Craft vs MindMeister

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Craft

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

Starter-Free

Personal Pro- $5/month

Business - $10/month

MindMeister

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Education, Communication, Business, Marketing

Pricing

Pro

$2.99

Business

$6.49

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Most popular feedback for Craft

Craft is the strongest 1.0 note-taking app I’ve ever used. It offers a thoroughly native experience, taking advantage of all the best system features across its respective platforms, while also retaining the power and versatility of modern web-based services like Notion. Real-time collaboration is an especially exciting feature, and I love that even if someone doesn’t have a Craft account, they can add comments to your notes through public webpages.

RYAN CHRISTOFFEL

About Craft

It is a device on which I can rely regardless of where I am or the time of day I require it. It makes it easier for me to concentrate on the subject at hand. Because a Craft note or document may accurately represent my digital identity in a manner in which I am content for it to be viewed, I have no qualms about sharing it with anyone. Craft's structuring capabilities, which include pages, cards, and toggles, enable me to write longer documents of five pages or more in a way that makes me feel in control of the situation and makes it easier for me to see what I'm doing. This is made possible by the fact that I can use different organizational methods. The fact that I enjoy using it is the primary factor that sets Craft apart from other contemporary tools for increasing productivity for me. Other tools may do their intended functions, but using them can be quite irritating. People are able to feel the love and attention to detail that was put into the development of Craft, which is something that we see reflected in the response from our community. Because Craft already exists, I no longer begin each day with dread, dreading the location where I would be spending the majority of my working day. This is because Craft already exists. Now that I've had some rest, I feel ready to tackle the day's tasks of thinking, writing, and speaking in Craft. Craft is one of my favorite places to spend the day. To put it another way, the "how" is equally as important to me as the "what," and the need to find a solution to this issue was arguably one of the primary motivating factors behind why I began working on Craft.

Most popular feedback for MindMeister

it is very easy and flexible. It allows changes in the herarchies that can be done very easily. The use of keyboard to create new connections and herarchies is very useful. You can also add ideas, icons or highlight with colors the ideas. It has a free version that can be used with no time limit. The canvas is infinite so it allows very big diagrams.

Margarita P.

About MindMeister

MindMeister is an intuitive mind mapping tool that provides an infinite canvas for collaboration and project planning. Whether used alone or with a team, MindMeister is an easy-to-use, beautifully-designed platform that boosts creativity and productivity. Launched in 2007 as Meister’s first product, MindMeister is now the market-leading online mind mapping solution with 20+ million users generating over one million maps per month. A dedicated mind mapping tool built by and for mind mappers, MindMeister has everything users need to keep their teams creative and engaged. From group brainstorming and project planning to information sharing and knowledge management, MindMeister helps you get the most out of your projects. MindMeister is part of the Meister Suite, a group of products for flawless workflow management. From intuitive, secure task management in MeisterTask, to online documentation in MeisterNote, your team unlocks a powerful toolkit that drives projects every step of the way.

Craft reviews

Craft was a little bit hard to understand at first (that's on me--they explain everything very well), but once you get the hang of it, suddenly you have a place where you can truly organize your notes, thoughts, life goals, to-dos, all in one app. On top of this, you can layer this organization to your heart's content--if you're a creative type, you can have a "creative" folder with a "lyrics" subfolder with "melancholy" and "funny" subfolders, as well as a "sources of inspiration" subfolder with "quotes" and "aesthetic choices" subfolders within that. Just examples! Moving between these folders is super easy, so it's quickly turned into my personal little hub for all of the ideas I randomly come up with. More than that, it's fairly simple searching things so that if you're ever in a creative rut, you can pull ideas from when you weren't. Honestly I don't think I've scratched the surface of what this app can really do, but I'm really happy I came across it. Beforehand, I was just using my phone's Notes app, and while it was easy enough getting my thoughts down quickly, finding them again or being able to connect them to other thoughts was basically out of the question. Best part (although pretty common for note-taking apps) is that I can write stuff down on my iPhone while out and about, and then expand on those ideas later on my computer--very seamless in that regard!

- someartbydan

Took me awhile to grab onto Craft despite all of the buzz, and now it has become my essential app, especially with the recent calendar and daily note integration. This fits the way I think/operate, and my most productive workflow so well, as it has become a place where I can keep a daily log of journal reflections, tasks, phone calls, meetings, etc, while also giving me easily accessible and connectable spaces to dive in and focus on projects, brainstorm, keep and plan long-term someday tasks and keep everything organized. It helps me think, plan and write, which is your mission.....but it really DOES help me do all of that! My only request is for a way to make the app text font size larger and easier to see. The control plus option that I usually use to do this currently functions to transform the text into larger bold headings, rather than to simply make the text larger so that it is easier to see. I can increase font size on the web app using this shortcut, but the web app still lacks many of the app features. For aging eyes looking at a laptop screen on a lap, for example, a way to make the font size larger and easier to see would be so appreciated!!

- Rebannford

I'm a long-time user of Evernote who's constantly searching for a less problematic writing app. For the past 8 months, Evernote has been troublesome, including syncing problems, spinning disk issues when opening the app, disappearing files and other issues. The developers have also added a bunch of nonsense that NO ONE was requested, such as a task function and calendars. Craft is the closest I've found to a solid app that could replace Evernote. It is highly capable, syncs nicely and has a solid preferences menu. It also looks loverly -- the developers have obviously put a lot of care and attention into the app. It also starts up quickly, since it's built in native apps and not some third-party platform like Evernote uses that makes it work more like a web app. The deal breakers for me with Craft were the lack of tags (which I've come to rely on in nearly all my photography and writing work), the fact that it won't work outside of the Apple ecosytem (I have an iPhone 12 Pro Max and a Samsung Galaxy Fold 2) and the lack of tables. If you can live without these elements, Craft will suit you well. As a bonus, Craft costs roughly half of what Evernote is charging annually.

- red.planet

MindMeister reviews

It's easy to use it and I like very much of the visual of the map

- Laurielly R.

The web app is decent for building simple mind maps

- Rafael O. CEO

Helps me organize my outlandish thoughts.

- Brian K. Co-Founder

Pros & cons

Craft

Pros
Easy to organise stories in story map
It's fast to create tasks and the drag & drop system is easy to navigate
Clear visualisations
Cons
Cannot upload stories
Poor number of integrations with other platforms and tools
UI is not always very intuitive

MindMeister

Pros
I had a boss who liked to use mind mapping software but I never understood why until I tried it with MindMeister
MindMeister makes it so easy to create great looking mind maps as well as diagrams
There are many tools available but the mindmaps by MindMeister seems to be the perfect fit
The concept of mindmaps with connections make the task easy and effective
Really easy to get the hang of
I love the ability to add notes and attachments in my maps
I use mind map to manage my web projects for years
And MindMeister is a great tool for me to manage my projects and fulfill my "co-work" needs."
Cons
My students sometimes have problems retireving maps - especially if they have started a map and only worked on it for a few minutes
The only annoying detail i've come across so far is that formatting is lost when undoing a move, which i'm sure is fixable in future updates
The only thing I do not like is the way connections between separate ideas are drawn: those green lines look hideous and are pretty inconvenient to use
When I was invoiced another 12-months, I requested a refund advising that I had forgot to cancel they refused
As a small business we are now out of pocket for something we aren't going to use."

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