MindMeister Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

MindMeister

Cloud-based mind mapping tool for organizations of all sizes

4.79/5 (121 reviews)

MindMeister overview

What is MindMeister?

MindMeister is a cloud-based mind mapping solution designed to help organizations of all sizes manage brainstorming, collaboration, note-taking and project planning. MindMeister enables users to graphically represent information using videos, comments and PDFs or spreadsheets.

MindMeister allows users to create roadmaps using custom themes, colors and multiple layouts, including free, left/right aligned or organizational charts. Features include image libraries, information backup and restore, custom branding, data import/export, role-based access, real-time sessions, and more. Collaboration functionality comes with an integrated chat system for members to share ideas across teams, add notes or discuss changes. The project management module includes a drag-and-drop interface, which lets users assign tasks, set start and due dates, define priorities, indicate progress, and create email reminders.

MindMeister’s built-in presentation tool enables users to create slideshows and export them as PNG images, embed to websites or broadcast to online members. The platform integrates with various third-party applications such as G Suite, Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Confluence, and Microsoft Teams.

Pricing

Starting from
€4.99/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, Australia, China, India and 3 other markets, Japan, Germany, Brazil

Supported languages

English
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MindMeister reviews

Value for money
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Fraser Neilson

Still the gold standard of mind map software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-10
Review Source: Capterra

Great piece of kit - helps me layout my plans in simple yet powerful graphical formats

Pros
It is so easy to use and gets great results every time

Cons
The output is limited even on the paid version so I need to pay extra for e.g. PPT output

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

A complete mindmapping solution for all of us who prefer visual organization of information

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-01
Review Source: Capterra

As a predominantly visual person I need to see "the whole picture" when designing a new project and I do a lot of mindmapping on almost daily basis. I have the master mindmap with the key projects I am working on that branch out to smaller activities, tasks and deliverables and most of my notes related to the development are within the mindmap. As MindMeister offers a good number of icons to tag the individual branches I could clearly keep track of whole scope of the project and use the same space to add any ideas/notes I might have at the moment. Since you can easily collapse all the branches you are not using at the moment it really gives clarity and at the same time it helps me not to lose track of some processes or smaller deliverables that I could easily overlook in the task manager software I use. It also offers the integration with Meister Task so you can easily turn any branch into a task with deadlines and all. For me personally, the best use of mind maps is for brainstorming and planning stages of a project and I usually start by creating a map myself, adding ideas, processes and deliverables into it, and then sharing it with my colleagues at a meeting, which is usually followed by our joint work on the same map if the idea is chosen for the development. The app itself allows for all these, it has good visual interface, so after finding it and using it for a month I did not search for any other alternatives anymore.

Pros
As I use mind maps a lot I love to be able to have them available everywhere I go and to share them with my colleagues so we can work together on the same mind map. It offers everything mindmapping software should offer and it does it online (or through mobile app) so the only thing I need is the internet connection. The maps look very nice, there is a good number of templates and options (both map structures and design templates) so if you need a good mindmapping software I that is platform independent I could really recommend this one as I tried a couple of others before finding it. When you share the mind map with colleagues things get really great, especially during the ideation and planning stage of a project as everyone can add branches, expand on ideas which really helps make meetings more effective later.

Cons
This app also has the presentation mode that I have not found so useful. I see how it might be great to be able to present your mindmap to others instead of boring them with a slideshow, but I did not use it, so this would be the only thing that I am not really 'digging 100%. In essence, there is nothing bad about the app that I would highlight as it does its core function (mindmapping) really well. Of course, the free version has some limitations in terms of number of maps you can make and the export formats, but even the basic version can be enough for most users' needs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Excellent, but....

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2020-06-12
Review Source: Capterra

I love to use it, it changed the way I organize my life and it made me 10 times more efficient.

Pros
The software and its mobile it are great. Features are good and works smoothly. But... the price is outrageous. It's impossible to keep paying the entire life for a program like this. You guys should offer one time buy plan, that would unlimited use of it. I would totally buy it even if its a little expensive, because its the best of its kind. But I cannot afford to pay for it every year of my life time. No way.

Cons
Need to have a one time buy plan. No way to keep paying every year for this kind of product.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Matthias Behrends

Beautiful but severe issues

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-07-05
Review Source: Capterra

I had to leave this software behind with my whole company after putting many hours in implementation because of 2 major bugs that were not even recognized or understood by the support team. One was a severe issue with privacy changes which is a disaster for sensitive content, the other a problem with their handling of free accounts when people just want to browse your public mindmaps. Very sad, since it is otherwise beautiful and has promising features - but for pro users who need stuff to really work it can be a huge waste of time. Disappointing the total lack of comprehension by the support staff.

Pros
Beautiful Design amazing search linking to points in different maps possible (the only one I know who can do that)

Cons
Huge banner to sign up on (paid) public maps that occupies too much space Sorting and organizing maps quite confusing severe issue with privacy changes which is a disaster for sensitive content handling of free accounts when people just want to browse your public mindmaps impossible to set privacy for several maps (or a folder) at once

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Anonymous

Best tool for begin of everywhere!

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2020-04-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Think widely, Sum in one mind-page. Then we can have a few gaps in our team. So easy to gathering think parts of teammates.

Cons
I think it will be more powerful to have functions that suggest or reply an element (like Google Docs, Sheets, Slides).

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MindMeister pricing

Starting from
€4.99/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Personal - €4.99 per month
Pro - €8.25 per month
Business - €12.49 per month

MindMeister features

API
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Document Management
Projections
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management

Access Control (227 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (190 other apps)
Activity Tracking (141 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (188 other apps)
Chat (162 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (223 other apps)
Customizable Branding (169 other apps)
Document Storage (221 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (176 other apps)
File Management (142 other apps)
Permission Management (196 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (139 other apps)
Search Functionality (262 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for MindMeister

Key features of MindMeister

  • Activity/News Feed
  • Analytics
  • Collaboration
  • Communication Tools
  • Discussion Boards
  • Email Digest
  • Notifications
  • Presentation Tools
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Real Time Editing
  • Templates
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