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What is Magic Minutes?

"Magic Minutes is a complete meeting management solution which changes the entire meeting culture. Prepare better, chair better, take better minutes, get more done."

We all spend a lot of time in meetings, and yet they are usually poorly prepared for, inefficiently run, poorly minuted and if you manage to agree some actions then often these are not done.

Magic Minutes fixes all of these problems.

So much so that you will probably find you can take minutes yourself, live in a meeting, while facilitating the discussion and allocating actions.

This isn't just meeting software, this is a tool to change the entire meeting culture in your business. Regular users of this software claim that it has changed their lives, saved clients and increased their team's effectiveness. Don't think of this as a clever note taking app. It is much more.

Here is a list of the main features - but look online or sign up for a free trial to see them all:

BEFORE THE MEETING

  • Sync with Outlook or Google Calendar
  • Set up meeting agenda and send invites to attendees
  • Add 'Subjects to Discuss' under each agenda item
  • Request reports from agenda owners
  • Upload reports prior to the meeting
  • Download a 'Meeting Pack' with the agenda and all the reports in one pdf
  • Set time allocations for each agenda item - review past timings to refine
  • Set up 'Helper Text' phrases to aid quick minute taking of common points
  • Review actions from all previous meetings - yours and other people's
  • Add comments on progress of actions

DURING THE MEETING

  • View reports side by side with the minute taker
  • Expand reports to full screen to see more detail but still have space to take minutes
  • Add report text in to your minutes with one click
  • Add Helper Text in to your minutes with one click
  • Add 'Subjects to Discuss' text in to your minutes with one click
  • Review the previous minutes while running this one
  • See a countdown timer for each agenda item and the meeting
  • Get an estimate of the meeting finish time
  • Preview the finished minutes at any point

END OF MEETING AND AFTERWARDS

  • Change the recorded Finish Time (for when you type up after the meeting)
  • Set a 'Follow On Meeting' date and time (copy all settings and actions ready to go)
  • Decide who gets emailed the minutes and action reminders instantly
  • Trigger the automatic minutes pdf and action reminder emails to be sent
  • Preview the minutes

IN THE MEETING DASHBOARD

  • View all past and future meetings, powerful filter and search
  • View all open and closed actions, powerful filter and search
  • View your meetings in calendar or list view
  • Use Zapier to link your actions to hundreds of other apps (Google, Outlook, Trello, ToDoist etc)
  • Get analysis on meeting times, actions etc

We find that there are two real 'Wow!" moments.

The first Wow is when all the attendees get the minutes at the end of the meeting, direct to their email on their phones, together with action reminder emails.

The second Wow comes during the second or third meeting in a series - this is when you see the previous actions all automatically included with comments on progress (or lack of progress). Suddenly you can drive action completion with complete accountability and transparency.

It's a free 30 day trial. Sign up now and start to change the meeting culture in your organisation.


Magic Minutes scored 76/100 in the Business Management category. This is based on user satisfaction (100/100), press buzz (22/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on Magic Minutes gathered from around the web.

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Magic Minutes Review

Editors' Review by the Business Management Software Review Team

Magic Minutes allows various teams and departments to manage meetings and actions online. It provides a single, centralized location for team members to meet and be more productive when it comes to daily operations.

Magic Minutes encourages productivity and efficiency when it comes to holding meetings. Meetings can run better, allowing team members to comment during the discussion and be reminded of their tasks. It also allows you to plan agendas and talking points throughout meetings.

As the meeting draws near, relevant team members can be given reports to work on and once the meeting begins, these reports can be used to support certain points during the discussion.

Overall, Magic Minutes is useful in ensuring meetings run smoothly. From setting up the time and date down to uploading the minutes of the meetings, these tasks are done efficiently by the software solution.

Its main features relate to managing, running and preparing the meetings and makes it easier to assign tasks to people beforehand and to send progress reports after the meeting has been finished.

This software solution is suitable for all types of industries, so long as they require a platform to take notes, drive progress, save time and be more efficient in finishing their tasks and actions.

Magic Minutes Features

Magic Minutes comes equipped with many intuitive features, including:

Managing Meetings

Under this category, you’ll find features that are helpful in starting a meeting, creating future meetings, defining appropriate actions and sending meeting minutes. With these features, it becomes easier for your teammates to be informed regarding the details of a specific meeting.

When it comes to setting up meetings, you can add in date, time, meeting title, location and add those attending as well.

Running Meetings

Once your meeting starts, you can make use of features such as a meeting timer, item headings, meeting text and actions. These tools make it easier to revisit and summarize previous meetings and discuss them alongside current agendas.

Additionally, your team members can add comments and be prompted regarding the actions of the agenda. Afterward, Magic Minutes will automatically send in the minutes and actions of your members during the meeting.

This ensures prompt action is being taken when it comes to sending out reports and keeping your workforce informed and updated of what was discussed.

Meeting Preparation

Once your meeting has been completed, you can make plans for a future one as well. If a consensus has been reached in the previous one but you need another meeting to monitor progress and update your team members, then you can do so.

In preparing a meeting, all you need to do is add the meeting details, invite the attendees and set up the agenda. Afterward, everybody involved will receive a notification. You can even edit the notifications to set a time and date on when people will be informed of this new meeting.

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Magic Minutes Benefits

You’ll benefit from the following in using Magic Minutes:

Handy Online Platform

Having an online platform makes it easier to set up meetings and send in reports afterwards. It’s also helpful in notifying your team members of future agendas and upcoming meetings.

More accurate recording and minute taking can improve future meetings and ensure that important aspects of previous meetings aren’t forgotten.

Better Organization And Efficiency

With Magic Minutes, meeting organizers and businesses can benefit from increased organization and efficiency due to the intuitive features that make taking minutes much easier. In taking notes of the discussion, team members can comment and participate more during the meetings.

Time-saving Software Solution

Finishing the minutes of a meeting can be very time-consuming and repetitive for team members. To lessen the number of resources and time in doing so, Magic Minutes automatically does the work for you.

It does this by immediately sending the minutes afterward and reporting them better than more conventional methods.

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Magic Minutes Pricing

Magic Minutes is an inexpensive software platform that provides quality services when it comes to managing meetings and taking down notes. It offers three pricing packages—all of which have different levels of functionality in setting up meetings.

The free plan is catered only for managing meeting attendance. You’re only charged when you want to set up and run meetings. A 30-day trial is available for Team 10+ and Premium.

You’ll find the following pricing plans for Magic Minutes:

Free

Completely free of charge, this plan is suitable for those who only need a platform to check attendance. It allows you to view and download minutes once the meeting is over. You can also upload reports, view the agenda, comment on actions and close off actions.

Team 10+

The next plan is catered for larger organizations. It’s priced at £6 per month. With this package, everybody can use it. What makes this different from the previous plan is it allows other people to use the solution. It increases accountability and provides team-level analysis for meetings and minutes taken.

Premium

The last plan is priced at £12 monthly. It offers all advanced functionalities for your team. With the ability to create and run meetings, you can improve the meeting culture and strive for efficiency in taking minutes and discussing your progress for certain projects.

You can also manage the company account, add and remove team members and get more actions done.

Conclusion

Meetings are important in the company culture and encourage participation and teamwork from your teammates. However, it can be a challenge for your team to track everything that’s happening with more conventional minute-taking methods.

With Magic Minutes, you can strive for better organization and efficiency in assigning work to your teammates and then uploading the minutes afterward.

If you’re looking for a quality platform in terms of setting up and managing meetings and increasing productivity and efficiency then you should consider Magic Minutes as a viable option.

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Magic Minutes Product Overview

  • Meeting Preparation - Agenda, Timing, Report Requests, Meeting Pack Preparation

  • Easy Minute Taker - Helper Text, Insert Report Text, Meeting Timer, Action Logging, View Previous Minutes

  • Immediate Minutes - Send pdf of minutes as soon as the meeting finishes.

  • Follow-On Meetings - create your next meeting with the agenda, attendees, previous actions all copied across.

  • Automatic Action Chasing - emails with action chasers every 'x' days

  • Analysis - Who gets all the actions? Who completes their actions?

  • Import - Bring your Outlook and Google meetings in to Magic Minutes

  • Link to 100's of other apps - Free Zapier link to popular apps like Google, Outlook, Trello, Slack etc


Languages: English

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Magic Minutes Features

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Analytics
  • API
  • Application Tracking
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Sharing
  • Corporate/Business
  • CRM Integration
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Incentive Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Feedback Management
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt Charts
  • General Account Ledger
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Scoring
  • Marketing Automation
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Onboarding
  • Password & Access Management
  • Payroll
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Social-Media Integration
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Tax Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Timesheets
  • Travel Management
  • Vacation & Absence Calendar
  • Video
  • Electronic Signature
  • Time Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Resource Management
  • Collaboration Support
  • Hardware Integration
  • Software Integration
  • Participation Statistics
  • Call Monitoring
  • Audio Recording
  • Workflow Management
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Magic Minutes Pricing Plans

Professional

$15.00
1 user(s) / month
  • Full Feature Set
  • Attendees are Free to sign up
  • Create Company Sign up (single point of billing, add/remove emails)
  • Use own logo
  • Automatic email reminders
  • Unlimited History & Storage

Plans starting from: $15.00/month Credit card required: No

Magic Minutes FAQs

Who are the main user groups of Magic Minutes?

Team Managers
Department Managers
Entrepreneurs
Project Managers
Meeting Facilitators

Does Magic Minutes offer an API?

No.

Does Magic Minutes integrate with any other apps?

Through a free Zapier account it integrates with hundreds of other online apps

What are some applications Magic Minutes is commonly used in tandem with?

Outlook Calendar
Google Calendar
ToDoist
Trello

What platforms does Magic Minutes support?

Web app. All browsers fully supported (except Microsoft Internet Explorer)

Does Magic Minutes offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Yes. Set up your company in the admin panel where you can arrange for single point of billing and add/remove team members in one central place.

What is Magic Minutes generally used for?

Preparing for all types of meetings, taking minutes and chasing up actions.

Does Magic Minutes offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Fully supported through chat, video tutorials and online help. Also a LinkedIn User group to share experiences and get updates.

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Magic Minutes User Reviews

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"Magic Minutes revolutionised our meetings"


What do you like about Magic Minutes?

Simple-to-use cloud-based platform which allows all attendees to access minutes and reports at any time, and update their allocated actions.
Simple to allocate an action to an attendee and set a due-by date, and email reminders can be sent automatically for incomplete actions or reports due.
Efficient way that it creates follow-on meetings and brings forward actions from the previous meeting.
Optional on-screen timer to control the pace & timing of meetings.
Users can be fully prepared for meetings, uploading their pdfs and text reports in advance. Even if they can't attend the meeting in person, other attendees can see their contribution.
Reports are brought through to the minutes and can be viewed on screen, removing the need to print copies for everyone and massively reducing our paper usage - in line with our Sustainability policies.
Sends email for next meeting which can quickly be integrated with Outlook.
Quick response to queries through the on-screen chat/help.
Suggestions for changes have been welcomed by the development team, and sometimes implemented.

What do you dislike about Magic Minutes?

Any dislikes are more minor gripes based on personal preference.
As minute-taker for multiple meetings, would like to see the meeting status as "In Progress" instead of "Closed" if you have selected "Save & Resume Later". Occasionally need to back-track some details without holding up the whole meeting at the time. In Progress would be allow me to see which minutes need to be finalised.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Magic Minutes solve?

Meetings used to have some users unprepared and relying on memory for what to report, jumping back to previous agenda items when they remembered something. Minutes were often taken manually then typed up afterwards, which was very time-consuming and very occasionally led to comments being missed or misrepresented. We used to use Teams to upload documents and enter minutes as conversations, but this is clunky and inefficient.

Magic Minutes has given us the tools to run our meetings far more efficiently. Attendees are required to upload relevant pdf reports ahead of the meeting so everyone is prepared. Their text reports containing their key details can be added to the minutes by a couple of mouse clicks, so the minute-taker doesn't have to type it all manually during the meeting. For us, the minutes are displayed on a large screen in our meeting rooms, so all users can see the content live and advise of any amendments or omissions. Likely to use the timer function soon to help control the pace of the meetings, now that users are familiar with the format.

Magic Minutes has genuinely revolutionised our meetings, solving a problem that we didn't realise we had.

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Mar 06, 2020

Reply from David at Magic Minutes Limited:

Thanks Joanne, we appreciate the review. You’ll be pleased to know that the label change for yet-to-be-finalised meetings is high up on the list!

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"Magic Minutes"


What do you like about Magic Minutes?

MM provides a structure around meetings and helps streamline the planning, execution and recording of the process. The software engenders a logical systematic approach to meetings but is also flexible enough to support any ad hoc or spontaneous meeting profiles. It is easy to use, makes meeting management much more efficient and provides a comprehensive distribution and task/action follow-up suite of tools.

What do you dislike about Magic Minutes?

We would like to see MM integrated as a core module in an Enterprise or CRM platform rather than using it as a stand alone program. Once you start using this software it would rapidly become a central and much used feature of your Operations Platform.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Magic Minutes solve?

We use MM throughout our Group as it provides an easily accessible record for the full history of our meeting program and gives us an efficient, automatic tool to monitor and track meeting actions.

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Feb 24, 2020

Reply from David at Magic Minutes Limited:

Thank you for your review David, and we agree that one day it would be fantastic to have this integrated in to a business-wide approach.

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"Great software backed up by great support"


What do you like about Magic Minutes?

Having tried several meeting agenda/minute taking solutions, I'd not found anything that suited my needs. Magic Minutes has changed that.

I like many aspects of the software; the best features are:

1) The structure of the meeting agenda documents makes a lot of sense. A short introduction to the agenda item and then a separate collection of supporting text or documents.
2) The minute taking features are intuitive and use a pleasant font size that makes it easy to read during minute taking in real-time.
3) Magic Minutes can send the meeting minutes to the attendees immediately or following further editing. Either way, the system tracks the real timing of the meeting, with the correct start and end times.
4) Magic Minutes embeds the action points into the Minutes, in line with the agenda items. This arrangement makes the minutes easy to read and provides context to each action point.
5) Agenda, Minutes and Action Points can all be emailed directly to the attendees and other interested people, automating the whole process.
6) Recipients of action points can log into Magic Minute's platform and add notes to and close out their actions. This approach puts the responsibility for documenting actions upon the action owner, rather than the meeting organiser.

The very best feature of the software is the pricing model. I have a paid-for subscription, but other users can enjoy most of the functionality of the platform without paying for further subscriptions. This approach means that users tasked with managing their actions only, do not have to create a paid account.

Finally, the most impressive aspect of my experience with Magic Minutes has been their email support. I have enjoyed extremely prompt responses and a genuine interest in my experience and suggestions.

What do you dislike about Magic Minutes?

There is very little that I don't like about Magic Minutes. I have made some suggestions regarding the way that the platform circulates actions. I believe that Magic Minutes has already been considering changes that would meet my needs.

The minute taking feature in the platform only takes plain text. This approach makes the process of writing the minutes in real-time easy, saving the disruption of handling formatting options, although a richer text editing environment would give more flexibility. Again, I believe that this is on the road map.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Magic Minutes solve?

I've been using Magic Minutes for preparing meeting agenda, writing minutes and developing action plans.

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Feb 23, 2020

Reply from David at Magic Minutes Limited:

Barry - that’s an amazing review. Thank you. Good luck with all your meetings - and all your efforts to change the culture in your organisation.

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"Easy Minutes and Actions"


What do you like about Magic Minutes?

We've been using MagicMinutes for a couple of years, and I can't imagine running meetings without it now. It's very easy to take minutes, delegate actions, and track if they are completed all during the meeting.

The software is continuously being developed as well with additional shortcuts and timesaving features.

What do you dislike about Magic Minutes?

Not much, there have been some suggestions in the past, such as calendar integration, but they acted on the feedback and it is now included in the software.

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Feb 23, 2020

Reply from David at Magic Minutes Limited:

Thanks for your review Adam and glad that it has become a part of your normal way of working. We’ll keep adding features to make it even better.

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"Excellent for keeping track of HR meetings"


What do you like about Magic Minutes?

I love how easy it is to use Magic Minutes - the agenda almost writes itself! The online help and support is excellent - the only query I had was resolved within 10 mins of my raising it. I use it for client review meetings and it definitely helps me keep track of my workload.

What do you dislike about Magic Minutes?

It would be great if the format could be expanded to include 'other' types of professional meetings (such as HR hearings for example :-)!)

What have you been using it for and what problems did Magic Minutes solve?

I use Magic Minutes for client meetings around HR issues. It allows us to quickly and easily identify key actions - and crucially - who is responsible for those actions. In addition, I have used Magic Minutes as part of a group of Enterprise Advisors where we support local Schools - again tracking actions!

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Feb 22, 2020

Reply from David at Magic Minutes Limited:

Niamh, really glad to hear you are enjoying magic minutes. There are loads of types of meetings that thousands of users use it for all over the world. Everything from board meetings, project reviews, department meetings, client reviews, sales meetings. You name it. If it’s a meeting then you can use magic minutes.

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