MindMeister Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

MindMeister

Cloud-based mind mapping tool for organizations of all sizes

4.73/5 (184 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
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Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

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

Supported languages

English
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MindMeister user reviews

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Fraser N.

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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Florian S.

Flexibility matters

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-04-16
Review Source: Capterra

Mindmeister works very well to visualize networks. Maybe a 3D-version woud be nice too?

Pros
Very easy to use, mindmap automatically makes space for new items

Cons
missing option for cross-linking of items without an arrow no adaptation of design of item and subitems more detailed selection of subitems to be included into a slide

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Matthias B.

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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Fuat B.

Why the new home of the cloud teacing, learning meeting, brainstorm will be MindMeister?

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2021-05-01
Review Source: Capterra

Challenge of SB/Coach Foundation. We need a tool to spread free and as possible as simplified, visualized free AIWorkspace network training to help people to reshape the workplace culture via trainee them by Mind Meister mind map app. We will use MindMeister to trainee a couple million Capital Bridge Coaches of the ealrys-stage startup non-profit org, SB/Foundation and the entrepreneurs investment bank, EIBANK in 2022

Pros
As a Lecturer, and Founder of AIWorkspace Network$, the early-stage startup of the Entrepreneur's investment bank EIBANK, and non-profit org. SB/Coach Foundation, launch in 2022 I am happy to discover MindMeister to use free training of a couple of million capital bridge coaches of SB/Coach Foundation in the AIWorkspace by MindMeister Mind Map. Why online educators, managers, marketing, sales, and CRM companies. 1. There is a FREE version for those who want to start to teach, or manage their own team, a project with MindMeister.' The problems: Old-style teaching, training or meeting tools. 2. As a lecturer, and strategic action plan developer and founder for the early-stage tech startups, and as we all know, when we present a text, Pdf infographic, video, or slides to teach or training 90% of people not interested, or it was not possible to see the whole picture of the whole picture with even short videos, or slides. Solutions 3. When you share your teaching plan, project plan, or training plan to own network, especially we are interested in online training, and when you share your mind map with related people via publish public or private via invite to mind map dashboard to your mind map, in a few minutes, related people can easily see the whole picture and easy to understand any teaching, training, or project details instead ofto force people with long videos, webinars to explain all education content, project content, or training

Cons
Benefits of Mind Meister for online educators, coaches, trainers, managers. 1. Open a FREE account to practice and to see how it is easy to plan your content. 2. Just browse templates or start from blank, in a couple of minutes, you can start to create your own strategic action plan or educational content, and you can be a pro-mind map expert in a couple of minutes. 3. Share with your community public or invite by email

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MindMeister pricing

Starting from
€4.99/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
View Pricing Plans

Personal - €4.99 per month
Pro - €8.25 per month
Business - €12.49 per month

MindMeister features

API
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Content Management
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Task Management
Third Party Integrations
Version Control
Workflow Management

Access Controls/Permissions (518 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (312 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (416 other apps)
Customizable Branding (293 other apps)
Document Storage (380 other apps)
Drag & Drop (323 other apps)
File Sharing (399 other apps)
Mobile Access (313 other apps)
Search/Filter (499 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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