MindJet® vs. SmartDraw

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Reasons to Choose SmartDraw Instead of MindManager®

1. SmartDraw does more, much more than just mind maps.

SmartDraw gives you the power to create automatically formatted visuals of all kinds—not just mind maps. Use SmartDraw to create flowcharts, org charts, project timelines, Gantt charts, marketing charts, bar graphs & pie charts, forms, floor plans, scheduling calendars, and much more, all with just a few clicks and with formatting automatically applied.

SmartDraw does more than Mindjet

2. SmartDraw generates project charts for you.

One of the most common uses for mind maps is to brainstorm ways to solve a problem and get a job done—in short, planning projects. With this in mind, SmartDraw makes it easy to go from planning to doing by allowing you to instantly transform your mind map to a Gantt project chart. Plan your project with a mind map, then with the click of your mouse, view it as a Gantt chart. Toggle between the mind map and Gantt chart views at any time. Changes you make in one view will be reflected in the other.

Generate project chart from mind map

3. SmartDraw costs less than MindJet MindManager®.

A single copy of SmartDraw costs $119 (online edition price). A single copy of MindJet MindManager® is $349 (online price). What's more, with SmartDraw you have a powerful tool for creating more than 70 types of visuals, not a single-purpose tool.

SmartDraw costs less than MindJet

4. SmartDraw Integrates with the Tools You Already Use

Save or share your mind map, flowchart, and many other visuals using Dropbox®, Box®, Google Drive, OneDrive®, and more. Export to Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PDF, or PowerPoint® with a single click.

Export to Office

5. SmartDraw Works on Any Device

Use SmartDraw on your computer, browser or mobile device—Windows®, Mac®, Android®, iOS®, or any other platform. Share online without worrying about device or compatibility issues.

SmartDraw works anywhere

6. SmartDraw includes free lifetime product support.

SmartDraw provides free technical support, including a toll-free support number, for as long as you are a SmartDraw user. You interact directly with our experts who are trained to address your questions quickly and effectively. MindJet provides free support for 30 days only.

SmartDraw support vs MindJet

7. SmartDraw gives you better results.

MindJet MindManager® makes mind maps in one style—theirs. SmartDraw gives you a whole world of possibilities in stylizing your end result. Customize individual elements, or apply a whole new professional design theme with a single click. With SmartDraw the possibilities for annotating and stylizing your charts are virtually limitless. Add arrows, text boxes, or additional images... whatever it takes to communicate your message more clearly.

Customized mind map

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