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Score 7.9 out of 100

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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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Pros

LoadSpring

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

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

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

LoadSpring

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

LoadSpring

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 8.8
Based on 7 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

LoadSpring

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

LoadSpring

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

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

MindManager

MindManager 8.5
Based on 11 answers
Occasionally I do have a bit of a back and forth via email...WHEREAS a quick POTC (plain old telephone call) would probably be best all concerned.
Perhaps a telephone-based Super premium support service (might be there but I might not know about it).
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

LoadSpring

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

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

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

LoadSpring

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

LoadSpring

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

LoadSpring

General

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

MindManager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LoadSpring
8.0
MindManager
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

LoadSpring
MindManager
9.2

Usability

LoadSpring
MindManager
8.8

Reliability and Availability

LoadSpring
MindManager
9.1

Performance

LoadSpring
MindManager
9.1

Support Rating

LoadSpring
8.0
MindManager
8.5

Online Training

LoadSpring
MindManager
6.4

Implementation Rating

LoadSpring
MindManager
9.1

Scalability

LoadSpring
MindManager
9.1

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