MindGenius vs. Xmind

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MindGenius
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
MindGenius is a project management software built around capabiliities such as map creation, meeting management, and strategic planning.
$16
per month
Xmind
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Hong Kong based Xmind offers their diagramming tool featuring a range of templates, alternate brainstorming and presentation modes, a clip art library, and export to a wide variety of file types (e.g. PDF, JPG, Word or Excel, etc.).
$5.99
per month
Pricing
MindGeniusXmind
Editions & Modules
MindGenius20 Online
$16/month or $160 annual
MindGenius20 Subscription
$160 first year - $56 year two onwards
MindGenius20 Perpetual
$256 one-time cost
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MindGeniusXmind
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
MindGeniusXmind
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
MindGenius
8.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Xmind
-
Ratings
Task Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
MindGenius
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Xmind
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
MindGeniusXmind
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MindGeniusXmind
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Xmind
Well suited:
  • Organizing information.
  • Doing research.
  • Organizing goals.
  • Planning tasks.
  • Planning meetings.
  • Structure for writing documents.
Less appropriate:
  • Sharing documents among the teams/multiple users.
  • General-purpose infographics.
  • Writing longer paragraphs in the note field is very limited.
  • Integration with GitHub.
  • Integration with Confluence.
  • XMind uses a proprietary document format which is not indexed by search programs on a PC or a Mac. This means that one cannot search in the content of the XMind documents.
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Pros
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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Xmind
  • User interface.
  • User experience.
  • .Simplification
  • Enables digital write up.
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Cons
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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Xmind
  • Sharing documents among the teams.
  • Plugins for the tool that can enhance functionality.
  • Better printed output for large mindmaps.
  • Faster updates to new versions.
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Support Rating
MindGenius Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Xmind
The support around a bug in the tool which prevented the correct printing of diagrams. Support came back after a few days, and there was no workaround. Eventually, the bug was fixed in a future release. The company does not pay much attention to user forums. With better support and plugin mechanism for user contributions, the product would be more convincing.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Xmind
It has a different form. Trello is good for task management. Xmind will give an overall connection between different tasks and how all the tasks interconnect to each other. The reminder function in Trello is good to keep track. However, a bird's eye view in Xmind will put conversations into context, and ease the navigation of any discussions.
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Return on Investment
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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Xmind
  • Increased productivity of employees.
  • Provided structure and clear thought processes.
  • Reusable content.
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