Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Lucidchart
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Lucidchart is a diagramming application that helps teams to clarify complexity, align their insights, and build faster. With this cloud-based solution, users can work visually and collaborate in real-time while building flowcharts, mockups, and UML diagrams. Lucidchart is utilized in over 180 countries by more than 25…
$0
per month
MindManager
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
MindManager is a mind mapping and project management tool that aims to boost users’ productivity. It is designed to facilitate a wide range of project types, and includes cross-platform functionality and 3rd party integrations.
$99
per year
Pricing
LucidchartMindManager
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
Individual
$7.95
per month, per user
Team
$9.00
per month, 3 user minimum
Enterprise
.
per year
MindManager for Microsoft Teams
$99
per year
Annual Subscription
$169
per year
Organizations
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LucidchartMindManager
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
LucidchartMindManager
Considered Both Products
Lucidchart

No answer on this topic

MindManager
Chose MindManager
No other program used for mapping ideas / information; Lucidchart is useful for mapping processes and flows
Chose MindManager
Xmind is not nearly as intuitive as MindManager. It is just as powerful, but there is a steeper learning curve. Lucidchart is a great cloud application, but web apps are often shunned in corporate environments where there are still concerns about storing intellectual property …
Chose MindManager
Mindnode will be my choice if MJ opt to keep the expert to PPT feature out.
Chose MindManager
None of these products have the comprehensive functionality of MindManager, combined with ease of use and intuitive interface.
Chose MindManager
We actually use all of them. We chose MindManager as we wanted to try out some new software in case it would be a better fit than the others. So far, while better, we haven't been using it extensively. We will most likely look to purchase some other software since MindManager …
Chose MindManager
I chose MindManager because of its ease of use and ability to work across Mac OS and Windows.
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User Ratings
LucidchartMindManager
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(796 ratings)
9.5
(167 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(20 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(765 ratings)
8.4
(13 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(635 ratings)
8.0
(17 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
LucidchartMindManager
Likelihood to Recommend
Lucid Software
This is GREAT for architectural/business process/solutioning designs for software development! It does take time to come up with a great diagram, so probably not so good for very small projects. We also love this to provide to our clients once our project is complete, so clients have something tangible to review down the road.
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Corel Corporation
This is the single best tool to help visual learners express themselves on complex matters in my opinion. I have tried and used other programs that have certain elements, but this is far and away from the best option for me. The more complex the problem, the more that using this pays off. I tend to start in almost brainstorming mode and then move to group items and either arrange them in terms of process flow or simply organizationally.
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Pros
Lucid Software
  • Large number of predefined charts, diagrams, flows
  • A great repository of various symbols and objects
  • The easiness of using and manipulating objects and shapes. There is a lot of auto-editing and adjusting which the software does for you which saves a lot of your time.
  • Easy way of duplicating shapes.
  • While working with the app everything feels organic and natural. You don't get the clunky/limited feeling which happens with some other similar apps.
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Corel Corporation
  • Great to segment things out (projects, organizational charts, processes, workloads, etc) and gives you a full picture of the job.
  • It is user friendly, simple to use, and powerful.
  • MS Office and Teams integration is great. Allows for easy collaboration.
  • Great GUI and visuals
  • Excellent method for project planning and brainstorming
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Cons
Lucid Software
  • Bandwidth - when working with complex workflows spanning multiple shapes and layers, the page tends to slow down and sometimes crash.
  • Zooming in & out - when a workflow is spread out over multiple pages, the view can become small even with a large screen.
  • Pricing - newly introduced monthly/annual pricing schemes are not as good as previous quarterly payment models.
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Corel Corporation
  • I find formatting a challenge. Example, make all the boxes the same format and fonts so when you add a box, it understands the format of the top level box.
  • I have played around with some of the templates but find creating my own each time is better route. The project plan template is very good but I find myself deleting boxes and again, takes more time than creating a new map every time.
  • I try to get colleagues to use MM but they are intimidated by the UI. I am really comfortable with it but to them it can look more complex than it really is.
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Likelihood to Renew
Lucid Software
No answers on this topic
Corel Corporation
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!
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Usability
Lucid Software
Lucidchart is very easy to learn, and the search bars provided on every facet of the application (e.g. shapes) help you to find what you need very quickly. The UI is intuitive and it does what you would expect it to do. It does not have the wonky jumping-around habits when it comes to shapes that other diagramming software has.
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Corel Corporation
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Lucid Software
No answers on this topic
Corel Corporation
Never had any errors.
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Performance
Lucid Software
No answers on this topic
Corel Corporation
The application is quick and responsive. We are able to produce mindmaps and reports with ease. The program is not complicated at all and integrates well with software and programs like Microsoft Outlook and Teams, which we truly appreciate.
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Support Rating
Lucid Software
We have not needed a lot of support since the documentation is done very well. We have also had a good experience dealing with their sales team. They respond quickly whenever we acquire about adding additional licenses. Also, the billing team worked closely with our accounts payable team to set up and connect our billing systems.
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Corel Corporation
I have called technical support a few times. During the COVID Crisis, I called a few times repeatedly due to a rush request. The technical support guy called me back in minutes. He somehow knew that I had called repeatedly and wanted to make sure my issue was resolved immediately
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Online Training
Lucid Software
No answers on this topic
Corel Corporation
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.
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Implementation Rating
Lucid Software
No answers on this topic
Corel Corporation
Not applicable
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Alternatives Considered
Lucid Software
Lucidchart when compared to the competition is way ahead of them. It has a good number of features available in the free version and the other thing is that there is none to a little learning curve required to understand the product. It is fairly easy to use when we compare it to the rest.
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Corel Corporation
Both are equally good. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is used to get the models in a more technical format in comparison to the MindManager. MindManager is easier to use in comparison to Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. MindManager makes collaboration easy and can be understood by a layman and does not need to have specific software training.
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Scalability
Lucid Software
No answers on this topic
Corel Corporation
A team can collaborate on the same project but cannot create a shared project file. It would be helpful for that feature to be added.
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Return on Investment
Lucid Software
  • It sure has. It has saved me a lot of time. Think of all the time I could have wasted trying to learn a program that does the same thing, whereas Lucidchart just does it with ease, learn as you go, and be a boss at it.
  • Lucidchart has increased productivity. My diagrams have helped co-workers find connectivity and helped them troubleshoot devices. This has saved time and increased productivity.
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Corel Corporation
  • When scope planning before I was introduced to this tool, I needed to make one master Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the entire project and move on. With MindMapper, I typically generate about 20 WBS-like charts throughout the project, which encouraged conversation with staff members. The major key in such ease of use has been some well thought out and very intuitive keystroke planning that allows me to keep up with the free flow of ideas.
  • This software's cross-functional capability allowed 10 engineers to create their projects directly within their own environment without use of a virtual machine.
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