MindManager for Brainstorming
July 12, 2019

MindManager for Brainstorming

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MindManager

It's mainly used in the Technology Centre for capturing projects with multiple activities. It is not widely used; mainly used by technical managers. MindManager is a great tool for getting ideas and structures onto a single sheet. One common use is to capture ideas from "brainstorm" type meetings where multiple ideas and paths are discussed and need to be captured.
  • Brainstorming
  • Meeting Management
  • Task and Project Management
  • Structured approach to recording brain storming sessions due to ability to have multiple paths on the map.
  • Easily able to get complex situations mapped onto a single page.
  • Allows activities to be dragged and dropped to different sections of the map.
  • Good visual approach to knowledge management.
  • Formatting options could be improved.
  • More templates would be useful.
  • Improved visualisation of our objectives.
  • Improved quality of information management.
In brainstorm-type sessions, information can easily be categorised based on the paths created in the map. This easily allows different ideas and information to be compartmentalised which allows information to be put in the correct place. Also, the expand and hide functions allows the user to decide the level of detail they wish others to see depending on the audience it is being presented to.
I am not aware of other similar products. MindManager is the only one available in my organisation.
MindManager is particularly useful for capturing information and knowledge in brainstorm type situations. I am finding it useful for mapping all the required activities for a particular task to get everything visible on a single page. The ability to expand and hide sections lets users determine the level of detail they wish to present to other team members.