When comparing MindMup vs Mindjet MindManager, the Slant community recommends Mindjet MindManager for most people. In the question“What are the best mind mapping tools?” Mindjet MindManager is ranked 2nd while MindMup is ranked 5th.
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Pro Frictionless interface
MindMup allows focusing on thoughts and productively capture them without getting in the way.
Don't need to install anything, just open the website and you are set.
Pro Just works
Pro Compatible with Google Drive and Github
Pro Easy sharing & presenting
After taking notes, it only takes seconds to share and/or prepare them for presentations.
Pro Free and open source
MindMup is free with source code available on GitHub.
Pro MS Outlook strong integration
Pro Cross-platform desktop and mobile, and web versions available
Works on Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and Web.
Pro Excellent team collaboration support
Pro Business oriented
Business oriented, mind maps look professional.
Pro Integrates with multiple web services
Pro Real-time Gantt charts
Pro MS Projects and Sharepoint integration
Con Note capacity is limited
MindMup is good for mapping out thoughts that could be summarized in bullet points, but longer notes aren't as practical for this service.
Con Unconventional note taking style
It's a mind mapping application, not a traditional text based note storage platform.
Con Mac version has severely limited functionality
Con Lacks elegant ability to be able to connect ideas in the reverse order or different direction
This isn't uncommon, but there are mind mapping software that will let you connect a number of ideas that branched off from one idea, back to one idea again. Usually the branching analogy of the details getting more as you go further away from the main branch works, but occasionally it is nice to map multiple ideas back to a single idea or loop back to a previous idea. This can be done with connections, but if you want to see something that gives true freedom, look at the examples of the application Coggle.
Con Very expensive compared to all other alternatives
Not really viable for personal mind mapping, as the high cost clearly targets the business market.
Con No free/personal version
It is has so many great features, but this comes with the pricetag of the only version of this software. A lighter version, with many advanced business features removed would be ideal for a free/freemium version
Con Odd UI interaction conventions
Some conventions used to interact with the software are either questionable or simply going against what's commonly accepted. For example, right-click + drag will move around, holding down the right-click will open up the context-menu and left-click in an open space will start a new unconnected node. What this results in is constant accidental opening of context-menu then accidental creation of a new node trying to get out of the context-menu.