MindManager

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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MindManager as solution for everything. Case Study brewery Murau, Austria
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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 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 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.
MindManager as solution for everything. Case Study brewery Murau, Austria. The Murau brewery relies on MindManager and uses the versatile software for everything from meeting management and budget planning to spare parts management for their machinery.

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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, Ayoa, and iThoughts 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).
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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use MindManager to organize my ideas in diagrams and present them to my colleagues and other stakeholders. I also used MindManager to explain the organization hierarchy and show how different departments interact with each other. MindManager was specially useful in a project that I was leading that involved an external supplier. It was easy to explain our manufacturing process flow.
Jay J. Keller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've been using MindManager for more than 20 years. Most of the time I used MM to draw mind maps during meetings and to this day, I can almost remember any discussion I had in that meeting with other participants. Even highly complex meetings I can capture with ease and if I have to write meeting minutes, it is easy to do even after days passed. This tool is that powerful. Occasionally I use it for other things too but that is not why I bought the product so many years ago.
Andreea Chirindel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have used it for multiple use cases - the main one is to map information into defined "buckets" hierarchically organized. The best thing about the tool is its ability to add notes for the components of the map as well as its pdf export functionality. Awesome! The departments that I worked after did not have the tool so I tried using some other solutions unsuccessfully. None out there is as great as MindManager.
Corey Willix | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Is my manager is a cross-functional cross-departmental online whiteboarding and strategy tool. It allows me to bring together customer success Marketing sales and operations into a single room online so we can all collaborate in a real-time fashion.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our organization, we use MindManager as an alternative tool/method to display interdependences. This helps on one hand in understanding complex topics and on the other hand, gives structure and indicates gaps. The automatic layout function saves a lot of time especially when the full picture (because of the complex topic) is not known in the beginning.
Freddy Cardoza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Mind Manager for large-scale project planning that involves numerous staff, organizational teams, support resources, and due dates. I also use Mind Manager for ideation on big ideas, masterminding my career, creating to-do lists, and even for making presentations to my team. Finally, I use it for training students in graduate school and doctoral projects, and classroom instruction.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I run an academic research lab. I use it to plan my days, weeks and quarters e.g. I have a map called "Today" that keeps me on track along with a new map for each week that tracks more goals. I also have maps for the overall lab goals. I often use maps to help brainstorm and outline new grants and papers that I'm writing.
Dan Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My use of MindManager is not in any way problem specific. I find it helpful for working with any complex problem. In my experience, it helps me to clarify and refine my own thinking and organize my thoughts and express them visually so that they are more easily understood by others as well.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I primarily use MindManager to brainstorm and plan. I first discovered it about 20 years ago while working in Marketing in London. It is very flexible and versatile; enabling me to put all my thoughts down, before re-organising; refining; prioritising, and then converting to a presentation or document. I find it significantly more productive than starting with Word or Powerpoint.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My primary use is in project planning, idea generation and brainstorming with a priority of seeing the range of relationships and connections possible for prioritizing and managing projects and engaging in a process of innovation. MindManager is a core tool for our operation which I have used for over 20 years. Each annual update adds helpful tools that make it an even more effective planning and innovation tool.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Mindmanger in my organization for the purposes of self leadership. The business problem it addresses is getting things out of my head and onto a screen in a way that can quickly be changed and manipulated to see connections and issues on the team.
Jennifer Magoon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use mind manager to help drive conversations. The ability to create easy visuals in a remote world is imperative. I use the right map a lot in brainstorming sessions. I also like the flow charts because they auto aligns themselves. I like how I can export it in a variety of ways such as a PDF or a CSV which makes the data easy to use later on.
Carrie Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
MindManager is the easiest way for me to brainstorm with other colleagues and bring our ideas to life through visualization techniques. We are able to collaborate seamlessly and roadmap new projects, from concept to completion.
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
MindManager is used within our project group to display system architectures and to capture and link requirements for complex systems. It has been used for planning work packages by linking dependencies between different aspects of the project or technology development and establishing task prioritization by making it clear which tasks and developments were needed for successful implementation.
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've tried most mind mapping tools, and MindManager is among the best. It helps me with organizing my thoughts for project planning and product development. I dabbled with the co-editing feature as a partner wanted to brainstorm some products with it, and it's very robust for both solo users and teams.
July 31, 2021

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using MindManager to map our taxonomy and share it with different teams. It is being used by our department, but the access is to all the departments across the organization. We are trying to develop a taxonomy for our next gen products. This taxonomy includes a lot of research and cross-team collaborations. We use MindManager to create maps of conversations.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have a single-user license. I enjoy using MindManager to map out my thoughts and ideas when I'm working on a challenging problem or investigation. I learned about MM from a colleague in my company, and I was able to get approval to purchase MM2019.
July 08, 2021

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Rosemary Hershey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used across the whole company for layout of ideas, setting goals, broadening creativity, visual confirmation of product planning, growth and accountability. We may start the map asking a question as the main topic. Example, "How can I use 80/20 principle to lose weight?" And from that topic, branch out into subtopics, etc. etc. that offer options and solutions.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use MindManager extensively for documentation, projects, and creating presentations. I have shown it to numerous students and people I work with. I wish I could have a $1 for every referral I made to buy MindManager prior to this last version.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have used MindManager within our department to produce process flowcharts, process planning, project management, and notetaking. We found that it boosts productivity by allowing everyone involved in a project to collaborate as it has tight integration with MS Office and other business tools such as Microsoft Teams. It takes less effort to use compared to other tools and it was a great tool that we used to collectively gain visualization of our projects and processes.
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