Mind Mapping with MindMeister
Sarah Ciras Rousseau | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 13, 2018

Mind Mapping with MindMeister

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MindMeister

MindMeister is being used in several departments at my school. We use it for students to create mind maps of different academic concepts, and often use this kind of program when reading a novel or textbook. It helps digitize concept mapping in a modern way, and allows for creativity within the process. It provides a way for students and teachers visually organize their data.
  • It has a huge amount of options and variety.
  • It is super user friendly, in that the buttons are visually appealing and very clear as to their function.
  • Integration with Google Drive helps provide multiple experiences with the software.
  • Formatting for documents converted from Google Drive has to be very specifically laid out.
  • Can be difficult to navigate larger maps.
  • Does not have any kind of free educational licensing.
  • Adds another way for students to organize their information for writing and studying.
  • Has financial limitations.
  • Lets you customize your work in a clean, functional way.
I have also used LucidChart and Google Draw to create mind maps and concept maps in the past. I think that MindMeister is by far the cleanest and most user friendly of the three. Google Draw does not have anywhere near the same functionality. LucidChart tends to be clunky and the options to create your map are not always clear and intuitive.
This product is well suited for making mind maps and outlining projects and ideas from the start. It can be tough if you are trying to convert something you began in Docs. It allows for a lot of intuitive creation, making your work flow easily. It can get to be a bit clunky though if you make your map too large.

MindMeister Feature Ratings

Task Management
6
Mobile Access
Not Rated
Search
5
Visual planning tools
9
Notifications
8
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
7
Versioning
6
Video files
8
Document collaboration
8
Access control
6
Advanced security features
5
Integrates with Google Drive
7
Device sync
7