes a while to return and the responses are not always the best or most helpful. Follow up isn't great, either.
    Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    • MindGenius is not as intuitive as I would like it to be. Although there is a quick-key stroke or movement that will replicate a shape or field if I want to make a parent or child block, I never remember what it is. I always use the manual insert by clicking with the mouse and it takes longer. If CONTROL ENTER created a new shape field like "the last one" or the one where the cursor is blinking, that would help considerably.
    • Changing the default visuals for a template or making a new template is overly time-consuming. Although I understand these details may only matter to someone as ULTRA-VISUAL a I am, if the font is too small or the shapes need to be visually altered, there is not a way to quickly grab those boxes and change the settings in one fell swoop. Although there is a way they can be changed, I have to navigate inside this and then inside this to get to the screen and then I have to figure out which changes the lines or the inside color of the shape etc. These details are a little overwhelming.
    • It would be great if I could make one shape in the font and layout I want and then replicate that pattern to other shapes or apply a different color scheme to it entirely. If these features already exist, i cannot find them and I consider myself to be rather tech savvy.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Creately

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional
    6.95

    Starting Price

    $40 per month

    Creately Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Creately Desktop$751
    Creately Server6.951
    1. per user
    SaaS Edition
    Creately Online Personal6.951
    Creately Team 5$401
    Creately Team 10$801
    Creately Team 25$2001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    We offer deeply discounted prices for non profits, educational institutes and charities.

    MindGenius

    General

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

    Starting Price

    MindGenius Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Support Rating

    Creately

    Creately 5.6
    Based on 4 answers
    I haven't used Creately's support. I don't know what to rate this to be honest. If there was an "N/A," I'd use that. I like products where I don't have to do a lot of research or studying to learn how to use the software. Creately allows me to jump in and go.
    Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Creately

    In terms of pricing and functionality, Creately was the clear winner at the time, although the jury is still out on Creately's new version in terms of how simple it may be to use.
    Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    I have not used another product like MindGenius. Although I use Microsoft One Note for sometimes making lists that sync across my PC and my devices, I do not have another mind-mapping programming. MindGenius only has an app for iPad and without accessibility on iOS, I have not been able to use it for my daily TO DO lists etc that I would otherwise do. I use One Note for that role since MG does not have a phone app
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Creately

    • Creately is less expensive and dare I say more professional looking than Visio. It looks great at a fraction of the price.
    • Creately allows me to share ideas and processes with my clients. It shows that I understand their business processes, and increases their trust in my abilities to work with them.
    Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MindGenius

    • I have not tracked the positive or negative impact of MG on my overall business objectives. I have successfully used it in the aspects of my personal and professional management.
    • MG helps me stay on track with my research and personal editing. It keeps me accountable so that I meet my deadlines. Although I have not applied a dollar value to it, it helps me signficantly.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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