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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LoadSpring

LoadSpring is great for managing licenses so that a user who hasn't been utilizing the software can be placed inactive so the license isn't being occupied. Managing services and applications is great. You can easily change access through the management portion of the service. Uptime is also very good.
Anonymous | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

LoadSpring
7.4
MindGenius
8.0
Task Management
LoadSpring
8.0
MindGenius
9.0
Resource Management
LoadSpring
8.0
MindGenius
9.0
Gantt Charts
LoadSpring
7.0
MindGenius
Scheduling
LoadSpring
9.0
MindGenius
Workflow Automation
LoadSpring
8.0
MindGenius
Team Collaboration
LoadSpring
8.0
MindGenius
8.0
Document Management
LoadSpring
6.0
MindGenius
Email integration
LoadSpring
6.0
MindGenius
Mobile Access
LoadSpring
6.0
MindGenius
6.0
Timesheet Tracking
LoadSpring
7.0
MindGenius
Change request and Case Management
LoadSpring
8.0
MindGenius
Budget and Expense Management
LoadSpring
8.0
MindGenius

Professional Services Automation

LoadSpring
7.5
MindGenius
10.0
Quotes/estimates
LoadSpring
8.0
MindGenius
Invoicing
LoadSpring
7.0
MindGenius
Project & financial reporting
LoadSpring
8.0
MindGenius
10.0
Integration with accounting software
LoadSpring
7.0
MindGenius

Pros

LoadSpring

  • Management of sessions.
  • Account/license management.
  • Reliability.
Anonymous | 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

LoadSpring

  • Self-service account reactivation.
  • Integration of instructions on a per application level.
  • Built in linked help for companies using the software.
Anonymous | 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

Support Rating

LoadSpring

LoadSpring 8.0
Based on 1 answer
LoadSpring support is very quick to respond. They have self-service for support which is great for quick fixes on the end-user side of things. They will respond with a good solution and if they need further assistance from an administrator, and they email them so they can assist the end-user with their issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindGenius

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

LoadSpring

LoadSpring has a great up-time compared to our old hosting service. We haven't had many outages and very few issues while running our concurrent sessions. Automated license management has been great so our active licenses stay very low. I wasn't involved with the purchase and migration but I feel this was the better option.
Anonymous | 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

LoadSpring

  • Great license manager.
  • Has great up-time for hosting our application.
  • Self service account management is non-existent.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

LoadSpring

General

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

MindGenius

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LoadSpring
8.0
MindGenius
9.0

Support Rating

LoadSpring
8.0
MindGenius

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