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About MindMeister

MindMeister is the leading online mind mapping software that lets you share maps with an unlimited number of users and collaborate with them in real-time. Use it to brainstorm ideas, plan projects, take meeting minutes, develop business strategies, create stunning presentations and much more!

MindMeister runs in any standard web-browser as well as on iOS and Android devices, so you can access, edit and present your mind maps anytime, wherever you are.

  • Create beautiful mind maps and org charts
  • Enrich maps with images, videos, notes, links, and file attachments
  • Share mind maps with others and collaborate in real-time
  • Comment and vote on individual ideas in your mind maps
  • Review the entire change history of your mind map to see who added what and when
  • Turn mind maps into dynamic slideshows within seconds
  • Go directly from ideation to execution via the MeisterTask integration
  • Publish mind maps to the web and embed them in Google Sites, blog posts and more

About IdeaScale

IdeaScale is the largest cloud-based innovation software platform in the world with more than 25,000 customers and 4.5 million users. The software allows organizations to involve the opinions of public and private communities by collecting their ideas and giving users a platform to vote. The ideas are then evaluated, routed, and implemented, making IdeaScale the engine of crowd-powered innovation. IdeaScale’s client roster includes industry leaders, such as Citrix, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, NASA, the New York City Police Department, Princess Cruises and many others.

About Close Global

Close.global is a video conferencing platform that allows users to meet instantly without the need to download any software. They just need to create an account, name their meeting room, then share the guest link or room id with others and everyone can meet face to face instantly.

Our cloud-based video conferencing software lets you seamlessly connect devices you already have, are familiar with and have invested in – including any web browser (desktop & Mobile), Skype for Business, Cisco, Polycom & more... all without the need for and changes to the way you already work.

Features include;

  • No Downloads required to join
  • 1 Click to join meeting invites
  • Free Custom Branding for any meeting space
  • Native Microsoft Skype for Business dialling support
  • Group Chat across platform (Includes SfB)
  • Cross platform Video on any device
  • Group video meetings with unlimited dial-in minutes
  • Live streaming + recording integration (RTMP)
  • Traditional audio conferencing support
  • 2-way content sharing on any platform (includes SfB)
  • Conference controls
  • Many more user + company features

Features

  • API
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • Gantt Charts
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Sharing
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • Gantt Charts
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking

Features

  • API
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Sharing
  • External Integrations
  • History/Version Control
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Scheduling

Summary

  • Real-time collaboration with an unlimited number of users

  • Easily share maps via email or secure link

  • Brainstorm, comment and vote on ideas

  • Enrich maps with notes, links, files, images and videos

  • Create dynamic slideshow presentations in seconds

  • Review the entire change history of your mind map

  • Turn ideas into actionable tasks via the MeisterTask integration

  • Publish mind maps on the web and embed them in websites and blogs

Summary

  • Idea collection and voting

  • Build teams around projects and ideas

  • Refine ideas into proposals

  • Review and prioritize projects for implementation

Summary

  • Seamlessly connect devices you already have, are familiar with and have invested in!

  • Link AV systems to EVERY other video solution including Skype for Business, Cisco, Polycom and Lifesize!

  • Record, Stream and Share your meetings.

  • Branding options - make Virtual Meeting Spaces your own!

  • NO DOWNLOAD required to join a meeting - no matter the device

  • One Click join a meeting for Guests and hosts alike

  • Start a meeting instantly from any device with easy share links

Pricing

Basic

Free
Included in plan:
  • 3 mind maps

Personal

$4.99
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Unlimited mind maps
  • Attach files and images
  • Export to image and PDF
  • Advanced printing
  • Priority Support

Pro

$8.25
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Multiple users
  • Admin account
  • Export to Word and Power Point
  • Export presentations
  • Custom map themes
  • G Suite for domains sign-on
  • Custom styles
  • Statistics and reports

Business

$12.49
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Group sharing
  • Compliance exports and backups
  • Custom login domain
  • Multiple admins
  • 24x7 priority support

Pricing

Free

Free
Included in plan:
  • 25 Members
  • 5 Campaigns
  • Profanity Filter
  • Mobile Optimized
  • Web Support

Enterprise

$0.00
user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Unlimited members
  • 1 community
  • Mobile Optimized
  • Post & Vote Capabilities
  • Custom Fields
  • 20 Campaigns
  • 10 Moderators
  • Dedicated Innovation Architect
  • Security/SAS 70 Type II
  • Team Building Capabilities
  • Refinement Capabilities
  • 99.5% Uptime Guarantee
  • Funding Capabilities
  • Evaluation Capabilities

Ideate

$2,500.00
user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 1 community
  • Mobile Optimized
  • Post & Vote Capabilities
  • Custom Fields
  • 10 Campaigns
  • 100 members

Pricing

Free Trial and Freemium

Free
Included in plan:
  • Free Trial for 14 days - Includes all features and unlimited attendees
  • Freemium rooms - Free forever with all our features - limited to 3 attendees and 30 minutes a call

PAYG

$0.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Audio at 2.5p per minute per attendee

Personal Plans

$25.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • £19.50 per month - Personal 5 guests
  • Monthly/Annual Subscription Available
  • £39 per month - Personal 10 Guests
  • £54 per month - Unlimited Guests

Team Plan

$100.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • £89 per month - Team room for 10 hosts as a shared space

Video room plan

$120.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • £99 per month - Video room with SIP registration service and advanced features for codec connectivity

FAQs

    Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Aside from Evernote, Dropbox, G Suite, Google Drive, Google Docs, Atlassian Confluence, Microsoft Teams, MeisterTask and Box, MindMeister also integrates with Biggerplate and various social media platforms.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • MindMeister offers an extensive online help, tutorial videos, a free online training program as well as email support.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • MindMeister is a web app that runs in any standard web-browser. MindMeister also offers free native apps for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android devices. The mobile apps can also be used offline.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, starting at the Pro level.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Microsoft Teams, MeisterTask, G Suite

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Brainstorming, project planning, note taking (particularly meeting minutes), outlining strategies, knowledge management, communicating and presenting ideas visually.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • MindMeister is used by teams, freelancers and educational institutions all over the world. The software is particularly popular among creatives (marketers, writers, designers), advisors, and anybody else who needs to efficiently communicate ideas and collaborate on plans and strategies.

FAQs

    What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is used to create change either for continuous improvement or net new innovation. It is used on products/services, processes/internal programs, market research or sourcing new markets, and organizational or business model innovation

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • IdeaScale integrates with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yammer. It integrates with SharePoint, Active Directory, Google for Work (formerly google Apps), Lithium, Google Analytics, OneLogin, Import2 and a robust REST API library.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • IdeaScale is used by both small and large businesses as well as State, Local, National, and International governments as a crowdsourcing mechanism to access great new ideas, build consensus, and deliver on change initiatives.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • IdeaScale is a web application that is optimized for use on every mobile device.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • IdeaScale is used in concert with a host of enterprise products, including project management programs and other web publishing programs.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes. Depending on the license level, IdeaScale customers have access to a dedicated Innovation Architect. All users have access to IdeaScale's comprehensive library of resources, knowledge base, and 24/7 chat support.

FAQs

    Does this service offer an API?
  • Close currently offers a per request API integration policy.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Any remote team, customer or partner - In fact anyone you want to meet face to face...!

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Close provides integration with any platform or device with no downloads required;

    These include,
    Apple Mac & mobile (OSX/IOS), Windows & Android
    Any web browser inc, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Brave, Edge, Opera
    Native Skype for Business support
    Google meetings

    Plugins for, Outlook calendar and meeting control.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Close is the perfect tool for any team or person wishing to communicate with anyone anywhere with no requirement for downloads to get started. With up to 25 participants per meeting, there is plenty of room to invite everyone into a meeting and get them collaborating from any device, wherever they are.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • We offer a Quick Start Guide, in platform welcome guide and a Technical Guide, as well as online support, all accessible via the website.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Close has complete interoperability across multiple video communication platforms.

    Due to this communication is possible across all supported platforms and devices such as;

    Any Web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Safari, Edge, Opera)
    Skype for Business
    SIP devices such as Polycom, Cisco, Lifesize and more..
    H323 devices
    Smart phones
    Audio dial from any phone

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is generally used for connecting your teams wherever they are, using devices they already have, are familiar with and have invested in.

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Who uses MindMeister
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses IdeaScale
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
IdeaScale can be translated into 33 different languages and is a global company.

Other

Who uses Close Global
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • WinPhone
  • Blackberry
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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