Who Uses This Software?
If you're looking to enhance your creativity, use iMindMap as the tool to help drive you forward. Develop your mind mapping, brainstorming and project planning skills, all within one place.
Average Ratings21 reviews
- Overall 4.6 / 5
- Ease of Use 4.6 / 5
- Customer Service 4.5 / 5
- Features 4.5 / 5
- Value for Money 4.4 / 5
- Free Version No
- Free Trial No
Installed - Mac
Installed - Windows
- Founded 2005
As the first Mind Mapping, brainstorming and project planning software, iMindMap is a complete digital workspace. iMindMap has helped over 1 million people boost their productivity and creativity in a range of tasks, from ideation, planning and project managing to studying, teaching, presenting and more. Workspaces include Mind Map View, Radial Map View, Organisational Charts, Brainstorm View, Presentation View, Bubble Web Mode, Bubble Groups, 3D View plus more unique features.
- Activity/News Feed
- Idea Ranking
- Mind Map
- Status Tracking
- Workflow Management
- Presentation Tools
- Project Planning
- Publishing / Sharing
iMindMap Most Helpful Reviews
Reviewed on 08/03/2019
Original and Best: Mind Mapping as it should be done
Comments: Having Mind Mapped on paper for over twenty years before this product came along, I was already very comfortable with the discipline. This was the first digital product I tried, nearly ten years ago, and it still stands out head and shoulders above its rivals as a pure Mind Mapping product. Others may seem to align closely with certain disciplines (engineering or IT), but none delivers as consistently as iMindMap.
Pros: iMindMap adheres more closely to Tony Buzan's original concept of mind-mapping as a discipline than any other rival I have tried. As, of course, it should. It is always intuitive and supports you seamlessly, especially if working on an ipad pro or similar large touch screen device.
Cons: The more detailed branch selection tool can be fiddly to control now that so many options are available in the full menu, but the simple default options (line or narrative box) are usually sufficient. Also, particularly in touch screen mode, it can be way too easy to input a branch or sub-branch by accident, just brushing the screen. The "undo" key helps, but it can interrupt your flow when working quickly.
Reviewed on 25/01/2019
What it could have been
Comments: It has the potential of being the best mindmap app out there. the key reason for that it allows you to see the information in different ways, something most of its competitors are very limited in. I tested once, then did not buy, but a few weeks later tested it again and bought. It has certain distinct presentation advantages-nothing changed in those weeks, but I wanted the other features. I just really wish they would have done the job completely. The tweaks would be comparatively minor, but they would turn a good product into a great product. If they would do that, I would rate it number 1. Now, it's "what it could have been".
Pros: I use several mind-mapping apps to lay out information. Imind gives you the ability to see information displayed in several ways, not just the traditional tree-branch style. You Canada see your info as a radial fan, note cards, and as connected bubbles. This is very helpful in seeing information from other perspectives.
Cons: very limiting in certain aspects. color choices are limited, only pastels. rectangles or bubbles don't increase in size with added text, so text is divided incorrectly or not visible at all. example: the word "emotional" might appear as "emoti" within the bubble-and even if you click on it, it doesn't expand. "Brainstorm" and "Radial" correlate but not exactly. Example, drawing connections in Brainstorming do not appear in radial.
Reviewed on 13/05/2019
Essential, but pricey
Comments: I use iMindMap for both very day tasks like planning trips or making shopping lists, as well as to brainstorm research papers and plan my thesis. It’s fantastic, but I often have to use the same version for years after it stops being supported because it’s too expensive to upgrade (even with the discount).
Pros: This is the best mindmap software around. It’d got heaps of features and visualisation modes. It’s great for brainstorming, note taking, project planning and more.
Cons: Although it’s great software, it’s very expensive - much more so than its competitors. That fact alone makes it hard to recommend to people.
Reviewed on 11/01/2019
Creative thinking in business
I use iMindMap as management tool - to support communication.
It's easy to create advanced, innovative diagrams with elements, relations and contextual information in notes and attachments. It's very useful as presentation supporter with internal mode to do it. As mindmapping user - I often exchange data between application - for example iMindMap, MindManager, XMind etc.
Very powerful tool in visual management area.
It's possible to create visual trees of data and present them as maps, Gantt chart, timeline, brainstorm or scape diagram.
It has "freehand" mode so it's really easy to present creative views of knowledge and concepts.
iMindMap has many options of data sharing: import and export from and to other formats, so it's very useful and can save time in document creation process.
I would love to see more options like:
- tags and group of tags
- number calculations
- advanced filtering.
Reviewed on 14/09/2018
Brilliant but can be frustrating
Comments: I use it for my work with my colleagues on a daily basis. I use it for presentations with staff and others. I use it for organizing and thinking out my research. It has become part of me!
Pros: Easy to use, bright, colorful, exciting and great to use to explain anything to others. I love it’s flexibility and it thinks how I need to write. I love it
Cons: It crashes regularly. I don’t lose the data because it has a good memory but it crashes when you have bee asking it to work hard. Also the bubbles don’t move to where you want them to be and stay there. Swapping between map types often loses out or misses key information