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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.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/G0/tH/IK72TUPKZR3A.JPEGMindManager Adds GPS to Your MapsCurrently I'm the beta fish for MindManager; beta testing solo for use by our team here, and then fighting for it. For 30+ years I've been using 'mind mapping' techniques, starting while at UW, then progressing through 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. MM allows for simply moving a branch of a map onto its own. As I hold various roles I need to link maps as I get more granular... I find sharing a map a few levels down is simpler for me than fiddling with a large map, but I haven't tried the new HTML exporting, so I could be behind the bus on that. MM also has an intense, immense and impressive ability for me to CODE AND SORT tasks for whatever I need. Beyond the obvious who/what/when the ability to code and sort tasks by font/color/icons/etc/etc/etc means allows for an 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. Looking forward to sharing via the html functionality with non-MM users. Brilliant strategy to get power users work out there and give a taste to the uninitiated. Mindjet partner Olympic Limited sells an add-on that makes the above easier. Kudos to Mindjet for their partners. Regarding Corel, I'm glad they purchased Mindjet! I fondly recall how 30 years ago utterly intuitive Wordperfect on the NeXT platform was daily, as I struggle with MSO. Good on the folks at Corel to pick up these gems. TK,Strategic Planning Brainstorming Process Mapping Knowledge Management Task and Project Management Project Planning,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.,1 to 10,10,$400 for the ability to do a project mapped out or hierarchical. Ability to lay out all the tasks and Gantt them - included. Ability to share maps with anyone with a browser - included.,I'll keep it simple: the ability to easily, intuitively add/move topics and tasks around so fluidly isn't possible in Word or Excel,,1,,Brainstorming and then prioritizing Project Management and Tracking Knowledge Base - Storage Knowledge Base - Dissemination,Publishing Maps and sending as HTML Embedding multiple maps in HTML and sent as one big (non-editable) map Integrating Tasks with Outlook is on the docket,Resource allocation Integrating with office and committees Custom filtering to dashboards (eg for office, committee, even down to the person level),10,Microsoft Office 365, Snagit, Dropbox,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product Vendor Reputation Existing Relationship with the Vendor Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor Analyst Reports Third-party Reviews,Perhaps present the top 3 options to a user group, but I'll be presenting to the board so not really a change in the evaluation process but the next step.,Implemented in-house,Yes,Change management was minimal,None with MindManager Some issues getting Olympic product to work with TrendMicro AV but my understanding is that was due to an IT managed platform,10,Online training Self-taught,7,Yes and no. Sure you can plug away but watching a 30-60 min video helped me greatly.,10,Take the time to consider your information/project classification and methodology!MindManager can handle anything you throw at it, so don't throw garbage.Once established, it's super easy to throw down info/brainstorming/etc against either an existing map or create a new one via templates and link it where necessary. That way easy to enter and find whatever you need to do.,Yes - we have customized the interface extensively,No - we have not done any custom code,Nothing done.,Yes,8,No,Haha, when the sales team gave the seat price for charities! We can get a few licenses now and not crimp.,Just getting going...no fanfare to start mapping Adding formatting Printing maps Publishing and sharing maps,Scrolling large maps (but I really could rotate my monitor to portrait mode),9,10,10,10,Microsoft Outlook for tasks,Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Excel,,,No integration done.,10,10,N/A,N/A,Yes,Publishing and Sharing of maps,Better ability to scale Snagit attachmentsConvert a book into MindManagerI use mind manager to organize content of reference books and create value charts.,Strategic Planning Brainstorming Process Mapping Problem Solving,Dynamically organize information. Help identify strategy gaps. Maintaining mind maps in the cloud.,Improved process mapping. Support for Scrum.,1 to 10,10,Organized content needed for consulting. Improved strategic planning. Ability to quickly find information.,I took the BABOK guide and completely transferred all the content, text, chapters and illustrations into a mind map. I can see relationships between various chapters much more easily.,,1,,Process flow Brainstorming Business planning,Process engineering Presenting new idea or proposal Project tracking,Group cooperation on project Process flow documentation Business planning,10,OneNote, Microsoft 365 Business, Microsoft Access,No,Price Product Features Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor Third-party Reviews,Not applicable,Don't know,Not applicable,10,No,10,No,I haven’t had any big issue with software,Brainstorming Process mapping with swimlanes Project Management,Process mapping and connecting relationships The mobile edition needs more functionality,Yes,10Great project management application!MindManager is slowly being adopted as a helpful kickoff tool for new projects. We are able to identify the goals of the project and the attributes needed at a high level.,Strategic Planning Brainstorming Process Mapping Knowledge Management Problem Solving Task and Project Management Project Planning,Project planning, being able to quickly identify tasks. Solutioning across multiple departments at a high level. Process flow visualization.,Workflow creation functionality.,51 to 100,7,Saved time Identify tasks quickly,We were able to quickly and easily identify tasks and user stories that would need to be put into a formal agile format.,,10,,Developing workflows Outlining processes Go live prep,Go live prep Agile sprint planning Change Management,Project timelines Project workflows Team organization,10,Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System,No,Product Features Product Usability,I wouldn't.,Don't know,not sure,10,Self-taught,Yes it was very easy to use without training.,10,I did not have to configure this product,I did not configure software.,10,No,I've never needed it.,thought process flow planning,gnat chart,9,10,10,10,n/a,Microsoft visio,File import/export,10,Work with your IT people.,10,10,Was not part of this.,Was not part of this.,Not sure.,N/AMindManager: A Project Manager's favorite tool in his/her tool chest.I have used MindJet MindManager since 1997 with version 3.0 of the software. I am in project management and it is a trusted tool in my toolbox. I use it for writing meeting notes, presentations, brain storming, and even developing a project plan. It thinks the way that I do and it is very easy for people to follow along either on a projector on on a WebEx.,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.,10,Increased productivity in meetings (for both the presenter and the audience). Increased solutions in brainstorming sessions due to the visual associative properties of the product. Personal organization in areas of note taking, to do lists, project management, etc. Great for students, used this extensively while going for my masters degree for papers and Capstone.,,,Implemented in-house,10MindManager - Thinking Visually ... or the outliner I always wantedIn my solo law practice technology consulting business, I use MindManager nearly every day to brainstorm, organize and present projects. It is especially effective at sorting out thoughts, issues and processes.,Outlining Making relationships and issues visual Reorganizing and condensing complex issues.,Allow multiple icons on topics, for additional emphasis Constrain graphics size when importing to keep map from "exploding" Export to Microsoft Word can work well, but a "receiving" template planned for MindManager content helps.,9,Clearer issue spotting and organization for writing. Better meeting planning and execution. Eliciting excitement about ideas.,,1,1,10,Implemented in-house,10MindManager effective for businessIt is used to capture ideas during brainstorming activities and to organize topics for presentations. It is also used as a high level planning tool in conjunction with MS Project.,Using keyboard shortcuts it is easy to construct a map Easy to share with others, even those who do not have MindManager on their computer Access to large number of map templates,Offer easier to use or insert graphics More free-form lines and topics. Make it easier to stray from the templates on topic placement,8,Leads to quicker creation of reports when organizing information with MindManager Effectively share information with others in a clear graphic style,,9,8,,Brainstorming Organizing topics Root cause analysis,Personal dashboards,Training others on how to mind map may increase use Share how MindManager is used in the organization,Starting a Map Entering information from the keyboard,Adding embellishments to topics like graphics It's not obvious how to add timeline information,Yes, but I don't use it,7
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MindManager helps individuals, teams and enterprises do the right work, faster and better, by simplifying the way they capture, process and share information. Transforming unstructured ideas and data into dynamic visual maps, MindManager says it gives people a clearer understanding of and greater control over their time, work and world.

The vendor says that MindManager’s flexible, intuitive design supports freeform thinking, fluid organization and holistic understanding; its cross-platform functionality and third-party integrations enable a more streamlined, seamless work experience. Millions of users across thousands of global organizations brainstorm ideas creatively, plan and execute projects efficiently, communicate knowledge effectively, and drive more positive, profitable business outcomes with MindManager.

Key capabilities and benefits include:

- Creativity & Problem Solving
- Boosting Productivity
- Information & Knowledge Management
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Xmind, iMindMap, iThoughts

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Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac
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Supported Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese