Who Uses This Software?

Business, Education, Personal use

Average Ratings

12 reviews
  • Overall 5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 5 / 5
  • Customer Service 5 / 5
  • Features 5 / 5
  • Value for Money 5 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$349.00/one-time
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • MatchWare
  • http://www.matchware.com
  • Founded 1992

About MindView 7

A tool to help you visualize and save what your thinking, it also improves thinking effectiveness and memory.

MindView 7 Features

  • Activity/News Feed
  • Collaboration
  • Idea Ranking
  • Ideation
  • Mind Map
  • Status Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Flowchart
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Planning
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Templates

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MindView 7 Most Helpful Reviews

Useful mind mapping tool

Reviewed on 25/08/2019
Frank V.
CTO
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: This is the most useful mind-mapping application I have used, mostly because it makes it very easy to export your brainstorming and planning documents into files others can use. With a little trial and error we've been able to create Word documents (e.g. scope of work definitions), Excel worksheets (e.g. service estimates), PowerPoint presentations and MS Project files, all from the same source MindView file. The product has made it easier to go from brainstorming to planning to executing, providing consistency and saving time by eliminating the manual transfer of information between applications.

Pros: - Variety of visualization formats goes well beyond basic mind maps, making it a powerful process-management aid.
- Product is stable with a mature feature set.
- Excellent integration with Microsoft Office. Product makes it easy to turn mind maps into documents that can be submitted to others for consumption.
- Good technical support and excellent service from sales team.

Cons: - Quality of integration with various MS Office tools varies; it's great for Excel and Word, weaker for PowerPoint.
- RTF editor for notes can be awkward to manage and requires a lot of discipline to generate MS Word exports that do not require a lot of post-export editing.
- Even though product supports and will use MS Word templates, getting things to look right can be difficult, particularly if your templates have embedded graphics.
- Cost. It's not inexpensive.

Project management and research

Reviewed on 20/09/2019
Roger D.
Professor
Education Management, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I use it for essentially everything I do. I’ve used it for planning, developing proposals, developing project plans, and now using it for research.

Pros: Begin using Mindview as a project management tool, but turns out it is more of a productivity improvement tool. I have reviewed all of the mind mapping applications on the market and Mindview is the best. I absolutely love the integration of project management tools. It’s exporting features to Microsoft word and XL work great. I am now using it for research and being able to manage sources and produce papers in the right format is priceless.

Cons: I can honestly say that there is nothing I do not like about Mindview. I’ve used it consistently for five years and I am continually amazed at the new applications I discover every time I use it.

What would I do without Mindview?

Reviewed on 20/09/2019
Cathy B.
Destination Wedding Specialist
Leisure, Travel & Tourism, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: Mindview allows brainstorming in an organic way. It saves me time, and time is money. I am able to keep all of the aspects of my project organized and track the progress easily. Since I have multiple projects ongoing simultaneously, I can also keep those all organized and prioritized. I love the fact that I can bring other people into the project and get real time interaction and constant updates. Sharing and presenting the project is easy and more impactful and effective since it works the same way that the mind does. Having everything on one page allows me to see, and to show others, the flow and the relationships between different aspects of the project. I'm a long time happy user!!

Cons: Honestly, I can't think of a single thing. Each update just gives me new tools and surprises! Thanks Mindview!

Recommendation for the MindView 7 Software

Reviewed on 20/09/2019
William K.
Sr. Program Manager
Information Technology & Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: The ability to have an idea(s) and develop a quick Mind Map(s) which is easy to change and modify and then convert to an MS-PowerPoint presentation(s), as well as into MS-Word Document(s), and into MS-Excel file(s) for task assignments and/or outline structure(s). The above was equally true with our experiences of moving a Mind Map into MS-Project for improved project scheduling and assignments.

Pros: The ease of use for MindView 7 software is extremely easy to follow. The support assistance is great as well as the online traning videos. Great feature to convert a Mind Map to MS-Project, MS-Excel, MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint, with bi-directional update capabilities.

Cons: Nothing as the overall software package is great, well designed, and has excellent support.

Personal Review of MindView

Reviewed on 20/09/2019
Michael T.
Project Consultant
Higher Education, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I have successfully applied MindView on a variety of efforts -- >>> TEDx Event Planning ..... Organizational Alignment and Operations ..... Multiple Project Plans (IT and Home improvement) ..... Academic Course Development ..... Identification and Explanation of Complex Processes

Pros: Having worked with several other software products, I am always drawn back to MindView due to its user interface (friendliness) and versatility (aka power). It has proven its worth to me and others on a wide variety of efforts, ranging from a TEDx Event to a 9-11 Memorial Run. Part of its "power" is its ease of use to the newcomer, as well as how the various screens are presented for viewing and interpretation by all.

Cons: Years ago, there was a limitation re the simultaneous use of multiple applications, but that since been resolved.

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