The Perfect Brainstorming Tool For The Visual Creative Types
Gary Shouldis | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 04, 2019

The Perfect Brainstorming Tool For The Visual Creative Types

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MindMeister

MindMeister is a great tool for those who want a more visual workflow. It is used by our design and marketing teams to collaborate and brainstorm on marketing campaigns. It allows for a visual tree of ideas that all users can see and contribute to. The adoption of MindMeister over other collaboration tools was due to the visual workflow and general ease of use. If you are a visual person, this is the perfect collaboration and workflow tool.
  • The UI is well laid out and easy to use. The workflow makes perfect sense and makes creating tasks a breeze.
  • The collaboration features make brainstorming not only easy but fun! Everyone enjoys using the tool, which was not the case with other collaboration software we used.
  • I love being able to get all of my thoughts and ideas on the screen to see them and then be able to connect them in a logical way.
  • The web app could be better, we only use the desktop as it is much easier to use.
  • More integration and export options would be great.
  • The free plan is pretty limited on features so it does not fully represent what the tool can do.
  • Productivity has increased greatly since we finally have a full team using collaboration software.
  • We are now able to get ideas from a wide range of team members for our creative projects which result in better outcomes.
  • It's much more fun to use than traditional collaboration software.
We chose MindMeister as the UI seemed easier to use. We were not able to take Lucidchart for a full test drive due to the limited free plan so we opted for MindMeister in the end as it seemed to have what we needed, which it did. The collaboration features of MindMeister also helped make our decision as it had exactly what our team needed.
Never had an issue with customer support, though we never really needed anything major as far as technical help. I do not believe they offer 24 hour customer support but we don't need it as MindMeister is not the type of tool we need need 24 hour a day support for. Overall, very happy with the level of support.

Do you think MindMeister delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with MindMeister's feature set?

Yes

Did MindMeister live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of MindMeister go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy MindMeister again?

Yes

MindMeister is the perfect tool if you and your team are visual in nature. I love the brainstorming aspects of the tool where you can let ideas flow onto the screen and then arrange them in a more logical format later. This would be a great option for creative projects like branding and marketing campaigns. This may not be the best choice if you are used to more text-based collaborative tools as you need to change your mindset a bit in order to fully use MindMeister.

MindMeister Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Scheduling
9
Mobile Access
7
Search
10
Visual planning tools
10
Chat
9
Notifications
10
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
10
Versioning
10
Video files
Not Rated
Document collaboration
10
Access control
9
Advanced security features
9
Integrates with Google Drive
9
Device sync
10