Creately vs. MindGenius

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Creately
Score 7.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Creately aims to provide powerful diagramming features at a very affordable price. The product boasts an intuitive interface so users can quickly and easily come up with professional diagrams. Users can draw flowcharts, organizational charts, wire-frames, SWOT diagrams, Venn diagrams, network diagrams and many other diagrams using Creately.
$5
per month
MindGenius
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
MindGenius is a project management software built around capabiliities such as map creation, meeting management, and strategic planning.
$16
per month
Pricing
CreatelyMindGenius
Editions & Modules
Creately Personal
$8
per month
Creately Team
$8
per month per user
Creately Team
$60
per year per user
Creately Personal
$60
per year
Creately Business
$149
per month Unlimited Users
Creately Business
$1,068
per year Unlimited Users
MindGenius20 Online
$16/month or $160 annual
MindGenius20 Subscription
$160 first year - $56 year two onwards
MindGenius20 Perpetual
$256 one-time cost
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CreatelyMindGenius
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounted prices for non profits, educational institutes, and charities.
More Pricing Information
Features
CreatelyMindGenius
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
MindGenius
8.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
MindGenius
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CreatelyMindGenius
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CreatelyMindGenius
Likelihood to Recommend
Cinergix
Creately sells itself as software specializing in a wide variety of areas, which is true in some cases. Visualizing and creating marketing processes, research, user flows, and general flowcharts is an extremely powerful tool. However, in other areas, such as Human Resources, UI/UX prototyping, and Wireframe design, it leaves a little to be desired compared to the competition.
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MindGenius Ltd.
[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.
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Pros
Cinergix
  • Helps to create wonderful charts.
  • Helps co-worker to work on a similar project.
  • It allows importing multiple templates.
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MindGenius Ltd.
  • 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.
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Cons
Cinergix
  • Can add more tutorials to guide the users in the tool
  • Tools lags sometimes when a diagram with lot of data is loaded
  • It also gets stuck sometime when an Undo functionality is used
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MindGenius Ltd.
  • 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.
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Support Rating
Cinergix
It definitely could be better, but it may also depend on the type of license you are subscribing to.
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MindGenius Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Cinergix
Creately is a more intuitive solution and has better looking elements, shapes etc.
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MindGenius Ltd.
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
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Return on Investment
Cinergix
  • We were able to save a lot of time in visualizing strategic processes.
  • We saved meeting time by simply showing our workflows and keeping our coworkers in the loop.
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MindGenius Ltd.
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Creately Screenshots

Screenshot of the diagram creation interfaceScreenshot of the diagrams and visual frameworks available to express ideasScreenshot of Creately VIZ's strategic frameworks used to deliver insights.