Comparing MindJet and MindMeister

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Comparing MindJet and MindMeister by Mind Map: Comparing MindJet and MindMeister

1. Mindjet

1.1. Key Features

1.1.1. Desktop App

1.1.2. Integration to MS Office Apps

1.1.3. Add icons and images from its library and user defined

1.1.4. Rich UI, Office2007 look and feel on PC

1.1.5. Rich features: templates, shapes, layouts,

1.1.6. No auto save

1.2. Versions

1.3. OS

1.3.1. PC, Supports MS Office Integration

1.3.2. Mac, No Office Integration

1.4. Out of the world Features

1.4.1. Tightly integrated to Office

1.4.2. Great Image and Icon support

1.4.3. Great layout support

1.4.4. Many start-up templates

1.4.5. Review Support

1.4.6. Auto-generate Powerpoint

1.4.7. Save as XML for export

1.4.8. Remarkable color and graphic support

1.4.9. Has a dummies book

1.5. Let Downs

1.5.1. No default Collaboration

1.5.1.1. Can be subscribed for $35/month

1.5.2. No autosave

1.5.3. Can't publish the Map

1.5.4. Full featured but high price

1.5.4.1. You don't need all the features

2. Common Features

2.1. East to start

2.2. Fun to use

2.3. Fast learning curve

2.4. Simple to Complex Maps in no time

2.5. Addictive to use

3. Common Deficiencies

3.1. Not suited for progress tracking

3.2. Try explaining what the tool is to others

4. MindMeister

4.1. Key Features

4.1.1. Web based

4.1.2. No software installation

4.1.3. Always saved

4.1.3.1. Where is that save button?

4.1.4. Instant sharing with everyone

4.1.4.1. Many public MindMaps available to Browse

4.2. Versions

4.2.1. Free with limitations

4.2.2. $5.99/month full featured

4.3. OS

4.3.1. Any

4.4. Out of the world Features

4.4.1. Always Saved

4.4.2. Publish instantly

4.4.3. Collaboration

4.4.4. In the Cloud

4.4.4.1. Always on latest version

4.4.4.2. Continuous Upgrades

4.4.5. Send Ideas via Email

4.4.5.1. From any client

4.4.6. Mac Dashboard support

4.4.7. View many public Maps from users

4.5. Let downs

4.5.1. Free version has no image and attachment support

5. Final Decision:

5.1. Go with Mindmeister

5.1.1. Start with Free version

5.1.2. If your needs evolve pay $5.99.month

5.1.3. Setup email and Jott