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Score 7.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • MindMeister is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Xmind is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.4

MindMeister

64%
15 Ratings
9.0

Xmind

90%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

MindMeister

100%
2 Ratings
5.0

Xmind

50%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

MeisterLabs

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.
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Xmind

Well suited:
  • Organizing information.
  • Doing research.
  • Organizing goals.
  • Planning tasks.
  • Planning meetings.
  • Structure for writing documents.
Less appropriate:
  • Sharing documents among the teams/multiple users.
  • General-purpose infographics.
  • Writing longer paragraphs in the note field is very limited.
  • Integration with GitHub.
  • Integration with Confluence.
  • XMind uses a proprietary document format which is not indexed by search programs on a PC or a Mac. This means that one cannot search in the content of the XMind documents.
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Pros

MeisterLabs

  • 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.
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Xmind

  • User interface.
  • User experience.
  • .Simplification
  • Enables digital write up.
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Cons

MeisterLabs

  • 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.
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Xmind

  • Actually nothing but for more freedom on worksheet it would be better if I can move main topics freely.
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Pricing Details

MindMeister

Starting Price

$5.49 per month

Editions & Modules

MindMeister editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Personal4.991
Pro8.252
Business12.493

Footnotes

  1. per user per month
  2. per user per month
  3. per user per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

MindMeister offers 6-monthly and yearly subscriptions. Discounts for educational users and non-profit organizations are also available.

Xmind

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Xmind editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Support Rating

    MeisterLabs

    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.
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    Xmind

    The support around a bug in the tool which prevented the correct printing of diagrams. Support came back after a few days, and there was no workaround. Eventually, the bug was fixed in a future release. The company does not pay much attention to user forums. With better support and plugin mechanism for user contributions, the product would be more convincing.
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    Alternatives Considered

    MeisterLabs

    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.
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    Xmind

    It has a different form. Trello is good for task management. Xmind will give an overall connection between different tasks and how all the tasks interconnect to each other. The reminder function in Trello is good to keep track. However, a bird's eye view in Xmind will put conversations into context, and ease the navigation of any discussions.
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    Return on Investment

    MeisterLabs

    • 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.
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    Xmind

    • You can see big picture and in a faster way can drill down ideas. It makes it easier to dominate states, ideas, analysis, etc. So it make you learn faster and respond faster and smarter.
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