MindManager

MindManager

Information mapping and idea visualization tool

4.7/5 (48 reviews)

MindManager Overview

Mindjet is a visualization software, addressing key business productivity pain points by visually connecting ideas, information and people to save time, improve business processes and drive innovation.

Mindjet’s information mapping software, MindManager, is available for both Windows and Mac, and is centered around information mapping – visual representations of ideas and information that can bridge the gap between brainstorming and action plan, yielding greater understanding, paving the way to better decisions, and increasing productivity for users and their teams.

With MindManager you can lay out, organize and work with ideas and information in a wide variety of interactive visual formats including information maps, outlines, Gantt charts, organization charts, tree diagrams and a special brainstorming mode.

You can Improve project planning by brainstorming and tracking task details, automatically calculating summary tasks and optimizing resource utilization.

Pricing

Starting from
US$249,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

MindManager Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
94% positive reviews
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Tegid G.

Kanban and Mind Manager

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/12
Review Source: Capterra

As a task manager it is awesome and also helps in ideation sessions.

Pros

The functionality is incredible. If I have an idea, it has a function or feature to help me realize that idea.
From kanban boards to integrating with Kira (through a third party integration tool).

Cons

It feels a little dated and you can't scroll using the work space this means having to use the scroll bar constantly. Using the mouse wheel to zoom would also be useful.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Ganjar W.

Jumbled ideas? No need to worry anymore!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/25
Review Source: Capterra

Mindmanager is essential for me. It helps me to explore ideas before writing it as scientific journals or before preparing the idea for a classroom seminar.

Pros

Have you ever felt that you have lots of great ideas but they are too tangled? That instead of feeling excitement on delivering these ideas, you are feeling overwhelmed instead? Well, fear no more! Mindmanager is there for you to help with this issue!

Mindmanager allows users to create a mind map of an idea. It is very easy to use and has a simple, smooth user interface which allows users to straight away delve into the business: creating pathways to explore and express their ideas.

Mindmanager allows users to add icons or change colours to boxes, making it easier for users to highlight certain parts of ideas. It also allows drag-and-drop to organise ideas collected through brainstorming sessions.You can also tag ideas and present them collectively in tag view. The best part is that you can convert your mind map into presentation slides, making it easier for you to communicate your ideas to wider audience.

Cons

Mindmanager is a commercial application, which requires users to pay. You can use the free, 30-days trial version to test whether the application suits your need before paying the price of the application.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Mark S.

Long time user - I like it a lot. It's fairly robust. They force you to pay for upgrades.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/02/07
Review Source: Capterra

It's helped me organize, brainstorm and present in my business for many years. It's solid and dependable.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

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Likelihood to recommend

5.0/10
Mike P.

Power User

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/02/25
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros

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

Cons

Some advanced features are hard to find in menu structure if you are unfamiliar

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Wojciech K.

I use Mindjet MindManager to manage information in visual way, ready to share in many other formats.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/02/06
Review Source: Capterra

time saver, great ToDo dashboard supporter, excellent visual management supporter during meetings

Pros

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.

Cons

I hope to see more options in reporting area - to export map as more specific document, to share information with others.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

MindManager Pricing

Starting from
US$249,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Licences from $249.00

MindManager Features

  • Gantt Charts
  • Project Planning
  • Projections

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Multiple Projects
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Tracking
  • Third Party Integration
  • Timesheets

Additional information for MindManager

Key features of MindManager

  • Add hyperlinks, attachments, notes, images
  • Automated presentation view or customizable slide shows
  • Export to Word, Project or PowerPoint
  • Gantt charts, organization charts, tree diagrams
  • Information visualization in various interactive formats
  • Integrate with Outlook, SharePoint and Microsoft Project
  • Interactive dashboard

MindManager FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for MindManager.

Q. What type of pricing plans does MindManager offer?

MindManager offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$249,00

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Licences from $249.00

Q. What are the main features of MindManager?

MindManager offers the following features:

  • Add hyperlinks, attachments, notes, images
  • Automated presentation view or customizable slide shows
  • Export to Word, Project or PowerPoint
  • Gantt charts, organization charts, tree diagrams
  • Information visualization in various interactive formats
  • Integrate with Outlook, SharePoint and Microsoft Project
  • Interactive dashboard

Q. Who are the typical users of MindManager?

MindManager has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does MindManager support?

MindManager supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does MindManager offer?

MindManager has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does MindManager support mobile devices?

MindManager supports the following devices:

iPhone

Q. What other apps does MindManager integrate with?

MindManager integrates with the following applications:

APIANT, ConceptDraw MINDMAP, Merlin Project

Q. What level of support does MindManager offer?

We do not have any information about what support options MindManager has