MindMeister Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

MindMeister

Cloud-based mind mapping tool for organizations of all sizes

4.67/5 (30 reviews)

MindMeister overview

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
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 7 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa

Supported languages

English
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MindMeister reviews

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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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Dimitri Rupp

Turn ideas into action! Connect mind maps with task management

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-09-21
Review Source: GetApp

It leaves only one question open: How can anybody work efficiently without these two fantastic applications??

Pros
Think about it: For the first time ever, Mindmapping and Task Management are perfectly connected with each other! And both applications are uniting simplicity and efficiency in such a great way that you really want to work with them every day. No matter, whether you do brainstorming in a meeting, or need to sort your thoughts for to launch a new product, starting a new marketing campaign, ordering your competitive data or just simply make notes about a class you are intending, there is only one perfect tool you can easily use for everything: MindMeister. MindMeister is not only a stoning beautiful and absolutely intuitive application, but it super effective and supporting your efficienc by directly creating tasks and assigning them to individual persons. In case somebody missed the meeting, or you need to replay how the mindmap got built, simply click on the replay button and it gets constructed again right in front of your eyes. Generate impressive powerpoint presentations with a click of a mouse button or manually in just seconds. Collaborate interactive online on the same maps in real-time. Build knowledge bases by connecting mindmaps with each other. You will never forget anything anymore because you will find any information easily again in one of your mindmaps. On top of everyhting, MindMeister has a number of templates integrated for the majority of your needs, like SWOT analysis, decision matrix, homework planning, exam preparation, lesson and many more.

Cons
Nothing. MindMeister in combination with MeisterTask is the only right tools you will ever need for an efficient task and project management.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Colin McNicol

MindMeister - Easy to use, powerful and flexible Mind Mapping software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

If you use Mind Mapping (and you should), Mindmeister is a great tool. Users are productive from day one; additional features to embellish maps can be used after the mapping exercise to create a passable presentation. As it is a SaaS product, easy to have several people contributing to a map. Highly recommended.

Pros
Very easy to use - the tool doesn't get in the way of the process; critical for mind mapping Reorganise and rearrange maps easily - even create submaps with links back to parent Good integrations - e.g. Microsoft Teams Can publish maps to public library, embed on website or share as editable or view only

Cons
Few complaints; resizing images could be easier (tough to grab the corner!); the interface could be prettier, but I'd sooner have functionality than pretty. Printing large maps on a single sheet or PDF is trickier than it needs to be. Sharing process could be simpler.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Akina Merrit

Good software for diagrams and presentations

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-02-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The first thing that attracts in this program is the speed of the interface. Well thought out the design side: the final projects are stylish and concise. The application allows you to work with different formats, so it's quite universal.

Cons
Some features of the program are available exclusively in the paid version, which greatly limits the work. Because there is no possibility of selection and copying, it is impossible to make quick changes.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jorden Bench

Probably The Best Online Mind Mapping Software For The Price

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-31
Review Source: Capterra

I have used MindMeister for both person and business. I was able to layout various course or programs for clients. I used to layout business processes. There are so many things you could use this for. I have over 100 different mindmaps! It's also great for just braindumping ideas or brainstoming with other people using the collaborate feature.

Pros
Mindmeister is very easy and intuitive to use. You have the ability to use various types of mapping layout including free form. I love that I can create presentaions and even export my mind maps into various forms

Cons
I don't really have anything negative to say. Using the desktop is much easier than the mobile version but it still works well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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MindMeister pricing

Starting from
€4.99/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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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

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Activity Dashboard (124 other apps)
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Automatic Notifications (152 other apps)
Chat (136 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (169 other apps)
Communication Management (103 other apps)
Customizable Branding (126 other apps)
Document Storage (159 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (140 other apps)
File Management (115 other apps)
Permission Management (163 other apps)
SSL Security (119 other apps)
Search Functionality (208 other apps)

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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