MindManager

MindManager

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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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How MindManager Differs From Its Competitors

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

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

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

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

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 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

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  • 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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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
  • Easy to create flow diagrams
  • Easy to connect ideas when brainstorming
  • Easy to share the projects with other people
  • Once we had a problem to save a file and the work was lost
  • At the beginning it is not so intuitive the way it works
  • I would like to easily access more shapes and colors for the textboxes
Andreea Chirindel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Break larger ideas into logically connected sub-ideas
  • Add notes for the main buckets of work
  • Export the maps and its links as well as notes
  • Ease of navigation and map building
  • Make it easier for companies to order the tool - focus on institutional sales
Jennie Vickers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Provides a one page view
  • Allows you to identify gaps fast
  • Forces more creative solutions
  • A one-year subscription is not good for those of us who started using MindManager when it came on a disc. Life changes, jobs change, and devices change. One year on either a PC or Mac does not endear me to MindManager.
  • It has logged me out a few times. When this happens and I am busy it is easier to use an alternative piece of tech.
  • I would like the Mac and PC versions to be fully matched and interoperable.
Corey Willix | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • MindManager has an excellent library of templates to choose from they get you started quickly.
  • MindManager is more simple to launch and learn versus other mind mapping software that can be quite complex to learn out of the box.
  • In a cross-platform company such as ours, having the ability for users to patch him through both windows and mobile at the same time is a very helpful feature.
  • Not able to add many different types of multi-media to the map (such as Video files, etc)
  • Would like a broader range of Export options
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Automatic layouting when entering more/new items
  • Additional information can be added to the items
  • Easy handling by automation
  • Multiple connections (n to n)
  • Export functionality
  • More easily co-editing (compare with Mural, Miro, Whiteboard etc.)
Freddy Cardoza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Ideation
  • Brainstorming
  • Customizing icons and colors in more areas is needed
  • Making it easier to insert and manage due dates, which is slightly clunky and not as intuitive or "smart" technology-wise.
  • Kill sales popups after pro versions have been purchased.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I use it often to brainstorm and then arrange the topics into an outline.
  • It's a very easy, graphical and flexible way to setup a to do list for both short and long term projects.
  • I have also started using the flowchart capabilities to details experimental plans.
  • I would like to be able to select several topics and group them, then color them as a group.
  • Right when I select a set of topics and select Boundary, each topic gets its own boundary.
  • I would like an easier process to customize my maps e.g. with specific fonts, colors, etc. I know that this can be done, but I would like it to be easier.
  • In the latest version I'm having trouble linking to Outlook emails. This may be due to a change in outlook, but it is a capability that I really miss.
Dan Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The interface makes it very easy to use.
  • The fonts and design elements make the maps easy to read.
  • Exporting the maps to other formats is easy to do.
  • I would like to be able to click and drag some elements to make it easier to read. Some things can get bunched.
  • Always looking for templates from other users who are smarter than me.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Project planning
  • Idea generation
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Consider broadening the template options
  • Bring back, as an option the older branching structure
  • Continue to increase the video training library
  • Consider integrating with Markdown as an option
Carrie Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It captures and structures our information so that we don't lose sight of the important details.
  • We are able to connect broad swathes of data and information to help keep us focused on the most important issues at stake.
  • We can see at-a-glance where our time and effort need to be allocated.
  • To date I haven't found any holes in the solution set—I'm impressed!
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Demonstrates interdependence of individual tasks and technologies.
  • Allows faster and clearer reorganization of linkages than a system like Microsoft Visio.
  • Improved integration to turn a collection of interdependent tasks into a Gantt Chart schedule.
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The co-editing feature makes collaborating with others a delight.
  • Seems to be the most polished and feature-rich of all the mind mapping tools I've tried.
  • Very flexible handles many different project types for various needs and goals.
  • The pricing is a little high for solo users compared to other mind mapping tools, but the functionality justifies the cost.
  • The Android app didn't let me edit my maps last time I tried to use it, would be nice to edit on the go.
  • Would be nice if non-paying users could co-edit maps.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Capture ideas as they are "discovered."
  • Relate items that may seem to be unrelated.
  • Go from the macro to the micro.
  • Most grief is the whole update process. Every year going through it makes me think there has to be a better product.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Links different type of information very well
  • Graphical layout is excellent for organizing the information
  • Navigating the Mindmap is very easy
  • The graphical layout could include a better way to integrate preset icons and more variety to make more interesting Mindmaps
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to start brainstorming and build out branches of an idea!
  • Great for converting to other file types, such as Word and Excel.
  • Great for problem solving and helping keep focus on an idea because it is more visual.
  • The export to PPT feature is not great—causes a lot of rework.
  • Hot keys were not easy to find or use because so many options exist.
  • So many features were available it was almost overwhelming the more I learned.
  • Couldn't get collaboration to work.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Organizing course materials
  • Mapping academic concepts
  • Presentations
  • Workflow
  • Task planning
  • At times, it starts to crash for no reason and does so multiple times.
  • Add more case studies of creative ways to use it.
  • Improve on support.
  • Improve on training.
July 08, 2021

Great

Rosemary Hershey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Captures creativity and creates a feedback loop.
  • Ideas on MindManager canvas help organize thinking and planning and implementation. It makes the whole of any project digestible and manageable.
  • Process documentation for product creation clarifies the Who, What, When, Where and Why so our output is quality consistent and value driven for our clients.
  • Personal satisfaction ranks high when using MindManager for any occasion.
  • I would like to see more instructional videos for new users because when I first began, the beginner videos were not that great and not that many.
  • A paid help hotline for users who want that personal help option to answer specific questions. Even if you limited the questions to one a week, it would be a great option to offer.
  • You had that service a long time ago but I don't believe you have it any longer.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Visualizing an overview of a recently read book.
  • Walking thru a process.
  • Importing large MS Project files to see visually.
  • In 2021, they removed the export to PowerPoint feature. They were good to provide me a refund. I will stay with 2020 until the feature is put back.
  • It seems that after the Corel purchase they have lost their way. I am looking for an alternative product and really like Lucid.
  • Ability to import in a Word document.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Great to segment things out (projects, organizational charts, processes, workloads, etc) and gives you a full picture of the job.
  • It is user friendly, simple to use, and powerful.
  • MS Office and Teams integration is great. Allows for easy collaboration.
  • Great GUI and visuals
  • Excellent method for project planning and brainstorming
  • It can be difficult to print your mind map in a font that is large enough to easily read.
  • Certain features for first-time users are a bit daunting and there is a slight learning curve.
  • The help options can be enhanced.
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