Mindjet MindManager for Mac

Mindjet MindManager for Mac

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  • Version:
    9.5.416
  • Total Downloads:
    32,745
  • 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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1 stars

"Win-Centric junk"

November 20, 2009  |  By taaralyn

 |  Version: Mindjet MindManager 8.0.193

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Don't waste your time with this Win-centric garbage, it rarely gets updated and always lags a version or so behind the Win version. Mostly the product suffers from the Win-centric paradigm that is inherent to the developers.

Mindjet MindManager: Fail.

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5 stars

"Good mind mapping tool, a little expensive for..."

January 23, 2008  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: MindManager 7.0.535

Summary

...non-professional use
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
MindManager Mac has a good set of easy to use mind mapping features while deviating slightly from the traditional idea of a 'mind map'. It sets it's self apart from the other Mac mind mapping tools by aiming more towards a professional output style (something you might show in a formal meeting or presentation).

A year or so ago I needed something to help deal with a set of projects that were suddenly stepping up in complexity - I already had large amounts of working notes, documents, outlines, reference material, contacts, dates, images, etc. and needed a way to glue them together into usable project views that could be quickly edited and navigated.

The first release did have a few glitches and a couple of missing features, but it worked well for me. As the price felt a little steep I tested out the other Mac mind mapping alternatives before purchasing, but came back to MindJet.

Version 7 releases have been glitch free for me, and added an outline view and custom rule filtering - great for reducing a complex map down to just the actions you need to focus on right now.

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1 stars

"this software DOA, dead on arrival"

January 19, 2008  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: MindManager 7.0.535

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
A year a halfago, one reviewer of this poor software said, on loading, 'cant find dictionary,' and the software then refuses to quit and causes crashes... same prob a year and a half later. This is called MINDJET now. No response to my email sent to developer. I'd consider this software a dead end.

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3 stars

"Crazy â?? can't quit!"

June 17, 2007  |  By grh-svo

 |  Version: MindManager 6.0.595

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I launched, looked at the opening splash screen, deselected "show this at startup" and wanted to quit.

Nope. Can't do it. must force-quit.

Want a separate user guide to read? Too bad.

Plonk

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5 stars

"Rocks"

August 16, 2006  |  By Mac-Fan No 1

 |  Version: MindManager 6.0.548

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
MindManager ist the best software for organizing projects, plan and distribute tasks, order thoughts and many things more. For a proffessional software the prize ist OK. OmniGraffle Pro ist just about 75$ cheeper and perhaps has more functionality in doing graphics, but for proffesional organizing there are much less features. MM has resources, comments, priorities or deadlines that can be attatched to objects. I like OmniGraffle (I've bought it, too) but theese softwares are not interchangeable. Btw, I had never any crash with MM, but some with OG.

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4 stars

"Grass not greener"

August 04, 2006  |  By dickiedyce

 |  Version: MindManager 6.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Overpriced, under featured, and over here...

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5 stars

"Wonderful product for creative types"

June 06, 2006  |  By device.failure

 |  Version: MindManager 6.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using this on my PC for a LONG time and am grateful they've made a Mac version.

The maps are not platform dependant so I can work on whichever machine I have at hand.

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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, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 61.27MB
File Name Mindjet_MindManager_Mac_9.5.416.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 32,745
Downloads Last Week 57
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30 day free trial.
Price $249

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