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Likelihood to Recommend

MindMeister

MindMeister is ideally suited for building mind maps, site maps, or similar types of data maps in the cloud without needing to install extra software. I find that it isn't quite as ideal for other types of diagrams (ERDs, flowcharts, etc) as some other tools, though it definitely can handle those things as well.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

For planning purposes, ideation process and content organization in general, Whimsical is an awesome tool in our workflow. It can be used by management teams as well by Creative and Development. Also, if you need to explain a more complex idea or process, it's perfect since you can use visual tools to describe it better.It's very easy to use and has a great set of tools even on the free plan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

MindMeister

  • The UI is well laid out and easy to use. The workflow makes perfect sense and makes creating tasks a breeze.
  • The collaboration features make brainstorming not only easy but fun! Everyone enjoys using the tool, which was not the case with other collaboration software we used.
  • I love being able to get all of my thoughts and ideas on the screen to see them and then be able to connect them in a logical way.
Gary Shouldis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

  • Simple to use
  • Tons of uses
  • Can be customized with themeing
  • Can organize all your boards pretty much however you want
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MindMeister

  • I think that the free plan should offer a bit more terms of features to make the testing experience more engaging.
  • My experience using the App version was not so good when compared to the web version of it. I feel more comfortable using it in my notebook.
  • Paid plans could be more flexible to support small or temporary demands.
Luciano Gardesani Marques | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

  • It can be a little frustrating trying to line things up exactly right but that's probably more user error than anything
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MindMeister

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Whimsical

Whimsical 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Whimsical is overall very easy to learn and remember. One issue with the usability occurs when you attempt to move connected boxes around the workspace. Frequently connections break or do not add easily, causing further disconnects. You can manually fix these issues, but it's a oprobem that seems would have an easy fix
Sarah Littlefield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MindMeister

MindMeister 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Never had an issue with customer support, though we never really needed anything major as far as technical help. I do not believe they offer 24 hour customer support but we don't need it as MindMeister is not the type of tool we need need 24 hour a day support for. Overall, very happy with the level of support.
Gary Shouldis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

Whimsical 7.6
Based on 5 answers
I reached out to support, as I was interested in possibly investing in the organization, and they quickly and happily informed me they are a bootstrap organization and do not take on investors at this time. The swift response and information readily available for my consumption was extremely helpful and shows how solid the team behind it is.
Brianne Matthias | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MindMeister

I have also used LucidChart and Google Draw to create mind maps and concept maps in the past. I think that MindMeister is by far the cleanest and most user friendly of the three. Google Draw does not have anywhere near the same functionality. LucidChart tends to be clunky and the options to create your map are not always clear and intuitive.
Sarah Ciras Rousseau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

Whimsical nails early stage project exploration. Whether it’s mapping, wire-framing, or simply whiteboard collaboration, Whimsical provide a flexible toolset that puts you and your team in the correct mindset to explore ideas without feeling committed to a specific direction. Giant projects do not have much impact on performance and copy/paste in between projects works without issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MindMeister

  • The most positive result of using MindMeister is a visualization of each step in work and connections between different nodes(ideas, steps).
  • This greatly simplifies the work, especially collaborative work, since it is easier to show it once than to explain things many times.
  • Negative impact: lack of offline desktop version.
Miroslav Bobryshev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whimsical

  • We've been using free version, so it's a no brainer.
  • As it helps us focus on the information organization process, we don't lose time redoing work due to the lack of planning before doing design or code.
  • We can collaborate on the same project, so it's easier to get things done as we're working from home as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MindMeister

General

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

Starting Price

$499 per user per month

MindMeister Editions & Modules

Edition
Personal4.991
Pro8.251
Business12.491
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
MindMeister offers 6-monthly and yearly subscriptions. Discounts for educational users and non-profit organizations are also available.

Whimsical

General

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

Starting Price

Whimsical Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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