It's helped me organize, brainstorm and present in my business for many years. It's solid and dependable.
It gets used a lot! It's very intuitive and seems to not have wasted features you wouldn't use. It's quick and not bogged down at all. The maps look really sharp and professional so can be used on screen shares and look like a champ.
Price and forced upgrade expenses if you want them. It's understandable to have paid upgrades every now and then.
MindJet has always NOT had their client base truly in mind. Even back with their mobile app ... they were charging a monthly price for that when all we needed was to access our maps and be able to make minor adjustments.
This company puts out a good product, but their view of your client base does not show that they have our best interest in mind, but rather siphon out all the cash they can get. Not a long term customer centric leadership in my experience.
I have used just about every version of MindManager since 2002. I have been a beta tester and a MindManager trainer. The latest version of the software is excellent with a large number of advanced features including HTML 5 export which allows maps to be opened in all web browsers without having the Mindjet application. Maps are navigable and in the same resolution as original. Other new features include a timeline map type and integration with many other apps through Zappier. Mindmanager is just one of many mind mapping applications and positions itself firmly in the business market with tight integration with MS Office and other business tools such as Sharepoint. It's market positioning makes it one of the more expensive Mind Mapping tools on the market but its rich feature set and ease of use makes up for the premium pricing. Similar levelMindMapping packages are iMindMap which is unique in its rich formatting capability that most closely follows Tony Buzzan's original Mind Mapping concepts and Mind Genius with a unique project focus.
Ease of use and high resolution of text, excellent integration with MS Office apps, Zappier integration possibilities, built in browser pane for fast context based research
Some advanced features are hard to find in menu structure if you are unfamiliar
time saver, great ToDo dashboard supporter, excellent visual management supporter during meetings
What I love in MindManager is: contextual information management (tags, group of tags, icons, attachments, links, notes). In controlling area, great is calculation option - easy way to write functions. There is great integration w/ MS Office (Outlook, Excel). Excellent views of 1 document: Gantt chart, Schedule, Outline, Map, Priorities. Interesting thing is to use conditional formatting to present important topics with specific data.
I hope to see more options in reporting area - to export map as more specific document, to share information with others.
Dashboard and organizing everything visually to make me 35% more efficient on my job.
- Mind Mapping
- Dashboard Design
- Import/Export to MS Office
- Often called the "unknown" part of MS Office
- ability to map out sharepoint site as a mind map
- ability to connect to sharepoint site
- ease of use to organize ANYTHING
- new features are only on windows
- company is windows-centric and not concerned with mac or linux
- mac support is 2 or 3 versions behind
- linux support is non-existent
- online integration with task app is powerful, but not explained or shown enough
Compelling collaboration tool; powerful think-things-through tool.
It's easy to use, with largely intuitive keystrokes, and offers a pretty wide range of situations it can work in. It's also got decent readers and translators to get it out to people who don't have the software. A lot of folks I've worked with have done the 30-day trial to allow us to collaborate, and that's been pretty successful. The company also has a robust user-supplied collection of templates and guides for using it for specialized things (like ad-campaign planning, project planning, org charts, etc.) It's a powerful visual communication tool that really shines when projecting notes or idea-development progress in front of a collaborative group.
They have been promising the addition of flow-charting for a couple of years; it's still promised and it's something I would use just about every day if/when it's available.
I've been using Ming Manager for more then 10 years. I even convinced my former employer (bank) to use Mind Manager throughout the corporation. Many people liked it and use it in their daily work. I even used it for my personal task management. It's great to see all your agenda on 1 page :)
I like user-friendliness of MindManager. I've tried many mind mapping tools, both online and offline and I find MM simply the best. It is visually perfect, very intuitive and offers all features you might need.
There are many template and add ons for MM, e.g. we used it for project planning (task management, brainstorming, project planning, work breakdown structure, etc.).
Maybe only the price compared to many free tools, but considering you use it for work, I think it's worth to buy it. If your car deserves some added feature, why not your daily work?
Creator of mental maps. Mindmanager is an excellent project manager, with which you can have all your ideas perfectly organized through mental maps. This program allows inserting information, exercising a species of brainstorms, in which you can explore resources and alternatives, manage all the information
and organize them in maps to review your objectives in a visual way. It has an infinity of templates that we can adapt to be used by Social Workers. It really is a tool that I use very much in my daily work. with the management until the daily tasks. I recommend it.
I have not found something negative to this tool, I love it, I use it daily for all my tasks, with it I have managed to organize all my work.
It integrates with Microsoft products to help me setup meetings, track tasks and assignments. It allows me to easily visualize my work, ideas and organize thoughts quickly.
It's integration into sharepoint has taken a step backward from SP2013 to SPonline/2016. Maps are no longer editable from a browser.
Easy to use, when you want to put your idea you dont need to search how to do it, it's really a must for this category of software, top of the game !
If you want a update , you need to repay each year, it's on promise but if you dont paid the next year you dont get the new feature.
Lots of features allowing massive customization and formatting of mind-maps.
Smart copy & pasting that allows auto creation of mind map elements.
Can share maps with colleagues and work on them collaboratively.
Offers the ability to export the mind maps as a PDF file, for easy sharing and viewing.
Very slow to open and even slower processing times, even on a powerful PC.
The pricing plans are too expensive, even when purchasing for a relatively small team (less than 10 people).
A lot of the features are hidden away within the navigation menus, and for new users it can be hard to use.
In my experience the use of the SW has made the work much easier, especially to make it more visual or for a presentation of a project
I love using MindManager for mental maps and individual or group brainstorms, it is exactly like
drawing on a sheet of paper with a pencil, with the great advantage of having shapes and icons to add
and make the work more visual and attractive. Organize ideas in a clean way. It is relatively easy to
Privative tool, only for windows, I have not been able to update the version since I can not pay for
it, the cost is high.
There are functions that I still do not learn to use and there is not enough documentation or forums in
Drawing some usefull and nice mind maps for knowledge gathering and presentation.
Clean and structured maps with plenty features to tune each part and each branch. Even task management or at least to indicate a projects completion is integrated. The MS Word integration is a handy tool to turn an outline into a mind-map. The flow charts are an especially nice feature to present the data. The Mindmanager is very feature rich and provides a clean interface.
The possibility to create free mind maps, that means which do not align to any grid or hierarchal structure is either very well hidden or not possible at all. That is a missing feature.
MindManager allows me to quickly get started on a project and to prepare a kick-off quickly and efficiently
It is easy to use and provides a very useful tool to get started on a new Project. I use it to brainstorm at the beginning of a new Project to make sure I have an overview of the relevant Topics for that Project. MindManager gives me an easy way to organize my thoughts
I wish there was a better way to let the user determine which clusters he wants in what place. Sometimes it's a a Little bit of a pain to get things in the desired order
It s a simple and powerfull tool to organize idea and planning to implement them. The new version (2018) add some priority view and schedulute view to your mindmap files. Now you can also export to powerpoint (pc only) because of HTML5 integration.
You can also replace projet with mindmanager with Gantt Pro addition.
SharePoint integration is better now than previous version.
Price is high even for upgrade and Windows version is not equal to mac version. Many functions are not available like excel sync, Dropbox integration… but mac version is half price.
My ideas can easily speaks for themselves after entering them in Mindjet Mindmanager!
Very easy to use. You catch very fast how the software operates. Many different templates of organigrams and schemas are available. The cost model is not yearly. You pay one time and you get it for a lifetime. You only pay per years for the support and updates.
It is missing some functionnalities but the developpers at Mindjet seems open to create them for you. Sometimes, you will start a diagram 2 to 3 times before finding the right model to use.
Easy and FUN to use
Can export to PDF very easily
Great for documenting business processes
Very easy to modify and change Mind Maps
Can easily insert website links
A bit expensive
A little bit of a learning curve for beginners
Difficult for others to view if they don't have the MindManager software - but you can export to PDF with some limitations
Use it, in each meeting!
Powerful tool when you have a struggle meeting, when you have a lot of ideas, it's easy to use applying template with differents themes. It's integrated with Microsoft Outlook
No cons for MindManager. It's my favorite tool when I have struggles meetings. Just deploy any template to catch any ideas.
This software has allowed me to really grow any business idea.. it is awesome to start an idea with a flowchart but can be quite difficult to do on paper overtime.
The ease of use and the functionality of it.
I cannot think of a single thing yet. I am blown away with this software
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I use this software for mind mapping and brainstorming for the GTD project planning method. It works excellently for this purpose and I enjoy using it.
Ease of Use
Keyboard control without need to use mouse
Great for GTD methodology
Excellent method for project planning and brainstorming
Depending on how large your mind map is it can be difficult to print your mind map in a font that is large enough to easily read.
I'm recently new to this type of software, however I'm already hooked! MindManager makes it simple to brainstorm for a project and organize tasks. The iPhone app is very intuitive with many different styles to select
I'd like to see a monthly option. I'm currently using the free service and would like to upgrade, but I'm not sure that I can justify that much when I may not use it daily, or even weekly, consistently.
Great templates and tools to assist in mind map creation. Great tool to use in college and work environment.
The tips could be a bit more helpful and the layout of the Mac version can be a little difficult to use compared to the Windows version.