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- It offers a clear - quick way to create Mindmaps.
- The windows version - with the addition of properties and calculations - offers a visually clear way to work with numeric values.
- Better Mac compatibility.
- Need to implement a Buzan's style map where data sits on curved colorful lines.
- Simpler way of dealing with numeric data.
- Visually helps understand how each tasks depends on another.
- Provides a project timelines for all project members to follow.
- Allows major ideas/tasks/deliverables to be all in one place.
- Allow for more flexibility with adding topic lines to anywhere on a topic box.
- Provide more flexibility with color coding topic boxes, lines, etc.
- Provide the ability to collapse/expand all subtopics at once.
It is not well suited for meeting notes/minutes.
For example, our projects have certain deliverables and we are able to easily track them using MindManager.
- Provides a great visual to full team including stakeholders of the high level look and feel of solution.
- Expansion and contraction of stories are simple to follow.
- Connecting arrows help see interaction between actors in a project.
- More Agile development friendly, example quick way to set project management streams for Backlog, in Progress, Done or Blocking.
- More variation in template options.
- Good for conceptual views but could improve on implementation options of project planning.
- The tool is intuitive and flexible. When you open multiple saved pages, they appear as multiple tabs instead of as separate documents. This makes it much easier to manage if you are sharing your screen during a meeting.
- MindManager has worked to build our process flows via brainstorming sessions; it is very easy to then utilize the outcome to track ongoing processes.
- For project management, it is useful because it allows us to document deliverables in a clear and concise manner.
- I have not found any needed improvements thus far.
- It is able to show difficult or connecting links between factors in a project management.
- It allows connecting links between several factors and not just only simple connections but several links could be attributed.
- Presentation is better compared to simple connections with Power Point.
- Too much emphasis on links sometimes confuses the reader. There should be a better presentation done in a simpler manner.
I use it for brainstorming, organizing projects and creating flowcharts/organizational charts. I am a huge fan of the ability to grab and move items easily to create up-to-the-minute work flows.
- Organizational Charts - more flexible than other programs and allows for easy movement between areas.
- Venn Diagrams - Super as a training/explanation tool for teaching or educating donors and staff.
- SWOT and Matrix - allows us to drill down on issues - link to other maps and documents.
- Swim Lanes - very important style for process management.
I haven't been able to do a swimlane process diagram.
Rolled out an organization structure redesign - Org Chart and Workflow documents provided dynamic and visually strong training materials.
We recently lost our accounting employee so I built a map itemizing all the responsibilities (day to day, monthly, special) with appropriate sub-topics with appropriate notes and attachment documents and videos explaining how to do each task.
For certain periodic tasks, I create a map showing the high-level workflow with notes and attached sample reports. The consumer gets the high-level view plus the details required to accomplish the task are just a click away. I export the map with HTML5, store the links in SharePoint so that the user always has access to the latest documentation (i.e. Sharepoint documents can change and the map reflects the latest changes).
This documentation helps the individuals understand their roles and gives them an aid in executing their responsibilities. Training a new Accounting staff member becomes much easier as their role is all laid out for them.
- It's a great place to hide details but have them accessible with a click.
- There is so much visual feedback possible with the use of intelligent icons (can click on icons to show project on a task), conditional formatting, image insertion, relationship lines, tags
- The use of filters permits seeing various aspects of your map (e.g. show only the portion of a map for a particular resource, or a particular ranking, or conditional color).
- Ability to add properties to the map topics, adds to the calculating ability.
- Automatic task rollup means that progress at lower levels in tasks can roll up to higher level progress icons. Same with calculations rolling up to higher levels.
- Full project development capabilities, with task defined, resources and appropirate visual feedback. Gantt chart etc.
- The flowchart capabilities are good but rather basic in terms of availability of flowchart shapes. Swim Lane Diagrams are available but adjusting the number of lanes takes more work than it should.
- There's a program language available (looks kind of like VBA) but there isn't a getting started manual to describe it. There is a user who is thinking of developing a course and and some pre-course download material but at this point nothing formal for explaining the capabilities of the integrated scripting language.
- Can't say anything else negative because I'd need to play more with the features I haven't yet used to comment.
- Knowledge base
- Documentation base
- Project Management
- Project Development (including Agile)
- More sophisticated flowcharts
- MindManager is well suited for project management for someone who is juggling multiple tasks. It allows for visual organization, status checks, and attachments of pertinent files to specific tasks for easier accessibility. MindManager maps can also be shared with other people who have MindManager, allowing for collaboration within a group or company.
- is great for creating flow charts to visualize organizational flow.
- MindManager helps me keep my tasks organized and keep track of the status of certain projects.
- A great feature is that MindManager allows attachments of files on my computer to specific task points, making it easier to find relevant data for a project.
- MindManager is not very user-friendly and can be difficult to learn how to utilize the entire program.
- The interface appears outdated compared to other mind mapping programs out there.
- MindManager is still a little pricey for what it is.
MindJet allows me to see all the items relevant to a topic in one screen and map out the solution or organize the content to make sense for the particular application.
- Provides an easy way to visualize all relevant aspects of a topic.
- Ease of editing and moving "ideas" around.
- Great toolbox for noting differences (colors and fonts, icons) and relationships (groups and relationship lines).
- Cross-platform compatibility (desktop and tablet/mobile versions) that all work WELL.
- Formatting can get a little "wonky" at times; colors are sometimes hard to apply.
- Option for "layered" files (notebooks with each map being a "note") would be nice.
- Better process for saving templates based on previous maps.
- Well suited for taking a "data dump" and organizing it more coherently
- Shows visual hierarchy well (data that needs to show relationships)
- Making notes on a topic quickly that may not follow sequentially (MindJet allows entries to easily be added in any order using a "branched" approach)
- Note taking on very complex subjects. Think of typical meetings that can dart from one topic to another and back again, with traditional note taking this is very hard to do, with MindJet it all part of the process. I particularly like exporting my notes out to MS Word with the MindMap on the cover and a Table of Contents and then a full display of my notes in a hierarchy.
- Brain storming . . . nothing comes close. Get a room with a projector and your team and you are ready to go without the hassle of some software and since it is visual it is easier for others to make additional associations.
- Project Planning. Yes you could build out a full project plan and then visually see the Gantt chart created. Work with the teams to do a Work breakdown structure (WBS) and then assign tasks and duration and resources. For small 100 or so line projects, it works great.
- In version 5 of the software, it integrated with the tasks in MS Outlook. I would create a weekly task list by project and then sync this with Outlook. In version 6 it lost this capability.
- I am sorry, but I do not see any other weaknesses of the product. Each version has added additional functionality and I plan on upgrading to the latest version shortly.
- Efficient collaboration tool and document version tracking.
- Mindjet keeps track of all the versions edited by users, so you can tell who was the last editing the document.
- The way maps and flowcharts are created so easily. The templates library is very handy and helps you organize your ideas in a proper way.
- Helps to organize and prioritize tasks within a medium sized team
- Download documents without the need to open each of the documents
- Copy-paste folders and their contents into another location
- The server went off several times this year
- Organizing workload
- Determine specific tasks for specific people and seeing the overall progress in a Gantt chart
- MS Office integration so you can easily export to whatever format you need
- Annual planning tool
- Not a substitution for your PC filing system
- Not a backup tool (some users may be able to erase files, but there is an option for the admin to recover them)
The maps helped form task forces, when needed and immediate action was required. This way when the meeting was necessary, we could have the full picture of where we were and what was left to be done, and could establish specific actions.
- Provides an excellent way to visualize your projects and timelines.
- Allows full integration of Excel spreadsheet data (Windows only).
- Allows searching and filtering of complex maps.
- Allows effective icon and task management elements to your map.
- Excellent starter templates and map types.
- MacOS and iOS fully functionality and feature set. Most important request.
- Allow a more integrated and incremental update process. A lot of the time I need to call Mindjet support to get the correct upgrade version.
- Allow integration with cloud services such as AWS, iCloud and IBM.
- Visual planning and tracking.
- Integration of spreadsheet data.
- Excellent HTML 5 export.
- Less effective with accessing and updating external databases and cloud services.
- Improved our budget planning and tracking.
- Visual layout complex and time dependent projects.
- Effectively communicate ideas and concepts both internally and externally.
- Effective archival and storage of previous ideas and plans.
- Biggest feature is the ability to quickly publish a map for use in collaborations with students.
- It is also possible to directly collaborate on maps with others, though the capabilities of that feature are somewhat limited.
- Very easy to organize every dimension of one's ideas. Throw everything out there and then hook stuff up. That's the best way, for me, to write or organize virtually any project.
- Only one... There should be an easy way to quickly backup up to the local drive all maps in the online mindjet map depository. An easy add for your brilliant engineers, I'm sure. :)
- I like how there is no limit to page size or levels of ideas that you are able to create.
- I like how the program easily creates nice clean PDFs.
- I like that you can automatically balance the mind map so that the objects are evenly spaced.
- For new people some of the key combinations could be hard to remember for shortcuts.
- Maybe there could be some sort of one page explanation on how to get the most of out of the program.
- Reminders on how to use certain features could be useful every once in a while.
- Easy to setup project templates with the typical steps or activities required, including typical responsibilities and activity duration.
- Very flexible and easy to use. Adding, eliminating and modifying activities is a breeze.
- Completed projects contain links to as much key information as required related to the project. This facilitates project evaluation at completion and auditing.
- When I create a project template that includes links to other template files, for example published review check off lists, there is a manual process required to open the template, save it in another location and re-link the final file. I wish there was an automatic way of doing this.
- I wish there was a way to make changes to the relationship between activities through the Gantt chart.
- I use it often to brainstorm and then arrange the topics into an outline.
- It's a very easy, graphical and flexible way to setup a to do list for both short and long term projects.
- I have also started using the flowchart capabilities to details experimental plans.
- I would like to be able to select several topics and group them, then color them as a group.
- Right when I select a set of topics and select Boundary, each topic gets its own boundary.
- I would like an easier process to customize my maps e.g. with specific fonts, colors, etc. I know that this can be done, but I would like it to be easier.
- In the latest version I'm having trouble linking to Outlook emails. This may be due to a change in outlook, but it is a capability that I really miss.
I've not found the Gantt chart functions very user-friendly. It would be great to improve this.
I use it to brainstorm, organise ideas and have a conversation with the same vision. At the beginning of a project, I use it to group tasks by subject and to make sure everyone agrees. I also used it to manage projects before we switch to another tool.
- The export in HTML allows me to share a nice and navigable version of the mindmap with people who don't have MindManager.
- A mindmap is intuitive for everyone, no need to explain when first use.
- MindManager is easy to learn because it shares a lot with MS Office in the way to use it.
- MindManager has great templates to start with.
- The dependency arrows don't snap at the best place on a topic. I always move them at the end of a topic, for both ends. They are easier to see like this.
- The icon style (e.g. emoji) could be nicer.
- In the last version, the map theme editor got great improvement with the easy editor, however, there should be a way to get it even easier.
For example, I was asked to create a management dashboard with a lot of indicators and measures. I used MindManager with the director in order to get all the requirements, to group and sort them. Finally, she prioritized the important ones knowing what was left to wait.
- First and foremost, it is a great way to brainstorm and bring ideas together in a visual way. You can quickly organize these thoughts and idea, link them, prioritize items if needed and add graphics and call-outs to give more direction on what needs more focus and refinement.
- As a Manager, I need to be able to report on progress to my internal customers and stakeholders. MindManager lets me create project status reports and dashboards that are well organized and easy to read. The ability to then export to an interactive PDF for delivery via email is a great feature. The person reviewing the PDF doesn't need MindManager, yet they can interact with the elements as you designed them.
- I have been creating instructional materials for various types of businesses and MindManager is a very good tool for laying out the steps in a business process or showing the process flow of a particular application or software project. MindManager lets me create these steps visually while being able to show relationships and other details. I can then save these as PNG files for use in other documents and web pages.
- When I first started using MindManager, it was very easy to add main topics to the Central Topic. Floating topics were easy to align and use. With the newer versions, some of that control seems to have been lost. It is harder to align and move your main topics around like before.
- When you exported to the MindManager Viewer ( interactive PDF ) everything stayed aligned just as you had created it. The Viewer document doesn't seem to keep things as aligned. As you expand items, they jump around forcing you to scroll more.
- MindManager handles brainstorming very well.
- MindManager handles concept maps very well
- MindManager handles problem solving analysis very well
- MindManager could use some better features around onboarding for newer users
- Grouping ideas and concepts
- Categorization of prioritized tasks
- Plays nice with other tools (web browser, and ms word etc)
- I am really missing the capabilities to do timelines and customize shapes of flow charts.
- There is not a large selection of templates in the app to use.
- Outlining oral or written presentations: the ability to throw ideas onto the map and then organize and reorganize them is really efficient.
- Brainstorming complicated problems, process improvement: the ability to capture large numbers of pain points, ideas, questions and categorize and prioritize them is very effective for us.
- Process tracking: have used the gantt chart functionality to track process improvement efforts.
- At this point, I do not have any suggestions.
- Easy to use and edit existing mindmaps which attracts many new users to signup.
- Ability to share across HTML and embed in SharePoint is great feature.
- The use of checklist option for our onboarding program is quite useful.
- Web version still not very stable.
- Good use more Online training and webinars.
- More technical savvy sales team.
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|