Must-Have Tool for Anyone Writing Technical Documentation
August 18, 2014

Must-Have Tool for Anyone Writing Technical Documentation

Mark Warrick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MindJet MindManager


I have been using MindManager for about 5 years. Overall, I think it's a great product and I use it daily. As an IT Business Analyst, one of my jobs is to map out current processes and to-be processes in a way that's understandable both by non-technical stakeholders and programmers. MindManager is simple, fast and efficient. When it comes to brainstorming, it's awesome.


The application is memory intensive and large maps will take a while to load. The PDFs, Flash exports and Word exports are horrible. Hopefully MindJet will one day get those right.

  • Awesome for brain storming - much faster than flow charts, white boards or hand written notes.
  • Great tool for technical documentation. The ability to move things around within the "map" and interlink topics makes it much more useful than a standard specification doc. And you can export it in the usual software requirements specifications format.
  • Embedding screen shots and attaching notes to the topics is simple and quick
  • The HTML exports work well for publishing MindManager maps.
  • Needs better HTML and PDF export options. The PDFs are totally useless.
  • Needs better memory management.
  • A paired down version of the product that perhaps didn't include all the bells and whistles most people won't use could decrease the cost and entice more people to buy it.
  • The online file storage is not easy to use and not something I would direct fellow employees or clients to use.
  • For me, it's all about creating documentation quickly and in a way that all parties understand. It works very well for presentations.
There's really nothing quite like MindManager out there that I've found. And I did some pretty extensive research to find documentation tools!
The current feature set of MindManager is perfectly fine. I see no reason to upgrade unless the issues I described are fixed.
It's not good for flow charts, but it's very good for technical documentation.