Great tool for increasing productivity
December 03, 2018

Great tool for increasing productivity

Koustubh Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MindManager

We use MindManager extensively to develop annual plans, concepts, ideas and monitor progress across the year. The recent tools such as Gantt chart and time-tracking are very useful even though one would wish it to add more functionality in visualization and navigation.
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brainstorming
  • Process Mapping
  • Education & Training
  • Knowledge Management
  • Meeting Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Task and Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Our minds work best when you think visually. MindManager helps create a visual network of ideas, processes and concepts.
  • I find the ability to use branching, subordination and networking options in the Mindmaps. These simulate neural networks that make it easy to understand and follow through complicated issues during planning.
  • Keeping a track of annual goals, objectives and activities while assigning resources is one of the most productive aspects of MindManager that helps keep a track of progress during the year.
  • Need better functionality when using Gantt charts.
  • Adding and managing resources is a little cumbersome.
  • Sharing and collaborating on maps is still a bit complicated and I have not been able to achieve it with single-system licenses. In the times of cloud computing, this level of collaboration should be made available to everybody irrespective of a specific type of license.
  • Improved planning process.
  • Improved productivity.
  • Streamlined project management.
We have been using mindmap for project management and country program planning, reporting and management for our research and conservation programs. We also use it extensively to develop and discuss ideas, plan publications, and keep a track of tasks assigned to team members. We find however that the files get too slow to work on with several nodes, and there can at times be substantial lags especially in the presentation modes. Otherwise, sharing
I haven't used any other products.
I find it most suitable for planning, conceptualizing and tracking projects, be it scientific articles, reports, activities or wildlife research. I find it most suitable for situations where we need to develop ideas as visual representation and easy capability of moving around boxes makes it productive and efficient. The only place where we have not found Mindmaps useful in its current form is when trying to build things collaboratively as most of our team members are spread in different parts of the world and the collaborative tools probably need further refinement and functionalities.