When comparing Mindjet MindManager vs Checkvist, the Slant community recommends Checkvist for most people. In the question“What are the best mind mapping apps with nested hierarchies?” Checkvist is ranked 1st while Mindjet MindManager is ranked 4th.
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Pro Business oriented
Business oriented, mind maps look professional.
Pro MS Outlook strong integration
Pro Integrates with multiple web services
Pro Real-time Gantt charts
Pro MS Projects and Sharepoint integration
Pro Excellent team collaboration support
Pro Cross-platform desktop and mobile, and web versions available
Works on Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and Web.
Pro Tasks can be managed with custom tags
Pro vim-like commands
Pro Convenient search by text or tag filtering
Pro Converts incoming emails to todos - this is a way to enter tasks from anywhere.
Pro Great search
Search filters help you search for tasks by tag, due date, assignee, etc.
Pro Very flexible
To-do lists often need to be grouped and regrouped for clarity. The outline-based nature of Checkvist makes it easy to move things across categories, to increase and decrease priority, etc.
Pro Smart parsing of items
Parses markdown, html links, hashtags to become formatted text, clickable links, and tags, respectively.
Pro Generous set of free features
Checkvist offers many free features if you are using this individually.
Pro Supports comments on tasks
Any item can have a free-text comment, which can be shown or hidden as desired.
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 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 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.
Con Mac version has severely limited functionality
Con Limited capability in the android app
Checkvist is primarily a web interface.