MindManager vs. Notion

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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.
$105
per year
Notion
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Notion aims to present users with an all-in-one workspace — for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases, from Notion Labs in San Francisco.
$5
per month per user
Pricing
MindManagerNotion
Editions & Modules
MindManager for Microsoft Teams
$105
per year
Annual Subscription
$179
per year
Organizations
Contact sales team
Personal Pro
$48
per year per user
Team
$96
per year per user
Enterprise
Custom
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MindManagerNotion
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
MindManagerNotion
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
MindManager
-
Ratings
Notion
8.3
22 Ratings
6% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.220 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings9.213 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.614 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings6.512 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.318 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.621 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.716 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
MindManager
-
Ratings
Notion
8.5
20 Ratings
6% above category average
Chat00 Ratings7.77 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.016 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings7.911 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings9.617 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.88 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
MindManager
-
Ratings
Notion
8.4
21 Ratings
3% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.515 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.211 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.421 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.418 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings7.913 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings9.213 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.811 Ratings
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MindManagerNotion
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User Ratings
MindManagerNotion
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(194 ratings)
9.2
(27 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(21 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(16 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
3.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
MindManagerNotion
Likelihood to Recommend
Alludo
I love to outline in MM and its ability to link related maps. Great help to me as a writer! I don't love the export of the outlines. Needs to be a cleaner, simpler look. I work around it, though. I rated the above question 6 only because it's too expensive. I've had it for years and, until recently, got almost every upgrade. I can't afford it now and may have to look for an alternative to keep updated software. Bummer!
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Notion Labs, Inc
Notion is good for a plethora of use cases. The templates that it offers give just a few established pages for common uses but these are some of my favorites:
  • Kanban board: we use it a lot in my company to manage tasks and meetings
  • Note taking: whether in a professional or academic environment, Notion is well suited to take notes of everything regardless.
  • Software documentation: the "code" component to insert code snippets is perfect for creating tutorials and documentation for software development.
  • Finance control: I use the "my finances" template to have a proper following of my monthly transactions, which allowed me to be more responsible with my money.
  • Inventory management: Since I own multiple peripherals and general equipment, being able to have a portable inventory of all of it that includes their original value, warranty length and current state has been perfect to know when clean, maintain or straight up replace everything.
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Pros
Alludo
  • 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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Notion Labs, Inc
  • Team Collaboration. In Notion's software is the ability to see precisely who is working on a project and where. This eliminates any confusion when on calls or when working on the same project simultaneously. It is easy to tag co-workers to precise moments and build conversation streams.
  • Text Coding. When transitioning text from our Notion ideation and drafting boards to our website backends, the coding holds on all of the text.
  • Organization. Whether it's utilizing a "pin board" set up or nestling pages within pages, it is possible to keep everything organized and easy to find for every member of your team.
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Cons
Alludo
  • 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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Notion Labs, Inc
  • The increase in integrations with third parties will always promote the adoption of the platform in companies.
  • Personalization with logos and corporate colors sometimes makes the difference when selecting a tool in a corporation.
  • Having multiple functionalities for working in manufacturing companies and with devices developed by third parties encourages other companies to select Notion as their flagship tool to offer implementation packages under alliances that favor its use.
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Likelihood to Renew
Alludo
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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Notion Labs, Inc
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Usability
Alludo
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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Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Alludo
Almost perfect.
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Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Performance
Alludo
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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Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Alludo
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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Notion Labs, Inc
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Online Training
Alludo
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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Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Alludo
Wasn't involved but works great for me.
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Notion Labs, Inc
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Alternatives Considered
Alludo
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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Notion Labs, Inc
Trello only has the Kanban board feature and is great for task management, while Notion has a vast array of features, is easier to use, and has a more visually-appealing interface. I choose to use Notion over Trello due to its increased versatility and greater customization capabilities.
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Scalability
Alludo
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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Notion Labs, Inc
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Return on Investment
Alludo
  • 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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Notion Labs, Inc
  • In just a short amount of time, the majority of my course draft has been transferred into an interactive online course, always live
  • Sufficient control over page structure gives a clean look, with sufficient means to add some personal touches
  • After a learning period, I could concentrate on the content rather than the tech
  • A huge motivational drive to learn more about no-code platforms (enthusiastic learner!)
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