From mind management and project management, MindManager is an excellent choice.
Michael Howard | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 18, 2020

From mind management and project management, MindManager is an excellent choice.

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MindManager

I am using MindManager for project management. Its functionality, easily integrating ideation and managing workflow is amazing.
  • Embedded files.
  • Flow chart.
  • Time Lines and Gantt Chart.
  • Process mapping.
  • The many bells and whistles in the note function are not intuitive enough to be used easily.
  • The color choices for concept are not as designer friendly as they could be.
  • Adding images to the background and maneuvering the whole mind map is a bit clunky.
  • Saved time.
  • Organizing documents.
  • Preparing reports.
I use MindManager for ideation, strategic planning, and project management. Though there are already a number of templates that are easy to use, I often use templates that come in the style of a "canvas," such as Strategyzer's Business Model Generation Canvas, the Value Proposition Canvas, or even a pitch canvas. I paste the canvas in the background and increasing the transparency of it so that it is light enough not to be distracting, I then place a map of the topic and subtopics so that they can collapse. This allows me to seamlessly move from the ideation stage into the project management stage.
  • MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Before COVID, I almost always did strategic planning by drawing maps on walls using posters and post-it notes. Now that everything is virtual, I am regularly finding the need to use other online products for the ideation process. While I find that MindManager is not as easy to use, I like the ability to share the link to maps so that the whole team can see where the projects are and what work still needs to be done.

Do you think MindManager delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with MindManager's feature set?

Yes

Did MindManager live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of MindManager go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy MindManager again?

Yes

I haven't needed to use customer support very much. The one time I ran into problems, I ended up having to uninstall an older version so that the upgrade would work. I did not find the support very helpful at that time. Otherwise, the support has been mostly intuitive—especially with learning new functions within the program.
One of the main challenges I have faced is changing concepts into topics or other elements easily.
Designing and creating charts to share with others. Sharing functional html versions of the map is really an amazing feature.