Easy-to-use way to capture, organise and share ideas, with useful additional functionality
December 02, 2018

Easy-to-use way to capture, organise and share ideas, with useful additional functionality

David Booth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MindManager

I use MindManager to capture and organise ideas: it enables me to set these out in a logical structure, and the visual representation is helpful in giving an overview perspective. The ability to export maps in formats that can be shared with others - and 'walked-through' as presentations - is very useful (e.g. summarising workshop outputs).

The functionality of MindManager has developed significantly over the past 2-3 years (the 'training webinar' programme is helpful in introducing these). There are opportunities to continue to develop the application further (e.g. more intuitive, Help function) for a simpler user experience, and this might require more of a step-development than steady improvement - but this is a possible direction for the future rather than a limitation of the current version.
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brainstorming
  • Process Mapping
  • Enables clear, logically-structured visual articulation of ideas, with easy re-sorting of the structured visualisation
  • Tags and flags are useful in categorising and filtering information
  • Task management is good, e.g. linking (and synching) tasks with Outlook, Gantt charts, progress reports), so MindManager is useful in organising and implementing non-complex projects
  • More intuitive menus / functions
  • Better Help function (more fully integrated within the application)
  • More effective communication /sharing of ideas
  • Helps with organising and structuring ideas / thinking in a logical and visual way
  • Recording key points of discussions / outputs from workshops
Capturing and sharing workshop notes and ideas from brainstorming sessions
No other program used for mapping ideas / information; Lucidchart is useful for mapping processes and flows
  • Capturing and organising ideas / outputs from workshops
  • 'Walk-through' presentation of ideas / arguments
  • Brainstorming sessions (particularly write-up of ideas - might not be as quick/spontaneous to capture ideas during the discussion compared to whiteboard, flipchart or paper
  • Sharing maps with others
  • Managing tasks in a structured way (including link with Outlook)
  • Useful templates (e.g. matrix)
  • Organising and managing simple projects (not well suited to more complex / extensive projects)