MindManager

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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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Information Visualization Benefits

I was working on a project that involved an external company that provided a 3D visualization platform that we used to show our customers what our equipment looks like in 3D. I used mind manager to explain to the external company the way we work and execute projects, and at which stages of project …
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Information Visualization Benefits

I feel like I repeat myself but this is exactly why I use MindManager, I want to remember what was said, how we came to this conclusion. I can focus on the big view by blending out low-level comments/ideas if needed and then individually drill down into specific areas if needed.
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Information Visualization Benefits

We have collected requirements and documented them using the notes feature. We have organized functional specs dynamically and updated them as new specs were coming in, we have used it to structure the information in a way that is easy to digest and visualize.
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Information Visualization Benefits

I have been using MindManager almost since it began as a collar with Tony Buzan, so I have used it over time for everything. It helped when I was learning the languages of Italian and French. MindManager would provide a combination of pictures and words, etc.
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Information Visualization Benefits

We use the tool for various topics. One example was the collection of technologies that were structured into areas. It helped to identify gaps and redundancies. To use it as a thesaurus was another project, but it became quite complicated as the items had multiple connections. Here we see some …
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Information Visualization Benefits

I have done enormous projects with Mind Manager that involve large-scale visuals and complicated reporting relationships, spreadsheets, forms, images, and on-the-side comments tucked away from the main planning content. The ability of Mind Manager to integrate leading tools (SaaS) like Excel, …
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Information Visualization Benefits

When I am writing a grant or paper, I often start by brainstorming ideas onto a map. This eventually turns into an outline which lets me then open up a Word document with a clear direction. The ability to move things around is very important and a clear advantage over generating an outline within …
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Information Visualization Benefits

The program is very powerful and I confess that I am probably only benefitting from the tip of the iceberg when it comes to features available to me. Whether it is reimagining organizational charts to examining processes, the software is intuitive and helps me make my thoughts visual, and …
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Information Visualization Benefits

While I was Managing Director of a building company, I used to use it to do top-level planning for projects. This would vary from project to project and would include but not be limited to identifying tasks; managing risks; allocating resources; estimating timeframes; identifying milestones; …
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Information Visualization Benefits

MindManager has been a great tool for developing presentations and providing specific examples in the tool, while also providing a range of creative design options, which has been an effective way to memorize what is being presented. Some of the tools allow for prioritizing steps in project …
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Information Visualization Benefits

Our team was struggling with how to set up our new SharePoint Site. Rather than using stickies which were manual, I used mind manager to show the main pages, then sub-pages, and sub-pages after that. I was able to create several variations and allow the team to vote. It really helped them see what …
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Information Visualization Benefits

Some people are better at absorbing information when it is presented visually. For that reason, I have found this solution to work particularly well. The content is all there, it's just mapped out in a way that resonates for all team members.
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Information Visualization Benefits

MindManager has helped in brainstorming sessions to understand the complexity and interdependence of the various complex systems and technologies that the team is developing. It has been most effective as a jumping-off point to start work on a new piece of development or when setting up an …
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Information Visualization Benefits

I was recently planning to build a new piece of software and needed to do a lot of research to decide how to best create it. MindManager made it easy to compare competitors for various functions, pricing, and technology used to get a better idea of the competition and help me decide what features …
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Information Visualization Benefits

It is a good way to bring a new leader on board. Our process can seem simple to an outsider and MindManager allows us to create a picture that shows all the touchpoints that make the process complex.
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Information Visualization Benefits

As a business analyst, I needed to work with different teams that spoke different languages such as SLTs would talk in business and product teams would talk in technical. MindManager helped create mind maps for both these different teams and collaborate to create a single map that would talk both …
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Information Visualization Benefits

It helps to have all of the information related to a project collected in a single Mindmap that can be easily navigated to provide information on project progress. It also allows for defining what's missing more accurately because you can see how the various pieces of data connect to each other as …
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Information Visualization Benefits

MindManager has helped me break down lecture content, technical engineering concepts into very small bites. The value I found was in its ability to then link these small knowledge bites to other knowledge bites within the same or different domains all being done in a visual layout. The system was …
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Information Visualization Benefits

MindManager is tremendously helpful to me because I can see what I write in its totality in one place. A One page MindManager Map might become a 100 page ebook or a 6 week training course. All the topics and subtopics in one Map has helped me produce several ebooks on Amazon has sparked new ideas …
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Information Visualization Benefits

MindManager has a good number of templates that one can use to easily create flowcharts, organization charts, and workflow processes. There are also a good number of built-in icons and images in the repository that can be added to flowcharts. We used to use a Microsoft product to conduct the same …
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Information Visualization Benefits

I benefit from organizing information, structuring content, and developing strategies.

I have used it for infographics, structuring data for an executive presentation, and many other scenarios.

I used it for building a presentation and corporate mock-ups for AT&T, Dell SecureWorks, Jabil, and Verizon.
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Pricing

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MindManager for Microsoft Teams

$99

Cloud
per year

Annual Subscription

$169

Cloud
per year

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Cloud

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

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

MindManager – Powerful Visualization Tools and Mind Mapping Software
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Best Project Management Software
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Your introduction to MindManager
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Product Details

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.

MindManager Screenshots

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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.
This 10-minute video provides a crash course in the various functionalities and use cases of MindManager, and a walkthrough of how it helps teams work more effectively and efficiently.

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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.

Xmind are common alternatives for MindManager.

Reviewers rate Availability and Performance and Implementation Rating highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of MindManager are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Higher Education industry.
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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
MindManager is software that you can install on your computer and you can trust that your information is safe and confidential. Other similar products use open website platforms that store the information in clouds and you can't really control who has access to the information you are putting in there.
Jay J. Keller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
None, I looked at others in the past and did not like any of them. Their scope was either too narrow or the tool was too complicated or it did a lousy job doing what I needed it to do. The fact that I cannot even find them on the list anymore is probably a good indicator that I was not the only one feeling this way.
Andreea Chirindel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Mural mapping is more colorful and easy to flash but the notes are missing and that is a big one for me. Microsoft Powerpoint is just a baby... no noting, difficult to maneuver the "buckets".
Freddy Cardoza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have used other mind mapping software as browser extensions or try-before-you-buy programs, but MindJet MindManager is by far superior. I've bought 5+ versions in the last 20+ years. After a business leader shared it in a presentation at a conference breakout session in the 2000s, I was hooked. I've tried other programs, but they're all wannabe versions of the powerful MindJet product.
Dan Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This is really the only one like this I have used. I have tried workarounds like InDesign, PowerPoint Photoshop, and others but there really is no comparison as this was built for exactly what I am trying to do.
Jennifer Magoon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Each does very similar things. I like Miro because it is very easy to allow anyone to collaborate without having to have a file saved anywhere. Visio is great if you have spent a lot of time learning the ins and outs of it. I prefer Mind Manager for presentation and brainstorming sessions where we need to stay organized, and Miro when we need a lot of people to work together on some.
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
MindManager is the most robust of the mind mapping tools I've used, and it's great for collaborating. Xmind and MindMeister are both cheaper and have great interfaces, but they lack some of the more advanced functionality that MindManager brings to the table. If you're on a budget either of these is a good choice, but if you want the most features or the best collaboration experience then MindManager is the best choice.
July 31, 2021

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Both are equally good. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is used to get the models in a more technical format in comparison to the MindManager. MindManager is easier to use in comparison to Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. MindManager makes collaboration easy and can be understood by a layman and does not need to have specific software training.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I hated MindMeister despite all the glory it gets online. The tool was not so user-friendly to me. I struggled a lot using the topic and subtopic boxes. Perhaps it was because I had been so accustomed to MindManager that my mind got used to expecting that the same tools and features should be available and easy to use.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are still evaluating MindManager but we felt that it easily integrated with Microsoft Office and Teams than Lucid and that was really important for our team. We love the single sign-on feature and all the integration features that come with the program. We will continue to evaluate MindManager and hope to incorporate it in the near future.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our network is fluid. Previously, we had used software that allowed us to make changes to a fiber route, ring diagram, etc. immediately. It was easy to maintain and update. It allowed the Planner/Engineer to be creative and tell a story with their Market Assignments. When we used Visio to show how equipment connects together, we found even an entry-level field tech could use this drawing and connect everything correctly the very first time. However, Visio is not available in MacOSX, I'm a Windows user but for some of my coworkers that means that they need a Virtual Machine to run Visio or not running Visio at all, making MindManager the obvious choice.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
MindManager is by far the most feature rich and capable solution in the market today. The key reasons for selecting MindManager as the tool of choice are:
  1. Breadth of templates and document types (beyond the conventional mind map).
  2. Ability to import and export to different file formats.
  3. Integration with desktop productivity tools for tasks and calendar entries.
  4. Portability across Windows and Mac platforms.
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