This post was updated on July 14, 2017.
One of the greatest things about MindMeister is its collaboration engine, which lets you brainstorm with others in real-time. You can quickly invite your whole team to a mind map, explain the goal of the exercise, and watch while everyone adds their own ideas on the canvas.
This is collaboration on a mind map level. It works especially well for brainstormings, because there the goal is mostly to collect ideas before the actual project is created.
But what if the mind map itself is important? What if you need a visual outline or plan you can refer back to at any time, like a business plan or a PR strategy? In that case, the last thing you want are the differing ideas and opinions of your teammates cluttering up the canvas and scrambling your whole map structure. And you certainly don’t want people to edit or remove other team members’ ideas without asking first.
So, what’s the solution?
Introducing: Opinions for MindMeister
We’re very proud to introduce you to our brand new Opinions feature, which is easily accessible via the right sidebar in your map editor. Just like with notes and links, you can simply select a topic and use the widget on the right to add an opinion to a topic in the form of a comment or a vote.
This way, you can collect feedback and have entire discussions about individual topics without ever making alterations to the actual content of your map.
It’s kinda like Google Docs, but visual 😉
6 thoughts on “Say Hello to a New Level of Collaboration”
After posting a comment, will I receive notification of other team memebers comments on the sam topic?
Yes, we send out email notifications about new comments 4 times a day.
Great feature! Thanks Mindmeister for continuing to innovate – it shows you care about your customers and the future of the product.
1. How do I, as the mindmap creator, allow comments & votes?
2. How do I get a quick overview of which nodes have been commented on?
3. How do I see which nodes have gotten the most thumbs-up or down?
Ad 1) At the moment, anyone who is invited to a map can also comment and vote on topics. We are, however, working on a new option for the sharing dialogue where you as the map owner will be able to select \”Can comment\” (in contrast to \”Can view\” or \”Can edit\”), so that you can have people vote and comment on topics, but not change the actual content of your map.
Ad 2 and 3) At the moment, the only way to see which ideas were the most popular is to open the opinions bar and checking the option \”Emphasize popular ideas\” – see screenshot here: http://bit.ly/1yda3QY
This is only a temporary solution, though, and we are already working on the design for an improved overview of those statistics.
Hope that helps!