Mindjet MindManager for Mac

Mindjet MindManager for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.5.416
  • Total Downloads:
    34,136
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 23, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30 day free trial.); $249.00 to buy (Buy it now)

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1 stars

"Don't do it!"

December 09, 2014  |  By hughhaiker

 |  Version: Mindjet MindManager 9.5.416

Pros

Handles data and graphics in a way that no other software does.

Cons

Inexcusably unstable, hogs resources, ridiculously expensive, unresponsive customer support.

Summary

I've been using MindJet Mind Manager for about 8 years now, and I've just plain had it. Who would think that a developer could get away with such unstable software in 2014? This may be a product of putting Mac users on the back burner - for years.

I wish I could respond with only praise for this product because it is truly unique and stands out in terms of features for mind mapping softwares, but, frankly, I have been looking for an alternative for years. As soon as I do find one, my firm's use of MindJet will end immediately. We may even change our entire approach to ditch this daily hassle. I have waited for MindJet developers to improve stability and use of hardware resources on Mac computers, but little seems to change. MindJet is and always has been an inexcusably slow resource hog that is unforgivably unstable. I do appreciate the expanded compatibility with other software over the years, but that does not compensate for the frequency with which MindJet crashes. I have a state of the art MacBook Pro, as do my team members, on which nothing else crashes. Nothing. This is not about hardware capability. It's about MindJet's developers' neglect for Mac users, and we are not about to switch platforms simply to use their software.

On top of performance problems, the PDF files that MindManager outputs are ridiculously large and inefficient, so much so that our clients can only open them on their best computers. This makes no sense for vector graphics. A visually identical graphic created in Adobe Illustrator is a small fraction of the size of MindJet PDFs. I have even inspected those files in Illustrator to confirm that their architecture is unnecessarily overcomplicated and full of multiple masks when shapes would do. As a result, when our clients have asked if they should buy MindJet for their institutions, I simply could not give my recommendation. Similarly, if you are thinking of buying this, move on and save your money. There are alternatives out there.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.5.416
Now with interactive slide presentations, quick entry brainstorming, WYSIWIG printing, improved filtering and topics selection, Freemind maps import, new icons and styles and more.
General
Publisher Mindjet
Publisher web site http://www.mindjet.com
Release Date July 23, 2012
Date Added July 23, 2012
Version 9.5.416
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Project Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 61.27MB
File Name Mindjet_MindManager_Mac_9.5.416.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,136
Downloads Last Week 48
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30 day free trial.
Price $249

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