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MindManager

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Score 9.1 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MindManager

  • MM is superb for brainstorming - individually or with a group.
  • MM is superb for quickly focusing a group down the key elements of a discussion, plan or strategy.
  • I have found MM less useful in making Presentation material for said groups.
  • With each new MM version, the features and options get more refined and useful in the above-mentioned areas.
The notification/alarm function was pitiful and more recently has been vastly improved. It is still not "Google Calendar" replacement material, which I would like it to be.
John Griffith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

Sketch has worked really well for us in projects where our team is internal (so we all have Mac machines), where there is a no need for distance real-time collaboration, and for making designs very fast and intuitively (which is helpful when you’re working with a product that involves lots of feedback incorporation). Sketch has been a little difficult for us in scenarios where we’re working with contractors who do not have Sketch, and when we need to be able to collaborate with project team members remotely. In these cases, we tend to find workarounds.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

MindManager

  • The ability to apply it to almost any situation that requires the organization of ideas, concepts and/or facts.
  • The ease with which a map can be changed, almost totally if necessary, without the loss of any content.
  • The ease with which the tool is implemented to its full conceptual power.
  • The ease with which ideas are communicated to others who did not do the map building themselves.
  • The potential for collaborative efforts in developing thoughts, plans, etc.
Willem Kymmell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

  • The ability to create a custom symbol library and/or download available libraries for free or purchase make Sketch incredibly versatile and fast. Sketch eliminates the need for creating form fields and other UI elements by hand before using them in wireframe layouts. This saves so much time! The flexibility of symbols in Sketch allows for easily creating multiple width views of pages for responsive design.
  • Nesting symbols in sketch provide the ultimate flexibility in creating product UIs that have variations throughout a system. Nesting allows you to change aspects of a symbol on a per-instance need as opposed to forcing the creation of a unique symbol every time you need to display something a little different.
  • Multiple canvases on a page allow for creating multiple views of the same page based on conditional variables. Or for responsive design. There's no need to flip between pages in Sketch to do this. You can see multiple views as canvases in the same Sketch page. This helps greatly in keeping your Sketch files organized when you are dealing with a large system.
  • One of the key benefits to my work is Sketch's ability to work with 3rd party plug-ins and extensions. This allows me to immediately sync a single canvas or collection of canvases on a page with InVision, a tool my company uses to house all our UX documentation for feedback from stakeholders.
Albert Ellenich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MindManager

  • I would like to be able to readily select groups of topics and apply formatting e.g. circle three topics and have them collectively outlined or colored
  • Would be nice to have a small collection of the icons that I use most frequently in a group on the top bar so I can easily drag and drop
  • Its a bit cumbersome to generate custom formats
  • I've had trouble configuring this latest version to attach emails from Outlook which was a really useful feature for my dashboard
Thomas OConnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

  • When working in a team, everyone must be on the same version of the software, otherwise there are a lot of glitches happening to the files that have been saved under an older version.
  • Some users are transitioning into making print-ready designs from Sketch and using it as the sole creative tool. I would like to see better print ready features integrated into Sketch.
Muhamed (Muha) Causevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MindManager

MindManager 9.4
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

Sketch

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

MindManager

MindManager 8.5
Based on 6 answers
One of the best software programs ever. Always my go-to program for most things.
Greg Cimmarrusti, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

Sketch 9.0
Based on 1 answer
At the end of the day, it's just simple. This goes a long way in design and goes even further when your talking productivity, intuitive design and turnover rate. It's not difficult to figure something out even if it's not something your directly familiar with, i.e. if you want to export in certain file formats or change the size of the canvas, you don't have to delay your end product trying to figure it out. Similar situations took me less than 30 seconds to solve without a Google search. That's Usability.
Jonathan Cantu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Old MM versions were an issue. No issues since 2018 anyway!
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 2 answers
No issues even with large maps and held in the cloud.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

MindManager

MindManager 8.5
Based on 5 answers
Occasionally I do have a bit of a back and forth via email...WHEREAS a quick POTC (plain old telephone call) would probably be best all concerned.
Perhaps a telephone-based Super premium support service (might be there but I might not know about it).
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

Sketch 8.6
Based on 8 answers
The support is relatively decent, and they are quick to respond. However, their releases are not great. Sketch could use more robust testing of their software before releases. Over the last four years, I have had many days lost while waiting for Sketch to patch issues with their releases. It's actually a running joke in our office.So, support, good. Releases in the first place? Not great.
Anonymous | 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

Sketch

No score
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Alternatives Considered

MindManager

I like that MindManager is local software instead of a cloud-based service like MindMeister. This lets me work on a map even when I don't have internet access. It's also faster and more fully-featured.Visio is a cumbersome tool for mind mapping, as it is optimized for design more than rapid entry and organizing.
David Lenef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

Sketch is quite different from Adobe Photoshop. It's not built for photo editing, which is a good thing. It has just-enough in that area to get you by. Sketch is much more suited for creating websites as a design professional. The app is very fast, streamlined, and easy to use. I like the lightweight feel of Sketch as apposed to Photoshop—it doesn't have stuff I don't use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Unlimited...issue I had was nomenclature, but info/project classification/methodology address that.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

No score
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Return on Investment

MindManager

  • Most recent example: Initiated a committee to set direction on how to most effectively assist the working poor and at-risk populations within our five county region. Mind mapping allowed the team of 10 - 12 people to absorb the ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) data for the region and determine which groups were most at risk and which groups State and Federal funds my be able to most effectively assist. Three to five maps allowed adequate data absorption by the team to set the 1 to 3 year strategy within a relatively short period of time and start implementation.
  • Have used the tool in the past for strategic planning for corporate business teams in areas of profit management, quality performance, business reliability, safety improvement with varying degrees of success. Typically the mapping process has contributed greatly to both defining the strategy and implementing.
Marcus James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

  • It greatly reduced my time in learning new tasks.
  • Has significantly reduced my time in creating products based on a template that was created by one of our designers.
  • It was an additional software to purchase (as opposed to continuing use of Adobe illustrator--which I already had), but the purchase has ultimately been worth it.
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

Sketch

General

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

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