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MindManager

Overview

What is MindManager?

MindManager is a mind mapping and project management tool that aims to boost users’ productivity. It is designed to facilitate a wide range of project types, and includes cross-platform functionality and 3rd party integrations.

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Recent Reviews

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Facilitating Brainstorming: Users have emphasized MindManager's role in streamlining brainstorming sessions and effectively capturing …
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MM review

9 out of 10
March 20, 2024
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Understanding complex interrelationships between seeming unrelated issues. Creatively imagining, capturing and then logically arranging …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Notes and Attachments (5)
    9.1
    91%
  • Drag-and-Drop Capabilities (5)
    8.4
    84%
  • Color and Style Customization (5)
    7.1
    71%
  • Import and Export Options (5)
    6.7
    67%

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Pricing

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MindManager for Microsoft Teams

$105

Cloud
per year

Annual Subscription

$179

Cloud
per year

Organizations

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Cloud

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.mindmanager.com/en/pages/my…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Demos

Introducing MindManager: a mind-mapping and project management software

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Features

Mind Mapping

These tools help users visualize ideas and make them come to life through charts and diagrams.

7.6
Avg 7.0
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Product Details

What is MindManager?

MindManager aims to bring clarity and structure to plans, projects, and processes.

It helps users to transform scattered ideas and information into dynamic visual mind maps, flowcharts, concept maps, matrices and other diagrams. Users can also take control of their work, synthesize vast amounts of data, collaborate and communicate more effectively.

MindManager is a suite of visualization products that helps individuals and teams think more clearly, make better decisions, and get on the path to personal and organizational success.

MindManager Features

Mind Mapping Features

  • Supported: Cross-Platform Compatibility
  • Supported: Customizable Templates
  • Supported: Import and Export Options
  • Supported: Real-time Collaboration Tools
  • Supported: Drag-and-Drop Capabilities
  • Supported: Notes and Attachments
  • Supported: Color and Style Customization
  • Supported: Presentation Mode
  • Supported: Integration with Task Management
  • Supported: Mind Map Revision History

Additional Features

  • Supported: Excel Data Mapper
  • Supported: Dynamic Views: Gantt, Kanban, Schedule view, icon view, tag view, map view
  • Supported: Project cost tracking
  • Supported: Jira integration
  • Supported: SmartRules and formulas
  • Supported: Microsoft Teams Integration
  • Supported: Content control
  • Supported: MindManager Snap
  • Supported: Map Roll ups
  • Supported: sync with online storage
  • Supported: sticky notes

MindManager Screenshots

Screenshot of MindmapScreenshot of Reverse BrainstormingScreenshot of MindManager for Microsoft TeamsScreenshot of MindManager SnapScreenshot of MindManager GoScreenshot of Mind Maps in MindManagerScreenshot of Organizational Charts in MindManagerScreenshot of Timelines  in MindManagerScreenshot of Flowcharts  in MindManagerScreenshot of Venn & Onion Diagrams  in MindManagerScreenshot of Kanban Boards  in MindManagerScreenshot of Funnel Charts  in MindManagerScreenshot of Matrix Diagrams  in MindManagerScreenshot of SWOTScreenshot of MindManager Jira IntegrationScreenshot of Gantt Pro ExcelScreenshot of Sticky NotesScreenshot of Activity digestScreenshot of Easy file sharingScreenshot of Whiteboard

MindManager Videos

MindManager – Visualization Tools and Mind Mapping Software
In this video, TrustRadius goes over some of the best project management software out there - including MindManager.
MindManager as solution for everything. Case Study brewery Murau, Austria. The Murau brewery relies on MindManager and uses the software for everything from meeting management and budget planning to spare parts management for their machinery.
The most beloved MindManager features of our customers

MindManager Integrations

MindManager Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese

Frequently Asked Questions

MindManager is a mind mapping and project management tool that aims to boost users’ productivity. It is designed to facilitate a wide range of project types, and includes cross-platform functionality and 3rd party integrations.

Miro, Xmind, and Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite are common alternatives for MindManager.

Reviewers rate Notes and Attachments highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of MindManager are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Facilitating Brainstorming: Users have emphasized MindManager's role in streamlining brainstorming sessions and effectively capturing creative ideas, ultimately aiding in the navigation of intricate concepts and fostering collaboration among team members. The intuitive interface and customizable features make it a valuable tool for generating innovative solutions during group discussions.

Visual Information Organization: Reviewers admire the seamless process of capturing and structuring information in a visual layout, enabling them to visualize connections between different concepts easily and enhance overall comprehension. The visual representation enhances communication within teams by providing a clear overview of complex topics and promoting better decision-making processes.

Structured Templates for Documentation: Some users have noted that the structured templates offered by MindManager provide a systematic approach to documenting information in various formats, contributing to a more organized and visually appealing presentation of materials. These templates streamline the creation process for reports, presentations, and project plans, saving time while ensuring consistency across different projects.

Restrictive Templates: Users have found the new templates overly formal and limiting, particularly in terms of spacing and arrangement features, hindering their customization options and creativity when designing mind maps.

Complex Feature Training: Reviewers have noted that the feature set has grown more intricate, necessitating training to fully exploit its capabilities, which many find inconvenient and time-consuming. This complexity can be a barrier for users seeking a straightforward and intuitive experience.

Platform Compatibility Issues: Multiple users have encountered functionality disparities between versions and faced challenges with broken document attachment links when using MindManager across different platforms. These compatibility issues can disrupt workflow efficiency and lead to frustration among users relying on seamless cross-platform integration.

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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Word in Outline view creates outlines but it is not possible to add pictures nor keep it in a coherent tree presentation.
Powerpoint are individual slides where the audience see only the current slides without looking at its relation with all other topics. When deploying a MindMap, you disclose how you found that path and the user see the tree.
Bob Slone | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ultimately, the ability to pull ideas together and get agreement on them is the core to all software project success. Brainstorming is still how that happens. In small bursts, in conversations, or in meetings. MindManager is the best tool to capture all that and turn it into actionable steps.
March 20, 2024

MM review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Did not use any. However, there are now some useful links to AI programs which create very interesting maps, really is just another way of outputting AI search results. These take the form of add ins so are not all that common now. Still it is easy to find them on line.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Occasionally I look at other mind mapping software. Sometimes I see bells and whistles that I think are "nice to have". But in terms of robustness, completeness and, last but not least, a macro mechanism (including programming language and API) they lose it all.
Wanda Craig, aka Raegan Teller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
As an individual author, I don't have a need for many of the team and other functions of MM. For my use, as much as I love it, the cost has become prohibitive. I plan to research cheaper alternatives if MM no longer supports my version (MM 2020).
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I think each of these have many positives, however from my perspective being a private business I do not want to invest in other solutions unless they have a major differentiator. My main temptation to move would be to a product that would allow me to share via Google or MS products, simply and easily but keeping the format to my design.
Mark Williamson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Results Manager (developed by Gyronix and now owned by Olympic Software in Britain) integrates with MindManager and massively increases the power by running "dashboards" that sort map parts by topic, date, etc. (without changing the underlying MindManager map).
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
There are others I tried but I can't remember the names of them. There are things that I think are done better by Coggle and Scapple. Even some things I think MindManager did back in the MindJet days. Freedom to place topics/main topics wherever you want is super, super nice, as well as choosing in which direction, up, down, left, right, or otherwise, you can have subtopics head off to. For Coggle, their default theme is just a lot nicer. But, ultimately, MindManager has a lot of functionality those don't have built-in. For example, Scapple is both too simple and too complicated at the same time. The amount of reading required to do anything halfway interesting with such a basic tool is ridiculous and its inability to really illustrate hierarchies of ideas and do so with a compelling format is just too limiting.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Miro
I've used a stack of other tools for Mind Maps but the one that pops into mind is Miro. Whilst MM doesn't look as pretty as Miro, the usability far outweights Miro and other tools alike. For example, Miro looks great but I find it cumbersome to join the dots or add or remove nodes in a tree view or process.

Additionally, I like the ability to be able to add attachments or images quickly in MM, which is added context you don't get from other mapping tools.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I've seen the development of MindManager over the past 20 years and am impressed with the support of the new ownership and expansion of features as the software has undergone significant development. This is a professional product. Unfortunately, it's quite far ahead of the adoption of 'mind mapping' as a practice. That said, any person or organization willing to utilize mind mapping to the extent that it can be used will find this software takes care of those needs. To date we are still finding how to become more efficient/effective through MindManager's features...
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I think it was more accurately designed to help me to visualize. I first started in Powerpoint and realized it wasn't going to be enough to brainstorm new ideas and future concepts.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is different from other project management software because it is easy to use and can be used by just about anyone. With its intuitive interface, you can create mind maps and brainstorm up to four levels of notes and ideas. It has over 50 predefined shapes to capture your ideas and you can also add your own shapes. The software does come with a steep price tag, however. The free trial period is more than enough to see if the software is worth the cost.
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