MindMeister lets you create, share and collaboratively work on mind maps.
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Overview
The leading online mind mapping application, MindMeister allows your team to be more innovative by providing a shared collaboration and brainstorming environment on the web. Plan projects, manage meetings and sketch out business plans online with partners and colleagues, all in real time!

- Brainstorm online with your team
- Create project outlines within minutes
- Increase innovation and creativity

MindMeister is deeply integrated into Google Drive, allowing users to open and edit many mind map formats such as MindManager, Freemind and XMind directly from your Google Drive, and even sync their entire maps list.

MAPPING FEATURES:
- Create, share and collaboratively edit mind maps
- Import from Text, MindManager and Freemind
- Export to Word, PowerPoint, PDF, image, MindManager and Freemind
- Add icons, images, notes, links and attachments
- Integrated live chat
- Publish and embed maps
- Task management and notifications
- Offline editing and syncing
- Unlimited undo history and replay
- SSL encryption, automatic backups
- Applications for Android, iPhone and iPad

GOOGLE DRIVE INTEGRATION:
- Open, view and edit mind map files from Google Drive
- Supported formats: MindManager, Freemind and XMind, MindMeister
- Synchronize entire maps list (incl folders) with Google Drive
- Synchronize single maps with Google Drive
- Add attachments from Google Drive
- Share mind maps with your Google contacts
- Export maps to Google Drive as image, text, PDF, and many other formats
- Bulk-export all maps to Drive for backup
- Collaborate in real-time on Drive maps

USE CASES:
- Brainstorming
- Project planning
- Task lists / GTD
- Account management
- Prepare and conduct meetings
- Competitive Analysis / SWOT
- Event Preparation
- Website Planning
- Innovation / Change Management
- Problem Solving
- Note taking

WHAT THEY SAY:
- A beautifully simple mind-mapping tool... totally intuitive, no mess or clutter from fancy frills (BBC News)
- One of the most authoritative and open collaborative mind mapping tools available on the web (TechCrunch)
- Polished, easy to use, with very very good performance (ZDNet)
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MindMeister will need access to your Google account
This will allow MindMeister to :
See, edit, create, and delete all of your Google Drive files
See, edit, download, and permanently delete your contacts
View groups on your domain
See info about users on your domain
See your primary Google Account email address
See your personal info, including any personal info you've made publicly available
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Andre Friedel
February 21, 2023
I love the concept and the aesthetics of this app compared to the other 'mind map' category of application... BUT the technical difficulties involving windows crashing and on iOS it often freezes, needing a hard reboot to fix! has caused me (to write THIS for starters) to reconsider this rating. At 4 stars I have given A LOT of the benefit of the doubt... I hope the system becomes more stable in the coming future... This review is meant to be constructive and overall really enjoy this product.
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Barkın Arak
December 22, 2020
There is big issue for me, it doesn't work in team drive (shared drives). I have carried out a domain install in workspace, it works fine in individual drives, can add mindmiester files from new, or open a mindmeister file - when I click on it the option to open with mindmeister shows. However, when I go to a team drive there is no option to create mm file from new and if a carry a mm file to a team/shared drive it cannot be opened from there (no option to select mindmeister in open with a third party app). I had to do a workaround, create a folder in personal drive, create a link to it and put that link in team drive, which is far from efficient.
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A User of MindMeister
July 25, 2019
wanted to like it- way past annoying - Absolutely the worst demo trial I have had in a long, long time. So disappointing... No innovation or even editing or saving option of any kind. doesn't map properly to fit printing to area, etc. , etc. , etc., non intutitive ...-Fake free - fake audition --fake offer total mean-spirited waste of time. Quite passive-agressive and foolish company destined for EPIC Failure. Tragically, they are clearly in a tailspin and going down in a silent murmur horrible unprintable aspect ratio- stay far away from these manipulative hucksters who are going to end up in a very special place in hell.
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A User of MindMeister
December 15, 2016
I have been using MindMeister for 8 years now, pretty much since their beginning. Overall I think the service is really excellent. We now use it extensively at my own company to plan sprints and to create wiki mindmaps summarizing the most important current facts about our business and operations. The combination and integration with Google Drive is very helpful and makes searching things easier for us. While the iOS apps were not that great in the beginning, they work quite well now. One comment about the pricing: As the owner of another software company myself, I have to point out that the pricing is fair. If you use MindMeister right, it will be very valuable for you and it contains many features now which need continuous development and maintenance. MindMeister has been an essential tool for me for many years which I can't think of leaving. I hope that in the future there will be more APIs and integration with other apps.
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A User of MindMeister
January 13, 2014
This was a perfect mode for my students to work in and create mind-maps as a unit assessment tool. The presentation/slide possibilities made this the ultimate tool for my needs. The students easily problem solved and created outstanding maps! LOVED THIS!
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A User of MindMeister
November 29, 2015
Eghh... It was ok. In my quest to find a mind-map software that I could use on a chrome book to help me keep track of an follow plot lines, I tried 3; MindMeister, LucidChart, and MindMup. MindMeister and LucidChart require you to pay for a variety of things. Lucid chart limits how complex you can make your map(the number of bubbles and branches) and MindMeister limits how many maps you can make(3). When you need mindmaps for many projects of varying complexity, when you are trying to make a plot line with character details and notes for each chapter, or you are learning how mindmaps work, this is a problem. If it had been a one time purchase, I might have gone for it. But these are monthly charges. as someone who might abandon a project for months or years at a time, and then come back to it with new eyes and ideas, this is a problem. I want to have all my material ready. I don't want to look back and have spent 100$ a year just to keep my maps from poofing into nothing. MindMeister was not satisfactory and I am looking for a way to get it off my linked apps. I ended up going with MindMup. It's free, no limits on how many maps you can make or how complex you can make it, and fairly intuitive once you catch on to it. It is completely functional at a basic level and even has a few advanced capabilities, like linking a doc to a specific bubble(super helpful for making chapters).
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A User of MindMeister
July 15, 2018
The format and function of the app tools are wonderful but there appears to be a major bug. After a few milliseconds I am prompted with a window asking if I want to leave the page, when I am not doing anything to warrant such an action. I'm not trying to exit the app or even the document. In fact, I'm trying to WORK on the document when this occurs. This error makes it impossible to complete anything in the app. It leaves it completely useless. Please fix this bug or whatever it is that's causing this. For now, since the issue is such a hindrance I cannot complete any tasks and must delete my account.
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Miss T D
May 28, 2014
LOVE THIS APP!!! First off let me say to all those that think 3 mind maps is not enough, YOUR CRAZY! I created one very large mind map before I even knew about the limit. Now, I have a primary mind map and one that is a spin off that I use daily for now. Haven’t decided on the 3rd yet. Next, FREE vs PAID... 3 mind maps is plenty, BUT, if you need more, then yes you should pay. Just think of the space you are using on their network (cloud or otherwise) in saving these. Not to mention if you have say 20. Overall, I love this app. I will become a paid member not because of reviews. I will pay for the privilege of using the only great app I have found for my purposes at this time. Plus #1: Its SUPER easy to break-down a large mind map into smaller ones. This is not a feature I have found in the other mind mapping apps available for Andriod devices. Plus #2: Easily accessible. Since I have Google on everything I use daily, it is easy to just open and update when/where needed. Although, I do not like the fact that the calendar sync function is a paid feature. Plus #3: Great price for a beginner. I would suggest a online standalone (or desktop) version for someone more advanced or extremely serious about mind mapping. Even at $5.99 it can get costly, over $70/per yr. However, to each their own. Lastly, glitches and systems issues can never be avoided. So far, since I have started using this app, I have not experienced any problems. That doesn’t mean I will never. I am sure there are going to be times when something fails beyond anyones control. Its just a fact of life. In the world of software, apps included, unless the developers know your grievances, there is nothing they can do to fix them. Giving an app 1 or 2 stars because you experiences a little glitch is silly. Email the developer first.
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A User of MindMeister
February 27, 2019
Maybe you could... NOT waste my time, and point out what features are, and are not, premium. List the features of a basic version... don't make me wonder. I install, read through everything, and then load it up to see a "Go Pro" message with all of the PREMIUM features listed above... You know... the features that actually make this a mind-mapping app? That's like selling a car and then asking if they want seats and a steering wheel... for an extra fee. *Edit* Oh... can't pay for this monthly. It's 6 months, or a full year. No free trial. More like Mind Shyster... Stop raping people's wallets.
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Chris Nicoletti
May 4, 2017
We use this for work and it's very glitchy. The Mind Maps freeze up for no particular reason and we end up losing unsaved content. Navigating within the Mind Maps is also cumbersome and frustrating. If you plan on creating large, complicated Maps look elsewhere. We plan to.
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