Reviews (26-50 of 121)
- Transferring ideas and workflows from mind to a visible form
- Adding timelines and resource assignment for tasks and projects
- Converting mindmaps to Gantt charts, Excel sheets, reports etc
- Develop detailed budgets with sophisticated, smart breakups
- Better visualization and sharing options for Gantt Charts
- Better mechanism to populate topics with new Topic Properties (e.g. a new line item that needs to be populated to entire mindmap or entire child chain)
- More convenient options to move Start-End dates
- Simpler integration with Google or Outlook Calendar
- Should have a better presentation mode unlike the one right now that makes it extremely slow and sticky when using big files with photos, videos etc
- Allows for "grasshopper" thinking and easy flow thinking capture
- Planning trips to different parts of the company globally permits adaptation to fit each situation at all stages from planning to visit to reporting.
- Works as an excellent database in a format that is easier to use and to trigger memory than working with lists.
- The number of icons and images is well behind the major competitors such as iMindMap and it is falling further and further behind in this area.
- The layout is not as informal as some of the competitors particularly with the layout and thickness of branches.
- Printing of large maps can be difficult and an easier way of providing print options would be very welcome.
- Project planning is considerably simpler when created as a mind map where additional branches and twigs can be added easily.
- Where a graphic front end is required the other forms of mind mapping are now well ahead of MindManager.
- MindManager is the best, most capable software for brainstorming. It's easy to use, and it always looks fantastic.
- It'll easily export to Word, Excel, HTML5, image files, and more, saving the user from countless compatibility headaches.
- MindManager is particularly adept at many tasks associated with project management, flowcharting, timelines, analysis, diagrams, and much more. And it makes all it seem so easy.
- MindManager could really benefit by improving the Gantt charting functionality. These should be in their own category and usable on their own.
- I'd love to see MindManager be able to directly export to EPS, SVG, and actually directly to a CorelDRAW (.cdr) file.
- I'd love to have the ADDIE development framework, as well as other instructional design frameworks, added directly.
- MindManager is great for brainstorming as people can add to other ideas.
- Great for root cause analysis.
- Transfer to the excel does not work as well as it could as it has to be manipulated before it can be sent out.
- MindManager is not good for detailed Sub Process mapping - I use Visio which is not user-friendly but allows me to subprocess maps to the detail required.
- MindManager can be a dynamic tool to highlight your organizations greatest assets.
- The visualization of processes, systems, and plans is a powerful influencer that helped team members catch on and understand our intended message and communicated mission.
- The software is easy to use and very intuitive.
- I'd like to see a custom option where the chart or form can be created and crafted freely without a prescribed format or template.
- I believe there is power in transforming the visual representation into a text format and I love the ability to do that in MindManager. But I feel it lacks in organizing the information in the text format.
- When adding a floating topic, it's glitchy and feels temperamental.
We use it as a planning tool across our section for managers.
- Organizational charting: what if and moving positions around.
- Workload discussions: we have several offices across Canada so the equitable distribution of workload is needed.
- Brainstorming: scoping out projects. It helps to capture what is in scope and what is out of scope. Ensure that all angles are considered.
- It is easy to shift points/ideas around and to attached somewhere else. Makes organization easy.
- Functionality is great. You can customize your map to look professional.
- It is intuitive. Using Mindmanager is quick and easy to start. It also has features that allow you to do fancier things as you become more confident with using MindManager.
- Every time I ask, "Can it do this?" and after reading some of the help pages, it can be done. There is definitely more power and flexibility under the surface.
- I can't think of any at this time. There is more functionality I need to explore.
- Quick, Intuitive tool to get ideas and processes recorded.
- Flexible and can be used for a variety if needs.
- The export to other formats capability makes it very easy to start with MindManager and end-up with a formal text-based document in Word if needed.
- More styles to select from would be nice.
- Export to PowerPoint and Visio is a little cumbersome.
- Network management - document personal connections within a group of people
- Service management - Identification of services offered and their contribution to the whole
- Service Planning - Document existing services as an analysis tool to identify gaps and potential for new services
- None I am aware of. It is a fairly simple tool, in an niche.
- I love being able to click things open and closed to change my view easily.
- When I found the feature to assign resources, I used it to assign my staff to particular goals.
- Printing is very easy.
- I did want to have a bunch of things coming in from the left to our mission in the center and then things going out from the right and was not able to find a template for this.
- It has great visuals and visual mappings as compared to a lot of other Project Management solutions, which are not as robust in this area.
- it has really great drag and drop functionality from with the mappings/project. it is easy to move main topics, subtopics, tasks, callouts, etc. around, and you can visualize this in real-time.
- At first, when using the Gantt chart within MindManager, I did not know how to close the chart. I was looking for an option to "hide Gantt chart" but there wasn't one. after some investigation, I noticed that you can just click on the Gantt icon to close the window.
- I also did not see much in the way of labels for the bar graphs in the Gantt chart, whereas with something like MS Project, these show up automatically. For example, progress % should also show on the bar graph, and not just in the progress column.
- Really, I have no other cons that I can see since everything is pretty intuitive.
Also, I was able to pick up using MindManager without a whole lot of consulting Help menus or documentation. It was easy to visualize a project and all topics/subtopics/tasks, and move things around as need be
- MindManager is not an application closed upon itself. A file can be easily exported in a variety of format, including graphic, PDF, or Word. There are comparable products out there, but the output versatility is what is the most attractive aspect of this application.
- It is also easy to create visually appealing file using pictures and icons as you brainstorm.
- The application also presents ideas in a way that looks polished and professional.
- I found that my current paid version has now expired. An update license key was sent to me, but it did not work. I am still waiting for the problem to be resolved after writing to the software license department.
- Try to make an LTI tool to allow users to use it within another system.
- Have a cloud-based server option for users to use it with multiple computers or devices.
- Add an iPad app version.
- Enter once, use many: Map roll-up feature gives many options to analyze inputs.
- Gantt Pro feature gives just the right amount of detail to track progress without having to use the awful MS Project.
- Ability to format in native maps (blue) and flowcharts (green) has added to the utility greatly. Supporting material can be added or linked easily (though SP environment best to ensure link continuity)
- It's simple to use: no more difficult than PowerPoint.
- As maps get big, it gets very slow. Often a result of updating links or feeder maps. Improve processing engine— make it multi-core?
- Ability to electronically sign and control maps would be good. Passwords ok, need sigs.
- Multiple screen use has some anomalies like tooltips appearing on the next screen.
- Flowchart variants (green boxes) need to have version update and revision number capability as base maps (blue) have.
- Ease of use on the fly when a group is working live.
- Nice aesthetics such that maps can be shown in final deliverables.
- The right amount of functionality.
- Pop-up tips as you go.
- Format options that change everything to a pre-defined format.
- Remove the constant pop-up reminders to upgrade.
- Shows process steps
- Works well on Macs and Windows
- Works well with MS project
- Lack of integration with MS Teams or Slack
- Not very useful for KanBan
- Limited templates compared with other products
- Not easy to share (with exception of cloud) with people who use other products.
- It is so easy to use to quickly capture and arrange information.
- It does a good job representing lots of ideas and concepts so people can see and understand them.
- It exports the information into others tools well when needed.
- Past editions have had a few challenges in how the information is formatted when exported, but that continues to improve.
- Very easy way to setup a visual "Dashboard" for weekly activities. Much more flexible, interactive and interesting than a simple to-do list
- Great way to organize collaborations with topics for each project goal and individual tasks.
- Great way to generate outlines for papers and grants. Each topic can be a specific section and subtopics are piece of information that need to be put there. Then it's easy to rearrange until the structure and flow of the paper is set. From there the actual writing is much easier
- 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
- If you have large complex problems or projects where people struggle to see the connectivity between initiatives, the whole picture and where their part fits into it. MindManager can provide a perspective to meet every stakeholder's needs.
- Good problem solving prevents people/teams from jumping to solutions but rather forces a tight problem definition and a generation of all of the possible solutions to that problem and then an assessment of these potential solutions to arrive at the best one to execute. MindMaps is the best way to do this.
- In design thinking you need a tool that can help with both the divergent and convergent thinking processing required by the team. MindMaps is the best tool for all the processes in a design thinking project.
- Any creative problem-solving exercise requires analytical/linear thinking and non-linear thinking - this is where MindMaps excel.
- Learning/Exploring all of the features in MindManager and the best ways of doing things with it.
- All of the templates provided/shown are a bit basic and do not demonstrate the power of the tool for that application (relying too much on knowledgeable users).
- I am actually pretty happy with MindManager that way it is - simple but with endless use case possibilities.
- Presentation options for when presenting to Corporate clients.
various versions of the software. Incredibly happy with what v2018 offers today (have maintenance package for the 2019 upgrade but yet to install). Much an analog man for early brainstorming on sketchbooks or whiteboards, all ends up in the software.
insane amount of control. Implementing dashboards is next, so that specific people look at specific things. GANTT I believe will become my new best friend.
- Super easy to use; everyone gets the basics and the power behind mind mapping.
- Incredible flexibility to grow/expand on ideas and then to link them.
- Dashboards and Gantt charts are polished.
- Multi-monitor support...could be my setup here but I struggle with super large maps and I find using a set of linked smaller maps to be less grief than scrolling around a large map but I would highly prefer seeing the bigger picture. That or some hotkeys to improve using a super large map.
- Online training
- I love the ability to filter a map based on various attributes. It makes it much easier to distill or prioritize information especially as the maps get more complex.
- Being able to turn a map into a Gantt chart and/or an outline depending on the situation and the audience really prevents a lot of unnecessary effort in reformatting all the time you have put into a map.
- Love the newer ability to share a link to a web browser interactive map with people who do not use MindManager. Makes it much easier to convey the intent you had when creating the map (expand/collapse, etc.) to someone who doesn't have full access to the features of MindManager.
- Over the 9+ years that I have been using MindManager, the application has added all functionality that I have longed for. My biggest one was having to use Microsoft Visio whenever I needed to create a flowchart. Now flowcharts are included as a map type, so I'm good.
- Excellent at helping to brainstorm ideas.
- Intuitive and simple interface.
- Excellent tool to help to provide a more concrete representation of abstract ideas.
- Great integration with MS Office applications.
- Project management capability was a bit weak.
- Template and map creation is somewhat difficult.
However, it does not seem to be extremely effective when using as a PM tool
MindManager Scorecard Summary
What is MindManager?
MindManager aims to bring clarity and structure to plans, projects, and processes.
With it, the vendor says users can transform scattered ideas and information into dynamic visual mind maps, flowcharts, concept maps, matrices and other diagrams. They state users can also take control of their work, synthesize vast amounts of data, collaborate and communicate more effectively, and boost productivity to gain a competitive edge.
MindManager is presented as a suite of intuitive visualization products that helps individuals and teams think more clearly, make better decisions, and get on the path to personal and organizational success.
- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
- Entry-level set up fee?No
|One-Time Cost||$349||per perpetual license|
|Annual Subscription||$169||per year|
|Organizations||Contact sales team|
MindManager Support Options
|Video Tutorials / Webinar|
MindManager Technical Details
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS, Android|
|Supported Languages:||English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese|