MindManager Features

MindManager

Information mapping and idea visualization tool

4.61/5 (61 reviews)

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Action Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Agile Methodologies
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Assignment Management
Auto Update
Brainstorming
Budget Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Business Process Automation
Calendar Management
Change Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Create Subtasks
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Fields
Customizable Templates
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Data Linking
Data Visualization
Design Templates
Desktop Interface
Diagramming
Document Embedding
Document Management
Drag & Drop
Drag & Drop Editor
Feedback Management
File Sharing
Flowchart
Forms Management
Freehand Sketch
Gantt/Timeline View
Idea Management
Idea Ranking
Ideation
Interactive Elements
Issue Management
Kanban Board
Milestone Tracking
Mind Maps
Mobile Access
Mobile Interface
Mockup Creation
Network Diagram
Organizational Charting
Percent-Complete Tracking
Planning Tools
Portfolio Management
Presentation Tools
Prioritization
Process Modeling & Designing
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Prototype Creation
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Reporting & Statistics
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Reporting/Project Tracking
Requirements Management
Resource Allocation & Planning
Resource Management
Revision History
Risk Management
Role-Based Permissions
Screen Capture
Search/Filter
Status Tracking
Task Editing/Updating
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Task Tagging
Templates
Testing/QA Management
Text to Chart
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Traditional Methodologies
Wireframe Creation
Workflow Configuration
Workflow Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Action Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Agile Methodologies
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Assignment Management
Auto Update
Brainstorming
Budget Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Business Process Automation
Calendar Management
Change Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Create Subtasks
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Fields
Customizable Templates
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Data Linking
Data Visualization
Design Templates
Desktop Interface
Diagramming
Document Embedding
Document Management
Drag & Drop
Drag & Drop Editor
Feedback Management
File Sharing
Flowchart
Forms Management
Freehand Sketch
Gantt/Timeline View
Idea Management
Idea Ranking
Ideation
Interactive Elements
Issue Management
Kanban Board
Milestone Tracking
Mind Maps
Mobile Access
Mobile Interface
Mockup Creation
Network Diagram
Organizational Charting
Percent-Complete Tracking
Planning Tools
Portfolio Management
Presentation Tools
Prioritization
Process Modeling & Designing
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Prototype Creation
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Requirements Management
Resource Allocation & Planning
Resource Management
Revision History
Risk Management
Role-Based Permissions
Screen Capture
Search/Filter
Status Tracking
Task Editing/Updating
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Task Tagging
Templates
Testing/QA Management
Text to Chart
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
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Wireframe Creation
Workflow Configuration
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21 reviews

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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MindManager Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about MindManager's features:

Peter M.

Simply the best mind mapping tool

2018-10-09

I even used it for my personal task management.

Pros

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.).

Cons

If your car deserves some added feature, why not your daily work?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Wojciech K.

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

2018-02-06

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

Pros

Excellent views of 1 document: Gantt chart, Schedule, Outline, Map, Priorities.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 1-10 employees)

Best mindmapping for business purposes - ever!

2018-12-04

Brainstorms, planning, delegation, project management, blog posts

Pros

The intuitive ease of use - the sync with almost everything - the new business interfaces

Cons

nothing really - it's just perfect to me

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve E.

Instant ROI for the Mercedes Benz of Mind Mapping Tools

2020-11-25

Education, facilitation, planning, team management, and sharing of meeting results/next steps.

Pros

This tool has been something I have used for 20+ years, every version, and it has helped me tremendously for any planning, facilitation, or management project.

Cons

I think the Cloud channel and synchronous collaboration possibilities there need to be much better explained.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Hjalmar B.

The mindmaps can be created in various ways and always look clean.

2018-01-11

Drawing some usefull and nice mind maps for knowledge gathering and presentation.

Pros

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.

Cons

That is a missing feature.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Long time and regular user

2017-12-14

Compelling collaboration tool; powerful think-things-through tool.

Pros

It's a powerful visual communication tool that really shines when projecting notes or idea-development progress in front of a collaborative group.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Tegid G.

Kanban and Mind Manager

2019-09-12

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

Pros

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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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Legal Services company, 201-500 employees)

Strong Visual Management Tool

2018-12-30

Pros

MindManager helps visualize complex workflows and tasks and offers a high-level view of a project and operational work.

Cons

It's really a tool for a specific view in an organization.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jon B.

Helpful personal organizational tool

2017-05-16

Pros

It integrates with Microsoft products to help me setup meetings, track tasks and assignments.

Cons

It's integration into sharepoint has taken a step backward from SP2013 to SPonline/2016.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Frances A.

MindManager is my program of choice!

2021-08-07

I used it for school when I was a student and for work for both project planning and brainstorming.

Pros

It is great for project planning and brainstorming.

Cons

The cost is a downside because they update it frequently, and the upgrade cost is expensive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

It's a tool that I use very much in my daily work

2018-06-10

Pros

It really is a tool that I use very much in my daily work. with the management until the daily tasks. I recommend it.

Cons

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.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Lee C.

Excellent Project Planning for GTD

2017-10-03

I use this software for mind mapping and brainstorming for the GTD project planning method.

Pros

Ease of Use Great Visuals Keyboard control without need to use mouse Great for GTD methodology Excellent method for project planning and brainstorming

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, myself only employees)

Mindmanager Review

2019-03-26

Very handy tool to get organized and to move quicker through projects.

Pros

I like the ease of use for mapping out my thoughts, but I use it mostly for Website projects which is easier to maintain a birds eye view of with this.

Cons

A little more options would not hurt. Missing pop ups for documents for the links.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Sean W.

Simple yet effective

2018-05-08

Pros

MindManager makes it simple to brainstorm for a project and organize tasks. The iPhone app is very intuitive with many different styles to select

Cons

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.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Toni L.

I love this software!

2020-02-04

I use MindManager daily for brainstorming sessions, meeting minutes, project planning, scheduling, etc.

Pros

It is a non-linear way of representing thoughts, lists, brainstorms, etc. Because it is non-linear, the user can utilize more of the canvas to list out points, sub-points, sub-sub-points, etc.

Cons

I have heard that some people have a hard time moving branches where they want them because of the snap-to feature, but it has never really been much of a problem for me.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dirk B.

MindManager ist a great tool to cluster your thoughts at the beginning of a new project

2017-11-08

MindManager allows me to quickly get started on a project and to prepare a kick-off quickly and efficiently

Pros

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Miquiel B.

Great Project Mgmt and Visual Organization Tool

2017-07-18

Dashboard and organizing everything visually to make me 35% more efficient on my job.

Pros

- Mind Mapping - Brainstorming - Dashboard Design - Attachments - 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

Cons

- 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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Edgar R.

Brain Storming for Pros

2021-01-21

But mind mapping is only the beginning, with its new templates including Kanban boards, timelines and process mapping, your main idea just keeps on growing.

Pros

The ability to export your mind mapping to Office apps like Excel and Powerpoint make report making a simpler and faster process.

Cons

With the years its development has made Mind Manager a lot faster and intuitive. It would be great if selecting items and copying them into other apps would give you the option to paste as text, image, or even vector.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nairoby D.

The relationship between value and price speak of it

2018-09-28

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

Pros

It is relatively easy to use.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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allan t.

Verified Reviewer

organise you mind and ideas

2018-09-25

Pros

You can also replace projet with mindmanager with Gantt Pro addition.

Cons

Many functions are not available like excel sync, Dropbox integration… but mac version is half price.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Ari P.

A Great Tool for Brainstorming Sessions

2019-11-08

We used to get side-tracked during the discussion but MindManager helps us to stay in track.

Pros

MindManager is very easy to use.

Cons

MindManager is very user-friendly and able to help us in sorting our idea in easy steps.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Joseph R. S.

Verified Reviewer

Love the tool and wouldn't use any other mind mapper out there

2018-12-16

Pros

Makes organizing a team brainstorm a piece of cake and allows for us to visually organize different projects in one file that can be managed by multiple team members.

Cons

We usually find that if a mind map gets too big then it is time for a separate file.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Eric M.

great for thought processing

2019-07-17

Pros

great way to segment things out (projects, organizational charts, etc) that gave you a full picture of the job rather than a bulleted list

Cons

some employees couldn't follow the alternative way of the information flow

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike P.

Power User

2017-02-25

Other new features include a timeline map type and integration with many other apps through Zappier.

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alfredo M.

Efficient meetings

2019-01-09

Pros

In my work, it is customary to meet to discuss ideas at the beginning of a project or an activity and a tool that helps in our performance is MindManager to perform the brainstorm, since it allows us to quickly have the ideas captured on the screen in a way Organized, clean and not on paper, it also allows to include images, shapes or icons and the final result is much more pleasing to the eye and for the presentation, it is also very useful because it serves as a meeting minute, it is very easy to use this tool.

Cons

It is a tool only to be used in windows operating system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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