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Likelihood to Recommend

MindManager

I recommend MindManager to all of my clients, students, and partners. When they see how I use the tool in a live demonstration and can see how it supports the work flow and conversation, they want to try it for themselves. I have recommended MindManager to more than 40 or 50 people in the last 2-3 years.
Stephen Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Miro

Miro is well suited for scrappy collaborative exercises like affinity mapping where the relative spatial relationships are more important and visual design is less so. The sticky notes features are easy to use and can quickly capture a lot of information. Miro is less well suited for designing user journey maps or other diagrams you want to look nice because the design capabilities are more limited. It does offer templates which can be easy to work with but more difficult to customize.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

MindManager

  • Organizing & reorganizing ideas into actionable plans: the mapping workflow makes it incredibly easy to get ideas onto the page, and then group or reorganize topics.
  • Integration with Outlook: calendar items are fully linked and searchable. I use the Resource list to find notes related to a specific person instantly, even years in the past!
  • Smart filters by tags, icons or label: instantly filter down to specific types of information using a nearly limitless variety of word or icon tags.
  • Task roll-up: quickly see progress on multi-step projects.
Jeffrey Berman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Miro

  • Built-in video chat.
  • Limitless whiteboard with frames to enable easy navigation.
  • Organizer tools allowing me to bring collaborators to my cursor or look at my view.
  • Ability to invite people from outside my organization.
  • Quick orientation before people can effectively interact.
  • Customizable controls for mouse or trackpad.
Scott Groff, CTP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MindManager

  • Drag and drop within the map sometimes is tricky, making placement, or rearrangement of items frustrating. Maybe a "snap to" type feature could help.
  • Photoshop integration would be great. Specifically, adding a quick insert button to add a Photoshop image and/or a video.
  • Microsoft Project integration would be very helpful.
Robert Gates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Miro

  • I also have a personal account. I'd like to be able to toggle between the two without having to log out.
  • When adding text into a shape, it doesn't seem possible to change the font size of one part without changing all of it. For example, if I want to create a title and make the font bigger, I can't do that.
Ben McEwing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Miro

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

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

Miro

Miro 8.7
Based on 3 answers
It's intuitive for the most part but some elements are a little clunky to work with. Particularly, resizing text, aligning boxes, and spacing things out evenly can be challenging without alignment and measurement functionalities. The tool is probably designed for more scrappy, rapid mapping rather than polished, final deliverables, so the usability for that use case is pretty good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Never had any errors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Miro

No score
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Performance

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

Miro

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

MindManager

MindManager 8.0
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

Miro

Miro 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not yet had to engage support live. I have found every answer I needed by tapping the extensive knowledge base. I think they are taking the right approach in allowing me to self serve when I need some info. I will update my review if and when I need to tap a live representative.
Scott Groff, CTP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

Miro

No score
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Implementation Rating

MindManager

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

Miro

No score
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Alternatives Considered

MindManager

MindManager is a more mature product than most other products that we have reviewed or tried for mind mapping and project planning. It is very feature-rich, and since it has similar styles to the Microsoft suite of products, users are familiar with the interface and find it easy to navigate. The biggest drawback with MindManager is its inability to support a project file that the entire team can work on. Each file has to be owned by 1 person, and collaboration has to be scheduled in "co-editing sessions" which are only available through an additional paid add-on. I do not recommend this product for project teams.
Andrew Pike | TrustRadius Reviewer

Miro

Miro feels more intuitive than InVision. I think of the two as Apple (Miro) and Android (InVision). Both are very good products and you can ultimately do what you need to with them, but Miro has that X-Factor where everything "just works". I was invited to a board, having never even heard of Miro. I was using it pretty adeptly within a few minutes because everything I wanted to do, I could. And everything I expected to find on the board in a certain location was right there. And the best thing is it's not "over-designed". It doesn't have 5 million features that make it bloated and slow. They've found the balance of function and form. That's the sign of a well made product
Ben McEwing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Easy to use for multiple purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Miro

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

MindManager

  • MM is perfect for catching random and not so random thoughts on the fly - and then refining them later. It is also very useful for cross-referencing ideas and issues between multiple areas of interest.
  • MM saves a great deal of time and worries when it can be relied on for catching and retrieving thoughts and tasks on the fly.
  • MM is a significant contributor to making more reasonable and logical arguments.
John Griffith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Miro

  • Helps us map our understanding of users
  • Helps us workshop and get ideas our for quarterly planning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MindManager

General

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

MindManager Editions & Modules

Edition
One-Time Cost$3491
Annual Subscription$1692
OrganizationsContact sales team
  1. per perpetual license
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Miro

General

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

Miro Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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