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Score 7.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • MindManager is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • Microsoft Visio is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

MindManager

94%
165 Ratings
8.6

Microsoft Visio

86%
42 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

MindManager

91%
20 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Visio

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.5

MindManager

85%
13 Ratings
7.4

Microsoft Visio

74%
2 Ratings

Availability

9.1

MindManager

91%
7 Ratings

Microsoft Visio

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.1

MindManager

91%
5 Ratings

Microsoft Visio

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

MindManager

80%
17 Ratings
7.5

Microsoft Visio

75%
27 Ratings

Online Training

6.4

MindManager

64%
1 Rating

Microsoft Visio

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

MindManager

91%
6 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Visio

100%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.3

MindManager

73%
3 Ratings

Microsoft Visio

N/A
0 Ratings

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

Microsoft Visio

Ease of use, it has many stencils supporting system architecture and IDEF system behavior diagrams. I have also utilized it as a system conops design tool. Excellent flexibility. Powerful program for drawing plans and structural charts, is easy to use and contains a wide range of design tools that facilitates the development of flow charts for users with little experience
Richard Perroset | 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visio

  • The templates for basic flowcharting are simple to use and cover most of the basic functions and touch points in a diagram.
  • The variety of included icons and connectors means it's very easy to create floor plans and/or network diagrams.
  • The ease at which you can customise connectors with different colours/thickness makes it very effective in overall presentation of a diagram.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Visio

  • The shapes library can be a little daunting if you're unfamiliar. Unless you know what you're looking for and where to find it, you can spend a lot of time looking for a particular shape or icon. But once you find it, you can add it to your shapes menu for easy access.
  • You can also spend a lot of time selecting your defaults for shapes, arrows, font size, etc. But like the shapes library, once you get it down, it's locked in.
  • Be prepared to spend a few hours playing with Visio before figuring out all the nuances. But if you're a beginner and need to create a process flow or diagram, you can do it very quickly without a lot of effort or training. The fun stuff takes a little longer to master.
Richard Crane | 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

Microsoft Visio

General

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

Starting Price

$5 Per User Per Month

Microsoft Visio Editions & Modules

Edition
Plan 1$5.001
Plan 2$15.001
Standard$280.00
Professional$530.00
  1. Per User Per Month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

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

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I LOVE Visio for project workflow documentation. Customers come to us to develop workflows for them and integrate systems. Visio makes it easy to understand and document customer needs as well as highlight web service touchpoints and integration areas.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 7.4
Based on 2 answers
Some things that I think should be easy to do are not, at least not for a beginner user. I'm sure it's easy once you get the hang of it but the two main issues I have with Visio are the connecting of different states and searching for graphics/icons after you have chosen a starting template.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Never had any errors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Microsoft Visio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 7.5
Based on 27 answers
Overall, I feel that Microsoft's support is weak. They are now such a behemoth that their model of putting documentation online for their users to sift through is totally outgrown. Given the amount of money you pay for these licenses, Microsoft should provide easy one-on-one support for their products via email or chat. The idea of paying their rates for support incidents is ridiculous. If you have an enormous amount of time on your hands, use their support websites and you will eventually find a solution most of the time.
John Mota | 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

Microsoft Visio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

MindManager

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

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Microsoft Visio

Other products that we have tried (like Google Drawings and LucidChart) did not offer the same flexibility and ease of use that we have found in Microsoft Visio. While they may offer better collaborative features, they were lacking in some of the basic interface and shape features that Visio makes easy.
David Currier | 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

Microsoft Visio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Microsoft Visio

  • Microsoft Visio helps improve communication which ensures increased alignment. This helps reduce costly rework on projects.
  • Microsoft Visio is expensive to license the whole organization, so it takes some time to ensure your diagram is in a good format for publishing and there are only so many people who can edit the Visio files.
Bryan Goodyear, PMP, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

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