Mindjet MindManager

Mindjet MindManager

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 40 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    332,591
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 29, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $349.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Mindjet MindManager is a unique program aimed at business people keeping track of complicated projects with objectives that change on the fly. While this program offers users a chance to streamline their world, it is not something people can leap directly into and operate.

This program's main objective is project management. The goal is to provide a free-flowing chart, making even the most complex goals visible. This is accomplished through a flexible set of tools to map agendas, priorities, people working on the project, deadlines, and more, all with the ability to update and change.

MindManager is a complicated program that will take many hours of practice to perfect. While it is organized like Microsoft Office programs and may be semi-intuitive, there are so many options, that a new user may be lost. Fortunately, the program comes with a helpful tutorial that walks you through the many options available.

MindManager has the ability to really help users get organized, but even with the tutorial, the sheer number of commands and buttons can be overwhelming. We would have liked to see a slightly longer trial period than the standard 30 days, just so users could get their bearings using the tool. In addition, the flow chart the program creates may be unlike anything co-workers have used and will take time on their side to understand what each box, line, and symbol mean. However, if you are looking for a dynamic way to organize projects and are willing to put in the work, MindManager could be the answer.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Slow and bloated"

October 06, 2009  |  By longtalker

 |  Version: Mindjet MindManager 8.0

Pros

Office 2007-like interface; many keyboard shortcuts

Cons

Most operations run very very (very!) slowly on a modern computer, I can only imagine how long they take on a somewhat older computer. Lack of a handful of basic functionalities. Terrible support.

Summary

This program progresses at a painstakingly slow pace. I have been looking for a mindmapping solution for a long time, and while my decision has favoured open source software, MindManager was given serious consideration. I have, however, found the lastest version of MindManager to be embarassingly close in functionality to its predecessor, version 7. I honestly do not know what the programmers of this software call progress if not making their product faster and more useful.

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5 stars

"Best mapping software"

September 12, 2009  |  By MaZaGAngeE

 |  Version: Mindjet MindManager 8.0

Pros

very easy to use

Cons

don't support Arabic language

Summary

if you want to create a map or schedule this is what you need

Updated on Sep 12, 2009

you can export your map with many file types .

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4 stars

"simply superb 2 use"

March 11, 2009  |  By yuva7034

 |  Version: Mindjet MindManager 8.0

Pros

first of all i dnt know anything about this software after using dis i gained my knowledge about the mind map....... so if u want to dowload, dnt get struck with an closed eyes u can purchase

Cons

Unbelievably slow at startup & with large maps
- The Word-like "styles" are a joke and practicably unusable
- Very difficult to zoom in/out when editing large maps
- Handling of pasted items is amateurish to say the least
- Defective Export feature

Summary

The cost is bit high 2 purchase. its more usefull for coll students for their studying purpose, if u cut down de cost into lowest

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5 stars

"Simply great"

March 03, 2009  |  By Bozinga

 |  Version: Mindjet MindManager 8.0

Pros

Easy to use and powerful

Cons

Sometimes a bit too slow

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2 stars

"Submediocre"

February 09, 2009  |  By vonWebern

 |  Version: Mindjet MindManager 8.0

Pros

Ribbon interface

Cons

- Unbelievably slow at startup & with large maps
- The Word-like "styles" are a joke and practicably unusable
- Very difficult to zoom in/out when editing large maps
- Handling of pasted items is amateurish to say the least
- Defective Export feature

Summary

Freeware mind-mapping programs such as FreeMind and IHMC CmapTools are a lot more efficient at doing what they're supposed to, and are also faster and more stable than this bloated sluggish corporate scam.

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5 stars

"This is the software that you never knew you wanted!!!"

January 30, 2009  |  By wlarue--2008

 |  Version: Mindjet MindManager 8.0

Pros

This platform allows users to visualize thinking, work together to solve problems, and create portals of all those info sources that you need. It helps managers create environments that run entire operations; the latest version is spectacular

Cons

Somehwat pricey for individuals, but the functionality is unmatched anywhere else. It would be great if it also integrated with Open Office

Summary

From cloud-based wide area networked environments to the single user working on a presentation, this software will make you more productive, creative, effective, and probably better looking <grin> It has transformed operations at many companies, and allows users to build their own personal portals without programming. Really. I can think of no other piece of software that I won that is as flexible, dynamic, and powerful. Well worth the cost.

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5 stars

"Awesome product! Highly recommended"

January 28, 2009  |  By pjmckeown

 |  Version: Mindjet MindManager 8.0

Pros

Great research and dissemination tool! The latest version of mindmanager allows you to export your map to an interactive PDF allowing colleagues to see the map in all it's greatness. This was a great upgrade. The search ability rocks too!

Cons

Cost is a bit high for the average user, but it is worth the price.

Summary

If you are needing to to research quickly and easily this is your tool! I highly recommend downloading the demo and trying it for yourself. The ability to search google and other major engines results right in your map is great. Then export the map to an interactive PDF and share it with others. Must have software IMHO!

Patrick McKeown

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5 stars

"Excellent Tool for Many Tasks"

January 28, 2009  |  By rtaylor9131955

 |  Version: Mindjet MindManager 8.0

Pros

Easy to create topics, move topics, and format. Brainstorming works great and exports in many different user formats. Great library of maps that you can base new maps upon (or simply change them for your use).

Cons

Find and Replace is hard to find. Some conflicts with some programs keep moving of topics from working correctly. (Rebooting takes care of this.) It's a bit pricey.

Summary

I use the product for time planning, producing outlines for writing projects, and for project planning (such as website creation). I have used vs 7 and now vs 8 and it has become one of my critical tools (along side browsers, email, and word processors). Even though the cost is higher than I would like to pay, the benefits shaves hours off of planning and execution. Its intuitive use makes it a great tool to jump in and start using.

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5 stars

"It's integration and functionality is awesome"

January 24, 2009  |  By jeflo13

 |  Version: Mindjet MindManager 8.0

Pros

It's easy and intuitive to use. Allows you to integrate all your tasks and projects very efficiently

Cons

The price.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0
Mindjet Player Automated Task Management Integrated Microsoft Office File Editing Integrated Web Content Embedded Web Browser Database Linker Mindjet Connect Ribbon Tab
General
Publisher Mindjet
Publisher web site http://www.mindjet.com
Release Date November 26, 2008
Date Added January 29, 2009
Version 8.0
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Brainstorming and Mind-Mapping Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 332,591
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $349

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