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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • MindGenius ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
8.0

MindGenius

80%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 13/14 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Resource Management

7.3
73%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Gantt Charts

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Scheduling

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Collaboration

9.1
91%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Support for Agile Methodology

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

3.7
37%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document Management

4.5
45%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email integration

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Timesheet Tracking

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%
10.0

MindGenius

100%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoicing

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Integration with accounting software

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
9.0

MindGenius

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings

MindGenius

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings

MindGenius

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings

MindGenius

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

MindGenius

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Shore Labs

Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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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

Shore Labs

  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
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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

Shore Labs

  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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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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Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

Starting Price

$5 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Kanban Tool editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise10801
Kanban Tool On-Site Team6002
Kanban Tool Enterprise93
Kanban Tool Team54

Footnotes

  1. per year per 10-user pack
  2. per year per 10-user pack
  3. per month per user
  4. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

MindGenius

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

MindGenius editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Shore Labs

    We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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    MindGenius Ltd.

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Shore Labs

    Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
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    MindGenius Ltd.

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Shore Labs

    This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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    MindGenius Ltd.

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Shore Labs

    We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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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

    Shore Labs

    • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
    • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
    • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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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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