About 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:

EUR 4.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

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Markets

Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Albania, Armenia, Curaçao, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St. Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St. Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, St. Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

EUR 4.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of MindMeister: 43

  • API
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Brainstorming
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Evaluation Management
  • Feedback Management
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Idea Ranking
  • Ideation
  • Meeting Management
  • Mind Maps
  • Multiple Projects
  • Organizational Charting
  • Polls/Voting
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(202)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Fraser N. Fraser N.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Still the gold standard of mind map software

Reviewed on 10/01/2020

Great piece of kit - helps me layout my plans in simple yet powerful graphical formats

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

Alternatives Considered

FreeMind and MindManager

Reasons for Choosing MindMeister

It was just so much more limited than Mindmeister

Switched From

FreeMind

Reasons for Switching to MindMeister

Ease of use
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A complete mindmapping solution for all of us who prefer visual organization of information

Reviewed on 01/10/2019

As a predominantly visual person I need to see "the whole picture" when designing a new project and...

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.

Oleg G. Oleg G.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Fantastic tool for mind maping

Reviewed on 10/11/2021

Pros

Easy to create mind maps.
Features to share and collaborate.
Cross devices.

Cons

Quite slow support. It takes about a week to get a response from support.

Brian G. Brian G.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

There are better free options

Reviewed on 30/07/2021

We stopped using MeisterTask and MindMeister a while ago.
We now use Jira.
I wish we were able to...

We stopped using MeisterTask and MindMeister a while ago.
We now use Jira.
I wish we were able to cancel the service :(

Pros

It is a mind mapping program.
It worked alright.

Cons

We used it a few times and then it became unneeded.
It is hard to cancel the service so I suggest staying in the free version.

Response from Meister

Hi Brian,

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with MindMeister. We're always looking to improve our apps and learn from our users' experiences, both positive and negative. We'd love to hear about specific areas where you faced issues, or any features which you feel could be improved. Be sure to reach out to us at [email protected]

Thanks,
The Meister Team

Brennan P. Brennan P.
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Helped me sort my brain's information overflow.

Reviewed on 03/09/2021

Imagine you think like a computer, so organizing tasking into the base components and carrying them...

Imagine you think like a computer, so organizing tasking into the base components and carrying them out is a great way to work, but what happens when your brain doesn't have multithreading capabilities and limited RAM? You start to lose things. Tasks, ideas, goals can get lost in the shuffle. With a well put together mind map you can keep running your brain the way it works while keeping organized track of all of your different projects on your mind map! It's truly fantastic. I recently used the service to map what I do in my current role at my job and it allowed me to feel confident in all of the places I have knowledge that I would have otherwise not remembered on the spot while writing my resume, cover letters, or even talking about myself. A wonderful way to keep your thoughts in order, and if you keep your maps to a specific goal, you can keep unwanted information from filling up your limited thought space!

Pros

The ability to really pour out the tiniest detail of your brain / task into a coherent way.

Cons

If you get expansive with your ideas, it can be hard to see with the limited font sizes and whatnot, but with a simple click and scroll wheel you can fix that problem...

Response from Meister

Dear Brennan, thank you so much for reaching out and taking the time to write such an extensive review! We're thrilled to hear that MindMeister has been such a useful tool for bringing organization to your thoughts!

I feel the same way... visualizing my responsibilities via interconnected nodes is a great way to make my work and personal life manageable.

We'd love to hear more from you and learn how you use MindMeister... Feel free to reach out to us on Twitter at @MindMeister. And be sure to check out the Meister Academy at training.mindmeister.com.

Thanks again!
-Andrew

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MindMeister FAQs

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MindMeister offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: EUR 4.99/month View Pricing Plans
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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

MindMeister has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

MindMeister supports the following languages:

English

MindMeister supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

MindMeister integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Evernote Teams, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Workspace, MeisterTask, Microsoft Teams

MindMeister offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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