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Likelihood to Recommend

Lucidchart

Incredibly good tool for various types of Activity diagrams, flowcharts and even timelines. Whether you are a student or you work in a big corporate team, this software offers dozens of diagram types, hundreds of objects to select from and it it really doesn't cost much . I love how it manipulates shapes/objects and connections thus saving you time by not forcing you to manually adjust every item. The objects looks nice and you can create some really professional diagrams. Free version offers 60 objects per diagram which is fair enough. It has predefined themes if you are in a rush and you don’t have enough time to play with colors and effects. This is my favorite diagram tool. Text manipulation of the diagram object is somewhat cumbersome and not precise
Marko Prokic | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager is specifically helpful in creating taxonomy at an enterprise level. It is a good tool for collaboration as you can use different mind maps and brainstorm. This tool can also come in handy for keeping meeting notes and expanding on them later in further meetings. It will be very helpful in design and planning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Lucidchart

  • Serverless. You don't need to install another program to create diagrams, you just open a new tab and there you are, ready to go.
  • Collaboration. You don't need to update your colleague diagram by creating a new file and creating a new file version, you both are in the same diagram and you and all the team are free to update it at any time, at the same time, you are seeing the same thing. That is really helpful and time-saving.
  • Shapes. It has any shape that you can think of and [Lucidchart] is always updating them, I can create an Azure solution architecture, an AWS one, an old on-premise solution. Or just put standard shapes to describe a business process. Providing so many specific shapes help the diagram to express specific information, and for specific teams, that's less text and more visual information, you don't need to put a text below a standard database shape (this is an Azure SQL database), you just put the azure shape and done. That....is beautifully helpful.
Arnaldo Corzo Ferrer | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Lucidchart

  • [In my opinion,] if there is one thing, perhaps it would be to slap Microsoft in the face a little harder.
  • [Microsoft] Visio is ok, but don't try to copy them or re-invent the networking diagram world by becoming greater than [Microsoft] Visio.
Edgar Rios | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Lucidchart

Lucidchart 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
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

Lucidchart

Lucidchart 9.0
Based on 713 answers
I rated this tool an 8, for the most part, it is very intuitive but there are little things that take time to get used to our find. Such as some of the shortcuts for content formatting. I struggled to figure out how to create a bullet point and ended up having to google to figure that out. We have been sharing as a team any small wins that have been helpful as we get to understand the tool more and its capabilities. Sometimes there are almost too many options which can make it overwhelming.
Alyssa Haukaas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager 8.5
Based on 13 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

Lucidchart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Never had any errors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Lucidchart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Lucidchart

Lucidchart 8.3
Based on 582 answers
I love the help menu as they walk the user through complex situations step by step by easily showing how to find features, shortcuts, and also access training to become an expert user. Most of the features are very standardized and so the learning curve is not hard at all for Lucidchart.
Ricardo Trigueros | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

MindManager 7.9
Based on 17 answers
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
Scott E. Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Lucidchart

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

Implementation Rating

Lucidchart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Not applicable
Robert DuPuy, MBA, PMP, RMP, CSM, CCBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Lucidchart

I have used several different similar products over the course of my career and all seem to have some benefits but none seemed to really meet all my needs. Ideally, I want a tool that works for me individually and allows me to manage my own projects and visual communication needs, but also allows for robust virtual collaboration. Lucidchart was my preferred option to use personally, it allowed for easy collaboration across teams and I appreciated that it was relatively easy for people to use requiring minimal training time.
Ryan Merrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

Our network is fluid. Previously, we had used software that allowed us to make changes to a fiber route, ring diagram, etc. immediately. It was easy to maintain and update. It allowed the Planner/Engineer to be creative and tell a story with their Market Assignments. When we used Visio to show how equipment connects together, we found even an entry-level field tech could use this drawing and connect everything correctly the very first time. However, Visio is not available in MacOSX, I'm a Windows user but for some of my coworkers that means that they need a Virtual Machine to run Visio or not running Visio at all, making MindManager the obvious choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Lucidchart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 7.3
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Lucidchart

  • Reduction in time to create a system design drawing - 70%.
  • Reduction in time to make design changes - 70%.
  • Reduction in errors and missed items - 99%.
  • Improvement in presentation quality and clarity.
  • Improvement in communications across client organization channels.
Glen Pommer | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindManager

  • Productivity - Shortening my thinking time to an outcome - when I have a problem to think through, my first choice is MindManager. It gives me the space to simply get everything down on the page and then sort it all out.
  • Quality - The quality of our thinking is improved when we think together using MindManager - we never stop at first answers and MindManager allows us to think deeper and find connections that were not previously considered.
  • Control - Often we will use MindManager to maintain a list of client requirements and success factors in a single place. This has helped us out many times from an engagement management and control standpoint.
Stephen Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Lucidchart

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per month

Lucidchart Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Individual7.951
Team9.002
EnterpriseCustom Pricing
  1. per month
  2. per user/per month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details
The Team Pricing increases depending on the number of users on the account.

MindManager

General

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

Starting Price

$0

MindManager Editions & Modules

Edition
One-Time Cost$3491
Annual Subscription$1692
OrganizationsContact sales team
  1. per perpetual license
  2. per year
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details

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