MindGenius Review

MindGenius Ltd.
MindGenius 20
MindGenius Ltd.
East Kilbride, Scotland
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MindGenius 20 At A Glance

Good: Dynamic view functionality so users can view project statuses in different ways, mind-mapping tool for organizing ideas, sleek and intuitive interface.
Bad: Not intended for managing complex projects, phone support is not offered.
Bottom Line: MindGenius 20 has a unique focus on combining project management functionality with a mind-mapping tool that's designed to capture and visualize ideas about the project.

Product Overview

MindGenius 20 is a standalone desktop project management solution that helps teams manage small-to-medium-sized projects. It has a unique feature that most project management solutions don’t: a mind-mapping tool, where teams can hash out ideas surrounding a particular project or event. For example, if a team is planning an event, they can use the mind-mapping tool to discuss details, such as the number of attendees.

The mind-mapping tool includes a built-in template and image library, but users can create their own templates and upload their own images. Users can also create individual branches, connectors or shapes to further organize their ideas, and analyze those ideas with categories and filters. Maps can be saved as images or within a Microsoft Office program.

With the mind-mapping tool, project managers can create and assign individual tasks, along with the specific deadlines for each tasks. Once they have all the details of the project together, they can simply create Gantt charts for these tasks with a touch of a button.

There’s also the MindGenius Online that lets users access the software via a web browser. Users can access specific features quickly from the MindGenius Hub page, as well as manage their team’s workload with the My Projects feature. Additional features of MindGenius Online include custom task boards, QuickMaps (helps users start a Mind Map), templates, file sharing, the Timeline View and remote working capabilities.


MindGenius 20 is the newest version of the MindGenius platform. It includes enhanced features, such as one-click styling, a default map template, the ability to look at icons within maps at different sizes, upgraded Picture Gallery functionality, a “Get Started” pack for new users and video tutorials from MindGenius’ YouTube channel.

Two key features of MindGenius includes dynamic view functionality and Solution Finder. The dynamic view allows project managers to switch visualizations, such as maps, tasks, Gantt or Kanban, so project managers can explore different perspectives within a project.

The Solution Finder is a guided brainstorming tool that helps teams find solutions to a problem. For example, businesses could use this feature to come up with ideas to help increase sales. The tool has eight scenarios that aid team members in laying out the facts regarding the problem. Team members can then relay their feelings about specific issues, talk out any worst-case scenarios or come up with possible solutions. Project managers can then create mind maps to come up with the tasks associated with the solution.

Other project management features include:

  • Ability to identify task dependencies and set milestones and critical paths
  • Resource management
  • Ability to present project updates using built-in presentation view

Target Market

MindGenius 20 is ideal for small teams (up to 10 members).

We’ve listed 10 of its clients below:

  • TNT
  • Speedo
  • Scottish Sea Farms
  • Pz Cussons
  • Milliken
  • Baker Hughes
  • British Council
  • EDF Energy
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Honeywell

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Clients can sign up for a 14-day free trial that provides guidance to the user on best practices of MindGenius 20. They can purchase either the perpetual license or subscription license via the MindGenius site (please refer to our Pricing section below for specific prices).

MindGenius 20 integrates to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

Customer Service & Support

The MindGenius Academy includes free how-to video guides on various features, and online courses (that range from one hour to two hours) on best practices.

Users can contact the MindGenius support team by email during regular business hours, or by referring to the in-product help documentation.


MindGenius 20 is available as a perpetual license or as a subscription license. The perpetual license costs $256, while the subscription license costs $160 for the first year. After the first year of the subscription, there’s an annual charge of $56.

For subscription users that want to upgrade to MindGenius 20 from an earlier version, there’s an $80 charge.

The MindGenius Online subscription starts at $13.33 per seat, per month and accommodates up to 25 users. It includes unlimited projects, dashboards, mindmaps and timeline views, as well as guest access. For companies with more than 25 users, there’s the Enterprise plan. Pricing is not publicly available for that plan, so please contact the vendor for a quote.

MindGenius offers a 20% discount for non-profits.


MindGenius 20 is not intended for managing complex projects. It also doesn’t include budgeting and expense features.

MindGenius doesn’t offer phone support, only email and online support.


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MindGenius Ltd has been producing business productivity software since 2001 and was formally spun out of Gael Limited in 2008. Its aim is to allows users to capture, visualize and use the information within their businesses to deliver successful projects and get things done. For the second year in a row, MindGenius has been recognized as the 12th best company for software in Metis Partners’ Intellectual Property League IP100 table rankings.

Headquartered in Scotland, MindGenius has sold over 600,000 licenses to clients in over 130 countries.

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