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Attribute Ratings

  • MindManager is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Miro is rated higher in 3 areas: Usability, Online Training, Product Scalability
  • MindManager and Miro are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

MindManager

94%
165 Ratings
8.9

Miro

89%
2278 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

MindManager

91%
20 Ratings
9.1

Miro

91%
36 Ratings

Usability

8.5

MindManager

85%
13 Ratings
8.7

Miro

87%
22 Ratings

Availability

9.1

MindManager

91%
7 Ratings
8.2

Miro

82%
1 Rating

Performance

9.1

MindManager

91%
5 Ratings
8.2

Miro

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.0

MindManager

80%
17 Ratings
6.4

Miro

64%
8 Ratings

Online Training

6.4

MindManager

64%
1 Rating
9.1

Miro

91%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.1

MindManager

91%
6 Ratings
8.5

Miro

85%
2232 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.3

MindManager

73%
3 Ratings
8.2

Miro

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

MindManager

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.
Dan Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Miro

MIRO IS WELL SUITEDMiro works well in team building. I held a working session with the team to decide on how we were going to work together and communicate. I used stickies for everyone to put their thoughts on the project. Then I had them rank their stickies and collaborated on why/how those stickies (thoughts) were ranked. This was also the first time I used the timer and music, very cool. Then after the discussion, I took those Stickies and created a charter that everyone agreed to.MIRO IS LESS APPROPRIATEMiro didn't work so well when I was trying to create a timeline with working streams, or at least it didn't work the way I wanted. I am sure there is a learning curve and would say it's user error. What I wanted was to create workstreams that expanded with dates and milestones. I really wanted a template that was already formatted so I didn't have to spend time making it look pretty
Mike Cantrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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
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Miro

  • The tools it offers cover everything I need - emojis? Yes!
  • The infinite artboard and use of frames are fabulous
  • The integration of apps (like Google drive and Jira) is SO helpful
  • The ability to align, group, and arrange like I would in a graphic editing program like Sketch makes it very intuitive
  • Being able to zoom in and out without having to click a tool speeds things up
  • Being able to bulk load stickies! Who thought of that? SO helpful!
  • The templates available plus the Miroverse means I can find everything I need
  • I LOVE that I can add an image as a cover. Seems like I am the only one in the company that knows this, so I have the prettiest boards! : )
Cathline Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Miro

  • The zooming in and out sometimes confuses me.
  • Moving the templates around is also something I wish could be made easy.
  • There could be more colors to use on the stickies.
  • Interactive pictures could be added for customer journeys.
  • Cons could also be added just in case someone wants to indicate a system versus a product.
Nomsa Mtshali | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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

Miro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
none

Starting Price

$12 per month per user

Miro Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
CONSULTANT: For consultants and agencies working with client teams. $12 per user per month (billed annually) BUSINESS: For teams requiring SSO and options for external collaborators. $16 per user per month (billed annually) ENTERPRISE: Custom pricing. Proposal upon request. For companies that need advanced features and security. Education (Classroom): Miro helps you to engage with your students wherever they are, guide discussions, design a research project, illustrate key concepts, leave feedback, and facilitate group work easily. Free forever up to 100 users Education (Student): Miro makes distance learning and working with classmates or colleagues easy and fun. If you're a student, an educator or a school, you can apply for a Miro account. Free for 2 years & up to 10 users Non-Profit: Nonprofit organizations get a 30% discount on paid Miro plans (per user per month) to support the important work they're doing. 30% Discount Start-Ups: Miro is aiming at enabling startups to work effectively together, from brainstorming with digital sticky notes to planning and visualizing ideas to bring your business to life $8 per user per month & a $1,000 credit

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

Miro 9.1
Based on 36 answers
Miro is very good but still too basic. It would be great to have more precision and some advanced tools. More control over the text size and objects alignment is a need for our design team. Also, the experience on the tablets is not so good. Many dead clicks and problems while trying to select objects and tools.
Tiago Maricate | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 22 answers
There are some features that are a tiny bit clunky (having to switch between cursors to select vs. pan around the space). Also, there are inconsistencies in sizing we've found when pasting content into a board from another source which slows us down and is frustrating.
Deborah Rapsinski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Never had any errors.
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Miro

Miro 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I have never had a problem with the availability
Anushree Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

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

Miro

Miro 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Most of the time pages load quickly but occasionally it does take time to point you to the area that you initially worked on.
Anushree Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 6.4
Based on 8 answers
I have personally not required support when something was broken but used the training slides provided to get more knowledge of the tool
Anushree Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

MindManager

No answers on this topic

Miro

Not applicable as never had in person training
Anushree Campbell | 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

Miro 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Superb. very well explained videos. Really helps get the knowledge up on the product. The slides are divided into the topics of usage. I have enjoyed following and implementing all of these slides. The videos are well explained and it is easy to follow. There are tutorials that you can take yourself later. It would be nice however if more training modules were added.
Anushree Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MindManager

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

Miro

Miro 8.5
Based on 2232 answers
Getting started with Miro is pretty easy. You can create an account, invite your team and easily work within projects and boards. It is also possible for different teams to set up their own sub-teams. You can quickly realize this and start using it. It also has mobile and desktop applications and is very easy to use.
Oguzhan Kocakli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MindManager

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Miro

Miro is more user-friendly (after a difficult 2 weeks of getting used to it), provides more/better templates (Miroverse is great!), and allows for quicker outcomes. However, when comparing desktop apps it is behind the same apps. The cloud-based version is quite fast, although sometimes we feel an occasional connectivity issue here and there.
Pedro valido | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Miro

Miro 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The product is being used across the company and still no issues with the same.
Anushree Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MindManager

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Miro

  • Allows us to have a national conversation beginning with each local team in an engaging way, and for national leaders to be able to view and consider the results for national shared priorities.
  • Allowed us to capture the results for future updating to stay current.
Kevin Brechner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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