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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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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
Convert meeting notes rapidly and move them around to create a good sequence of ideas.
Then add documentation: tables, notes, hyperlinks to website.
Playing around with concepts helps with better defining the problems. Once the parameters are found, solution is easier to figure.
Alexis van Dam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
To organize information radially as opposed to linearly. Get more insights and actions out of meetings. Visualize info to remember, process and better decision making. Make beter visual presentations. Prepare better for presentation or courses. Organize thought. Stakeholder management. Organize contacts and prepare strategies as a custom visual customer relationship management tool.
Bob Slone | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
MindManager is great in big change projects where a lot of meetings and decisions are being made over time. In that scenario there are likely a lot of other apps supporting dev, testing, etc.

But MM is still more like Six Sigma than anything else in the market and there are still a lot of big companies with SS-like cultures where a strong core tool gets more buy-in.

I think it's less valuable for shorter term projects.
March 20, 2024

MM review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Use it when you wish to arrange and rearrange concepts, plans, steps, ideas, so they make better sense - in some particular context. Ideally everyone would have some idea of how MM works so that visual editing in a large group would be easier - trust would be higher that all this brainstorming etc. is going somewhere.
Peter Ives | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have found it a great tool for presenting information visually, which I find an extremely useful format to stay organised. I have also found Mindmanager over the years to be extremely versatile with the templates available to use it for many varied disciplines from international sales to project management, to teaching and consulting. I have also been able to develop some of my own templates including one used to overlay the Solution Selling process onto a Mindmap and then incorporate all the traditional Opportunity Management documents that need to be updated to keep track of the sales progress.
It has been a bit of a challenge when you want to use Mindmanager across multiple operating systems as the versions that ran on the MAC O/S didn't have the same functionality as did the Windows version.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
+ It’s good if You want to visualize data from different views. Like categorized or filtered information. + It’s good for making smaller project plans direct from brainstormed ideas. + It’s very good for structuring a big document with different chapters. - It’s lacking when you want to visualize multi-relations between different objects.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Well suited:
  • Supporting my thinking and creating processes
  • Automatically creating maps with a thousand items
  • Publishing a map in two mouse clicks
Less suited:
  • Apart from the hierarchical mindmap, MM now supports a range of other (related) map types; that is candidate for improvements.
  • Instead of powerpoint slides, MindManager now supports creating its own slides; that also is candidate for improvements; it is a handicap that these slides only can be played from MindManager itself
  • IMHO the published HTML5 map could compete with some so-called Dashboards; so pity that the filter option only works fine for mutually exclusive marker types.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Working alone on a project Less appropriate for share. Or at least I could not find out yet how to share and collaborate easy with other that don't have the software. Because of this my colleagues are not convinced yet of its potential. It's to cumbersome to share and collaborate in a google environment
Wanda Craig, aka Raegan Teller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I love to outline in MM and its ability to link related maps. Great help to me as a writer! I don't love the export of the outlines. Needs to be a cleaner, simpler look. I work around it, though. I rated the above question 6 only because it's too expensive. I've had it for years and, until recently, got almost every upgrade. I can't afford it now and may have to look for an alternative to keep updated software. Bummer!
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Good at soft systems analysis scenarios. That is putting word documents together for interview questions. User Manuals for software applications and the like. I mainly make use of it for personal use for my day job.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For Information Management MM has proved invaluable in organizing information sources to support consulting engagements in the field of healthcare information technology and architecture.
For Project Management it is currently proving to be very useful in supporting the development of content for cybersecurity eBooks. Chapters and topics can easily be chunked and status-tracked, and linkages to artifacts, resources and primary sources can easily be managed.
Mark Williamson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I've used it for 20 years for everything (personal finance, projects, and work). When I first started, the topics couldn't even collapse so the maps got very big very quickly. The newer versions have, obviously, eliminated that issue and I've used it very effectively for years managing HR in a 250-person utility. Because I was so familiar with it, it was very easy for me to use. The learning curve was pretty steep, though, so I had trouble getting other people to use it though they were always impressed by the maps I used.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For me, it's pretty well-suited to what I need it to do. I come up with a broad main topic and then break it down into finer and finer detail using the topics and subtopics. I sometimes need to mess with the theme or template in order to make it obvious when a subtopic should be considered a topic all on its own. I often use Radial Maps because they allow me to use an extra level of topics (the main topic) and put it in the middle of all the other topics. I would prefer to use Free From if it included a Main Topic level and the ability to branch main topics off in any direction. Also, for Free Form, let us choose which direction subtopics go from the topics (left or right or under or over).
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